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Erwin Bliss | 'Web'

Stab Magazine recently caught up with RVCA Europe Surf advocate Erwin Bliss at the time of his latest video release, 'WEB'. Filmed and edited by Yentl Touboul, WEB depicts Erwin as a talented, passionate, and somewhat angsty figure with a chip on his shoulder. Wanting to peel back his coarse exterior, STAB sent Erwin a few questions to see what he's about. The responses did not disappoint.

In this 10-minute thriller, WEB, we find Erwin in his natural habitat(s): playful lefthand wedges between the French Caribbean (his birthplace), Australia and France (where he currently splits his time).

A word from Erwin: "What inspires me the most is real, authentic things, authentic people and the lifestyle that come with real-life struggles. Nothing inspires me in beautiful stories. "I was born and lived 10 years in social accommodation buildings; smelling piss, dealers lounging down the stairs, burning cars and bins in the car parks. I think that you’ve got to know what rock bottom feels like to aim for higher things whilst staying real. Nothing about those stupid influencers inspire me. They know fuck all about life, and also why would you need someone famous to be influenced by? My close friends are my biggest source of inspiration."

Photos: Yentl Touboul

Read the full interview here