Ben joined The Perfect Wave team as Global Marketing Manager in 2012 after previously being the foundation editor of Coastalwatch.com.au for five years and publisher of Underground Surf Magazine for the decade prior. Ben has worked in the surfing media much of his working life, both in print and online. BH also spent many years in the surf and street apparel industry with various major labels and also enjoyed success with his own. Ben has also been a high profile Sydney surf reporter for 30 years and now also runs our Cronulla office.
Local beach: Cronulla.
Favourite Weekend Getaway: Sth Coast NSW, either the Royal National Park, The Coal Coast or south of Jervis Bay.
Countries travelled: Hawaii, Indonesia, Maldives, Sri Lanka, USA, Mexico, Singapore, New Caledonia.
Favourite travel destination: The south coast of NSW. There’s always swell if you know where to look, and so much variety and still minimal crowds if you know where to go.
Favourite Day Trip/Activity you’ve ever done on Holidays: Still love my day trips to Sanur when it is big in Bali. Been doing them since mid 80’s, always score.
Next bucket list trip: Euro football, music, cultural heritage trip maybe. Go watch some EPL, La Liga, go to an old school punk festival and surf some French and Portugese beachies etc.