Suzi fell in love with surfing at home in Wales at age 15. Since then she has travelled the world immersing herself in local cultures, learning to speak foreign languages, teaching English, and surfing her heart out along the way. Before graduating from university Suzi had already travelled and surfed her way through France, Spain, Portugal, Caribbean, Mexico, Guatemala, Costa Rica and Brazil. Suz then ticked Australia and Bali off her surfing bucket list, followed by Panama, Ecuador, the Galapagos, Marquesas, Tuamotus and Tahiti while sailing across the South Pacific. Surf tourism seemed to be a logical career choice, so Suzi jumped at the chance to launch The Perfect Wave in Europe with Barry Teeling in 2013 in Hossegor.
Local beach: I’ve been living in Hossegor since 2002, but I’m originally from a place called Mumbles in South Wales, UK.
Favourite Weekend Getaway: A weekend trip to Mundaka and San Sebastian for some tapas and a Sunday surf on the way home is always fun.
Countries travelled: France, Spain, Lanzarote, Fuerteventura, Tenerife, Portugal, Belgium, Germany, Austria, UK & Ireland, Italy, Greece, Sweden, Egypt, Kenya, Maldives, Sri Lanka, Singapore, Bali, Lombok, Sumbawa, Sumatra, Australia, New Caledonia, Bahamas, Barbados, USA, Mexico, Guatemala, Costa Rica, Brazil, Panama, Ecuador, Galapagos, the Marquesas, Tuamotus, Tahiti & Moorea
Favourite travel destination: Mentawai Islands
Favourite Day Trip/Activity you’ve ever done on Holidays: Sailing to Teahupoʻo from Papeete – Magical place!
Next bucket list trip: I’ve always wanted to go to surf those lefts at Rote, Timor.