Born and raised in Cornwall, I have lived near the beautiful north Cornish coast for most of my life. A brief interlude to the brown waters of the Severn Estuary to study a BSc in Marine Geography at Cardiff University and I was home, straight into a 4-month internship with Surfers Against Sewage that, in December 2013, became a full time job. I am now the Community Coordinator here at SAS which means I get to work with our amazing network of Regional Reps and our incredible community of volunteers through beach cleans, events and festivals.
During the summers I spend more time out of the office at events and running beach cleans than I do inside it, although with the view over Trevaunance Cove I have from my desk it isn’t hard coming back!
I am a competitive swimmer and sponsored bodysurfer and spend as much time in the sea as I can either surfing, bodysurfing, swimming or surf lifesaving – I am one of the coaches at Watergate Bay Surf Life Saving Club. With all this time spent in the sea and living among the myriad beaches Newquay has to offer,
I know first-hand the effect humanity is having on our beautiful coastlines but am now in the position to educate others, raise awareness and help find solutions.
For anything beach clean or volunteering related just drop me an email; firstname.lastname@example.org.
To follow my oceanic adventures you can find me on @frogs_legz on Instagram.