Living in an old, unheated T25 campervan for fourteen months, including the coldest winter for thirty years, Jonathan Bennett travelled clockwise round Britain, surfing every beach he could catch a wave. From the Isle of Harris to the Lizard Peninsula, from Orkney to Anglesey, from Sandwood Bay to Sussex, he shared the waves with seals, sewage and fellow surfers, meeting friendly and not-so-friendly locals, often alone and miles from civilisation. Without going near a campsite, he slept with the sound of the waves whispering in his ears.
Jonathan Bennett is a freelance writer and translator. His screen credits include the noir thriller Dark Bridge and several episodes of BBC1 drama Doctors. His travel writing has appeared in The Guardian, The Independent and Time Out. He also writes audio guides for museums, castles and other damp venues.