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Alex Townsend

Alex Townsend
  • Date of Birth: 14 January 2004
  • Hometown: Braunton, Devon
  • Stance:  Regular
  • Sponsors: Spider Surfboards, Surf Development UK, Gul, Liberalis Skateboards
  • Shaper: Spider Murphy, Durban South Africa
  • Local Break: Croyde
  • Favorite Break: Supertubes, J-bay
  • Favorite surfers: Fillipe Toledo, Italo Ferreira
  • Other Activities: I skate, surf and mountain bike
  • Favorite Board: My 5,6 slash by Spider Surfboards
  • Favorite Suit: I don’t really have one they are all super good.
  • Why Do You Wear Gul Suits? I wear them because they are really warm and comfortable, and they are stretchy. They also keep all the water out with the nice sealing tape.


Biography:  I was born in Oxfordshire but moved to South Africa when I was one year old.  I had my first surfing lesson when I was 6. I was hooked right away and won my first national championships in South Africa when I was 7. I loved surfing in South Africa, we used to live some epic waves in a village called Kommetjie and went to the same school as Michael February.  I love surfing J bay and Seal Point.  When I was 10, we went to Hawaii to watch the Pipe Masters and the Sunset QS events. I surfed Pipe and Sunset on small days which was great fun. It was When I was 13 years old, we moved back to the UK. I now live near Croyde. I enjoy skating, surfing, mountain biking, fishing and hanging with my friends.


Competition Results:

  • 1 st 2019 Jesus Surf at Croyde U16
  • 2 nd Place English Nationals U16 2019
  • 1st 2018 UK Pro Surf Tour Nightsurf u14
  • 2 nd overall RipCurl Grom Search Series 2018
  • North Devon Schools Champion 2018
  • 1st 2017 RipCurl Gromsearch u14 and u16 Croyde.
  • 1 st overall 2017 RipCurl Gromsearch Series u14
  • 1st Place Jesus Surf 2017 u14
  • 1 st Place Cape Crown, U12, 2016, Cape Town, South African Pro Surf Tour
  • 1 st Place Boss of Moss, U12, Mossel Bay, 2016 SA Pro Surf Tour
  • 3 rd Place Balito Pro, South Africa U12, 2016
  • Western Province (South Africa) U12 and U14 2016 Longboard Champion
  • 2 nd Place South Africa Longboard Nationals 2016
  • 3 rd RVCA Junior Series in Jeffreys Bay, 2013, U10
  • 1 st Place U8 Division South Africa National Championships 2011