Joe is originally from Sussex and before he started surfing, spent all his free time in the mountains doing ski seasons. In 2010, after recently returning from a winter in Canada, Joe had his first taste of surfing in Newquay on a holiday with friends. He never looked back, and although he started a job in the corporate world of insurance, he kept up surfing. He left his career in insurance to travel the world surfing. He completed his surf instructor qualifications with us in 2018 and worked his first full season in Croyde. Joe spent the winter of 2018/19 working as a surf coach in New Zealand and is now coaching at our center at Croyde.