Date of Birth:
Bude, North Cornwall, UK
Stand Up Paddle, Surf, Strapless Surf Style Kite
9’0” ProWave, 9’1” Stylemaster, 5’7” Crazy Diamond
Competition ranking you’re most proud of:
I ranked 2nd in the 2009 British Professional Surfing Association Longboard Tour.
Your favourite contest and why:
I would have to say the Fistral Night Surf ranks pretty high as I’ve had a fair level of success there, however the European Tour of Longboarding events in Portugal and Morocco are pretty hard to beat when the swell is good.
Your favourite SUP adventure:
I love offshore paddling. The feeling of gliding on deep water swells is something that I have always enjoyed. However recently I have been really embracing the adventure side of paddling. I have been accessing extremely remote surfing spots on my paddleboard, loaded up with a pack full of food, my 5’7” Crazy Diamond and my kite gear. I can spend days at a time with just close friends enjoying the solitude of previously inaccessible spots, paddling, surfing and kiting with just the seals for company.
Number one on your bucket list:
I want to continue to evolve my style. I’m becoming more and more aware that to perform well in any water based discipline you have to have a solid foundation in style and sometimes we tend to overlook style in the pursuit of progression or being radical. By the time I kick the bucket I’d love to be considered “stylish” in all my chosen water sports.
Soundtrack of your life:
1. Lynyrd Skynyrd - Simple Man
2. Pearl Jam - Alive
3. Alice in Chains - Man in the Box
I love …
...the excitement of riding a new board for the first time. The feeling when you find the sweet spot and the thing accelerates under your feet…. Priceless.
For the perfect SUP day there has to be…
...good waves, good wind, good friends, cold beers afterwards.
If you could be an animal, what would it be?
A Manatee. Is there any more chilled out creature.
If you could choose to live on a different planet, which one would you choose?
The one which has endless perfect waves with no other inhabitants ☺