The driving force behind Homegrown Maniacs is Leith "Holtzy" Holtzman. His passion for action sports and his commitment to capturing the essence of the action is what makes HGMtv unique. He’s the guy hanging out of a chopper shooting Alfy getting smashed at Xbox or slogging sand dunes to get the best angles of Bushy and some moto boys as they cut loose. The hidden FMX compound the backyard skate park the big swell he’ll drive all night, shoot all day and cut the story in the motel room that night. When Holtzy turns up with the HGM crew everyone knows it’s on.
If theres a one man template that Homegrown Maniacs is based on then it’s got to be Justin “Bushy” Bush. He surfs, skates, rides FMX, races motocross and minibikes, snowboards, wakeboards, rides pigs, tongue kisses fish and big lizards and participates in just about every other idiotic hobby that you could name.
Anyone who actively chases 40ft waves for fun isn’t all there in most peoples opinion. Funnily enough most of these type of people are usually quiet, highly intelligent individuals and that’s Alex “Alfy” Cater in a nutshell although feed him enough beers and the “quiet” tag disappears and a larrikan to match Bushy appears.
Alfy is right up there among the big wave legends around the globe. He’s taken out some big wave awards and finished highly in others along with an award for the heaviest tube for a nuts wave he caught at “Cyclops” a few years back.
Krystal “Meth” Johnson is the surprise packet of the HGMtv crew. She loves her fast cars, doing burnouts and riding her dirtbike. Emerging from a diesel mechanic greasepit in Kalgoorlie to step in front of a camera with a microphone I didn’t expect much from the petite blonde. We threw her to the lions while making the 2007 Narrogin Rev Heads DVD and she killed it, talking turkey with V8 addicts and totally upstaging a bunch of bikini girls.