Andi started surfing when he was travelling in New Zealand in 2004. He is originally from Milan in Italy, where he stayed until he had completed his national service. Since leaving the Army, Andi has been constantly on the move around the world, surfing in Indonesia, Morocco, Australia, Western Samoa, Mexico, the Canary Islands and Papa New Guinea. Andi joined the team at Surf South West in 2008 and has been a full time coach with us ever since. During the winter months in the UK, Andi travels around the world to coach surfing in various tropical locations. He has coached in Portugal, Morocco and Mexico, but he always puts aside a couple of months of the year to travel to Indonesia to search for uncrowded waves in some of the remote island chains. When Andi isn't traveling or surfing, he is a huge Moto GP fan, as long as Valentino Rossi is winning.