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Jake Garbs is from Sydney’s Northern Beaches and couldn’t give a shit about anything.
A place made famous by the controversial rugby league franchise known as The Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles, as well as the Channel Seven TV drama Home & Away, which is unofficially set in one of the sleepy seaside localities.
But unlike those successful exports, Jake Garbs has absolutely no plans of doing anything worthwhile with his life.
However, it appears that his seemingly limited vocabulary can briefly change dramatically, when talking about big waves.
“Yeah there’s a bit of a southerly expected tomorrow” he says.
“The winds were moving south-south-east-east at around 16 knots”
“This arvo’s soothing southerly’s blown away most the heat and left two foot south-facing breaks. Bit bumpy and fullish with rising tide but couple to ride if your keen.”
“Open beaches are a bit cleaner but not getting much swell and struggling to break.”
“Into the day the winds were moderate-light onshore and we should see a little extra energy by evening. Nothing dramatic but maybe a 3 foot south-facing later around lower tide.”
With no formal education or qualifications outside of his high schooling, the 23-year-old is one of three subjects in the latest episode of Streets Of Sydney, a documentary mini-series which focuses on the different personalities and stereotypes within the incorrectly titled “Capital of Australia”.
BELOW: Jake Garbs interviewed in Episode 5 of Streets Of Sydney
“I can’t really see myself doing much outside of the beaches aye,” says the uninspiring roofing contractor
“Like some of the boys sometimes fly to Bali and shit for a holiday,”
“I can’t really see the appeal to be honest. Like why would you wanna leave here”
“I’ll just see how things go with my missus, hey… Other than that I’m pretty flat out with the surf club and playing footy,”
Opening line of the video…. “Sydney, capital of Australia”. Classic!