Andi started surfing when he was travelling in New Zealand in 2004. He is originally from Milan in Italy, where he stayed until he had completed his national service. Since leaving the Army, Andi has been constantly on the move around the world, surfing in Indonesia, Morocco, Australia, Western Samoa, Mexico and the Canary Islands. Andi joined the team at Surf South West in 2008 and has been a full time coach with us ever since. Andi is the manager of our centre at Saunton beach, where he can be found running coaching sessions at one of the UK’s finest beaches for beginner surfers. During the winter months in the UK, Andi travels around the world to coach surfing in various tropical locations. He has coached in Portugal, Morocco and Mexico, but he always puts aside a couple of months of the year to travel to Indonesia to search for uncrowded waves in some of the remote island chains.