Dave Young's Photo

Unverified Profile

  • Payment not verified
  • Phone not verified
  • Government ID not verified

Not Accepting Guests

  • Last login about 3 years ago

Join Couchsurfing to see Dave’s full profile.


  • 27 references 21 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English
  • 32, Male
  • Member since 2012
  • Scientist
  • PhD Chemistry
  • From Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand
  • Profile 100% complete

About Me


Have an awesome NZ summer!


I'm studying towards a PhD in Christchurch.

Before starting I spent 5 months traveling around South East Asia and had heaps of fun meeting other travelers and surfing peoples couches so need to repay all the favours!

Since then I've hosted people at my flat. Cant wait to go travelling again though!


Relax. Chill. Have fun.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


Traveled through Indonesia and SE Asia. Recently got back home and I have started hosting for the first time! My references show what we can get up to while you are here!


Its real cool to meet people from all over the world and show them the best, and often hidden to travelers, parts of the city!

Surfed peoples couches in Asia.


I play football and tennis as well as tramping, surfing and snowboarding.
I listen to a whole bunch of music, but enjoy chilled out music.

Love being outdoors! Especially in summer, in the mountains or by the ocean!

  • traveling
  • socializing
  • music
  • surfing
  • snowboarding
  • soccer
  • tennis
  • chemistry
  • mountains

Music, Movies, and Books

Books; Life of Pi, Papillon, Sherlock Holmes...
Movies; All types
Music; The Killers, The Strokes, Alt-J, Alabama Shakes, Jack Johnson, Rise Against, Fat Freddys Drop, six60, Fitz and the Tantrums, Sublime, Purity Ring, Little Dragon...

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Spending 3 days tramping in sunshine on the west coast of the south island! Didn't see anyone except for my two mates for 3 days and had amazing views from the mountains to the sea!

Surfing with hectors dolphins in Christchurch, New Zealand.

Teach, Learn, Share

Show you around awesome places in Canterbury!

Know a bunch about chemistry too..

What I Can Share with Hosts

Home brew (its good!). Things to do around Christchurch.

Countries I’ve Visited

Australia, Austria, Cambodia, Fiji, France, Indonesia, Italy, Laos, Lithuania, Niue, Oman, Poland, Switzerland, Thailand, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States, Viet Nam

Countries I’ve Lived In

New Zealand, Poland, United Kingdom

Old School Badges

  • 6 Vouches

Join Couchsurfing to see Dave’s full profile.