Volcom surfer Luke " Kiwi-man" Cederman ran a clean campaign, surfed with a lot of heart and earned a Top 5 slot in the new movie "Innersection". The workingman hero was in Bali when he found out he had won a spot in the movie.
Luke smoking a cigar to his success
Here is his interview
Congratulations, you've got a section in the movie.
What! Are you serious? Oh my god, that's amazing. Far out. That's awesome.
It was pretty CLOSE AT THE END, but you just slipped into the fifth slot.
Far out. That's cool.
So, you're in Bali right now?
Yeah, I was just gonna cruise here for a month, but now I don't know. New plans maybe.
Well, that's an alright place to be. Just have someone show you where the rights are?
Ha ha, yeah, for sure. Need some of those.
How long have you been a pro?
I don't know if I call it pro surfer...I don't know.
Okay, let's do math. How old are you?
I just turned 27.
And when did you get sponsored?
Um...probably when I was 13, but Volcom picked me up about 10 years ago.
So, you're saying you have a real job too?
I've worked in my parents motel for a bit and I've been in Perth doing carpentry.
Yeah, those are jobs.
I'm not really a grom anymore...much as I'd like to be.
Yeah, the guy who qualified in front of you is 12 years old. What's been your biggest accomplishment in surfing to date?
I've never really won anything. This is definitely by far the top of the list.
So you're gonna put some work into the DVD?
Ah, yeah, definitely. I'm gonna go full out, get some better waves and do the best I can.
Did you think it would be hard for someone from a small island country like New Zealand to compete with surfers from places like the US and Australia?
Yeah, definitely. Coming from such a small country, it's pretty daunting. But I got some huge support for me and Damon from the New Zealanders, and I've got a lot of friends around the world that would be keen to see me in the movie.
I probably got more emails from Damon [Meade, filmmaker] than everyone else combined.
He's a frother, aye.
All Innersection qualifiers will get to host their own premeir for the movie. Their local shop, their local theater, their local crew...they all get to be the first to see the all the final sections. So, how would you roll that out?
Raglan, definitely. There's a shop and a lane with a bar that has a projector into an open courtyard...it's really good. It will be amazing.
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