James Winfield

Southsea, Hampshire, England

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  • Fluent in English; learning French, Japanese, Spanish
  • 31, Male
  • Member since 2009
  • Ski Instructor
  • Bsc (Hons) in Geography
  • From Portsmouth UK
  • Profile 90% complete

About Me




I love being in the outdoors, being active keeps me happy. I really enjoy meeting new people and experiencing new cultures. Random adventures are what I live for.


I am not sure I have a fully realised philosophy, I just float along, trying to make the best decisions I can and try to be a positive influence on other peoples lives.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


I have not yet participated in CS, I am just starting a 7 month trip around South America, so it would be great to meet some people/stay on some couches whilst I am here.


I have enjoyed the hospitality of many of my friends from around the world, and many have stayed at my house as well.


Skiing, Windsurfing, Kitesurfing, Sailing, Hiking, Music, Chess, Rockclimbing, TRAVEL

Music, Movies, and Books

Really too many to list! I love live music and music festivals and sometimes I can just read a good book for a whole day.

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Seen the sun rise from the top of the Atlas Mountains in Morocco.

Teach, Learn, Share

I am qualified to teach skiing, snowboarding, windsurfing and sailing, not especially practical, but very enjoyable! I'd love to learn another language fluently.

Countries I’ve Visited

Argentina, Australia, Bolivia, Cabo Verde, China, Cook Islands, Czech Republic, Fiji, India, Morocco, Russian Federation, Thailand, Venezuela

Countries I’ve Lived In

Chile, Greece, Japan, New Zealand, Turkey, United Kingdom, United States

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