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About

Some information about who we are and what we do

About Us

Our ethos at Perranporth Surf School is simple: to provide the highest quality surf lessons, in an informative and fun way, and at the best value possible. Since our humble beginnings in 2004, we have never strayed from that ethos, which is why we have established a solid reputation as one of Cornwall's best surf schools. It's what keeps our customers returning to us year upon year.

Uniquely situated directly on the beach throughout summer, our base is just 'a stone's throw' from the waves, literally! We are a fully insured surf school, regulated by and affiliated to Surfing England, the national governing body for surfing in the UK. All our instructors are experienced and fully qualified Surfing England & ISA (International Surfing Association) coaches and beach lifeguards, meaning you are in good, safe hands... Promise!

Meet the Team

Gavin

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Role: Owner/Manager

Country of Birth: South Africa

Years Surfing: 29

Years Coaching: 14

Places Travelled/Surfed: South Africa, UK, Ireland, France, Spain, Portugal, Marocco, Mexico

Interesting Fact: Worked as part of the water safety crew on the Robin Hood filmset in 2010

Nico

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Role: Head Instructor

Country of Birth: France

Years Surfing: 20

Years Coaching: 12

Places Travelled/Surfed: Europe, Sri lanka, NZ, Indonesia, South Africa, Central and South America. Marocco.

Interesting Facts: Longboard senior French champion, 2010 and 2011. Speaks French....

Lucy

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Role: Senior Instructor

Country of Birth: Cornwall

Years Surfing: 10

Years Coaching: 3

Places Travelled/Surfed: France, Portugal, Indonesia,Australia, UK, Ireland

Interesting Facts: Lucy likes rocks... in a professional, geomorphological sense; but, she also just, like, rocks!

Matt

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Role: Instructor

Country of Birth: UK

Years Surfing: Standup: 4yrs; Bodyboarding: 14yrs

Years Coaching: 1

Places Travelled/Surfed: UK, Australia, Portugal, Indonesia, Spain, Morocco, France, Canada, Ireland

Interesting Facts: Also a photographer, and once had a photo featured on Magicseaweed's 'Photo of the Day'

James

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Role: Instructor

Country of Birth: Cornwall

Years Surfing: 10

Years Coaching: 1

Places Travelled/Surfed: UK, Australia, Morocco, Spain

Interesting Facts: Attempting to visit and walk as many personally undiscovered beaches of Cornwall as possible this year.

Steph

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Role: Customer Service Administrator

Country of Birth: UK

Years Surfing: 2

Years Coaching: Not applicable (yet)

Places Travelled/Surfed: Cornwall, Australia, Indonesia, Portugal, Morocco, Spain, Sardinia

Interesting Facts: Steph is currently writing and illustrating a children’s book about surf adventures

Emma

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Role: Instructor

Country of Birth: UK

Years Surfing: 7

Years Coaching: 3

Places Travelled/Surfed: New Zealand, Morocco, Central America, Fuertaventura, Sri Lanka, Indonesia

Interesting Facts: Also a Sports Massage Therapist, Baking mad, favourite pasty… Ann’s of course, once applied to the Great British Bake Off, didn’t get very far though so obviously not that good...

'Nstructor Jack

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Role: Team Mascot Instructor

Country of Birth: England

Years Surfing: 2 years this summer

Years Coaching: 1 (unofficially, of course)

Places Travelled/Surfed: Cornwall... Give me a chance, I'm only 10!

Interesting Facts: After being introduced to surfing by Perranporth Surf School whilst on holiday in 2015, Jack's 'froth' for surfing was so strong that he convinced his parents to relocate down to Cornwall so that he could pursue his career in surfing. Jack is so keen that he even volunteers his time during the school holidays to help and assist our instructors in delivering lessons. We are happy to consider him part of our team.

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