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Dylan Lightfoot

Dylan Lightfoot grew up surfing Jeffreys Bay, one of the most recognized perfect waves on the globe. From surfing this perfection at an early age it shows in his patients and pure style in his every movements in and out of the water. Dylan has been riding a motorcycle since before he could walk and it shows in his raw powerful style.

Stats

Name:
Dylan Lightfoot, Dyl



DOB:
1/12/95

Hometown:
Jeffreys Bay, South Africa

Currently Resides:
Jeffreys Bay, South Africa

Fox Team Rider Since:
8 years

Signature Move:
Flowing carve

Favorite Wave:
Supertubes, Jeffreys Bay

Stance:
Natural

Sponsors: 
Fox, Nixon, Dakine, Power Balance, Bloodscan, Geraghty surfboards

Shaper:
Dean Geraghty

Magic Stick:
5.9 18 ¼ 2 1/16

Training Ground:
Super Tubes

Hobbies:
Going to gym and staying fit, hitting the hills on my MX bike when the waves are flat and free skating on my sector nine.

Favorite Maneuver:
Big airs, power turns always give me a massive rush!

Inspirations:
Mick Fanning for his commitment and determination and Kelly Slater for his consistency.

Career Highlights

1st place in the Pro Moto/Surf 2015 Surfcross
2nd in U/16 ISA world junior championships 2011
U/16 Billabong junior Victoria Bay Champion
U/16 Ripcurl Grom
Search Mossel Bay Champion
U/16 Billabong Pro junior New Zealand 2010
South African surfing champion U/15 2009
U/12 Billabong Junior
Champion St Mikes 2007
VQS Volcom games U/15 champion 2008
U/14 Billabong Junior J Bay Champion 2008

Interview

Who is your favorite Fox athlete of all time?
There are a couple athletes that I aspire to, Keanu Asing is someone I look up to as a pro surfer, his dedication and fire in competition is insane, along with Bede Durbidge who is constantly smashing the world’s best on tour. I watch a bit of supercross and the boys like Ken Roczen and Ryan Dungey blow me away with the speeds and aggression they have on the track. Then my good mate Matti Buys from South Africa who does the craziest flips on a wake skate is always exciting to watch.

If you are not in the water surfing, what are you doing to keep you mind/body challenged?
I love training, so it comes naturally to me to go and exercise. I work with a personal trainer at a crossfit center in Jeffrey’s Bay and amongst that, go to a local Yoga class to stay supple. I enjoy reading and watching series or movies, so that keeps me entertained while I am not surfing.

Follow Dylan

Instagram: @dylanlightfoot

Twitter: @dyllightfoot

Facebook:  Dylan.Lightfoot

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