Merlin Cadogan was a qualified beach lifeguard and surfing instructor for the Tiki surf school in Devon, England.
He has surfed all over the world and has taught hundreds of people to surf.
He wrote most of these stories on surf trips to Indonesia.
Merlin is a professional escapologist and juggler who reached the semi finals on Britains Got Talent in 2009 juggling fire underwater and escaping from 10 metres of chain. Merlin is also a keen treasure hunter combining his love of diving with underwater metal detecting and is sponsored by Minelab Metal Detectors.
He has free dived to 30 metres with Sara Campbell and held 2 Guinness World Records for picking the most police handcuffs in one minute and juggling 3 balls underwater the longest.