Meet Dan

Name: Dan Neilson

Age: 37

Job Title: Maroubra Surf school Manager & SUP school manager

What you actually do: Spin wetsuits, dry them and put them away

Surfboard you ride and why: 6.1 because I got it for $50 bucks

Wetsuit you wear and why: O’Neill hyperfreak because it’s warm, flexible and fast to dry.

Best tip for beginner surfers: Be consistent and persevering

Who has been the biggest influence in your life: Mum and Dad

What kinds of things really make you laugh: Dog and Cat movies on facebook

What’s your favourite place in the entire world: Australia, no wait, Indonesia, no, Polynesian islands, no wait….Any island with surfable waves

What’s your biggest goal in life right now: To Build an off the grid home

If you could choose one superpower, what would it be and why: Super Rich! Spend all my money on helping people and specially saving the Great Barrier reef, which a lot of people don’t know produces half of our oxygen and also absorbs carbon dioxide.

How would you describe yourself in three words: Following the flow

Which is more logical to follow—your heart or your head: 50/50

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