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Keenan Roxburgh
Australia

Hi, I’m connected to ISA through Surfing Australia and have been a professional judge under the ISA training and education pathway for over 20 years! I feel privileged to have had influence and mentorship from many great judges in Australia and thought my international work many others from around the world. I’m also an approved Course presenter for both the International Judging & Officiating Course and the Level 1 Surf Coaching Course. I’ve been surfing since early childhood and have a passion for traditional longboarding, single fins and fish surf craft. On the right day you’ll see me ride anything though! For over a decade I’ve worked closely on my surfboard design with master shaper Phil Myres from Lennox Head Australia and feel stoked to have been able to have so much input into the designs of my quiver. Coming from the wave rich east coast of Australia I’m spoilt for good waves an hours drive north I’m at snapper and less than an hour south I’m at Angourie! Between these two cornerstones of world class waves I manage to find lots of salty sessions in uncrowded conditions that I’ll let the adventurer find. Thanks to all the hard work the ISA team put into the sport that we all love we now can celebrate surfing as an Olympic sport!! Looking forward to working & surfing with you all soon✌️

<tr> <td class="uk-text-small uk-text-bold"><a href="https://isasurf.org/learning/isa-coaching/course-schedule/?level=1386&country=france&presenter=Johnny%20Nesslinger#courses">ISA/ILS Water Safety Course</a></td> <td class="uk-text-small">France</td> <td class="uk-text-small">English</td> <td class="uk-text-small">21/09/2024</td> </tr><tr> <td class="uk-text-small uk-text-bold"><a href="https://isasurf.org/learning/isa-coaching/course-schedule/?level=1386&country=france&presenter=Johnny%20Nesslinger#courses">ISA/ILS Water Safety Course</a></td> <td class="uk-text-small">France</td> <td class="uk-text-small">English</td> <td class="uk-text-small">02/10/2024</td> </tr><tr> <td class="uk-text-small uk-text-bold"><a href="https://isasurf.org/learning/isa-coaching/course-schedule/?level=1166&country=france&presenter=Johnny%20Nesslinger#courses">ISA Surf Level 1 Instructor Course</a></td> <td class="uk-text-small">France</td> <td class="uk-text-small">English</td> <td class="uk-text-small">14/09/2024</td> </tr><tr> <td class="uk-text-small uk-text-bold"><a href="https://isasurf.org/learning/isa-coaching/course-schedule/?level=1166&country=france&presenter=Johnny%20Nesslinger#courses">ISA Surf Level 1 Instructor Course</a></td> <td class="uk-text-small">France</td> <td class="uk-text-small">English</td> <td class="uk-text-small">25/09/2024</td> </tr><tr> <td class="uk-text-small uk-text-bold"><a href="https://isasurf.org/learning/isa-coaching/course-schedule/?level=1166&country=portugal&presenter=Johnny%20Nesslinger#courses">ISA Surf Level 1 Instructor Course</a></td> <td class="uk-text-small">Portugal</td> <td class="uk-text-small">English</td> <td class="uk-text-small">16/11/2024</td> </tr><tr> <td class="uk-text-small uk-text-bold"><a href="https://isasurf.org/learning/isa-coaching/course-schedule/?level=1386&country=portugal&presenter=Johnny%20Nesslinger#courses">ISA/ILS Water Safety Course</a></td> <td class="uk-text-small">Portugal</td> <td class="uk-text-small">English</td> <td class="uk-text-small">23/11/2024</td> </tr>
Johnny Nesslinger
Austria

https://www.austriansurfing.at/ueber-uns/crew

<tr> <td class="uk-text-small uk-text-bold"><a href="https://isasurf.org/learning/isa-coaching/course-schedule/?level=1169&country=belgium&presenter=Pieter%20Sacré#courses">ISA Flat Water SUP Instructor Course</a></td> <td class="uk-text-small">Belgium</td> <td class="uk-text-small">English</td> <td class="uk-text-small">21/09/2024</td> </tr>
Pieter Sacré
Belgium

Project coordinator for WWSV, the flamish branch of all surf & sailing things related

ALE ZENI
Brazil

Surfing Family Friends Surf Pool Aloha

Sergio Gadelha Leme do Prado
Brazil

I have been a Surf ISA and WSL judge for many years, as well as presenting ISA Judge Courses. I'm from Santos, state of São Paulo, Brazil. I've worked in more than a thousand championships and I also have a thousand friends in 18 countries.

<tr> <td class="uk-text-small uk-text-bold"><a href="https://isasurf.org/learning/isa-coaching/course-schedule/?level=1166&country=canada&presenter=Bridget%20Turner#courses">ISA Surf Level 1 Instructor Course</a></td> <td class="uk-text-small">Canada</td> <td class="uk-text-small">English</td> <td class="uk-text-small">22/06/2024</td> </tr><tr> <td class="uk-text-small uk-text-bold"><a href="https://isasurf.org/learning/isa-coaching/course-schedule/?level=1166&country=canada&presenter=Bridget%20Turner#courses">ISA Surf Level 1 Instructor Course</a></td> <td class="uk-text-small">Canada</td> <td class="uk-text-small">English</td> <td class="uk-text-small">27/06/2024</td> </tr>
Bridget Turner
Canada

Janna Van Hoof
Canada

I decided in 2008 to get more people (especially women) on the water with SUP and haven't looked back! I coach SUP and surf on challenging and windy Lake Ontario in Toronto, Canada, and on fun beach-break waves in Canoa, Ecuador. I love that SUP is so accessible and is increasing the amount of people falling in love with the water (and waves). I have over 10 years of experience SUP surfing, teaching beginners, and coaching teachers in a variety of challenging conditions. I love my job because I get to support athletes and teachers year-round through ISA's classes and certification programs and travel to and judge contests occasionally and super lucky to team manage the Ecuador surf juniors. So fun! My favorite waves are always the home breaks with friends. Take a course with me and achieve your own goal of getting more people on the water!

Nico Manos
Canada

Former professional surfer from Canada. ISA World Surfing Games competitor ‘05. Owner, Lawrencetown Surf Company and East Coast Surf School.

Sean Nickerson
Canada

I am a course presenter for the ISA/ILS Surf and SUP Instructor Aquatic Rescue and Safety Course. I am a lifeguard, swimmer, and paddler. My connect to surfing is through prone and stand up paddle boarding isolated northern bodies of water. My favorite location is along Atlantic Canada's rugged shores.

