Jay, surf instructor at Ride The Tide Surf School Barbados, showed promise as a sportsman from an early age playing ice hockey, football; he also took part in competitive gymnastics. Not that he was much good at any of them he turned his energy to the water where his passion was.
Enthusiastic about wakeboarding and waterskiing it became apparent that his true skill was surfing, specifically longboarding. Somehow longboarding and Jay seemed to be designed for each other.
Jay has won many longboard events and despite placing 2nd in the National Championships longboard division 2008 claimed “Surfer Of The Year, longboard division, 2008.”
Jay found longboarding while it had turned away from mainstream sports and the public eye. Although, Jay knows he was not solely responsible for making it cool again he would like to think that he helped a little bit.
Jay and Alexis started Ride The tide Surf School when they returned to Barbados. Jay is always the first to say he is so lucky to have a wife that has supported his passion and lifestyle and helped turn them into his chosen career.
She moved to England at 18 to attend university where she found her love of brands and marketing. After 10 years overseas, working hard in London, (a brief stint at home to warm up inbetween) she decided it was time to venture home with Jay to warmer, more surf orientated climes.
Jay and Alexis, together, started Ride The Tide Surf School upon their return to Barbados in 2012, a family run business, Ride The Tide is committed to showing people of all ages and abilities a truly enjoyable time riding the tide in Barbados.
20 Seaside Drive
Christ Church, Barbados