08/26/2011 at 08:00 AM EDT
has nothing but love
for her hunky off-and-on again Australian beau, Liam Hemsworth
, but she might have some competition for his affection from an unlikely source.
Hemsworth, 21, who stars in the upcoming Hunger Games movie
, confesses to a man crush on surfer Kelly Slater in an interview with VMan magazine's Archetype Issue
, on newsstands Sept. 1.
When asked to name a male non-actor he admires, Hemsworth went with the big swell pro: "[Slater] has won 10 world surfing titles. That's definitely something to admire."
Surfing is his biggest passion after acting, he added.
"I have always loved surfing," Hemsworth tells the magazine. "When I was at school that was pretty much all that mattered in my life. Most of my friends surfed so we would go before school, after school, literally whenever we could."