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16 October 2014
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Kev Child

Age: 43 yrs
Job: Lecturer @ Swansea University.
Years Surfing: 30 and still learning.
Habitat: Swansea, Uplands.
Boards: 7 quiver
  • Dawn
  • 6'6" x 22" 'Body L'ocean' Swallow Tail Fish
  • Jodie
  • 6'4" 'Body L'Ocean' Barracuda
  • Africa 6'10"x 22"x 3" 1976 'Circle One' single Fin
  • Bronwen 6'4"x 21"x 3" 'Guts' fish
  • Megan 6'10"x 21"x 25/8" 'JP' Big Boy thruster
  • Missy 9'6" x 23"x 3" Matt Barrow Mal

Local Break: Gower, Wales.
Places Surfed: Places Surfed: South Wales, Devon & Cornwall, France, Portugal, Northern & Southern Spain, Oz, Severn Bore x2, Mallorca and Taiwan.
Kev soul arching the bore - 2006Favourite Surf Films: Has to be Endless Summer, as much for the political in-correctness and cheese as anything.
Worst Wipeout: Missing the take off at Marloes Sands on a 5-6ft day, being pushed to the bottom and getting my leash wrapped around a rock and wondering why I couldn't re-surface!
Favourite Manoeuvre: Just surfing.
Worst Surfing Habit: Forgetting to stop laughing after taking a big wipeout and before entering the water.

Sennen Cove Dolphins
Best Surfing Experience: January 2nd 2002, 8.00am @ Sennen Cove Cornwall - 3ft perfection no-one else in except mummy Dolphin and baby - I cried like a small crying thing, such a privilege (see pic).
Weirdest Surfing Experience: Sitting out back at 'Outer Heads' watching a massive Leather Back Turtle glide beneath me. Obviously I didn't realise it was a turtle until I'd paddled my arms off to escape! Surfing upstream to Gloucester, now comes a close second!

VW camper
Other Interests: Discovering sneaky ways of securing surf passes from my beloved better half! Trying to squeeze day to day work into my busy surf schedule and Ju Jitsu.

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