We are proud to introduce an individual who is just as comfortable ripping wheelies on a dirt bike or throwing axes in skinny jeans as they are on a surfboard. Logan Landry needs no introduction to most in the Canadian surf community. We caught up with Logan for this week’s Six Set Sunday to talk beef jerky, camping, sharks, and some surfing.
You were once described as a Hillbilly Hipster. Explain.
If you grew up where I did, you would understand… It’s a pretty solid call. I, 100 percent have hillbilly tendency’s but I ride for Brixton and they make stylish clothing. I guess that’s where the “hipster” comes from. I like making art as well, which is a super weird combo; to be inclined to make art, yet dawn a chainsaw and be really into hunting and fishing. Also, I hate country music!
From wave runners to beef jerky, we have been following along with your adventures all fall and winter. Can you share one of your most memorable experiences?
Where to start… I have had so many amazing experiences this season. I love getting out and exploring new regions, this past fall was full of camping and exploring new zones. We ended up taking a Wave Runner to a chain of islands just off the coast. It’s always a great experience no matter the outcome and I’m very grateful to be able to do what I do.
How have the waves been on the east coast this winter?
It started off amazing! From Hurricane season to mid-winter, then it was hit or miss. Overall, it’s been super fun.
Do we hear that you may have had a recent encounter with a shark? Fill us in!
Man, I swear ever since I got this tattoo on my foot that says “SHARK BAIT” they have been messing with me, we had a few sightings this fall. Earlier this winter we were surfing a fun point down south. It wasn’t until we were going over the images a day later that we noticed a sequence of a turn with what looks to be a fin in the background. No one noticed it at the time. More recently, I was surfing in Oregon and there was an attack 12 hrs after I got out of the water. That being said, I am a huge fan of sharks. They play an important part in our ocean ecosystems. I don’t believe they are something to fear. Sharks need to be respected, but to fear them is not something I think is reasonable. If they wanted to eat humans, a lot more people would be getting picked off.
Besides popping wheelies, mobbing 4×4’s and surfing what do you get up to in your downtime?
Fly fishing, skateboarding, rock climbing and whatever else has my attention at the time.
What are your thoughts on UFO’s and Aliens?
I mean, it makes sense. If you go off the Drake equation (Google for explanation) the roughly estimated number of known planets that could possibly harbour life (meaning minuscule organisms) is around 53 and that’s just our small understanding of what’s out there. So it’s not unrealistic to think that it’s a possibility.
Do you have any trips coming up?
Yeah, heading to California next week to work on some new boards with my shaper and the boys at Chemistry Surfboards, and then to the Caribbean with my wife for our honeymoon/surf trip. Then, hopefully over to the Middle East at some point this summer.
Tell us one thing you rarely leave home without.
My coffee cup, a pocket knife… and my Australian Shepherd, Hugo.
Thoughts on the state of now
Man, right now it’s wild, like what is going on? We have all this hate coming to light, a Big arrogant, racist bozo leading the free world and this whole global climate crisis. It’s just hard and depressing to wrap your head around. It’s a problem that needs to be solved and plans put in motion now, but we have so much divide across the board. It’s so crazy to think it’s 2019 and we can’t figure out how to come together to solve a problem that affects us all. I do see some light at the end of the tunnel and some good things being done, but we still have a long ways to go.
Follow Logan on Instagram @loganlandry
Images – Scotty Sherin @scottysherin