Alex Wade

Alex Wade is a freelance journalist and lawyer who advises several national newspapers on legal issues. He lives with his family in Cornwall.

Books by this Author

Surf Nation
Wrecking Machine

My Life in 8 Words

Author Revealed

Q. What is your motto or maxim?

A. Don't be afraid of anything, except when strictly necessary

Q. What’s your fantasy profession?

A. QPR striker

Q. If you could be anywhere in the world right now, where would you choose to be?

A. Surfing Spot G

Q. What’s your best quality?

A. I do my best to be kind and helpful, though not when I see people throwing litter out of cars. I get angry then.

Q. What are your most overused words or phrases?

A. 'I'm just nipping out to check the surf'

Author Voices

December 18, 2009

I've been suffering a bit lately from an unusual double whammy - cervical myelopathy (a serious and degenerative spinal condition) and Lyme disease. The former is the more worrying. I was diagnosed with it a few weeks ago and told that to go surfing was to risk paralysis. No wave is that good! However, I had a op yesterday which will hopefully see me back in the water, maybe within six months. I am now bionic with a titanium cage where a disc once was in my neck. Next up, plenty of rehab and vanquishing Lyme. Then it'll be some warm waves for the summer - Barbados, I reckon. I update with what's going down and will check in here... see more


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