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Bringing several decades of experience (!) to your session...each our our team are qualified to ISA Level 2 surf coach or equivalent, BSUPA Level 2 sup coach and RLSS beach lifeguard or equivalent. 

We also conduct regular in-house training sessions and continue to study and train in fields outside of ocean sports to bring fresh ideas and techniques to our coaching. 

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As well as coaching surf, sup, coasteer, snorkel and ocean confidence at Surf Sanctuary, Dom is a BSUPA National Trainer, editor at SUP International Magazine and commercially qualified skipper. Hobbies include forest walks with his dog Ishta.


Tom 'Tomo' Earl is one of the best foil-surfers in Europe but he's not as dangerous as he looks. In fact, he won the most 5-star reviews in 2023. When Tom does surf, he's one of the best in the water and he cooks great seafood. Coaches a great surf lesson too.



Cool, calm collected and with the work rate of a racing husky, Frankie aka Franco is 100% diagnosed addicted to the ocean. Surf, coasteer (all tides!), SUP and snorkel form the portfolio of this modern day incarnate of Boris Becker circa Wimbledon '86.

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Does he have gills? Maybe. 'Crossbow' is typically found on, under, or moving through the sea around Cornwall. You will find JC during the long summer evenings and weekends all year round coaching  across many disciplines from all types of surfing, SUP, spearfishing and coasteering, JC has earned his moniker 'The Celtic Waterman'.



Multi discipline, English / French speaking Nick has two decades experience tutoring across all aspects of surf spots in a broad variety of locations. Special powers include warming empathy in the surf zone and exceptional backhand tube riding skills. After hours builds houses and helps neighbours with DIY projects.

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Multiple British Champion surfer, international competitor and life-long professional athlete. Al’s ability to breakdown and demonstrate any element of surfing from paddling out to tail-high aerials, is unequalled. Photographer, musician, and walker of mini-poodle Rufus during downtime.

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