Sam Bleakley


20th March 2022

The power and pitfalls of championing emerging surf cultures

As a professional longboarder, geographer, writer and filmmaker, Sam Bleakley is a passionate seeker and champion of emerging surf culture. How can the surf community empower people doing things differently?

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Sam Bleakley

Sam Bleakley

Dr Sam Bleakley is a writer, geographer, adventure activist, associate lecturer (in sustainable tourism at Falmouth University), presenter, filmmaker, surf contest commentator and former multiple European Longboard Champion from Cornwall in the UK. He curates and delivers creative and intellectual work on surfing, sustainable tourism and geography through books, films, articles, workshops, lectures, events and educational programs. You can learn more about his books, his film series Brilliant Corners and his wide-ranging work at his website.