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Wade, Alex

Alex wade is a writer, freelance journalist and media lawyer. As well as running the Surf Nation blog (, he regularly contributes to national newspapers and magazines on topics ranging from sport and travel to law and literature. He has been short-listed as sport feature writer of the year and has been a columnist for The Times, The Independent On Sunday and Flush Magazine, and is the author of Surf Nation: In Search of the Fast Lefts and Hollow Rights of Britain and Ireland and Wrecking Machine: A Tale of Real Fights and White Collars.

Alex has travelled the globe extensively. He has written about New York, Albania and Kazakhstan; Barbados, Ireland and Andalucía; Captain Cook country, Mexico and Francis Ford Coppola’s retreats in Belize and Guatemala, as well as surf breaks from Hawaii and Costa Rica to France and Portugal. Despite a restless life he thinks he’s found paradise in west Penwith, Cornwall, UK where he surfs year-round and continues to practise other life-long passions – boxing and football

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