We choose our team as much for their qualifications as well as their ability to give our customers the very best surfing experience. They are all fully qualified British Surfing Association Surf Coaches and qualified and experienced Beach Lifeguards. They are also trained in advanced First Aid, Advanced Resuscitation, Child Protection and are Criminal Records Bureau checked – so you and your family couldn’t be in safer hands.
As our Head Coach (and the boss) Jon is a prime example of the way surfing can change your life – for the better! After learning to surf, Jon moved to Devon. He is now considered one of the UK’s most experienced surf coaches and holds the highest qualifications available. He is qualified to instruct any level of surfer from beginner to British Team members and regularly trains and examines surf coaches for the British Surfing Association. Jon is also qualified in many areas of surfing including sports nutrition, injury prevention, competition tactics and national team management – so he’s the man to talk to when it starts to get serious. He has also lectured on sports psychology to other surf coaches and works with autistic and special needs children to introduce them to the world of surfing.
As a true surfing professional Jon loves surfing – but loves teaching more!
“The joy I get from watching someone succeed and improve is immense whether it’s a beginner standing up for the first time or one of our advanced students pulling off a radical manoeuvre.”
A Sport Science degree graduate, Rob captained the
University surf team. He joined our team in 2011. "I'm eager to
spend to time helping others have fun in the water, as I've been lucky enough to do in the past in the UK, Portugal and South Africa, where I helped run a surfing program for street kids."
Stemming from a love of the beach, the ocean and board sports, Rob is passionate about surfing which is reflected in his teaching.
Matt has always enjoyed the outdoors and graduated from Bangor University with an Outdoor Sports Science degree. Over the 3 years in North Wales, Matt learnt to surf and spent every free moment in the water, even becoming the Vice Captain of the Uni surf club! Now as a qualified surf coach, he's looking to help others get in to such a great sport!
Matt's love for surfing is only second to coaching. As a qualified ski instructor who also has 5 years experience as a tennis coach, Matt is a born coach. "I'm loving using my skills to turn novices into surfers!"
Details coming soon of our new coaches including Scott Dowle, just back from volcanic Fuerteventura.
Surfing GB Level 1
British Sign Language Level 2 Signer
Described by her British Surfing Association Trainer assessor as offering “some of the best teaching I’ve ever seen”, Becky is one of just a few female surf coaches. She is a competent surfer and has a deep knowledge of many sports and sports related training. She is an ex member of the British Fencing Squad as well as a keen snowboarder, tennis player and netball player. Oh, and she’s fluent in French, Italian and Sign Language too!
“It’s great to see the buzz a student gets when they stand up for the very first time. Sharing a passion for sport and the outdoors is a privilege.”
Details coming soon of Becky's right hand man in the office for the season, Addy Baston.