Alex Wade

Alex Wade was brought up in Devon and now lives in west Cornwall. He has contributed surfing columns and features for national newspapers including The Times where he started a daily surfing blog. He wrote ‘Surf Nation’ in 2007. He is a trustee for Surfers Against Sewage.

Interview: Rachel Yates 29/10/12 Ref: AV4019

Full interview available in The First Wave Archive.

Surf spots


Surf aware


Skating not surfing

No surfers in the 80s

Media errors

Surfing’s a broad church

Surfing heroes

Surfers Against Sewage

Information sources

Etiquette in surfing

Surfing culture changes

Ariels not in vogue