During Boardmasters 2014, Fourth Surfboards take closer look at a couple of their team riders, Angus Scotney and Tom Butler. If you haven't heard of these guys, here's what the guys at Fourth have got to say about them.
Most people outside of the UK contest scene won't have heard of Angus Scotney, but at only 16, he is one of the most promising groms to come out of the UK. From Mawgan Porth, Cornwall, he's got a classic character and always has us in stitches from his story's and pranks. When it comes to ordering his boards, he has great input and feedback, but also listens to the shapers. He understands the game and has big aspirations. There's not much more you can ask for in a young team rider. We tell the kids that come to us, if you work hard and put the effort in, your more likely to get the rewards you want.
Angus' surfing speaks for itself, power, technique and progression, he has it all. For us his rail game and turns are 2nd to none in his age group, its refreshing to see a young guy who has such solid carves and turns. He's not flicky or racing 3 sections to punt a throw away air, it's solid surfing. A great journey to watch develop over the coming years...
Tom butler is a household name in UK surfing, both in competition and big waves. He's been there and done it as a grom with Quiksilver, and then made it happen by himself unsponsored. Tom's now back with a bang without ever really going away. Backed by a great sponsor who supports what he wants to achieve, training, working hard and surfing better than ever in the big and small stuff. He recently won the Nght Surf on Fistral Beach and had a good run in the Boardmasters, but now as it comes to winter, Tom's focus is back to charging big waves. He has some huge plans for this winter and he will be on your computer screens a lot more in some of the top big wave spots in the world. Watch this space, Tom is going to put UK surfing on the map! Froth on.