<tr> <td class="uk-text-small uk-text-bold"><a href="https://isasurf.org/learning/isa-coaching/course-schedule/?level=1386&country=canada&presenter=Shandy%20Kariatsumari#courses">ISA/ILS Water Safety Course</a></td> <td class="uk-text-small">Canada</td> <td class="uk-text-small">English</td> <td class="uk-text-small">25/06/2024</td> </tr><tr> <td class="uk-text-small uk-text-bold"><a href="https://isasurf.org/learning/isa-coaching/course-schedule/?level=1386&country=canada&presenter=Shandy%20Kariatsumari#courses">ISA/ILS Water Safety Course</a></td> <td class="uk-text-small">Canada</td> <td class="uk-text-small">English</td> <td class="uk-text-small">11/09/2024</td> </tr><tr> <td class="uk-text-small uk-text-bold"><a href="https://isasurf.org/learning/isa-coaching/course-schedule/?level=1167&country=canada&presenter=Shandy%20Kariatsumari#courses">ISA Surf Level 2 Coaching Course</a></td> <td class="uk-text-small">Canada</td> <td class="uk-text-small">English</td> <td class="uk-text-small">15/10/2024</td> </tr>
Shandy Kariatsumari
Canada

In 2016 ISA Surf L1 was brought to Canada and carried forward by the Canadians. In 2018 ILS, 2019 Surf L2 and now in 2023, Judging. Shandy's her-story started with competitive swimming, went to surfing, instruction with Surf Sister and Hooksum Hesquiaht First Nations Outdoor School, opening a surf school for Ohana in Brazil and Live To Surf in Canada. She is a Live to Surf Shop team rider and local coach offering ISA ILS, L1, L2, and Judging courses. Shandy brings unique ideas for all surfers offering feminine approaches, dryland and lifesaving techniques for wholistic surfing, long term athleticism, leadership, inspiration and courage.

<tr> <td class="uk-text-small uk-text-bold"><a href="https://isasurf.org/learning/isa-coaching/course-schedule/?level=1386&country=chile&presenter=Ariel%20Leiva#courses">ISA/ILS Water Safety Course</a></td> <td class="uk-text-small">Chile</td> <td class="uk-text-small">English</td> <td class="uk-text-small">19/07/2024</td> </tr>
Ariel Leiva
Chile

Soy un rescatista que encontro en el surf la conexión con la naturaleza y la paz. Además de una forma de compartir mis conocimientos como rescatista a través del deporte. Mis spots favoritos son la boca en Concón y el Faro en la Serena, Chile.

<tr> <td class="uk-text-small uk-text-bold"><a href="https://isasurf.org/learning/isa-coaching/course-schedule/?level=1166&country=chile&presenter=Boris%20Febre#courses">ISA Surf Level 1 Instructor Course</a></td> <td class="uk-text-small">Chile</td> <td class="uk-text-small">Español</td> <td class="uk-text-small">20/07/2024</td> </tr><tr> <td class="uk-text-small uk-text-bold"><a href="https://isasurf.org/learning/isa-coaching/course-schedule/?level=1166&country=chile&presenter=Boris%20Febre#courses">ISA Surf Level 1 Instructor Course</a></td> <td class="uk-text-small">Chile</td> <td class="uk-text-small">Español</td> <td class="uk-text-small">07/09/2024</td> </tr><tr> <td class="uk-text-small uk-text-bold"><a href="https://isasurf.org/learning/isa-coaching/course-schedule/?level=1166&country=chile&presenter=Boris%20Febre#courses">ISA Surf Level 1 Instructor Course</a></td> <td class="uk-text-small">Chile</td> <td class="uk-text-small">Español</td> <td class="uk-text-small">30/11/2024</td> </tr><tr> <td class="uk-text-small uk-text-bold"><a href="https://isasurf.org/learning/isa-coaching/course-schedule/?level=1167&country=chile&presenter=Boris%20Febre#courses">ISA Surf Level 2 Coaching Course</a></td> <td class="uk-text-small">Chile</td> <td class="uk-text-small">Español</td> <td class="uk-text-small">08/08/2024</td> </tr>
Boris Febre
Chile

Mechanical Engineer by profession. I've been surfing since 1993, started working as an instructor in 2013 and later administrating a Surf School until 2017 when I started working as a Coach for the Chilean Surfing Federation. From 2019 as Technical Manager my role was to develop the sport to a high performance level and manage the process that led Chile to reach their goal of making it to the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games (in 2021). Currently I work developing technology applied to surfing and am the CEO of Surf Coach Manager, a technological platform aimed at helping coaches to implement High Level Surfing processes.

Jano Sánchez
Chile

ISA JOP

Javier Romero
Chile

Vivo en Chile, en la ciudad de Iquique. Comence a surfear el año 1986 en Arica. Me dedique al surfing profesional hata el año 2014, luego me dedique a entrenar surfistas (surfcoach) trabajando varios años para la federacion chilena de surf, para mi region y tambien de forma particular.

Joel Acevedo
Chile

I'm a fisherman's son, I've been surfing since I was 12, I'm a Chilean Coast guard helicopter rescue swimmer and I'm always working to bring our training as close as I can to the reality and always improving our knowledge.

<tr> <td class="uk-text-small uk-text-bold"><a href="https://isasurf.org/learning/isa-coaching/course-schedule/?level=1169&country=chile&presenter=Maximiliano%20Ponce#courses">ISA Flat Water SUP Instructor Course</a></td> <td class="uk-text-small">Chile</td> <td class="uk-text-small">Español</td> <td class="uk-text-small">10/08/2024</td> </tr>
Maximiliano Ponce
Chile

Practico SUP y surf hace mas de 15 años y actualmente dedico mi vida a entrenar niños y adultos en SUP race con visión competitiva.

Bryan Ng
China

SUP & Surf

Nik Zanella
China

Coach of the Chinese National Surfing Team, spreading surf culture in China since 2006 through inclusivity, safety and environmental friendly endeavours. Author of Children of The Tide, an exploration of surfing in dynastic China. Running ISA instructors training since 2014.

Gustavo Corrales Ch.
Costa Rica

A neighbor of Jacó Beach, Gustavo has more than 25 years of practicing the sport of surfing, as well as other activities related to the sea. His favorite break is Playa Hermosa. He has been a surf instructor for 20 years, of which he has spent almost half working with high performance athletes and national teams, supporting athletes to bring medals in the ISA World Surfing Games (2014) and ISA World Adaptive Surfing Championship (2016 and 2017) as a head coach. In addition, he has more than 15 years of experience in being a surfing judge and a head judge of national and international competitions. Some of these competitions are: the National Surf Circuit of the Costa Rican Surf Federation from 2008 to date; and the tournaments of the Latin American Association of Professional Surfers (ALAS) held in Costa Rica, Guatemala and Nicaragua 2012-2013, Mexico 2013 and El Salvador 2015, 2018. ISA World Surfing Games Costa Rica 2009, Perú 2010, Panamá 2011, Costa Rica 2016. ISA Master World Surfing Games Panamá 2010, ISA World Junior Surfing Championship. Quiksilver King of the Grooms Costa Rica 2010 and 2011. Anual Vissla Cosmic Hermosa 2015 and 2016. Airborn Huck & Hack Costa Rica 2016. WQS 1500 Essential Costa Rica Surf Pro WSL 2018, Rip Curl Grom Search International Final Costa Rica 2019 and some others.

