Will was born in Jersey, Channel Islands in June 2002 but stems from a long Lincolnshire family lineage. He started surfing at the age of 8 with a local surf school and was instantly hooked. Will then began his road onto the competitive surf scene at 10 years of age progressing through a steep learning curve over the last 4 years to the point where he has successfully competed in British competitions and represented the Channel Islands at the ESF Junior Championships in Morroco. Will has now stepped up onto the WSL European Pro Junior Tour under the guidance of his coach Joel Gray of Surf Solutions.
Living on an island makes traveling tricky for Will but he tells us he has been extremely fortunate to have surfed his dream destination of Hawaii along with other top surf spots in Ireland, Scotland, France, Portugal and Morocco. Will's aim is to continue to improve his surfing and he hopes to one day reach the WSL Championship Tour. Will says he gets a real buzz from competing and meeting like-minded surfers from all over the world.
Whilst his aim is to go as far as he can in competitive surfing Will tells us that surfing will always be a part of his life. "Surfing has taught me so much about people, life, respecting the ocean and others and it keeps you fit and healthy. I've made so many friends around the world already by doing something I love. Having a top brand like Northcore recognise and support me means a lot".
Will is currently vying for a place to represent England at the ISA World Junior Championships in Japan in September 2017.