COAST TO COAST FAMILY
We have an experienced team of instructors, all have current Surf Lifesaving GB (SLSGB) lifeguard, International Surfing Association (ISA) or Academy of Surf Instructor (ASI) Surf and/or SUP qualifications, and full disclosures.
Owner and Senior Instructor
Sam set up Coast to Coast in 2004 and currently manages the school. He is also head instructor. Scottish Juniors team coach 2016, ASI 3 Surf and ASI 3 Stand Up Paddle, ISA Surf Judge with 18 years of coaching at all levels, Sam brings a load of experience to lessons. He’s also a decent surfer winning the 2009, 2010, 2016 and 2022 Scottish National Longboard surf titles and came 8th in European Surf Champs Longboarding in 2017. A very friendly approach to lessons with a real focus on Fun, Safety and Learning!
Davide is our Italian instructor, and one of the nicest guys you will meet. He has a lovely approach to teaching – professional, fun and eduactional. He is an ASI level 2 surf instructor, Davide has taught in Australia, New Zealand and Scotland. He’s an ambassador of healthy eating, well being and loves the environment
Owner and Senior Instructor
Josh has been teaching surfing for 17years and shares his time between summers in Scotland with our Scottish operation and off season runs Coast to Coast Spain. An ISA 2 Surf coach, ASI 3 sup and a coasteering expert. Josh thinks out of the box and is responsible for a lot of our innovative lessons in the way we teach! He is also a good surfer and was 4th in the European championships in Bodyboard in 2018, the best result Scotland has ever had in a surf related sport!
Malcolm is now in his fourth year as an instructor having been with the surf school and surf team for 7 years. He’s now one of our senior instructors, very knowledgable, full of energy with a cheeky smile! Malcolm is always keen to help customers and growing into a bit of a legend with our junior customers. Malcolm was also part of the national junior Scottish surf team in 2018 Europeans as a bodyboarder and came 2nd in the u18s Gathering of Clans 2019 and won the Scottish universities mens surfing division in 2022.
Clover is an ASI level 1 instructor, involved with the surf school for 9 years. A consistent member of the Scottish Junior team she was girls U18 national champ in 2018 and finished 6th in the U18 bodyboarding in European Surf champs in Portugal. She is now a member of the senior national team. Clover is super enthusiastic in all our sports, bringing loads of energy, games and fun! Often the instructor most asked for by our junior customers! But equally enthusiastic with adults!
Our newest addition to the team is instructor Peter. An ISA level 1 instructor, surf enthusiast and history lover, Peter brings unmatched energy to the team. Great with the kids and adults, his excitement for the sport is contagious.
Diane is our resident Yoga Instructor with her own business Kosa Yoga. Diane is an experienced Iyengar yoga teacher. Diane adds her expertise to our surf, sup and tours!
Emma is one of our newest instructors but you wouldn’t guess it! She brings to the team an inteligent outlook and lovely people skills with great banter with customers. Shes an ASI level 2 paddleboard instructor and last year was involved in a lot of our beginner classes with great reviews!
Chris works part time as a ISA surf instructor. He brings a wealth of knowledge in training and flexibility as an ex commonwealth games athlete! As one of the more senior members of our team Chris is an inspiration to our younger team members, as he outswims them in training sessions!!