<tr> <td class="uk-text-small uk-text-bold"><a href="https://isasurf.org/learning/isa-coaching/course-schedule/?level=1386&country=costa rica&presenter=Marvin %20Chen Perez #courses">ISA/ILS Water Safety Course</a></td> <td class="uk-text-small">Costa Rica</td> <td class="uk-text-small">English</td> <td class="uk-text-small">01/08/2024</td> </tr><tr> <td class="uk-text-small uk-text-bold"><a href="https://isasurf.org/learning/isa-coaching/course-schedule/?level=1386&country=costa rica&presenter=Marvin %20Chen Perez #courses">ISA/ILS Water Safety Course</a></td> <td class="uk-text-small">Costa Rica</td> <td class="uk-text-small">English</td> <td class="uk-text-small">01/10/2024</td> </tr><tr> <td class="uk-text-small uk-text-bold"><a href="https://isasurf.org/learning/isa-coaching/course-schedule/?level=1386&country=costa rica&presenter=Marvin %20Chen Perez #courses">ISA/ILS Water Safety Course</a></td> <td class="uk-text-small">Costa Rica</td> <td class="uk-text-small">English</td> <td class="uk-text-small">01/11/2024</td> </tr>
Marvin Chen Perez
Costa Rica

Jefe Guardavidas Municipal de playa Jaco mi lugar favorito es playa Jaco, Hermosa 22 años de experiencia en el surfing y Salvavidas soy atleta de la selección de Costa Rica en la disciplina Prone Paddleboard.

Marcelo Castellanos
El Salvador

Im from El Salvador. I am holistic surf coach and i work with all levels of surfing from begginer to Elite competitive surfing. I like sharing surfing as a sport with a estructure and the tools to follow the rigth séquense and make improving accesible for everybody by understanding where you are and how to go to the next level on simple way.

Geoffrey Mallet
France

judge

VASILEIOS MISSAS
Greece

I constantly work on challenging myself, and evolve my surfing skills. Ikaria Surf School gives me the opportunity to teach and introduce more people into the world of surfing.I'm a surf coach for the last 13 years.Worked on surf schools around the world and now have my own for the last 9 years at Ikaria island Greece.As a presenter and supervisor coach for Greece I'm always keen to help and show to people how to teach others the sport of surfing with the right fundamentals and safety.Favourite breaks Lobos,Ulu,Talows,Lagouvardos and many more.

<tr> <td class="uk-text-small uk-text-bold"><a href="https://isasurf.org/learning/isa-coaching/course-schedule/?level=1169&country=india&presenter=Jehan%20Driver#courses">ISA Flat Water SUP Instructor Course</a></td> <td class="uk-text-small">India</td> <td class="uk-text-small">English</td> <td class="uk-text-small">27/07/2024</td> </tr><tr> <td class="uk-text-small uk-text-bold"><a href="https://isasurf.org/learning/isa-coaching/course-schedule/?level=1386&country=india&presenter=Jehan%20Driver#courses">ISA/ILS Water Safety Course</a></td> <td class="uk-text-small">India</td> <td class="uk-text-small">English</td> <td class="uk-text-small">25/07/2024</td> </tr>
Jehan Driver
India

Professional aquatic sports coach organising training programs for youth paddlers in exquisite locations along the east coast of India. Actively involved in development of sport at grassroots to formulating policy for the administration to aid inclusive growth. ISA/ILS Course Presenter for SUP ISA Flatwater SUP Instructor RLSS(I) Beach Lifeguard Instructor Trainer NauticEd Sailing Instructor Trainer Emergency First Response Instructor & PADI Divemaster IKO Kitesurfing Instructor Level 3 Masters in Adventure Sports Management

SATHYA SHAMANTH GOWDA
India

Surfer and an all-around waterman with two decades of vast experience in Surfing and Stand Up Paddling. Trained under the legendary Surfing Swami - godfather of surfing in India. Based in Mulki, A founding member of India’s first surfing club “Mantra Surf Club”. An energetic head coach running a surf school with his childhood buddies and pioneering surfing in the Indian Subcontinent. Among the first certified coaches in India and has trained thousands of students from Film stars to Cricketers to elderly people. Between sets, Shamanth leads a spiritual and a healthy vegetarian life. Following his Guru’s Surfing Swami’s philosophy “Give to Live” through the Surfing Swami Foundation, he runs to address ocean pollution through beach clean up, promote surfing among less privileged sections of the society, provides scholarships, free equipment, and conducts free training for children.

<tr> <td class="uk-text-small uk-text-bold"><a href="https://isasurf.org/learning/isa-coaching/course-schedule/?level=1166&country=united kingdom&presenter=Dean%20Gough#courses">ISA Surf Level 1 Instructor Course</a></td> <td class="uk-text-small">United Kingdom</td> <td class="uk-text-small">English</td> <td class="uk-text-small">22/06/2024</td> </tr>
Dean Gough
Indonesia

International L1, L2 and judging, Surf, SUP ( Flat Water, Open Ocean and Wave SUP ) coach and ILS trainer. Coaching all abilities for over 25 years. Running courses in the Uk, Europe, Indonesia and Sri Lanka

Jonathan Morrison - Deaker
Indonesia

I'm a passionate waterman, who enjoys being in the water and riding waves. I've been in the surf industry for 25 years and operated my own surf school in Bali since 1998.

Tim Hain
Indonesia

I'm helping to organize surfing education programs in Indonesia

Alireza Rostami Ezzat
Iran, Islamic Republic of

I was born in Tehran in 1981. My education is a bachelor's degree in physical education and sports science. I have coaching qualifications in karate and bodybuilding, and surfing coaching qualifications, as well as flat water and open water courses presenter And the founder of the Iranian Surfing Association and the coach of the Iranian national surfing and SUP team in world competitions

Gavin MC Crea
Ireland

Technical coordinator, Head judge Irish Surfing

Sagi Epstein
Israel

Yoni Hadani
Israel

ISA - course presenter IsraelSA - head of training and development team

<tr> <td class="uk-text-small uk-text-bold"><a href="https://isasurf.org/learning/isa-coaching/course-schedule/?level=1167&country=italy&presenter=Alessandro%20Staffa#courses">ISA Surf Level 2 Coaching Course</a></td> <td class="uk-text-small">Italy</td> <td class="uk-text-small">Italian</td> <td class="uk-text-small">22/10/2024</td> </tr><tr> <td class="uk-text-small uk-text-bold"><a href="https://isasurf.org/learning/isa-coaching/course-schedule/?level=1166&country=italy&presenter=Alessandro%20Staffa#courses">ISA Surf Level 1 Instructor Course</a></td> <td class="uk-text-small">Italy</td> <td class="uk-text-small">Italian</td> <td class="uk-text-small">25/09/2024</td> </tr><tr> <td class="uk-text-small uk-text-bold"><a href="https://isasurf.org/learning/isa-coaching/course-schedule/?level=1169&country=italy&presenter=Alessandro%20Staffa#courses">ISA Flat Water SUP Instructor Course</a></td> <td class="uk-text-small">Italy</td> <td class="uk-text-small">Italian</td> <td class="uk-text-small">25/09/2024</td> </tr><tr> <td class="uk-text-small uk-text-bold"><a href="https://isasurf.org/learning/isa-coaching/course-schedule/?level=1171&country=italy&presenter=Alessandro%20Staffa#courses">ISA Surf SUP Course</a></td> <td class="uk-text-small">Italy</td> <td class="uk-text-small">Italian</td> <td class="uk-text-small">22/10/2024</td> </tr>
Alessandro Staffa
Italy

FISSW Italian Surfing Federation, Scuola dello Sport CONI, ISA Presenter, Formatore Olimpico CONI, Sport Science

Nicolò Di Tullio
Italy

Master's degrees in Marine Sciences and Marine Biology and Ecology. National Olympic Committee Italy National Systems of Sport Levels for Coaches Level IV Sports Coach. Presenter for the International Surfing Association and International Life Saving Federation. International Olympic Committee Young Leader. Nicolò is certified international coach developer by the Nippon Sport Coach University and the International Council for Coaching Excellence. World Cup and Europe Cup surf lifesaving sport champion for the event oceanman. Multiple time surf lifesaving sport Italian and European Champion.

