Local big wave surfer Jarryd Foster has been making a name for himself in the water recently while tackling some of the region’s biggest swells but the tradie has also been winning awards out of the water for his own plastering business.
After growing up in the surf, Foster was drawn towards the bigger waves at the age of 15 because there is so much raw power in the South West area.
As a teenager he started towing in behind a jet ski and caught the bug of flying high speed into the giant walls of water around Yallingup and Gracetown.
Some of the biggest waves he’s surfed were at the mecca of big wave surfing, Nazare in Portugal.
The amazing waves were peaking around the 70 foot range and Foster was getting among it but also got the most brutal beating and hold down of his life.
And when he’s not flying around the world chasing the monster surf, he applies his plastering trade to many local buildings.
After recently winning the regional commercial ceiling for the stunning Amelia Park Lodge Tavern, life is good and he hopes his next win will be a big wave award.
Forecast: cracking surf on Thursday with a solid 2.7m swell and super clean E winds. Friday will have S winds and a 2.3m swell. The weekend brings SSE winds and a 1.7m swell which will drop to 1.5m on Sunday with clean offshore winds.
Hotspot: Injidup on Thursday