Stan Norman was born in East Anglia on the 10th February 2003 but his time in Essex was very short as his family soon bought a small hotel in Bude on the North coast of Cornwall, where Stan now lives.From the time Stan could walk he was already into skateboarding (apparently a worry for his mum!!) this naturally progressed into surfing which he started at the age of 5 being pushed in by his dad at his local break, Summerleaze Beach. Stan then quickly progressed to his first custom made board at the age of 6 yrs, then began competing from the age of 8 yrs were he was spotted by Quiksilver and was picked up to become a team rider (which Stan was absolutely delighted by as his favourite surfer is Kelly Slater).
A British surfing prodigy
Stan's goals are to become British number 1 and push himself and his surfing and eventually join the European surf tour. He aspires to be the next Kelly Slater or Dane Reynolds who are his two favourite surfers. Stan's immediate aim is trying to surf as many breaks as possible in the UK and stepping up into bigger waves. To help him achieve his goals Stan is getting some very good training from coach Joel Gray and Surf Solutions, travelling the world to places like Hawaii, Portugal, California and Australia.