Icah Wilmot
Jamaica

The third son of the wilmot family in Jamaica, I started surfing at an early age, and have represented Jamaica internationally for over 20 years. Getting accredited as an ISA level 2 judge and surf instructor i have been the head coach of our family run Jamnesia surf camp in Jamaica, coaching and instructing the national junior team for 10 years. My coaching experience expanded to the Britich virgin islands at SurfSchool BVI, and also running an advanced surf academy in conjunction with WB Surf Camp in North Carolina for several years.

Hiro Takahashi
Japan

In 1991 I started Coaching and Judging. I was amongst the first group of people to introduce surf coaching in Japan. I become an ISA presenter in 2005. I have also been apart of developing coaching and judging not only in japan but also Korean andTaiwan. I organised ISJ in Japan. ISJ is an organisation that promotes and works with ISA with educational programs, high performance training and surf seminars. I am also doing surf coaching on YouTube.

KYUNGSHIK MIN
Korea, South

songjeong, busan

Min Song
Korea, South

I have been surfing about 20 years and working for KSA as a director since 2010 and currently head coach/manager of National Surfing Team of Korea.

Girmantas Neniskis
Lithuania

I've been developing surfing in Lithuania since it's inception and working with ISA programs since 2017, running Surf and SUP coaching as well as Lifesaving and Judging training in the Baltic region.

Dara Ahmed
Maldives

Dara Ahmed is one of the most experienced person for surf tourism in the Maldives. Having worked with Atoll Adventures for 28 years including as Operations Manager/Director for the Surf Base at Cinnamon Dhonveli for the past 16 years. In 2015 he became the first ISA accredited surf instructor in the country. And soon after qualified as an ISA trainer himself, helping young Maldivian surfers to obtain Level 1 accreditation to support their careers in the surfing tourism sector on charter boats, resorts and guesthouses in the surfing regions. Since 2015 has trained more than 50 local kids from island from different parts of Maldives, resorts and from the Capital Male.

DAVID ENRIQUE HERNANDEZ HERNANDEZ
Mexico

I started coaching 20 years ago with the state team of Quintana Roo Mexico, in the national championships in Mexico. I started as a judge in 1996 in the local tournaments, in 2008 a acquired the presenter judging license. My instructor was Glen Elliot from Australia y Nino Lauro from Peru. Since 2010 we have managed the judging team of all the national tournaments, ALAS 2018,ALAS 2021 and developing judging courses in different states of Mexico such as,Puerto Escondido, Acapulco, Ixtapa, Nayarit, Puerto Vallarta, Mazatlan ,Ensenada, Quintana Roo, Michoacan. My favorite surf spot is hometown, Playa Delfines Cancún. I love coaching because surfing brings you happiness and happiness must be shared. personal attention and respect to their ideas and principles, I give freedom of expression and performance. I like people to call me as my surfer name JAMAICAN

Bart Haveman
Netherlands

I have been teaching ISA instructor courses and watersafety courses for almost ten years. My background is in beach lifeguarding and Search And Rescue.

Daan Gras
Netherlands

My name is Daan, 30 years old, and I've been surfing since I was 12 years old. As long as I can look back in my own memories I've had a connection with the ocean. My rescpect for the ocean only keeps growing an growing the more different places I visit! Especially since I crossen the Pacific ocean on my own sailboat and now how to spearfish now, my respect keeps growing and growing! My vision about surfing is: I want to surf every kind of wave (choppy 2ft to clean 12 ft barrels) on the best board for the wave condition. That's why i shortboard but also have some twin fish and a classic longboard! Don't have favorite spots, every place where there are surfers is magical!

Daphne Voorham
Netherlands

Since I am 12 years old, I am every single year on the beach as an lifeguard, learning to read the environment and sharing my experience with others. Becide learning about the environment I decided to become an surf instructor in 2021 to share my passion about it with others. Since 2017 I work on different surfcamps around France and the Netherlands to share my knowledge and passion with the kids and improve my own skills.

Elisabeth Catharina van Hunsel
Netherlands

Hey, my name is Els and I am from the Netherlands. As for many people, surfing changed my life and brought me to so many cool places, where I met beautiful people and made amazing memories. I teach/coach and give the surf instructor courses because I just love watching people being stoked about their surfing progress and personal development in many different ways. It could be about joy, technique, mental health, or them becoming an instructor, whatever the goal of the surfer is, I like to contribute to their process to help them reach their goal. Besides surfing I like dancing salsa/bachata, hang out with my friends and family, ski and snowboard, read, go on trip with my van and be in nature.

Erik Polderman
Netherlands

My name is Erik and I’m a surf coach from the Netherlands. I’m based on Texel, a beautiful island in the North of the Netherlands. I’ve been a instructor for more than 16 years now and have been teaching in several countries over the world. Best surf break, Ying Yang (Maldives). Favorite place: Tonel, Sagres.

Eva de Koning
Netherlands

I'm Eva de Koning, living in Scheveningen, the Netherlands. I surf since 2004, and teach since 2010. Beside being a ISA presenter I work as a sport event manager on freelance base.

Hans van den Broek
Netherlands

Hi I am Hans, living in Scheveningen, Holland. I have been surfing since I was 11, and started coaching in '97. I have been doing coaching and instructing courses since 2008 and lifeguard courses since 2011. I do a lot of work with Surfing Medicine International, and own a surfschool in Scheveningen. Still stoked as a little grom to go surf myself or teach others, and every time I see a student take off for the first time I relive my own first surfing experience. I conduct courses in Holland but have been working with developing countries such as Poland, Romania, Russia and Angola.

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Pascal Hagemeijer
Netherlands

Hi, I have been surf coaching since 2013, starting in the Netherlands followed by South Africa, Australia, New Zealand and the UK. It has been a beautiful journey full of people and nature, sharing the experience of surfing and connecting to that feeling of just being in the ocean. Stoked to continue surfing and teaching people how to get into what we love doing.

Suzanne Vermeer
Netherlands

I am Suzy. I am in to surf, sup and kite. I work as an ISA Presenter since 2013. In daily life I am a P.E. teacher at and Dutch International Primary School. Being in or on the water is my happy place, my healing time and my funnest play zone. That is the passion I want to pass with others.

