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Growing up in St. Ives, the Cornish coastal dream town, I was destined to spend half of my life in the ocean, surfing, fishing, and training. Inspired by my brother and his generation of friends, including big wave surfer Tom Lowe, my visions were clear on the idea of what fun meant. Surf contests came to me in time and it was the only way I could make a living from my love and passion. Not to say I didn’t enjoy them, but winning contests was such a great feeling. They exhilarated me. I've always strived to get the biggest and best wave of the session no matter what the waves were like. Living in the UK, the waves can get somewhat boring, but with world-class big-wave spots scattered within driving distance, it was only a matter of time until I was ready to challenge myself. Sometimes I think that I didn’t try hard enough to make it as a world-class contest surfer, but then I remember why I stopped: the realization that there was more to life than being the best. Currently holding the British National Title is definitely one my greatest achievements. Now, my path now is to follow my dreams: staying at the top of the game on the contest front within the UK and to search for big waves, small waves, new places, new people, and new friends. Long let me live this beautiful life that I have been blessed with.

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