Alex Wade is a writer and freelance journalist.
A former media lawyer, Alex is the author of Surf Nation: In Search of the Fast Lefts and Hollow Rights of Britain and Ireland, a ground-breaking literary odyssey around the UK and Irish surf scene, as well as Wrecking Machine: A Tale of Real Rights and White Collars, a book which recounts his colourful former life and experiences as a white collar and amateur boxer.
A keen sportsman, Alex was short-listed as sports feature writer of the year in 2009 and lives and surfs in the far west of Cornwall.
He is currently working on a novel, continues to freelance for the likes of The Times, FT and Acting Editor of Cornwall Today. Alex has been on the SAS board since 2007. Look out for his son Harry in the water – he rips – and check out Alex’s surf blog at: www.surfnation.co.uk