Dan Westerkamp
New Zealand

I have surfed since the age of 4 all over the world including Indonesia, Australia, and the South Pacific. I have been surf coaching for over 12 years in New Zealand from the Northern tip of New Zealand to the southern most tip and everywhere in between. I am the ISA course presenter and head surf coach for Surfing New Zealand and its associated Learn to Surf initiatives. My education includes a Bachelors Degree in Sport and Recreation and a Major in Outdoor Education. I am a volunteer with New Zealand Land Search and Rescue and the Royal New Zealand Coastguard. I have taught freediving, scuba diving, rock climbing, tramping, canyoning, whitewater kayaking and other various outdoor pursuits so bring an extensive knowledge of instructing and coaching experience to courses I deliver. I love to share my knowledge of surfing and education and provide my course participants with passion and commitment to their surf instructor journeys, all backed by my extensive knowledge of surf instructing and coaching.

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Lee Ryan
New Zealand

Lee Ryan is a former professional longboard surfer and highly skilled surf coach, with 9 British longboard championship titles to his name. He was a member of the British Surfing squad for for ten years and has represented Great Britain in the World Surfing Games in 2004 in Equador and surfed for the English National Team at the European Championships in Portugal 2005 where he finished 5th overall. Lee competed on the WSL Longboard tour from 1994-2006. Lee is now living in New Zealand since 2006 where he is an internationally accredited WSL and ISA Level 5 judge and the Development Manager for Surfing New Zealand. He is Head Judge for the Longboard tour and has judged a number of international longboard events including the WSL Longboard tour events in Spain, New York and Taiwan and the ISA Longboard Championships in France 2019 and El Salvador 2023 & 2024 . Lee has been coaching surfing for 30 years and has delivered over 45 ISA Surf Instructor Level 1 and 2 and Judging courses to over 1500 people so he certainly knows his stuff. In the winter months Lee hides away in Indonesia and works on his own surfing. Lee is also the author of the popular e-book on longboard surfing wwww.shortcuttolongboarding.com

Giancarlo Landolfi
Nicaragua

I'm Giancarlo Landolfi, originally from Italy but raised in Popoyo in Nicaragua. I like to surf any type of board ... normally shortboards, but I also enjoy Midlenhgt or Retro Fish .... I'm Vice-President of the Nicaraguan Federation of Surf ,FEDESURFNICA , and I am International Surf Judge ISA.

Hallgeir Thorbjørnsen
Norway

48 year old SUP enthusiast and freeride skier living in Lofoten, Norway, with my wife, son and our Springer Spaniel hunting dog. Have been ISA certified and teaching flat-water SUP since 2013 and became an ISA SUP presenter in 2022. Co-founder and head of 4elements Stand up Paddling located in Oslo, and founder of SUP Adventures Lofoten / SUP Reine doing guided SUP tours in the western part of Lofoten. ISIA level 4 alpine ski teacher and have coached ski instructors courses since 2014 both for Snowsports Norway and the Norwegian Ski Federation. Started kite-surfing in 2005 and paddleboarding a few years later. Enjoying SUP surfing as much as possible in Lofoten!

Shannon Ainslie
Norway

I am a shark attack survivor from South Africa and have coached many surfers who have represented South Africa at the ISA games. I have been surfing since 1998 and coaching since 2004. I now live and work in Norway as a surf coach and work closely with the national surf team here.

Ricky Ng
Panama

Banking and economist working as a branch manager who practice bodyboarding since1996 and became ISA certified judge in 2008. Participated as ISA Official in WSG and WJSC; judged in PanAm, Central American & Caribbean, South American Surfing Games and ALAS. Currently head judge and event director for the Panamanian Surfing Association.

Karin Sierralta
Peru

Vicepresidente ISA (International Surf Association President Pan American Surf Association CEO ALAS Pro Tour

Manuel Mendoza
Peru

Hello friends, my name is Manuel Mendoza, I am an enthusiastic Peruvian surfer, I have been working for 20 years as a surf instructor and also as a surf judge.

Raúl Delgado
Peru

Peruvian, live in la Herradura, my homespot and favorite wave to SUP surf. I have lived by the water riding waves all my life and started stand up paddling in 2012. I am focusing today in transmitting the paddle fundaments to the people in my country, aiming for everyone to reach their own perfect stroke and enjoy the ride.

Krzysztof Sikora
Poland

Surfing since 2005, holder of ISA LVL 1 Surf Instructor certificate, ISA LVL 1 Surf Judge certificate. Polish Surfing Federation board member, ISA Course Presenter. I've been involved in building Polish surf scene for more than 10 years. Previous surf school owner, organising lessons, events, surf competitions and ISA Courses.

Joao Durao
Portugal

João Durão from Peniche , Portugal . Been surfing for 25 years and teaching surfing for 17. Been working and living in Morocco , Portugal , Norway , Maldives , Sri Lanka , Bali , Costa Rica , Austrália, El Salvador , Denmark... Love teaching and speeding time in the water with new students and new coaches Global surf manager of Lapoint surfcamps Course presenter for ISA since 2023

Rusty T Loh
Singapore

Was selected to represent Singapore in the Asian Beach Games. I'm currently training the youth team in Singapore and a presenter for Flatwater SUP I surf in Malaysia Cherating and Desaru, Taiwan in Nan wan and Jiale Shui and my favorite is Tai Tung.

Andraz Rakuscek
Slovenia

Surf Coach and Surf Course presenter

Christopher Bond
South Africa

Based in Cape Town, South Africa. Been coaching surfing for over 20 years, from beginners to national teams and pro surfers all over the world. Love teaching, and of course surfing myself! I ride a shortboard and ultimately surf for fun regardless of the waves, but do enjoy a good barrel! Coach for the South African team in the 2024 Olympics.

Luqmaan Bruce
South Africa

Based out of South Africa, in the Jeffrey's Bay region I have developed a diverse skill set accumulated over 10 years of experience in the competitive surfing space as a judge, contest director, event planner, and computer operator.

