Off the Cuff, Pick of the Week

‘Off the Cuff’ with Surfschool Teacher, Leighton Higgo

Born and bred in Durban, South Africa, Leighton Higgo is the owner of Sunshine Coast Surfschools in the state of Queensland, Australia. Since relocating to Australia in 1986 he has devoted his energies into a number of ventures – working in middle management (retail), for a non-profit community organisation focused on people with a disability, lecturing in Health and Fitness, running his personal and group training business, and doing what he loves best … teaching people the wonderful sport of surfing!

My secret pleasure is … close to white sand and salt water

My first job was … check-out chick while still at school

My most annoying habits are … using too many pots when cooking

A clear childhood memory is … resigning from Scouts aged 8

What makes me really nervous is … conflict in the workplace

The best advice my parents gave me was … whatever makes you happy

If I wasn’t a teacher, I’d be … a very bad actor

I’m most thankful for … my family time

My favourite meal is … a genuine Bunny Chow from Durban …

I know it’s good for me, but I hate … I’m not a fan of many green vegetables, but I know they are nutritious


A book I love is … Future Shock by Alvin Toffler, probably the only book I read thoroughly

A song that resonates is … Playgrounds in Paradise by Finch & Henson (also from Durban)

My ‘happy place’ is … looking out to sea

My most embarrassing memory is … I was about 15, had a few too many wines, took my shirt off … and did a very bad John Travolta impersonation at a wedding reception!

My hidden skill is … drawing caricatures on a whiteboard

If I was a dog, I’d be a … Bulldog … not too pretty, close to the ground, loves food and other people

It’s a bit corny but I love … fresh bread, butter and honey …

I’m most at peace when … I’ve had a great surf session

Country I’d love to visit … USA, in particular California and New York

Favourite quote …Not that there is anything wrong with that” (Seinfeld)

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