Date of Birth: 11/09/99
Hometown: Culburra Beach
Height/Weight: Pretty short, 67kg
Sponsors: Carve, Lost Surfboards, Ocean & Earth, Southern Man Surf Shop
Years surfing: 15Favourite surf spots: Black Rock
2019 Surfer of Year – Ulladulla Boardriders
This is a prestigious award given to the winner of the Opens division on what is deemed to be the best waves of the contest season. Ben won this award surfing perfect 4 foot Collers Lefts with a dynamic display of surfing on his forehand.
Favourite surfer: Owen Wright
Favourite surf movie: Modern Collective
Ben is the oldest of the Buckpitt siblings and the lone goofyfooter. He has dabbled in the WQS and Australian Junior Series and has now settled back into home life at Culburra Beach as an electrician with his Dad Mick.. Ben is always a standout in the water with excellent technique honed through tuition with renowned surf coach Matt Griggs. He has combined this technique with dynamic above the lip surfing and is often seen boosting air revs into the flats. Ben has had many standout competitive moments including a high risk aerial in the Global Surf Tag event in Wollongong where he led his team to a convincing win.