My family and the ocean are my passion. I firmly believe that everyone is capable of getting out in the sea experiencing things they would never have thought able to when given the right tuition and support.
The foundation for what I do today all started with Jam sandwiches!
As a grommet I would take every opportunity to get in the sea, cycling six miles to Fistral beach armed with a boogie board, fluorescent zinc sunblock and enough jam sandwiches to keep me going for twelve hours!
Who could want for a better cornerstone to become a Waterman – I have spent a lifetime immersed in the ocean, competing, working as a professional beach lifeguard in the UK and Australia and surfing whichever craft I could get my hands on in a variety of conditions. As a result, I have developed a unique set of skills; together with my Sports Science Masters degree, I am able to pass on a wealth of practical information combined with the latest in sports science research.
It is sport that has provided the backbone of what I do today on a hydrofoil – I have been fortunate enough to have raced for Great Britain since 1993 in the British Surf Life Saving Team, British Ocean Ski, British and English SUP racing and formed part of the 2004 Olympic Racing squad in Sprint Kayak (our k4 did not go).