Ben was born on the island of Tiree, Scotland. He has been surfing in cold water with his Dad since he was 2 years old. He also likes skateboarding and motorbiking. 

He began competing around six years ago and quickly enjoyed success. When he grows up, he has a dream to surf in the world surf league and travel around the world in the back of a van, meeting new people and searching for the perfect wave. So far he has surfed in Bali, Portugal, Spain, Japan and across the UK. He has a professional coach in Lanzarote who has been helping him develop his stamina and technique. 

Surfing is a minority sport in Scotland, so Ben doesn’t get a lot of support but he is grateful for the help he receives from his sponsors and the interest that this film - Riding the Wave has had in sharing his story far and wide.