Max has lived in Braunton all his life and has been a keen surfer from a very early age. Max rides a long board and is a member of the famous local ‘Hot Doggers’ surf club at Saunton. Max competed for the club throughout his junior years, when he also started to work at the surf school as a coaching assistant. After spending many seasons helping out at the school as an assistant, as soon as Max was old enough he completed his level 1 & 2 surf instructor qualifications to become a full time coach at the school. Max has travelled the world surfing during the wintertime, spending a lot of time surfing in Costa Rica, Sri Lanka, Indonesia and Australia. When Max isn’t surfing he is playing football. He regularly plays for local side Braunton as a striker and just like the ex England international Peter Crouch, has a surprisingly good touch for a big man.