I moved to Polzeath, North Cornwall from Somerset straight after school and haven’t looked back. Being around the beaches and ocean is important to me as I rely on them for my work as a coasteer and kayak guide but also for the calmness and enjoyment I get from surfing.
I am lucky enough to be in the ocean every day and could not imagine life without it, The damage I see first hand during my work and play drives me to do what I can to protect what is precious to me. My main concerns are the growing amounts of plastic I see everyday floating and clogging beaches and nothing makes me happier than ending a day of beach cleaning seeing what a natural beach should look like.
Like so many others, I get so much from the ocean and I feel I need to give something back before it’s too late.