Perranporth's #1 Surf School, since 2004

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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: Manager & Coach 

Country of Birth: South Africa

Years Surfing: 33

Years Coaching: 16

Qualifications: Surfing England/ISA Level 2 Instructor; SLSGB Beach Lifeguard

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 2009

Pegleg

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Role: Head Instructor

Country of Birth: England

Years Surfing: 35

Years Coaching: 2

Qualifications: Surfing England/ISA Level 1; SLSGB Beach Lifeguard; ISA Adaptive Team Coach

Places Travelled/Surfed: Surfed all over the British and Irish isles: Cornwall; England; Wales; Scotland; Ireland. International: Spain; Portugal; Morocco; Indonesian islands; Japan; USA and Hawai'i. Has also surfed the novelty wave of the Severn River bore several times over the years.

Peg is also well travelled and has accomplished some personal feats over the years, including a trek of Mt. Everest's base camp and climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro.

Interesting Facts: Dad of 3; leg of 1; 6yrs on the English adaptive surf team and current British champion in his division. Peg has also taken gold in Hawai'i 2yrs in a row (not 2020 due to Covid-19).

Esme

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Role: Instructor

Country of Birth: Cornwall

Years Surfing: 10yrs

Years Coaching: 3

Qualifications: Surfing England/ISA Level 1; SLSGB Beach Lifeguard

Places Travelled/Surfed: U.K.; France; Thailand; Indonesia. And, many many more to come!

Interesting Facts: Represented England in surf lifesaving, and now trialing for the GB team, too.

Pablo

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Role: Instructor

Country of Birth: Argentina

Years Surfing: 5

Years Coaching: 2

Qualifications: Surfing Englnd/ISA Level 1; SLSGB Surf Coach Safety Award

Places Travelled/Surfed: Argentina; Uruguay; Brasil; England; Wales; India; Sri Lanka and -- probably the best -- Costa Rica ​​

Interesting Facts: "I can speak 3 languages, but nobody understands me in any of them".

Carl

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Role: Instructor

Country of Birth: South Africa

Years Surfing: 13

Years Coaching: 3

Qualifications: Surfing England/ISA Level 1 & SLSGB Surf Lifeguard Award

Places Travelled/Surfed: South Africa; UK;  Australia; Bali; Spain; Portugal; Tenerife 

Interesting Facts: Study plant science at Eden Project.

Ruben

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Ryan

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Kate

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Role: Customer Service Admistrator

Country of Birth: England

Years Surfing: Very occassional, fair-weather surfer

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Places Travelled/Surfed: USA; New Zealand; Europe; South Africa; Mexico; Morocco

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