When you meet Mackie you will immediately be enamoured by his contagious energy. Whatever you're doing will be at least 10x times more fun than if he weren't in the room, or water, with you.
He's a massive talent, from his artistic endeavours to his keen eye for photography and filmmaking.
You might know him from his surf films he's made for Amano Surf or the insane artwork he creates of desolate Australian outback landscapes with Ralph Steadman meets Reg Mombassa esque dingos leering around run-down Utes and classic Aussie cars.
When he's not getting salty, you can find him on the tools or having a boogie somewhere in the bush with is insane dance skills.
Main passions & hobbies:
Floundering about in the ocean and making a mess with soft pastels
Best surf trip?
Nothing like a good old south coast strike mission
Who inspires you in the water?
Being out there with good friends, my partner and my family
Who inspires you out of the water?
I get inspiration from a lot of people around me but my inspiration mostly comes from storytelling through my creative expressions. Either being behind the lens or using a brush, storytelling connects people and it allows us to understand the human experience, delve into its characters' emotions, and explore universal truths.
What type of board are you riding?
At the moment my favorite board is my 6’3 custom handshape Amanosurf thruster
Best thing about surfing?
Getting spat out of a filthy cone
Worst thing about surfing?
Favourite surf break:
How do you keep your inner child stoked?
Every now and again I’ll go surfing 3 times in a day, completely cook myself and eat $10 worth of hot chips.
What do you see too much of on social media?
What do you see not enough of on social media?
Best post-surf beverage / food (hot or cold)?
Hot chips and gravy
Future surf trip dream destination?
Ments boat trip is definitely on the bucket list
Do you think surfing impacts your creative practice?
It does and It doesn't, it certainly has the ability to reset my mind making me feel fresh and more productive creatively but It also can take up almost all of my time leaving me feeling salt blasted and zonked.
What are you listening to right now?
My dog snoring