Roxy Davis
South Africa

Roxy has over 27 years of surfing experience and is a nine time South African Surfing Champion. Roxy has represented South Africa at numerous Shortboarding, Longboarding and Stand Up Paddleboarding World Championships. In 2017 Roxy made surfing history in South Africa with her selection as Captain of the South African Longboard Surfing Team, becoming the first individual to represent South Africa as a Shortboard Surfer, Stand Up Paddle-board Surfer, Longboard Surfer, National Surf Coach and National Surfing Manager. Roxy has over 20 years of professional surf coaching experience having coached and managed Development, Provincial and National Teams within South Africa and on tours abroad. Roxy holds an International Surfing Association (ISA) level two Surf Coaching qualification. Roxy is an International Surfing Association (ISA) Coaching Course Presenter. And most recently was the head coach for Team South Africa at the 2022 ISA Para Surfing World Championships where the team placed 5th overall. Ocean Freedom In 2002 Roxy founded the widely acclaimed Surf Emporium, a surf school and surf store located at the renowned Surfers Corner, Muizenberg, Cape Town. With over 20 years of experience in the Surf Industry, Roxy has launched the brand Ocean Freedom. Ocean Freedom is a purpose developed range of mineral sunscreens, technical sun protection apparel and a range of accessories for everyday use by families who love to live outdoors. Ocean Freedom is built on being purpose driven and a portion of sales support the Roxy Davis Foundation Surf Therapy Programme, a NPO teaching South Africans with a physical, intellectual, cognitive or sensory disability how to surf. Read more www.oceanfreedom.com Roxy Davis Foundation In 2019 Roxy officially launched the Roxy Davis Foundation, a Non-Profit Organization, that aims to affect meaningful change in peoples lives by improving their mental and physical well-being through ocean based therapy programmes. Passion, Purpose, Possibility and People are at the core of the Roxy Davis Foundation. The Foundation sustainably focuses on understanding, broadening, connecting, educating and sharing evidence-based best practice principles through delivering ongoing life changing ocean based experiences with the intended outcome of enhancing both people's physical and mental well-being. Roxy's dream and the foundation's vision is to make the ocean accessible to everyone. "Surfing changed my life, it was and still is my therapy, my medicine. My dream is to share it with others" says Roxy. The Roxy Davis Foundation delivers regular free Surf Therapy Clinics for individuals with a physical, cognitive, intellectual or sensory disability. The foundation has over 150 participants registered in the Surf Therapy programme and over 200 registered volunteers. Read more www.roxydavisfoundation.org Research Roxy is currently completing a PhD degree in Disability Studies at the Department of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences of the University of Cape Town. Roxy’s PhD research topic is “How children with disabilities in the Western Cape experience participating in a surf therapy programme”. Roxy holds an Honours Degree in Psychology and Communication through the University of South Africa (UNISA) and is a registered as a Psychological Counsellor with the Health Professions Council of South Africa. Roxy has completed a Professional Certificate of Medical Nutrition Management and is also a qualified Chef, having studied at the world renowned Silwood Kitchen.

Tasha Mentasti
South Africa

Tasha Mentasti I grew up in Kwazulu-Natal, South Africa and started surfing in the warm Indian Ocean at 11 years old. I have been surfing for 30 years, competing for 27 years and have been an accredited ISA Level 2 Surf Instructor since 2006. I have been an approved ISA Course Presenter since 2011 and was the first female to officially present an accredited ISA surf course. I have be awarded the responsibility as National Coach for both SA Junior Teams (2005-2007 / 2014) as well as the South African Parasurfing Team (2015-2020) and have been involved with adaptive surfing / parasurfing since its inception in South Africa in 2011. I am the current South African Womens Surfing Champion (Aug 2021) and offer my free time running a surf therapy charity called Find Your Stoke. I am an accredited ISA Level 3 Judge and have run multiple professional (WSL Africa) and amateur (SSA) surfing events as Contest Director since 2014.

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George Solh
Sweden

Good morning I have been surfing for 35 years, travelling for most. Starting in Wales where I lived for 15 years and ran a few businesses. I spent 10 years living and working as an elite coach and judge in Costa Rica. Jersey in the Channel Islands was my home for around another 10 years where i ran the Quicksilver surf school. I trained a lot of the young surfers of the island and was head judge for a number of years. For the last 4 years my base has been in Sweden where I am head judge for the Swedish surfing association. I run courses for the ISA in Morocco and Sweden

Per Tjernström
Sweden

I´m an ocean Lifeguard i Sweden since 1993. I enjoy the ocean al year round. I´m a head instructor in CPR and first aid on national level for grownups, children and infants. I´m also an ice lifeguard and ice- and winter swimmer. I´ve bin practicing SUP surf for some years now, but even do some pronepadling.

Pontus Ny
Sweden

Pontus has been active in surf sports since childhood, beginning och the 1980s. Competing in different disciplines and organizing competitions, events and training concepts in Sweden.  Since 2009 mainly focusing on coaching SUP. Head coach for a team of instructors and trainers. SUP-downwind as a specialty. Besides the surf sports also working as a product designer since 2001, (design projects, tutoring / mentoring and giving lectures in the design process. Special skills in biomechanics and HPV, Human Powered Vehicles). Recently designer behind the Baltic SUP vests. Author of the Scandinavian book “Ståpaddla! Turpaddling på SUP”.  Favorite surf discipline: SUP-downwind and SUP-surf. Favorite spots: In the World: Maui. In Europe: Ericeira Portugal. In Scandinavia: Klitmøller Denmark. In Sweden: Apelviken

Ludovic Lossky
Switzerland

10 years of surf coaching and lifeguard. I love coaching people in their surfing no matter the level. Sharing that passion and being able to motivate the athletes in their development, constantly questioning and adapting to get a result that won't matter because it's what you learn on the process that counts.

Chanin Aiyarak
Thailand

President of Thailand Surfing Federation

Daniel van Dooren
United Arab Emirates

Born and raised in the Middle East, I was blessed to grow up surfing uncrowded waves. Although we don't get the best quality waves in the Gulf waters, we are spoilt for choice with surrounding surf destination only a few hours away such as Oman, Sri Lanka and the Maldives. I have been an ISA course presenter since 2010 representing the UAE.

Alasdair Findlay
United Kingdom

Owner of Glasgow Paddleboarders Co. Adventure Guide and SUP Instructor. Grew up in Thurso so have dabbled with surfing but more of a SUP adventurer.

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Andy Joyce
United Kingdom

“My dream of a more water-filled life was realised through passion, hard work, and vision. I see my role is to help people achieve theirs too!” Achievements: ISA presenter for all coaching and judging awards and mentor/guide for new ISA presenters. 2023 ISA Development Officer (International). 2021 ISA Regional Development Advisor (Europe, Africa, Middle East). 2020 Development of online International Surfing Association courses in response to COVID 19 Pandemic. 2018 Water Safety Video in collaboration with the International Surfing Association. 2017-Ongoing: Sports development projects with various National Surfing and SUP Governing Bodies and development organisations. 2017-2021 Surfing England Adaptive Team Manager Favourite break: Anyplace with surf!!!

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Barrie Hall
United Kingdom

Started surfing 1976 in South Devon and Wales aged 11, Skateboarding was also a passion at this time. Dog town era. Moved to Newquay, Cornwall in 1983 chasing the surfing lifestyle and since then been based here whilst in the UK. Travelled extensively on many surfing adventures and time living overseas. ie, France, Spain, Portugal, Canaries, Morrocco, Caribbean, Indonesia, Sri Lanka, Australia, California, New Zealand, South Africa. Surfing mainly recreationally but also competed in national events and early European pro tour events in the 80’s. Local favourite surf spots, Fistral, and Watergate Internationally - J-bay, old skool Kirra, Sw france, Indo Coaching Bio- 2010-present - ISA course presenter 1993-2008 , Head coach/ National coaching director for British Surfing Association. Level 4 BSA qualified coach. 1996- Qualified as BSA Coach Trainer/ Assessor 1996-2000 Surfing Australia, qualified as a level 1 coach and alternated seasons coaching for Surfing Queensland on the Gold coast and Newquay for the BSA. 1996,& 98 & 2008 head coach for British surfing team at ISA world surfing games. 1998 – Coach English surfing team for Euro surf titles 2004-2006 back and forth to South Africa to run level 1-3 BSA coaching courses and development programs for Surfing South Africa on a consultancy basis. 2010 set up Surf Coach Academy as a surf coach training company to qualify trainee surf coaches delivering the International Surfing Association/ ISA coaching awards. Relevant awards and quals. ISA Level 2 surf coach PTTLS ( Preparing To Teach in The Lifelong Learning Sector) teaching qualification) BSA LEVEL 4 surf coach Royal Lifesaving Society (RLSS) National Vocational Beach Lifeguard Qualification HSE First Aid Trainer/ Assessor (now expired) RLSS Beach Lifeguard Trainer/ Assessor ( now expired) SLSGB level 2 coach Newquay SLSC nipper coach 2009-2018. Sports coach UK - multiple courses/awards inc. Safeguarding I have extensive experience in all aspects and levels of coaching , from operating a surf school for 15 years, coaching national teams at world events, running coach training courses since the mid 90's and working in coach development and admin. I feel I can give excellent education , training and insight into the world of surf coaching for all trainees. I enjoy coaching and the joy and satisfaction it gives to pass on the stoke of surfing and surf coaching to others.

