Richard has been travelling and surfing since 1989 after watching Tom Curren surfing a French beach-break and getting the surf bug in 1986. Lakey Peak and Nias in 1990, Morocco in 91 and Jbay in 92, are some early memories...since then he has spent many seasons in Indo, along with long stints in the Maldives and the Pacific Islands (Hawaii, Samoa, Fiji, Tahiti and Micronesia) and a couple years living in a van in Europe, followed by six months on the point at La Libertad in El Salvadore.Rich was camping in the Mentawais in the early 2000's and was running luxury surf resorts in the Maldives a few years later. He has guided at resorts and on boats and worked as a professional surf photog. His life has revolved around surf travel for over three decades. He brings a wealth of surf travel knowledge to the World Surfaris team, though he says that his best attribute is simply his instinctive ability to match clients to a great destination.
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