“HE’S TRULY A FREAK.”

19 Feb 2021 0 Share

Nick Carroll

Senior Writer

“There are plenty of places on my radar where I’d like to go.” Not many places better than here. Photo: Tom Pearsall

“There are plenty of places on my radar where I’d like to go.” Not many places better than here. Photo: Tom Pearsall

Luke Saranah is a tugboat decky and roof plumber from Western Australia. On the evidence of the accompanying mini feature, he’s also a superb and fearless barrel hunter who’d be at home in the sketchiest of lineups.

Luke competed a bit as a grommet before evolving into a committed traveler, spending his available time hunting the kind of heaving pits you’ll see in the film. Says lensman Tom Pearsall: “I met him on a trip a few years ago at Desert Point, saw him get one wave and thought who the hell is this! Since then I have been working with him closely and we've travelled from Norway to Skeleton Bay.

“He's a barrel of laughs to travel with. We get on really well and even under the stressors of travel to remote and challenging locations, we've never had a blow up. We have some unreal grassroots supporters but we pretty much pay our own way.… Another deciding factor was that we just seemed to naturally link up in the water. You can rest assured he is going to go on anything. We both put it on the line and we can guarantee that the other will be there when the moment happens.”

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“HE’S TRULY A FREAK.”

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Well, almost all. But definitely a solid weekend ahead.

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