Meet the Team here in North Cornwall…we are made up of The Wave Project Staff, Surf Instructors and Surf Mentors.

 

Surf Instructors wear red rashvests, Surf Mentors white and our Surfers wear blue to make it easy to work out who is who!

Svenya

Svenya

North Cornwall Project Coordinator
Svenya has been working for The Wave Project for a year now after previously working in education and sports development. She says:
“I am fortunate enough to work with two awesome surf schools and our amazing volunteers who together, along with the young people I work with, make my job the best in the world! If you or someone you know, is interested in getting involved with The Wave Project please do get in touch as I’d love to hear from you…we all look forward to meeting you soon!”

 

Scott

Scott

Lead Surf Instructor at BSX
Scott is the Owner and Head Surf Coach at Bude Surfing Experience and has over two decades of surf coaching experience.
Mike

Mike

Surf Instructor at BSX
Mike is an experienced surf session leader and has a background in education, teaching all age groups!
George

George

Surf Instructor at BSX
George is the latest addition to Team BSX!
Maggie

Maggie

The Surfing Dog at BSX
Maggie is the coolest surfing dog in town and often hangs at the beach!
Tarq

Tarq

Lead Surf Instructor at Era Adventures
Tarq is our awesome Lead Surf Coach when working with The Wave Project. He works as Era’s Actvity Office Manager and has also worked on our Surf Back to School programme. He says:
“I believe the best surfer in the world is the one having the most fun!”
Stu

Stu

Surf Instructor at Era Adventures
Stu is one of the Owners at Era Adventures. He has been surfing for 19 years alongside being involved in the outdoor activity industry for over 15 years!
Occy

Occy

Surf Instructor at Era Adventures

 

Occy is one of the Owners at Era Adventures. He has been a Beach Lifeguard and Surf Coach for over 11 year and has trained many Lifeguards in his time!
Rachel

Rachel

Lead Surf Club Mentor
Rachel’s daughter joined our project back in 2016 and has gone on to join our Surf Club. She is even looking to volunteer as a Surf Mentor later in the year once she is 14, which we are stoked about! Rachel has volunteered herself at Surf Club sessions and at events such as The Jess Memorial. She says:
“We both have so much fun. There aren’t really adequate words to say what my daughter (and I) get out of coming to Surf Club. Thank you doesn’t seem enough but thank you!”
Nick

Nick

North Cornwall Volunteer of the Year 2017
Nick has been part of The Wave Project family volunteering since 2014 and is now one of our esteemed Lead Surf Mentors. Nick loves The Wave Project and we love him! Nick is an absolute legend, helping out at almost every single session that we ran at Polzeath last year. As a resulthe was nominated as North Cornwall’s Volunteer of the Year in 2017. We are so lucky to have him!

Matilda

Matilda

North Cornwall Young Volunteer of the Year 2017
Matilda was shortlisted as one of The Wave Project’s Young Volunteers of the Year in 2017. She says:
“Everyone was very welcoming and supportive; helping introduce you to the children and I felt no pressure within the team. It has increased my confidence and belief in myself. Anyone considering volunteering at The Wave Project, especially as part of the D of E Award should definitely go for it! It’s given me so many new opportunities which I am very grateful for.”

Andrew

Andrew

Lead Surf Mentor at Summerleaze
Andrew says:

“As a Surf Mentor since the early days, it’s a pleasure to see the young people grow and challenge themselves. At the end of the 6 weeks session you can see the difference! This would not have been possible without the drive of The Wave Project. Encourage and do not judge what young people can or cannot do”.

Esme

Esme

Surf Mentor, Event Volunteer and Fundraiser
Esme is epic and has helped out in all sorts of ways! She has: been a Surf Mentor on Projects and at Surf Club; helped at events such as Big Beach Day and Bude Carnival; and fundraised for us by completing Cornwall’s toughest mud run The Retallack Rampage along with Svenya and two other awesome ladies- “Team Wave”. Esme says:
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