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Committee Members

Brig J Ridge RE

President

John Ridge has been surfing since the early 1990s, but it wasn’t until he replaced his totally inappropriate 6’10” thruster with a long board that he finally began to make any real progress.  Most of his surfing was in North Devon (Saunton, Putsborough and Lynmouth) whilst based with 59 Independent Commando Squadron but he has also surfed in the Hebrides, Scotland, Morocco, France, Northern Spain and the Falkland Islands (one wave).  He currently tends to swap between a 9’ performance Surftech and a 9’6” retro longboard depending on how brave he is feeling.  His favourite break is anywhere in the Hebrides, as long as it is about head high and shared with a few military and ex-military mates.  Back in the mists of time he was the Chairman of the Army Surf Riders Union (ASRU).

Capt R Griffiths RE

Chairman

Rich has been surfing since 2001 and has spend time surfing in Indonesia, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa. He took on the position of Chairman in 2013.

 

Rich can be contacted on chairman@armysurfing.org

Capt C Bundy RAMC

Club Secretary

Clyde grew up in Newquay Cornwall so spent much of his childhood either on a skateboard or a surfboard.  Clyde has only just recently (Apr 2016) been voted in as Secretary of Army Surfing.  He has had the opportunity to surf all over the world both in and outside of the Army including Australia, California, Indonesia, New Zealand, France, Portugal, Spain, Florida, and extensively throughout the United Kingdom.  Favourite wave is probably a Cornish secret on it’s day.

 

Clyde can be contacted on secretary@armysurfing.org

Sgt A Sharmers RA

Vice-Club Secretary

Al grew up on Exmoor and has been bodyboarding since the early 1990s, before that just bellyboarding since a small kid on North Devon beaches.  Al has surfed the British Isles including the Outer Hebrides, France, Germany, Canary Islands South Africa and America. Al competed in the Red Bull Rivals competition in California in 2014 with Mick Peters joint winning the Bodyboarding contest.

 

Al has been with Army Surfing for five years now and still won’t relinquish his favorite spots!

Pte D Jones AGC MPGS

Membership Secretary

Bio to follow.

 

Dean can be contacted on membership@armysurfing.org

Capt A Ward REME

Development Officer

Rating himself as an enthusiastic novice at best Andrew has been surfing on and off for several years and since being assigned to Pembroke has transitioned to a ride long board where is is having slightly more success. Taking up the position of Dev Offr in 2016 he is keen to increase the membership numbers and promote surfing in the Army.

 

Andrew can be contacted on developmentofficer@armysurfing.org

Vacant

Vice-Development Officer

Capt M Peters RLC

Competitions Officer

Mick started surfing as a teenager, then after taking 15 years out discovered his love of bodyboarding.  He has been lucky enough to surf in various exotic locations such as costa Rica, California, Canary Islands, Indonesia and Bali.  His favourite breaks are Uluwatu and Salt Creek, plus a couple of nameless UK spots.  He has represented Army Surfing since 2012 and was part of the winning bodyboard team against the US Military in the 2014 Red Bull Rivals contest in California and achieved a credible 5th place in the 2014 British National 2014 Masters Division.  Mick is also a qualified bodyboard coach and judge.

 

Mick can be contacted on competitions@armysurfing.org

Capt T Harrison R Signals

Treasurer

Bio to follow.

 

Tom can be contacted on treasurer@armysurfing.org

Capt M Peters RLC

Body Boarding Officer

Mick started surfing as a teenager, then after taking 15 years out discovered his love of bodyboarding.  He has been lucky enough to surf in various exotic locations such as costa Rica, California, Canary Islands, Indonesia and Bali.  His favourite breaks are Uluwatu and Salt Creek, plus a couple of nameless UK spots.  He has represented Army Surfing since 2012 and was part of the winning bodyboard team against the US Military in the 2014 Red Bull Rivals contest in California and achieved a credible 5th place in the 2014 British National 2014 Masters Division.  Mick is also a qualified bodyboard coach and judge.

 

Mick can be contacted on bodyboarding@armysurfing.org

WO2 T Gort RE

PR/Web Officer 

Tim has been surfing on and off (more recently off) since 2004, whilst posted in North Devon.  Primarily short board, but occasionally long board, Tim has surfed primarily in the South West, but also overseas in Maderia and Morocco.  His favourite surf spot is Boilers in Morocco.  Since 2006 Tim has been an Army Surfing committee member; firstly Membership Secretary and then in 2008 Secretary, before handing over in 2014.

 

Tim can be contacted on web@armysurfing.org

Sgt S Mitchell RA

Social Media Officer

Mitch grew up in Glasgow where surfing isn’t exactly the choice sport.  It has only been since 2014 Mitch took to Surfing but has qualified as a Surf Coach and Lifeguard in this short time.  Mitch has surfed all over the UK including the Outer Hebrides and also surfed various spots in Portugal. He has competed twice in the Army Comp’s and in the 2016 Korev British Inter Clubs on Fistral beach.

 

“Life’s better in flip flops”

LCpl G Allen Rifles

Equipment / Property Manager

Currently with 6 Rifles (Reserves) and working full time at RAF St Mawgan as a civvie, Graham has surfed for a number of years (badly – his comment) and only discovered Army Surfing in 2014 but finished 2nd in the Army Championships in 2015.

 

       

About Us

 

The aims of Army Surfing are to promote and encourage the sport of surfing, and to provide a focal point for all forms of competitive surfing within the Army.

Army Surfing aim to meet at least 3 times a year at various spots around the country as well and host the Army Championships & compete in the Inter-Service Championships.

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