"I couldn't believe that I was able to get up during my first lesson. Alan and his whole family made our trip so special."Read More
Alan has surfed and competed in Australia, Hawaii, Brazil, California, England, France, Guadeloupe, Japan, Margarita, Niijima, Puerto Rico, Portugal, Florida, North Carolina, Cape Hatteras,Virginia, New Jersey,Costa Rica,Panama,Trinidad, Tobago, Durban SA and Venezuela, but he learned to surf in Barbados.
At 9 years old on Burke’s beach (named in honour of his renowned sporting family) Alan found his sport. His competitive career began in 1984 at the Soup Bowl in Bathsheba where in his first event he placed 4th overall in the Junior Division, and in 1985 he won the Juniors & 3rd in Open Mens at 15 yrs of age in 8-10ft waves ,making him ‘Barbados sport’s person of the week’. Each year until 2002, Alan has qualified for the Barbados National Team; an achievement shared by no other Barbados surfer.