We have some of the country's best, most innovative and progressive surfers on our team of surf instructors.
All of the team at St Ives not only have many years of instructing, but also combine their skills from careers in lifeguarding, professional surfing, primary education, fire fighting and sports science. They take their jobs very seriously but still pack in a lot of laughs. Each have professional careers in their chosen field but take time out to pay back to the sport that they hold so dearly.
Johns specialist and diverse understanding of wave riding and wealth of experience means that he understands it all, no problem or wave is too big or small. Being a fireman his fitness is paramount and always at its peak, his bravery and determination, unchallenged.
One of the leading big-wave surfers in the world and with more energy than a coiled spring, Tom Lowe’s gentle manner and passion for the sport will show students that everything is within the realm of possibility.
New to the team, Lyndon, of Croyde (Devon), has taken time out from traveling the globe in search of the perfect wave to join us in taking surfing to the next level. His advanced training and big bear smile are just some of the reasons that people warm to him and get hooked on surfing with smiles on their faces.
At the very top of European competitive surfing and an ex St Ives Surf School student, Jayce is the ideal person to help you perfect your pop-up, his demure in and out the water is uncanny of such a high achieving and well known sportsman.
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Ben and Jackson. Never lived more than a few hundred meters from Porthmeor. Spending their summers in the surf and sun and winters teaching Snowboarding in foreign lands these guys literally ‘live the dream’. With Jackson’s background in primary education and Ben’s unrivalled sense of humor you couldn’t find two better people to provide you with surf instruction.
AKA The Bean, Harris is the silent workhorse, a former St Ives Surf School student, globe trotter and Porthmeor Senior Lifeguard. The Bean’s unprecedented presence in the surfing world and kindhearted nature are clear instantly. With Harris teaching you’ll be standing, riding and full of the stoke that the surf lifestyle brings.