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Benjamin Clifford
United Kingdom

Adaptive Instructor course co-creator and presenter. Director of Surfability UK CIC which is a full time adaptive surf school in Wales, UK.

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Craig Burrows
United Kingdom

Head judge for the Welsh Surfing Federation from 2012- present Level 4 ISA Judge Contest director for the Welsh Nationals from 2010- present ISA course presenter for Wales and the UK Chairman of the Welsh Surfing Federation from 2010- present I have surfed since I was 6 years old, I have represented Wales at junior and senior surfing competitions. I still surf and with the help of the ISA and Welsh Surfing Federation I am trying to give something back to the sport I love and hope that with my experience and support I can help inspire the next generation of young surfers.

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George Stoy
United Kingdom

I'm a professional Coach and Coach Educator working in Surfing and Alpine sports. Our ISA Qualification courses blend first hand coaching experience and mentoring to help coaches plan and develop their skills with ongoing support. We have built a holistic coaching programme around the belief in the transformative properties of sports in nature to develop key life skills and create positive change.

Jake Powell
United Kingdom

Channel Islands surf rep. Head coach of Channel island Junior/adult teams

John Ellis
United Kingdom

I started surfing in 1993 in North Wales and has been surfing ever since. I studied Sport Science at university and then moved to Devon to Work at Surf South West in 2005. I am a trainer and assessor for the Royal Lifesaving Society and runs beach lifeguard courses from our training centre in Croyde. I also works with the sports governing body 'Surfing England'. He used to be the manager of the British Junior Surf Team, but now is a course presenter.

MARK BOYD
United Kingdom

ISA Level 1 Surf Instructor Course Presenter ISA Judging & Officiating Course Presenter

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Nick Thorn
United Kingdom

I run my own surf school in North Devon. I have grown up surfing in and around the south west of England.

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Patrick Renaud
United Kingdom

My passion for surf coaching & ocean safety has enabled me to steer my development pathways by becoming an official International Surfing Association (ISA) & Surfing England (SE) Coach Educator. I also obtained my Master Surf Coach qualification via the Academy of Surf Instructors. As a Coach Educator I sit on the SE Coaching Committee & previously took the helm of the English Surfing Federation. My coaching has given me the opportunity to travel abroad to Sri Lanka, India & Pakistan to coach & mentor their top surfers and deliver the ISA Surf Instructor programs along side the ISA / ILS Ocean Safety courses. It is a privilege to be supporting the development of surfing, ocean safety amongst a range of other courses I deliver such as the ISA Stand Up Paddle Board Instructors courses (Surf, Flat & Open Water) & the ISA Body Boarding Instructors courses. I have been a key player in Lifeguard Training & Assessing over the years & continue to support & uphold my qualifications with Surf Lifesaving Great Britain. My time in the industry has given me the opportunity to work with & meet many great people. To top it all off, I’m super stoked & excited to be part of the ISA Coach Educator Program.

Paul Killa
United Kingdom

I have surfed for 41 years and been involved in swimming, water polo & lifesaving all of this time. I became a surf coach in 2018 in preparation for my retirement from 30 years as a police officer. I now present ISA level 1 surf coach courses and surf coach rescue awards on behalf of the Welsh Surfing Federation. In 2020 I completed my ISA level 2 qualification and also my ISA Adaptive coach course in 2021. I believe that when I deliver my courses that I instil a sense of professionalism into my candidates to enable them to continue to deliver the high standards of coaching that the ISA require, we also have a lot of fun. After retiring in 2020 I worked for 17 months as 'Project coordinator for Bristol & South Wales' for The Wave Project which is a UK charity that provides surf therapy for young people between 8 & 18yrs that are at risk of isolation, have mental health issues or other additional needs, My life both professionally and personally revolve around surfing and I have never been happier.

<tr> <td class="uk-text-small uk-text-bold"><a href="https://isasurf.org/learning/isa-coaching/course-schedule/?level=1166&country=united kingdom&presenter=Stuart%20Parry#courses">ISA Surf Level 1 Instructor Course</a></td> <td class="uk-text-small">United Kingdom</td> <td class="uk-text-small">English</td> <td class="uk-text-small">06/07/2024</td> </tr><tr> <td class="uk-text-small uk-text-bold"><a href="https://isasurf.org/learning/isa-coaching/course-schedule/?level=1169&country=united kingdom&presenter=Stuart%20Parry#courses">ISA Flat Water SUP Instructor Course</a></td> <td class="uk-text-small">United Kingdom</td> <td class="uk-text-small">English</td> <td class="uk-text-small">29/06/2024</td> </tr><tr> <td class="uk-text-small uk-text-bold"><a href="https://isasurf.org/learning/isa-coaching/course-schedule/?level=1169&country=united kingdom&presenter=Stuart%20Parry#courses">ISA Flat Water SUP Instructor Course</a></td> <td class="uk-text-small">United Kingdom</td> <td class="uk-text-small">English</td> <td class="uk-text-small">15/07/2024</td> </tr><tr> <td class="uk-text-small uk-text-bold"><a href="https://isasurf.org/learning/isa-coaching/course-schedule/?level=1386&country=nicaragua&presenter=Stuart%20Parry#courses">ISA/ILS Water Safety Course</a></td> <td class="uk-text-small">Nicaragua</td> <td class="uk-text-small">English</td> <td class="uk-text-small">29/01/2025</td> </tr><tr> <td class="uk-text-small uk-text-bold"><a href="https://isasurf.org/learning/isa-coaching/course-schedule/?level=1386&country=portugal&presenter=Stuart%20Parry#courses">ISA/ILS Water Safety Course</a></td> <td class="uk-text-small">Portugal</td> <td class="uk-text-small">English</td> <td class="uk-text-small">12/09/2024</td> </tr><tr> <td class="uk-text-small uk-text-bold"><a href="https://isasurf.org/learning/isa-coaching/course-schedule/?level=1166&country=nicaragua&presenter=Stuart%20Parry#courses">ISA Surf Level 1 Instructor Course</a></td> <td class="uk-text-small">Nicaragua</td> <td class="uk-text-small">English</td> <td class="uk-text-small">01/02/2025</td> </tr><tr> <td class="uk-text-small uk-text-bold"><a href="https://isasurf.org/learning/isa-coaching/course-schedule/?level=1166&country=nicaragua&presenter=Stuart%20Parry#courses">ISA Surf Level 1 Instructor Course</a></td> <td class="uk-text-small">Nicaragua</td> <td class="uk-text-small">English</td> <td class="uk-text-small">27/01/2025</td> </tr><tr> <td class="uk-text-small uk-text-bold"><a href="https://isasurf.org/learning/isa-coaching/course-schedule/?level=1386&country=nicaragua&presenter=Stuart%20Parry#courses">ISA/ILS Water Safety Course</a></td> <td class="uk-text-small">Nicaragua</td> <td class="uk-text-small">English</td> <td class="uk-text-small">03/02/2025</td> </tr><tr> <td class="uk-text-small uk-text-bold"><a href="https://isasurf.org/learning/isa-coaching/course-schedule/?level=1167&country=nicaragua&presenter=Stuart%20Parry#courses">ISA Surf Level 2 Coaching Course</a></td> <td class="uk-text-small">Nicaragua</td> <td class="uk-text-small">English</td> <td class="uk-text-small">05/02/2025</td> </tr>
Stuart Parry
United Kingdom

