Sebastian Jimenez – © 2020 – Arms of Ocean
From sunny Uruguay to the cold waves of Scotland
Surfing in Scotland is not for the faint of heart. And one surfer knows it all too well. Sebastian Jimenez grew up in Uruguay and moved to Scotland while having to adapt from the year long sunny weather to the sometimes sub-zero temperatures of Scotland. But despite all the obstacles of cold-water surfing in Scotland. Sebastian would not change a thing. “Surfing in Scotland is not easy” says Sebastian, who moved to Scotland several years ago.
“The cold is extreme, and the waves are not very consistent, but everything is worth it. The beaches are beautiful and the good vibes that are in the water with all the surfers makes it a very special place to surf.”
Along with these surfing obstacles comes a lot of hard mental and physical work, “Without a doubt, surfing in Scotland requires great physical demand” Says Sebastian. Surfing requires a high level or cardiovascular fitness from paddling as well as shoulder and back strength. Once you are standing up on the board, leg and core strength is required to keep you up.
Benefits of surfing
Besides the physical benefits of surfing, it is also a great way to spend time in the great outdoors enjoying the natural beauty and environment and breathing in the fresh air. This is one of the best outlets for stress and tension reduction, it’s no wonder surfers always seem so ‘chill’.
Next to his surfing
Sebastian has been a lifeguard for over 18 years across the world keeping the beaches of the Atlantic and the Pacific Ocean, and the Mediterranean Sea safe, as well as numerous swimming pools including currently working as a lifeguard at a swimming pool in Edinburgh. Sebastian’s love for the ocean and water doesn’t stop there, he even competed for a short time in swimming!
Over the last two years he has been a part of a new project with Wavegarden Scotland as their Surf consultant & advisor in addition to other roles that he cannot reveal for now. Very exciting times for the Scottish and UK surfing. This all falls in place with Sebastian’s commitment to helping the next generation of Scottish surfers through his high level of expertise, guidance, career coaching and sponsorships.
CBD is making waves
To maintain his physical abilities and support his active lifestyle Sebastian has incorporated CBD into his active life style for the past 4 years, after learning about CBD back when Uruguay legalised cannabis in October 2013 when CBD first caught his attention. He is now using 1600MG IMPACT CBD Oil daily, which lasts him for about a month.