Deckhand Storm Smith from Below Deck Mediterranean season 7 is already impressing Stew Natalya Scudder and Captain Sandy. One’s impressed by his supposed witty “banter”, the other by his leadership on deck. Fans want to know more about the self-described “dirtbag pirate”, who’s childhood friends with fellow South African deckhand Mzi “Zee” Dempers, who was on Below Deck Med season 6, too.
Storm’s Girlfriend, Family & Travel Lifestyle
Although Storm’s love interest is Natalya on Below Deck Med season 7, he’s now dating someone else after the show ended. Storm’s Instagram shows him previously traveling in Bainskloof Mountain Pass and Rhino Ridge Game Reserve in South Africa with his girlfriend Chloe Griffin. The couple are now in Italy, visiting Lake Como and other picturesque areas of the country.
The couple also created an Instagram account to document their travels together called “Notes from the road”.
Before, Storm had a long-term relationship that lasted several years back when living in his hometown of Cape Town, South Africa. In the middle of the season, Storm explained how he was very serious with his ex girlfriend and that he had his heart broken. He explained how his ex girlfriend fell out of love with him and eventually ended the long-term relationship.
Storm has traveled a lot in his twenties. He’s explored Sri Lanka, Yosemite national park in California, West Indies, France, Mozambique, Madagascar, Dubai and more.
On Below Deck Med season 7, episode 3, Storm reveals he had to grow up quickly. He had to act as the father figure for his two much younger half sisters when their dad wasn’t around. He even would illegally drive his mom’s car as a teenager with his infant sister in order to help her fall asleep. Storm says he is close with his mom and two sisters.
On the show, Below Deck fans have noticed Storm has plenty of tattoos adorned all over his body.
Storm has two tattoos on his chest and at least one thigh tattoo on his one leg. He also has many animal and tribal tattoos on both his arms, including an eagle and woman.
Storm’s Previous Work & Hobbies
Sailing for the past four years working on boat, “dirtbag pirate” Storm found his calling as a sailor. He previously tried culinary and film school, according to Bravo. However, he always had a love for the outdoors, especially surfing and fishing. He also loves scuba diving with sharks, as well as drinking, of course.
Last year Storm launched his own jewelry company, called The Dark Sea, which sells silver rings.
Storm worked on other boats before Home, including a charter yacht that provided guests with surfing and scuba diving. Storm previously worked a surfing guide in Sumatra, too.
According to his buddy and co-star Zee, Storm has had a moustache since he was thirteen. He currently competing with Below Deck season 9 deckhand Jake Foulger for best moustache from the reality TV franchise.
Tune into Bravo at 8 p.m. EST Mondays to learn more about Deckhand Storm Smith on Below Deck Med season 7.