I am a consultant paediatrician from Dorset. I have spent my life in the sea, with 30 years windsurfing, sailing and latterly paddleboarding experience. Highlights include paddling from the Scilly isles to Cornwall and being joined by an orca on the way across, paddling across Scotland, and windsurfing from Dorset to Sussex.
For the past few years I have enjoyed regular winter cold water swimming. I’m passionate about the benefits of time spent in the ocean for physical and mental health benefit and would love to share this with people who have perhaps less confidence in this environment.