SAE Open Day Focus: Mark Mathews

22 January 2016 | 11:08 am | Artist Submission

In the lead up to SAE's Open Day on 30 Jan at the South Melbourne campus, we grabbed one of the speakers on the day - big wave surfer Mark Mathews - to answer a few questions about his career.

How did you manage to turn your creative passion into a career? I spent time learning from other professional surfers to give myself a road map on what I needed to do.

Every career has ups and downs — how do you get through the rough patches? Focus on the 'why'.

What advice would you give someone currently looking to enter the same area you are in? Weigh up the risks versus the rewards.

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If you could go back in time and give yourself some advice, what would it be? Failure is a huge part of success.

What will you be speaking about at the SAE Open Day? Dealing with fear, failure and stress as a professional big wave surfer.