So where did it all start? I first tried wakeboarding when I was 14 years old at a boat lake in Ely. My brother brought an old boat and we pretty much tried everything out from skis wakeboards to discs and some pretty crazy inflatables. I rode there for a few years before finding out about cable wakeboarding, the first cable I ever rode at was Wake MK a park in Milton Keynes.
It was an amazing place with some of the best rails, kickers and coaching. I needed to get to where I am today. After riding there I was hooked and didn’t miss a weekend until BoxEndPark opened up a cable located in Bedford, much closer to my house and from then on that was my new home cable and still is today.
Shortly after making the move from cable parks I was picked up by the British wakeboard Team, I traveled with them to compete at world and European events and after obtaining a few titles I wrote to Jobe, a water sports and wakeboard company they sent somebody to check me out and I’ve been riding for them ever since.
Riding for Jobe has been the best thing that’s ever happened to me with them I have traveled around the world doing photo shoots, competitions, and even life style shoots in Thailand,Orlando,France etc … so what’s my plan for the future? This year I would like to compete still but concentrate a lot more on the filming side of things, I am going to be dropping some brand new edits pretty soon so keep your eyes peeled on my facebook, Twitter and Instagram and I hope you guys enjoy the interview. Peace and keep riding guys.
- 2010: 2nd at Iwwf world trophy in Turkey
- 2011: 1st at the British wakeboard championships
To continue to wakeboard around the world filming, competing and meeting more amazing people along the way
My greatest achievement would be living in a beautiful hot country riding everyday filming and working alongside my sponsors to progress the sport.
The only difficulty is affording to do everything you’d like to do throughout the session. Wakeboarding is an expensive life style.
I am slowly getting there thanks to the support of my sponsors JOBE, Positive outlook clothing, Ion and of course my home cables hooking me up with riding and good times thanks to you all.
I would have to say landing a new trick. There is no feeling like it.
I Practice at my home wakeboard parks, BoxEndPark in Bedford and Hannams wake hub in Cambridge.
I would say having a fun ride with everyone is my key to success. When everyone is riding and trying new tricks it pushes me to ride harder and try new things.
Not being able to finish my run. It’s the worst feeling knowing you had the tricks put together and a great run but didn’t get a chance because you fell.
Got to be the family, they have supported me from day one with everything, wakeboarding is a hard sport to get into, without the help from my family/sponsors none of it would have been possible.
That’s a hard one haha but I am sure the advice would have come from my mum she’s always hitting me with great advice. Do what makes you happy is always a favorite.
Think I am still working that one out myself but I am sure it will consist of wakeboarding, traveling and hopefully lots of success.
The huge benefit of stand up paddle surfing over regular surfing is that much smaller less steep waves are catchable before they break, and as the boards are much more stable it is easier to pick up. Additionally, as you start in a standing position, there is no popping up onto the SUP, while the paddle can be used for extra stability and drive on the wave.
Camber offers some for stand up paddle surfing with both small and big waves.
Course Duration: 2 hours
Brief theory & safety covering the sea / river, weather & local sites
Stance and Balance
Paddle strokes & techniques
Board control & steering
Paddle and board stability
Once you have learnt the SUP basics you can progress onto the river tours or wave surfing lesson:
Course Duration: 2 hours