My Story

Hi Guys, Phil here.

I’m a father of three and husband to my long suffering wife Jo.

I’ve always loved spending my time outdoors. Growing up on a farm I didn’t really have much of a choice. Being outside and playing in the muck is where I’ve always felt most comfortable. Growing up on a farm was great. Plenty of space for riding push bikes and motorbikes, climbing trees and building tree houses before swinging under the branches on an old wheelbarrow tyre.

As I grew older scouting seemed to be a logical progression. It was in scouting that my love of the outdoors turned into a love of outdoor pursuits such as climbing, kayaking, hiking and bushcraft. This further developed into a love of watersports and more specifically windsurfing after I moved to the south coast of England. Windsurfing really gripped me. It was the speed, adrenaline and harnessing the power of nature that fuelled my love for the sport. A love that is still very much alive.

Nine years ago I was introduced to SUP (Stand Up Paddle-boarding) and threw myself into it. I am now a passionate Stand Up Paddle-board racer, surfer and adventurer.  I’ve been paddling for almost a decade and love to be out on the water doing my thing. I’ve paddled none stop around the Isle of Wight, around the Island of Mallorca in 7 days, completed an endurance race series and achieving a 2nd place series title, as well as multiple podium positions in shorter races across the country.

Now its time to give back and share the stoke. I want to be able to share my love of the outdoors and my passion for SUP adventuring with as many people as I can.

See you out on the water soon.

I’m pleased to say that I am supported by Fanatic SUP, K66ION and LAR Water sports.

Results and achievements

2012

9th Hayling Island SUP Challenge 12’6 

1st Battle of the Thames Surf division

1st SUPer SUP Sunday Surf division

2013

2nd Hayling Island SUP Challenge, 12’6

5th Head of the Dart 2013, 14′

9th Battle of the Thames, 14′ 

2nd Paddle around the pier team race,

5th National SUP Club championships, 14′

2nd National Water sports Festival, 14′

2nd Battle of the Rock Jersey, 14′

2014

2nd overall BAYSUP Frostbite race series14’

2nd Hayling Island SUP Challenge 14’

1st Aquasports Sprints 14’

2nd Aquasports distance 14’

6th UK SUP Clubs National series Race 1, Head of the Dart (Flat water distance) 14’

3rd UK SUP Clubs National series Race 2, Jersey Paddle club (Ocean Technical) 14’

1st Paddle around the pier team race,

7th UK SUP Clubs National series Race 4, Battle of the Thames (Flat water distance) 14’

5th UK SUP Clubs National series Race 5, WeSUP Ultimate paddler (Ocean Technical) 14’

10th UK SUP Clubs National series Race 6, Bray Ultra distance (Flat water distance) 14’

8th UK SUP Clubs National series Race 7, BaySUP survivor series (Ocean Technical) 14’

4th UK SUP Clubs National series Race 8, SUPer SUP Sunday (ocean Technical) 14’

4th UK SUP Clubs National series Race 9, Norfolk Broads Classic (Flat water distance) 14’,

1st Round Sheppey Island SUP Challenge. 30 Mile distance!

1st National Watersports Festival Battle of the Paddle 14’

1st National Watersports Festival Middle distance 14’

UK SUP Clubs National series, 6th overall 14’

2015

Results not recorded

2016

3rd UK SUP Great Glen endurance (1st time this event was raced. Bart DeZwart placed 1st)

2017

3rd UK SUP Great Glen endurance (not official position as race was halted due to adverse weather. Three of us continued and completed)

1st Round Hayling Island OC6 crew

6th ICON Classic downwind SUP

2018

2nd UK SUP Norfolk endurance two day 80km.

3rd UK SUP Great Glen endurance non-stop 92km

4th UK SUP Endurance Thames 50km

UK Sup Endurance Series 2nd overall 14’

8th London SUP Crossing

2nd Fisguard Ocean Race

2019

2nd Hayling Island SUP Challenge 14’

Fastest circumnavigation of Mallorca by SUP, 7 days. Wild camping and having fun in the sun.

Circumnavigation of the Isle of Wight in 14.5 hours. Only the second circumnavigation of the island by SUP starting and finishing on the mainland.

Coaching Member of the Water Skills Academy