Whilst I’m not all that good at surfing I’ve been in the water and wakeboarding before I could walk. My parents opened a waterski school the month I was born and as such throughout my childhood I was fortunate enough to try my hand at (nearly) every watersport going.
My younger years were spent in the water, whether it was wakeboarding in the early hours before school or taking groups coasteering at the weekend, I couldn’t get enough.
When I was 16 I got the opportunity to travel to India to teach in the slums. I saw kids playing in the local waterway, surrounded by more rubbish than I’d ever seen in one place. The shocking scene made me incredibly thankful for the clean water that I was so fortunate to grow up in and inspired me to make sure future generations all around the world can experience the benefits of it.
6 years ago I moved from the idyllic North Coast of Ireland to London to pursue a career in Broadcast Engineering. Whilst the urban environment was intimidating at the start, I found a haven in the docks of London. Now when I’m not at the day job I am introducing the city folk to the water, via wakeboarding & paddle boarding, with the goal of getting them more connected to the water that runs through their city.