The unseen (but definitely not unappreciated!) man behind our amazing website is bodyboarding fanatic and IT extraordinaire Matt Hawken. Born and bred in Cornwall, Matt knows just what it takes for our website to represent the best that our county has to offer. Matt joined the NAC team in early 2010 and has since upgraded our domain through the design and build process of various websites, the development of booking & enquiry systems and the overall management of numerous advertising campaigns.
Matt’s strong expertise in web development and his rich history of being a general IT guru has helped our online presence grow from strength to strength throughout the years. For the bodyboarding aficionados out there, you may have already inadvertently stumbled across Matt’s work online. A few years ago, Matt developed, owned and managed the biggest bodyboarding forum in the UK – Kernow Bodyboarding.
When he isn’t deep in code on the back-end of websites, Matt can be found scoring waves and guiding students on our well-loved international bodyboarding trips. Matt’s penchant for expert analysis also extends, luckily for us, to surf forecasts. Whenever we need an in-depth breakdown of the upcoming surf conditions in the area, Matt is our go-to guy. Matt is also a well-respected bodyboarder in his own right and he knows the details of the Cornish coast better than anyone. Away from the screens and the surf, Matt enjoys the underwater world of spear fishing and the freedom of road biking.