Watch: The O'Riginals // Max Weston
Third episode, season two, and we travel deeper into the O'Riginal philosophy.
Max Weston quite happily runs against the grain. The son of parents who ditched the city to live in the South Australian desert, Max grew up surfing all sorts of crafts.
Moving to Sydney, he gravitated towards longboarding after falling in with a crew including Matt Chojnacki and Johnny Gill. “I really looked up to those guys, because their perspective on surfing was and is, quite unique...they were riding really beautiful single fin longboards throughout the early 2000’s, in a period when it was probably the least cool thing you could do,” he says.
Max moved to Sydney to study chemical and biomechanical engineering, and he remains there, living in the inner west and surfing the city beaches, as he roams the frontiers of science, leading a team of researchers to, among other things, reduce consumption.