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 years where 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 is now dedicated to training hard and focusing on his goal of securing a spot on the WSL tour enabling him to compete with the worlds best surfers and one day become the first English world title holder. He has been fortunate in being able to visit some of the worlds premier surfing locations to help develop his talents and versatility in a variety of waves. At the time of writing Stan is 14 years old and competing on the European Pro Junior tour supported by his coach Joel Gray of Surf Solutions. Stan tells us he is having great fun and says he's very lucky to have help from all his sponsors, like Northcore, to support his dream of becoming a Pro surfer.