We have an experienced team of instructors, all of whom have current Surf Lifesaving GB (SLSGB) lifeguard, International Surfing Association (ISA) or Academy of Surf Instructor (ASI) Surf and SUP qualifications, and full disclosures.
SAM SENIOR INSTRUCTOR
“I love the stoke you get from helping a customer get their first wave!!” Owner of Coast to Coast and Scottish Juniors team coach 2016, ASI Level 3 Surf and Stand Up Paddle and ISA Surf Judge with fifteen years of coaching all levels. Sam won the 2009, 2010, 2016 Scottish National Longboard surf titles and came 8th in European Surf Champs Longboarding in 2017.
JOSH SENIOR INSTRUCTOR
“whether its doing a backflip on a bodyboard or flying down the face of a big wave on a surfboard – it’s all rad!!!” ISA Level 2 Surf Instructor, ASI SUP Level 3 Instructor, and Bodyboard coach. Fourteen years teaching experience and two decades Scottish surfing experience. Josh is among the top bodyboarders in Europe (4th European champs 2017). His acrobatic skills have won the Scottish Bodyboarding title multiple times.
DAVIDE SENIOR INSTRUCTOR
Davide joined us last year and made an instant impact. Hes a fantastic instructor, brilliant with kids and adults and always has the customer at heart. Davide is a great stylish surfer improving his surfing in Indonesia, Australia, Tasmania and recently in Europe. He also has a strong enthusiasm for authentic Italian pizza and environmentalism
Edinburgh surf grom, Iona joined our team from school surfing courses in 2013. She became our youngest ever instructor at 17yrs and always brings a smile to work. In 2019 she will be key to our east coast summer operation! She’s also a good surfer coming 2nd at the Gathering of the Clans Ladies division 2016 and represented Scotland in 2017!
Oisin was definitely our most improved instructor in 2018. Our gentle giant, Oisin is so enthusiastic in lessons and creates a wonderful relaxed vibe. He’s passionate about the worlds future, and as an undergraduate Marine Biology always tries to emphasize what we can do to help the beach and coastal environment in lessons! Oisin also won the U18 Bodyboard national title in 2016 and made a few rounds in in the Euro Juniors same year.
Toby, the newest member of our team is a super laid back surfer originally from Scotland but learning his trade last year in Cornwall before returning home. Toby is a bright intelligent man with a great attitude for customer service and produces enthusiasm and energy in all classes. He’s a sole surfer with a lot of style and you will generally see him longboarding drawing classic lines and walking the walk!
At coast to coast we pride ourselves on developing our junior surfers, many of which benefit from years of surf development and in-house training before becoming Coast to Coast instructors of the future. The next generation are below :
Clover has been kicking about the surf school for a decade, learning off the extended surf family! Now aged 16yrs Clover with a super friendly attitude, Clover will be part of our next generation of instructors, shes great with kids and adults! In 2017 she was part of the Scottish Junior Surf team winning the u16 girls division in Ireland. In 2018 she improved again winning the U18 girls national title and making the Scottish national womens final. She then made semi final in the U18 bodyboarding in European Surf champs. She is also up for everything, froths on Stand Up Paddling, skates on a Carver quicker than the senior instructors and jumps off the highest Coasteering cliffs. Loads of talent what will 2019 bring?
Elliot, is an ex Scottish squad junior and one of the fasted improving surf juniors in East Lothian. Multiple talented Elliot (an amazing rugby player too) has a heart of gold and is brilliant with kids and adults alike.
Mikey is our most talented male competitive junior surfer and had a great 2018. Getting to the quarterfinals of both the U18 and U16 bodyboarding and 3rd rep round in longboarding at the Euro champs. He won the U18 bodyboard national title, was 2nd in U14 surfing and won everything in our local comps. Hes only 14yrs! Mikey is really enthusiastic, so stoked and always helpful in lessons.
Malcolm has been in our junior team for three years and is the most improved junior of our surf team in 2018 and has been earmarked as an instructor for 2019. Hes grown so much and could be mistaken for one of our student instructors, full of energy with a cheeky smile hes really reliable and always looking to help!
Our newest member of the junior assistants. Annie is a natural, gifted in communication and organisation, shes super sharp and great with customers and staff a like! Lovely girl too and one for the future!
SURF SCHOOL JOB OFFERS
All our 2019 positions are full. If you wish to join us in the future send in your CV to [email protected]