Former pro surfer and the son of an inventor/esteemed board maker, Luke Stedman was raised in the water. “It was in my blood, in my DNA. I knew more about surfing when I was five years old than I did about anything else,” says the Australian native, who vividly recalls the first time his dad pushed him into the waves.
“Surfing is such a personal sort of sport, and at times, when you’re having a rough day, there’s nothing [that] will make you feel better than just going for a surf.”
Heading to the coast to catch his first wave of the day, Luke slips into our Gage Classic Straight in Ink. Sharing with us his innate passion and connection with his craft, Luke reflects on what inspires his perseverance, “Being a father. My kid is a reminder every day of how special life is. Never put off till tomorrow what you can do today.”