Name: Michael Spencer
Role: General Manager Chilli Surfboards
Kids: Val Spencer

Q: Tell us a bit about yourself.

I am passionate for all things involving the ocean. Surfing and fishing mostly with a bit snowboarding and skating mixed in too. Working for a surfboard company called Chilli Surfboards for the past 6 years has been super cool to mix work in with leisure.

Q: How do you normally spend Father’s Day? And what will it look like this year?

Normally it would be with my own father but now I am a new dad we will hopefully get away for the weekend as a new family camping.

Q: What are you secretly hoping your kids buy for you this Father’s Day?

Anything to do with camping, fishing or surfing

Q: What are you secretly hoping your kids buy for you this Father’s Day?

Anything to do with camping, fishing or surfing

Q: What's the coolest thing you’ve done or learnt as a dad?

How awesome mums are! Watching your partner turn into a mother is just the most amazing transformation, and of course watching the little one grow and change almost daily. It’s crazy how fast they grow up.

Q: Best memory you’ve made with your kids?

It’s made adventures that were somewhat repetitive a whole new world, almost starting again and experiencing it for the first time yourself and with a touch of nostalgia added in.

Q: Best memory you’ve made with your kids?

It’s made adventures that were somewhat repetitive a whole new world, almost starting again and experiencing it for the first time yourself and with a touch of nostalgia added in.

Q: What’s one thing you hope your children’s generation will do better than yours?

I only hope the environment is better than it currently is, or at least on track to try and be better. Polluted waterways is something that should be a strong focus to improve for the next generations to come.

Q: Where do you see your family in five years?

Happy, healthy and for the 3 of us to become 4 or 5

Q: Favourite family holiday destination?

Definitely the mid north coast of the east coast of Australia

Q: Tell us a little about your style and what you’re wearing in our Father’s Day campaign.

Quite casual with a hint of skate influence

Q: What’s your favourite shoe at Hype DC? Keep it simple with a Vans Classic Slip-on in black/white

Q: What kind of sneakers do you usually wear Vans

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