Sam Bleakley is a writer and professional surfer. He has been a multiple European, British and English Longboard Surfing Champion, and a regular competitor on the Oxbow World Longboard Tour. He has an MA in Geography from Pembroke College, University of Cambridge. He is author of Surfing Brilliant Corners and Surfing Tropical Beats, and is widely published and featured in international magazines, including Resurgence, Action Asia and The Surfer’s Path. He has contributed to numerous surf and travel books, and edited The Surfing Tribe: A History of Surfing in Britain.
You can watch Sam in action, and find out more about him on his website or in Wikipedia. Read about Surfing in the UK, or discover five secret surf spots recommended by Sam for the Financial Times. Follow him on his trips at SurfEXPLORE.