G’day and welcome to a blog originally designed to document a surf trip through the Americas in 2012 and 2013. I have kept traveling since, and still enjoy sharing the good times, so hopefully you will find some relevant information & movies to help you a little on your own adventures.
My name is Ben Herrgott, and I started surfing a few years after moving from France to Australia in 2002. After working for 10 years in Melbourne, I decided to make up for all the years away from the water, and try to fast-track my learning. It is a bit of an investment in my future: if I surf all kinds of waves with all kinds of people in all kinds of countries, I should improve enough to ensure that I will have a ball every time I get my gills wet…
Since mid-2013, I’ve based myself in Bells Beach, Australia: a magic place to surf as often as possible and live around like-minded people.