About Homeblown

Homeblown is the place for everything kitesurfing and surfing. We have daily content, including in-depth guides, travel guides to new destinations, informational posts, and more. If you are interested in learning about the UK scene or traveling abroad for your next surf trip, we have all the information you need to get started!

The UK is an underrated gem in terms of watersports potential. The mission of homeblown.co.uk is to be a leading resource for both beginners and skilled riders to gain insight into the UK scene.

About The Editor

homeblown.co.uk-photo-of-the-editor_compressedHi, I’m Mathew. A thirty-something millennial & travel professional who got involved with kitesurfing and surfing back in 2017. Why do you ask? Well, I flat out refuse to become a MAMIL (Middle-Aged Man In Lycra). Instead, I chose to spend my money on kites and surfboards instead of bicycles!

After first trying my luck kitesurfing without lessons, I was dragged along a beach in Malta by a 12m Cabrinha Switchblade, which prompted me to cough up the dough and seek professional help.

My first surfing experience didn’t fare much better. I spent $20 in Muy Ne, Vietnam for an hour with an 8ft board (the waves were MUCH smaller)! I spent 45 minutes trying to stay afloat before calling it quits. Again I reached into my pockets and got some lessons. 

Nowadays I have managed to get somewhat better (I think 🤷‍♂️) and I have added some amazing kiting and surfing destinations to my travelled/riden list including; Mauritius, South Africa, Thailand, Spain and Portugal.