The Animal Surf Academy (ASA) in Polzeath, Cornwall has announced the addition of the Animal Grom Team. With Animal pro surfer Alan Stokes teaming up with the ASA to lead the programme, they will develop an elite junior team with the ASA instructors. This progressive training will breed a new level of surfers who will be mentored by a UK surf hero who will pass on invaluable knowledge from his years on the Pro Tour.
Alan 'Stokesy' Stokes is one of the UK's most established surfers with multiple British titles under his belt and a very large Air Miles account. His dedication & competitive streak has put him at the top of his game, ranking European no. 2 Junior at the start of his career and he's stayed at the top ever since. Alan won the UK Pro Surf Tour in 2009 and scored a career best finishing 5th at the Boardmasters World Qualifying Series event in Newquay.
Stokesy commented: "It doesn't matter how good you are, everyone benefits from a bit of coaching and mentoring and I'm proud to be part of the program. I really enjoy working with the Groms, it takes me back to when I was their age and I'm stoked to see young surfers progress. We have some great youth talent in this country and I'm proud to work with these rippers to help them get to a higher level."
The Animal online store is loaded with all the kit needed for surfing at the academy with Animal boardshorts, swimwear, Animal t-shirts and surf accessories. There are exclusive opportunities and competitions for shoppers as well as free delivery and free returns on all orders and a safe, secure online shopping experience. The Animal E-Store stocks the widest selection of Animal products available in the UK including Animal clothing, watches, bags, footwear, eyewear and accessories, as well as a range of Animal clearance products.
Animal aligns itself as a lifestyle brand based around a number of core sports including surfing, windsurfing, kitesurfing, bodyboarding, mountain biking, BMX, wakeboarding, freeskiing, snowboarding and motorcross. Animal also sponsors key events across these sports and has a team of riders ranging from youth development through to professional.
Established in 1987 in Poole, Dorset, Animal is one of the UK's leading freesport brands specialising in the design, marketing and retailing of freesports influenced Animal Hoodies technical clothing, footwear, luggage, eyewear, accessories, watches and Animal flip flops.
Actively involved within core freesports, Animal sponsor high profile riders and operate a number of academies and camps giving newcomers and experienced riders the opportunity to pursue their chosen sports further.
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