Rae was born in Wales, but moved to South Africa when she was two with her family. She started surfing when she was at school near to the world famous J - Bay. Rae moved back to the UK in 1998 and started working for Second Skin surf shop in Braunton. While she was working in the shop, Rae completed her surf coach qualifications and started coaching in Croyde. After traveling around the world for a few years, Rae returned to the UK and became a director of the local Jewellery business Nalu Beads, where she still works. When Rae isn't busy at Nalu, she can be found coaching at our surf school at Croyde.