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Meet the Team

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Peter Abell - Head Coach

Pete has been teaching surfing for over 20 years now. He has worked as a beach lifeguard and taught all over the world. Pete has adopted a bit of a retro approach to surfing and enjoys the way of life and chilled out vibe that surrounds the sport. Pete still wakes up exited about going to work here after all this time!

Qualifications National Diploma Outdoor Recreation Management // HND Water Sports Activity Management // BA Hons Sport and Recreation Management // Surfing GB Coach Award // SLSGB Beach Lifeguard // RNLI Casualty Care Community Responder

skiing surfing

Gareth Brindley - aka Scuba

Loves the mountains and the ocean, he has skied since the age of 4 and it shows! He has surfed since he was 17 and loves to go big! Scuba is up for anything adrenaline driven. You may see him bombing down a steep hill on a skate board whilst checking the surf.

Qualifications HND in Water Sports Activity Management // BA Hon in Water Sports and Recreation Management // Surfing GB Coach Award // SLSGB Beach Lifeguard

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Tom Greaves - aka Little Tom

Little Tom is second in command. What he doesn’t know about teaching surfing isn’t worth knowing. Tom has been teaching for 13 years now and is still buzzing with enthusiasm.

Qualifications National Diploma Business Management // BA in Outdoor Recreation Management // Surfing GB Coach Award // SLSGB Beach Lifeguard // RNLI Casualty Care Community Responder

porth beach surf lessons

Matt Cook- aka Cookie

Matt has grown up around the sea, born and bread a Newquay boy. His ability to read the ocean is second to none. After successfully completing and Iron Man recently (mid-life crisis?) he’s probably in the best shape out of the coaches here!

Qualifications Surfing GB Coach Award // SLSGB Beach Lifeguard

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Alice Brown - head of operations

Alice keeps the place together. Multi-tasking things such as teaching, emails, phone calls, payments, advertising, surf shop and more. She rips too! In the winter months she manages a ski school in Japan! If you want to make sure your in the diary then Alice is the go to person.

Qualifications Surfing GB Coach Award // SLSGB Beach Lifeguard // Surfing England Adaptive Surfing Course // RNLI Casualty Care Community Responder

surf coach

Kieran Taplin - aka Kizza

“Part-time Kizza” as we know him! Only appearing in the summer months: he tops up his tan and fine tunes his surfing skills, then he’s back to his tennis coaching job. His cheeky charm and relaxed teaching style is greatly appreciated by all that meet him.

Qualifications Surfing GB Coach Award // SLSGB Beach Lifeguard 

amy super stoked surf instructor in the sea in mawgan porth beach north cornwall, near newquay

Amy Dilks - always buzzing

Amy is always full of energy and is excited to get in the water no-matter what. Super committed and a lover of dawnies, almost everyday she comes into work with wet hair having only just got out the sea. When she’s dry, she is a wizard with a camera. And if you’re lucky, you may see some of her famous dance-moves in the water too!

Qualifications Surfing GB Coach Award // SLSGB Beach Lifeguard 

big tom surf instructor at kingsurf surf school in mawgan porth, surfing krui reef in sumatra, indonesia, performing a forehand topturn

Tom Case - aka Big T

Also fondly know as Boris Johnson’s doppleganger,  no wave is too big for Big T. Also an avid kite-surfer and wake-surfer, is your man when it comes to stepping it up a gear and wanting to learn how to surf out-the-back and take on waves of more consequence.

Qualifications Surfing GB Coach Award // SLSGB Beach Lifeguard // HND in Water Sports Activity Management // BA Hon in Water Sports and Recreation Management

Surfing England ISA CSkins Surfers Against Sewage Trip Advisor Award of Excellence Cornwall Tourism Awards - Silver