About the Author

Adrian Buchan was born in Gosford, and grew up surfing the beach breaks, reefs and points of the Central Coast of New South Wales. Surfing has always been at the centre of Adrian's life.

He holds two World Grommet Titles, (Under 16, 1997, Under 18, 1999) and won the Australasian Pro Junior Series in 2000 and 2001. Adrian is currently competing on the World Championship Tour.

Adrian wrote his first draft of Macka's Barrel into the Dreamtime in Year 5 at Kincumber Primary School after a surf trip to the south coast of New South Wales. He has written numerous articles and was Junior Editor for Waves surfing magazine.

Adrian is a youth ambassador for reachout.com.au and a supporter of the Surfrider foundation. Check out their websites. (Adrian is sponsored by Hurley International, Dragon Alliance Six Star Surfboards & Gorilla Grip.)