Illustration by Nanda Ormond

The Unlikely Truth Revealed About Jack Freestone


SW: You can be a member in any band from any era. Which band, what era, what do you play?
JF: Easy. I would play guitar for INXS.

Go bald or mad hairy back the rest of your life?
Go bald for sure. I’ve shaved my head a few times and I don’t mind it at all.

You never learned to surf, describe your life now?
I probably would be in the surf industry somehow… Maybe shaping boards.

Which number is better? 12 or 37?
I don’t know. I guess 37.

You can only ride one board for the rest of your life. What is it?
My board I’ve been riding for the last 6 months. It’s a secret though.

World War 3 breaks out and you get conscripted. Willingly go to war or go bush and hide out?
I would go to war.

You have to listen to one song on repeat for the rest of your life. Which is it and why?
The White Stripes – Seven Nation Army. I’ve just got great memories to it.

You’re the editor of the New York Times, what’s tomorrow’s headline?
I guess something about politics.

You’re Prime Minister for a day. What’s the first law you pass in office?
Legalise weed. Ha! Kidding…. But serious.

Kelly Slater pocket dials you midway through a heated discussion with John John Florence. Hang up or tune in?
Hahaha for sure tune in! Get a little inside goss.

You can teleport to surf any session in any surf movie in history. Which do you choose and why?
Probably Dear Suburbia – the Japan section. Because it looked amazing, and i really want to go to Japan.

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