Alex is a higher-level surf coach with a decade of experience.  Since the age of eighteen he has travelled, surfed and worked across sixteen different countries and all four major oceans.  He has a Bachelor of Science degree (with honours) in Surf Science and Technology, and a Masters degree in Applied Marine Science.  He qualified as a Level 4 coach, the highest level possible, with the British Surf Association in 2006, and as a current NARS Beach Lifeguard and Advanced First Aider since 2001.

For the past three and a half years Alex has split his time between bases in Central America, the USA and Europe.