Being only 25, what made you retire from competitive surfing at such a young age?
LD: I was competing at that level since I was five.
My competitive desire faded after years of traveling the world. All I want to do now is travel and chase perfect waves!
Do you think you will ever return to competition?
LD: I don’t think I will, those years are behind me. I’m enjoying my life the way it is!
Has anything scary ever happened in the water that prevented you from wanting to go back in and how did you overcome that?
LD: I’ve definitely had a few scary situations, but that’s just apart of surfing. Those situations are what makes it so exciting — the unknown!
What does surfing do for you mentally?
LD: It gives you a different edge. If you can face your fears in the ocean, you can take that in to life on land.
What do you like to do on your off days?
LD: I’m really into the sauna and ice bathes lately, as well as some yoga and coffee. I’d say that’s a pretty normal day for me.
What are the best and worst parts about being Luke Davis?
LD: The worst part, fuck I don’t know (haha). I can’t complain about anything, life is great! The best would be that I’m able to surf for a living. I realize it’s very rare to do something you love and to make a living doing it. I feel very fortunate.
As a human being, what do you want your legacy to be?
LD: I’m still asking myself this question, I really don’t know. I’ll have to get back to you when I have the answer.