Growing up in Liverpool my interaction with the outdoors was quite limited. The nearest I got to the sea for along time was the River Mersey which at that time was not known for its clean bathing water.
It was on a holiday to Croyde when I was 13 that I discovered for the first time the beauty of our coastline. Borrowing a foamy and trying my hand at some waves, I was overcome with emotion at what we have here in the UK. A long time has passed since then and I’ve been through a lot of changes in my life and surfing has played such an important part in it since then, driving me to take more interest in my personal development, my environment and in particular our coast.
I took up yoga to help my surfing 11 years ago and have been teaching for the last 4 years.
Living in Wirral I am surrounded by water, be it river or sea. It has given me some of the most amazing experiences and I want to give back and make sure that it stays this way for my children and theirs. I met the guys from SAS last year at Somersault and was completely inspired by the work that SAS are doing and I thought I’d better commit to the cause and get more involved in the issue.