30 years of Animal

Throwback Thursday interviews - catching up with Alan Stokes

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A promising 13 year old grom joins the team in 1994. His name is Alan Stokes, and he's about to change the face of British surfing for years to come.

23 years and 3 British Championship titles later, the kid everyone calls 'Stokesy' still represents the Animal brand wherever he goes. He's travelled the globe, competed among some of the best in the world and has inspired a whole new generation of UK surfers. Known particularly for his Strange Beautiful Life video series, which was seen over half a million times, Stokesy is a fun, down to earth yet hard-working guy who's dedicated his life to his passion, surfing.

We catch up with Alan on his two decades as an Animal rider.

“Animal’s commitment and confidence in me has been critical to my progression as a surfer.”

Alan Stokes

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