Surfing is my World! I have over 20 years experience of Surf Coaching around the World along with 30 years surf experience. I have coached a number of the up and coming juniors in the UK. We run an International Training centre and passionately believe we offer the best service for water safety and coaching! We offer a very hands on and dynamic approach to cater for all surf related businesses and individuals needs. We work heavily in Adaptive surfing with The Wave Project for over 10 years which has been an honour to be involved with. My favourite wave has to be my home break at Mawgys!!

Zoee Jones
United Kingdom

Surfing completely change my life's direction...as it does for most. Home is in the cold waters of the North Sea on the East coast of Enlgand. I have been coaching surfing for 17 years +, I love my job, pure and simple. A job that brings joy to others, and can make a difference at any skill level, whether that be complete novice or advanced, moving into the world of coaching. I am privileged to be part of such an amazing community and I love to share that.

Dana Cummings
United States

Dana grew up on a farm in rural Maine. He served 6 years in the Marines, including service in Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm. In late 2002, Dana lost his lower left leg in a car wreck. Four months after his accident, Dana learned to surf and then founded the AmpSurf: Learn to Surf program in early 2003, to share rehabilitation through the healing power of adaptive surfing and the ocean. Dana is a certified adaptive surf instructor/presenter and developed the instructor training program used by AmpSurf, the International Surfing Association (ISA), and SurfAbilityUK to teach adaptive surf coaches worldwide. Dana is a team rider and member of the USA Para Surf team and has been representing the USA Surfing in global competitions since 2019. Dana is also a four-time West Coast Champion and rider in the Western Surfing Association and is ranked 7th in the world in his division. Dana partnered AmpSurf with the ISA to hold the 2020 AmpSurf ISA World Para-Surfing Championships in La Jolla, CA, and has hosted the World Para Surfing Championships in Pismo Beach, CA in 2021 and 2022. Dana has been recognized for his work with the disabled and with veterans several times. He has been named a CCN Hero, a California Veteran of the year, and Patriot of the year, as well as the 2022 WSA Volunteer of the year. Dana is also a coach for youth sports and has 5 children.

Erik Krammer
United States

Current Technical Director of ISA and the Olympics. Eleven years of judging for the WSL World Championship Tour. Thirty years of judging in general. Eighteen years of presenting the ISA Judging Course. Fifteen years as a private coach for advanced junior surfers. Fifteen years as a competitive athlete. Forty-six years of surfing!!!

Sean Brody
United States

Surf Coach Sean Brody has taught thousands of people to surf from across the globe and from all walks of life. He has a Master’s Degree in Hospitality Tourism Management with an emphasis in Sustainable Surf Tourism, worked with the International Surfing Association for many years helping to develop surfing world wide, runs Adaptive Surfing programs for Challenged Athletes Foundation and is currently the Head Coach for Team USA’s Para Surf Team, helping lead the team to three World Championships.

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Antonio Sotillo
Venezuela, Bolivarian Republic of

 Ex Jefe de la Unidad de Gestores Deportivos del Instituto Nacional De Los Deportes de EL Salvador (INDES) de junio-diciembre del 2021.  Entrenador De Alto Rendimiento nivel 1, certificado por PANAM SPORTS 2021  Ex entrenador de la Selección Nacional de Surf de El Salvador 2020-2021.  Director Ejecutivo Federación Salvadoreña de Surf 2020-2021  Actual Secretario de la Confederación Suramericana de Surf (CONFESURF)  Actual Tour Manager de la Asociación Latinoamericana de Surf desde el 2012  Ex presidente de la Panamerican Surfing Association (PASA  Fundador y Expresidente del Asociación Latinoamericana de Surf (ALAS  Expresidente de la Federación Venezolana de Surfing  Organizador, Productor y Comercializador de 2 Campeonatos Mundiales ISA de Bodyboard, realizados en Venezuela en el 2012 y 2013.  Organizador, Productor y Comercializador de 2 Campeonatos Panamericanos de Surf PASA realizados en Venezuela en 1993 y 2004  Organizador, Productor y Comercializador de 12 Campeonatos Latinoamericanos ALAS realizados en Venezuela desde el 2002 hasta el 2013.  Director Técnico de la disciplina del Surf en Juegos Suramericanos de Playa, Bolivarianos de Playa y Tour ALAS por más de 15 años  Director Técnico de la disciplina del Surf de los Juegos de Mar y Playa en Tumaco, Colombia en el 2017  Juez en los Juegos Suramericanos de Playa Rosario, Argentina 2019  Presentador oficial de la ISA para la certificación de entrenadores y juece  Presentador para la PASA,  Locutor de Eventos ISA, PASA y ALAS,

Gerhard Weilheim
Venezuela, Bolivarian Republic of

I have 30 years of experience as a Surf Coach in which I have trained more than 5,000 basic and intermediate level students. Regarding the training and management of high-performance athletes, I was the head coach of the Venezuelan national surfing team that achieved the top 8 in the ISA Word Surfing Games Costa Rica 2009 and the winning team of the gold medal in the Bolivarian Games, La FAE Ecuador 2009. Since 2009 I have worked as a presenter and instructor of instructors for the Venezuelan Surfing Federation. Also, I am an ISA Level 1 certified judge, since 2009. In Venezuela my favorite surf breaks are: Playa La Punta Los Caracas, El Bajo de Chirimena, Playa Oceanica Club Puerto Azul, Cuyagua, La Bokaina de Patanemo, Chaguarama de Sotillo and Los Roques Archipelago. International surt breaks: Snaper Rock, Australia; Rocky Point, Hawaii; La Loberia, Galapagos; Playa Escondida, Costa Rica; La Libertad, El Salvador and Jeffreys Bay, South Africa. I firmly believe that we, professional surf coaches, have the unique opportunity to accompany with our passion and vocation so that the new generation of athletes can develop their skills in connection with the sea, raising their sports level to the maximum by aligning them in dynamic balance with the factor: physical, technical, tactical, mental and spiritual. I deeply love and respect the infinite process of learning to learn flowing on waves. My surfing propuse and mission is to educate.

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