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. 


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 swimming with his dogs Reb and Dingo (and partner Kate), and studying Natural Sciences.


Consummate outdoors guide Dave came to Cornwall some years ago via the mountains of British Columbia. Dave coaches all activities at Surf Sanctuary and has a matchless understanding of the local coastline and conditions. Likes to unwind in clean, running surf and on long, pre-dawn paddles.


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.


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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