Surfing the waves with Sean Herman.
SEAN HERMAN needs more hours in the day to accomplish everything he wants to do. He’s a surfer, actor, model, inventor, musician and writer – sometimes all before lunch. WILMA caught up with him before a surf session at the south end of Wrightsville Beach and picked his brain to find out how he gets so much done.
W: You have a lot of interests and ideas. What are your biggest projects right now?
SH: I need to simplify my life right now so, I’m focusing on The Neighbors and my surfing.
W: Tell us about The Neighbors.
SH: It’s a comedy series that I’m producing on my website www.coffeewithtoast.com. I’m obsessed with coffee, by the way. I write, direct, edit, film and act in it with the help of a small crew. I play Jimmy Wilson, the main character. It’s about a neighborhood of outcasts and how they butt heads with each other.
W: Other than the south end, where’s your favorite spot for surfing?
SH: I really liked Australia. I surfed up on the Gold Coast. The place is really happening, the waves are amazing and it’s such a positive environment.
W: What’s something new in town you’ve done recently?
SH: Well, it wasn’t really new, but we threw a party for the fifth episode of Neighbors and a lot of really crazy things happened.
W: Can you summarize it into one family-friendly sentence?
SH: A man jumped a baby pool with a moped.
SH: And the ramp was on fire when it happened.
W: Where do you like to go out in town?
SH: If I were to go out, I’d go to Yosake – I love sushi – then to The Fortunate Glass next door for wine and over to The Blue Post to shoot pool.
W: If you were stranded on an island, what would be your three essentials?
SH: A Keurig coffeemaker, lots of water and a surfing female chef with a lot of food.