John has been surfing since the age of 10 and started competing on the Irish Surf Team at the age of 13 and holds national junior and senior titles. John has competed all over the world, at European and World Surfing Championships and has travelled to Hawaii, Australia, Africa, Central and South America and all over Asia in search of the perfect wave. Having qualifying with a Degree in Science from W.I.T., John spent 5 years living abroad and working mainly in Japan until he decided to retire from the office job for a life based on surfing the west coast of Ireland. In June 2006 John did what no other Irish surfer has done and won a Bronze Medal in the European surfing championships.
In the video below John is interviewed with his family, about life in county clare, surfing and his faith in God.