My name is Shane Ackerman. I was born and raised in Wollongong, NSW, and grew a passion for the ocean at a young age.
I started body boarding at the age of 17, and from there I grew addicted to the rush and release that big waves can offer. I have been chasing swells ever since, which has taken me all over Australia, and the world.
When the swells drop, i'm usually travelling the coast in search of good conditions for free diving and spearfishing. The breath hold / remaining calm aspects of the sport compliment my bodyboarding, as well as providing an awesome activity when there’s no decent swells on the forecast.