I grew up on Exmoor, on the rugged North Devon/Somerset coast and now live on the Jurassic Coast.
I rely on the ocean for my leisure and livelihood, so I feel a sense of ownership and an obligation to protect and preserve it. I have lived in the South West all my life; I think if you grow up around here, you have some kind of connection with the ocean, its all around us!
I studied Zoology in a little seaside town in Wales called Aberystwyth and I now spend my summers as a SUP instructor and my winters managing a small Forest School in West Dorset. The rest of the time you will find me in a little shaping bay making surf craft, although this doesn’t mane me any money, it’s the habit my other jobs support!