Travis Logie retires from professional surfing

November 15, 2014 | Surfing
Travis Logie: agile, versatile and fast | Photo: ASP/Smorigo

Travis Logie has announced his retirement from professional surfing. The 35-year-old surfer ends his career at the 2014 Billabong Pipeline Masters.

The South African charger is ready to hang up his leash. After ten years riding the ASP World Tour, Logie feels it's time for a change.

"As much as I love doing it, I'm not ready to go back on the Qualification Series (QS) and I needed some time at home, in one spot, to be with my wife more," explains the veteran surfer.

Travis Logie got injured at the 2014 Billabong Pro Tahiti and, in that moment, he felt it was "a sign from the universe telling me that maybe it's time to mellow out and cool down and just have fun."

"Also, I've lost a little bit of that competitive spark. My friends are there on Tour, and I don't enjoy beating them as much as I used to. Another moment was, the heats that I did win this year, I wasn't pumped. I almost felt more sorry for the guy I beat than stoked for winning."

Logie plans to stay involved in surfing, but his short term plans are to take some time off and go out with his family on a holiday trip. But he won't forget the amazing time in the ASP World Tour.

"It's the best lifestyle ever. You get paid to do what you love. I didn't know how cool it was until I was actually on there. And when I got knocked off, I realized again how lucky [I was] to be on. I've appreciated every minute, and the last few years I haven't taken any of it for granted, that's for sure."

Travis Logie won the ISA World Surfing Games 2002, in South Africa and the Rip Curl Pro Hossegor 2004, in France. He was born on the 11th May, 1979, in Durban. uses cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. Learn more on our About section.