Hometown: Newquay, Cornwall

DOB: 03/09/2000

Top destination: G-LAND, Indonesia

Inspired by: Gabriel Medina


Surfing the breaks of Newquay since the age of three, Sonny is part of the Timson clan, where daily life revolves around the surf. When at home you’ll find him at Fistral, Crantock, or Watergate but come the sunny season it’s off to Hossegor in South West France to get barrelled.

Last summer he notched up some impressive surf time with Yago Dora, Joan Duru and Julian Wilson, as well as with his older brother Harry of course. He also got far more than he bargained for down at La Graviere; smashed in the eye by his rail whilst surfing six-foot sets with the Volcom boys. Although the damage was pretty extensive, still seeing double, Sonny was back out again a few days later.

It’s this full-on attitude to life that makes Sonny just the right fit for the Animal brand. He’s been on board with us since 2013 and we’re looking forward to a good few more adventures to come.