Turning his love for the water into a career, he started up Surf Steps, his own Surf and SUP training centre in 2005. He now directs the business, and a very happily married Father of 2.
“My dream of a more water filled life was realised through passion, hard work and vision. I see my role is to help people achieve their dreams and aspirations too!”
“Andy has for many years, helped the Danish Surf & Rafting Federation in developing our surf, SUP and judging courses. Andy has a high level of both knowledge and expertise. At the same time he is an excellent teacher and coach, while being a genuine and nice guy. Andy and Surf Steps has our warmest recommendations!” Simon DSRF
Coaching and instructing.
2021 Winner of the UK coaching awards for the “Changing Lives” catagory.
2021 ongoing ISA Regional Development Advisor (Europe, Africa, Middle East).
2021 Surfing England Adaptive Team Head Coach for ISA World ParaSurf Champs (Gold VI womens, Copper Womens Stand 1 and Women’s Prone 2. Team 7th overall)
2021 Delivered International Olympic Committee Solidarity funded development programmes with the La Fédération Sénégalaise de Surf
2020 Development of online International Surfing Association courses in response to Corona-virus Pandemic.
2018 Water Safety Video in collaboration with the International Surfing Association.
2017-Ongoing: Sports development projects with the National Governing Bodies of: Scotland, Lithuania, Denmark, Slovenia, Iran, Switzerland , India, Thailand and Norway
2017-2021 Surfing England Adaptive Team Manager
2018 Italy: working with the FISW developing combined Sports Science/ ISA Surf and SUP coach courses.
2018 Scotland: Developing SSF presenters for delivering ISA coach awards.
2013-16 Sports Development: Norwegian Sailing Federation, Switzerland, Denmark
2011 Surf Life Saving Great Britain (SLSGB) trainer/assessor
2010 Foundation Degree in Coach and Athlete development (Distinction-Bournemouth Uni.)
2008 International Surfing Association (ISA) Surf and SUP coach educator
Competition (Surf and SUP).
2021 2nd in the SUP surf division at the Tynemouth Open competition
2020 Surfing England Para Surf Team Manager ( 2018 Gold VI women’s, Bronze Women’s Stand 1 and Prone, 7th Team points 2020 Gold VI womens, Silver Womens Stand 1 LL).
2019 4th Veterans Surfing England National championship.
2017 2nd Men’s open Momentum Surf Comp, Pease Bay. 5th Veterans British Surf Championships.
2016: SUP 6th 14′ Head of the Dart, 5th 14′ open and 2nd Masters Battle of the Thames, 1st 12’6″ Masters, British SUP Club Champions (BaySUP).
2015 UKSUP National Champion 2015,12’6″ Division. Team GB squad (SUP Distance and Technical racing) for ISA World Paddleboard Champs: Sayulita, Mexico. 29th Technical and 34th Distance, GB 15th Overall. Fastest Male, Head of the Dart (Unlimited)
2014 1st 12’6″ in UK SUP Club’s race series (Masters), 3rd 12’6″ overall in UK SUP Club’s race series