Name:  Joshua Stenning

Home town/country: Brighton, UK

Goofy or regular?  Regular

Which board/s are you riding at the moment?   5’8” quad Rocket Melon , Friends shape. Or, I love a good 8’ foamie!

Favourite break:  Huzzers, Gracetown, West Australia

Where was the best wave you rode this year?  Buttler Bay, Andaman Islands, India.

Road trip album: Fleetwood Mac, Rumours.

Do you do other board sports?  I love riding my G’n’S skate deck.

Where is your favourite place in the world and why?
8 Wonders retreat, on the cliff top in Edava, India.  It looks out over my favourite wave in India and whenever I’m there I am able to forget everything else. It also happens to be run by my beautiful girlfriend.

If you were stranded on a desert island with no waves, what 5 things would you want with you?
Music, penknife, snorkel, marmite and my Patagonia boardies… all pretty boring but very practicle.

What did you want to be when you grew up?
An artist.

What do you have planned for your next big adventure?
2 possible trips coming up, Lackshadweep Islands and Banda Ache.  Both are research/ surf trips with a view to taking guided surf trips there for Soul and Surf India.
What’s your favourite food?
Masala Dosa from Shree Padnam, by the bathing tank, Varkala, Kerala.

Describe your earliest memory of the sea or surfing.
Standing, holding my Dad’s hand on the end of the harbour arm by the lighthouse in Newhaven, as the waves broke over the wall. I was about 2 or 3 I guess.

Tell us about Windy:
Windy Is my true love. We first met at a second hand car dealership in Worthing in 2010. Then she became mine. With help from some very skilled friends she was converted into a perfect surfers tour van with storage for 3 boards, a double bed, mains power, kitchen, study/ library, utility room and electric moon roof.  She has been my home for more than 7 months at a time while travelling around Europe.   She enabled me to live, surf and work on the road. This Toyota, Hiace, Regious, Wind Tourer, ex airport taxi, aka Windy, has been given and has given new wings.  She has also recently featured in an add campaign from the Cat Protection League, and is wanted for smuggling illegal immigrants and dodging road taxes in 3 European countries.

Best memories with her:
Sooo many….
If you never learnt to surf what would you be doing now?
I think I would be in a bit of a pickle…..

AuthorLucy Foster-Perkins