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Our Coaches

Our coaches are highly experienced and passionate about helping surfers reach their full potential. 

  • Samba Mann

    Samba Mann

    Coaching Experience:

    12 years.

    Background:

    Top 3 surfer in pro junior competitions from 1998 - 2000. Competed on the World Qualifying Series (WQS).

    Coaching Tip:

    An open and positive mindset in your surfing allows for great things.

  • Michael Crisp

    Michael Crisp

    Coaching Experience:

    10 years.

    Background:

    Crispy has been passionately involved in the surfing community since 1996, working across both coaching and commentating. He is passionate about helping surfers get to the next level.

    Coaching Tip:

    Grow your surfing by experiencing a variety of waves on beach breaks, reef and point breaks.

  • Mitchell James

    Mitchell  James

    Coaching Experience:

    7 years.

    Background:

    Living in the local area (Kingscliff) and surfing competitively for the last 12 years. Currently competing on the World Qualifying Series (WQS).

    Coaching Tip:

    Pushing yourself is the best way to learn.

  • Peter Duncan

    Peter Duncan

    Coaching Experience:

    6 years.

    Background:

    Pete is a former competitive surfer and is actively involved in his local surfing community as president of his local boardriders club. Pete has a bachelor of exercise science and nutrition and transfers this knowledge in his coaching with both elite and recreational surfers.

    Coaching Tip:

    Each wave is an opportunity to grow.

  • Tim Macdonald

    Tim Macdonald

    Coaching Experience:

    5 years.

    Background:

    Australian Junior Surfing Champion. Progressed from national junior events, to international pro junior events, to competing on the World Qualifying Series (WQS).

    Coaching Tip:

    You surf your best when you're having fun.

  • Adam Dufner

    Adam  Dufner

    Coaching Experience:

    12 years.

    Background:

    A dedicated world travelling surfer for the past 20 years. Surfing and coaching in countries such as Australia, Africa, Europe, USA, South America and Central America.

    Coaching Tip:

    A low compressed bottom turn is the foundation to high performance surfing.

  • Bec Woods

    Bec Woods

    Coaching Experience:

    8 years

    Background:

    Competitive surfer for 15 years including 9 years on the World Tour. Head Coach at Surfing Victoria's Play it Safe by the Water's female program 2012 & 2013. Also worked as a Professional Ocean Lifeguard. Worked at various surf school's from beginner, intermediate to advanced.

    Coaching Tip:

    Dream, believe, create, succeed. Surfing is the best school.

  • Linton Fafie

    Linton Fafie

    Coaching Experience:

    10 years.

    Background:

    A former junior competitive surfer turned international elite surf coach. Linton has developed programs for novice, intermediate & advanced surfers from all parts of the globe.

    Coaching Tip:

    Speed is the essence but control is the key.