Local boy to Margaret River, Sullivan McLeod known for his surfing ability on the surfing World Qualifying Series in 2006 and his stand up comedy has taken to bull riding.
In April 2010 he was off to “bull riding school” in L.A.
Sullivan explains what his thoughts were when he arrived at the ranch.
“I thought a bull riding coach would be boisterous and unruly, Gary is soft spoken and thoughtful. I thought they’d be encouraging strength and force, Gary nurtures balance and timing. I thought they’d eat steak and chew tobacco; Gary eats nuts and beans and makes himself a daily concoction of lemon juice and pepper. I thought they’d drink whisky; Gary practices meditation and frequently discusses eastern philosophy. I thought to ride a bull you’d have to grit your teeth, clench you jaw and fight; Gary encourages you to accept the bull’s energy and move with it – “just like dancin’”. Quoted from Sullivans April 30th blog post.
Sullivan’s writing is easy to read and I find his “say it as it is” style very refreshing. I have only recently found his blog www.sullivanmcleod.com where it is easy to find where he has been and what he is up to. To see how he is getting on now visit his blog.
Why am I writing about Sullivans exploits? Well Sullivan has brought many smiles to my face reading his stories and I think it goes to show where a bit of imagination spurred on by bucket loads of enthusiasm can take you. Go for it Sullivan. Checkout his blog if you want to read more about what is it like to be a surfer on the WQS circuit or more recently his quest to become a professional bull rider.