OUR HEAD COACH - CHRIS WEBB
Chris grew up in Tynemouth, North East England, always in sight of the sea, but it was during a family holiday to Cornwall as a young child he was introduced to wave riding and from then on it became an addiction!
Competition has been a huge part of surfing for Chris, enabling him to travel - Central America, North & South Africa, Indonesia and throughout Europe, sampling some of the world's best surfing spots. He has been lucky enough to see the best surfers first hand and to test his own competitive goals.
Chris chose long boarding as his main discipline and has been competing since 1995. He won the Hotdoggers surf club league, in which he has surfed since 1998. He also reached several finals of the BLU (British Longboard Union), his best end of year ratings were in 2004 where he finished 4th and in 2010 where he finished 8th. He has also competed internationally at the Biarritz surf festival, against the worlds best; an amazing experience.
Chris still surf all kinds of wave riding craft. When it’s tiny, he is on his 9’6” longboard or 4’3” fish, head high and peeling it is the 5’10” quad fish or 6’2” thruster. When the surf gets overhead, ledging, shore breaks or hard breaking reefs then his 41.5” bodyboard is the board of choice.
Any excuse to ride a wave, Chris is an all round waterman.