Alan Stokes

Alan Stokes

Professional surfer and waterman Alan Stokes is one of Europe's best surfers and has competed all over the world. Having ranked 3rd and 2nd in Europe plus winning three British National Championships and two Uk Pro Tour Titles. Alan also won the inaugural Association Of Surfing Professionals Quiksilver Air Show in Ireland and the ASP Pantin Expression Session in Spain.

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Dimitri Vandepoele

Dimitri Vandepoele

 

Dimitri started sea kayaking in 2007 and has never stopped since. When he's not at work or sleeping, he's on the water doing mostly day-trips, shorter trips, surf sessions and training rescue and paddle techniques. He founded the NORTHSEAKAYAK group to unite the Belgian paddlers as much as possible; it is a non-official group where everybody is welcome to join, regardless of age, level, experience or gender. They try hard to paddle safely and responsibly and share all their knowledge with those who paddle with them..

Dimitri learned sea kayaking on his own by trial and error and through watching videos, since there was not much support in Belgium. With his videos he tries to promote sea kayaking in Belgium, and with success! Unfortunately there are no rocks and tidal races in Belgium, but he still manages to keep things interesting! Most importantly within Dimitri's group of paddlers; it’s all about the smiles, the fun and the companionship! Dimitri owns the coveted title of being the first person to complete a solo, unsupported crossing of the North Sea.

www.youtube.com/northseakayak

Barnaby Cox

Barnaby Cox

Barnaby is Typhoon’s youngest team rider, and is showing huge potential.

When Barnaby was 6 he broke both bones in his arm. The pins were finally removed when he was 7 and Barnaby's mum bought a foamy to help him rebuild the strength and manoeuvrability that was lost after the break. From this moment on he was hooked and has surfed at every possible opportunity ever since.

In 2018, Barnaby will be stepping up to the WSL Pro Junior level and compete at events around Europe in the under 18s. His goal is to get consecutive quarter final finishes or better (top 8 in Europe).

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Warrick Murphy

 Warrick Murphy

 

Warrick Murphy is an Australian bodyboarder, living in Newquay UK.  Warrick spent his early years growing up in South Africa, before his parents decided to move him and his brother to the Gold Coast of Australia. South Straddie; ‘the best beach break in the world’ became his local surf spot, where he found his love for the dropknee stance. This being said, Warrick also enjoys riding waves on all sorts of crafts including; longboards, shortboards, softtops and handplanes.

Since graduating Warrick has travelled all over the world exploring, discovering and surfing some amazing waves in some awesome locations which include, Cook Islands, Australia, Dubai, Portugal, Canary Islands, El Salvador, Columbia, Ireland, Iceland and the Faroe Islands. He has since settled in the UK, working as a primary school teacher in Cornwall.

During his holidays he spends his time searching for uncrowded, perfect waves in cold locations. Sometimes he ends up finding a few gems, other times the enjoyment comes from the constant search in these beautifully remote locations.

He is also a regular face around Fistral Beach either coaching surfing and bodyboarding, or waiting for that low tide to start sending in some punchy, suckier waves; optimal for bodyboarding.He has worked alongside some of Newquays household bodyboard names such as Rob Barber. Developing and promoting a Dropknee Specific board with Core Bodyboards. Follow his adventures either through his blog or instagram below.  

Instagram:@wurfie

Blog: exactlysimilar.co