Surf Instructors

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WHAT IS A SURF INSTRUCTOR?

It takes much more than an obsession for riding waves to become a surf instructor (though admittedly we are passionate about what we teach….).


What does that mean?

Well first of all, before any qualifications are taken we must complete a recognized UK Beach Lifeguard training course that is renewed every two years. This proves us qualified and competent lifesavers and ensures that we are fit, knowledgeable and responsible individuals as well as First Aid trained to the required standard.


Spencer Webb Biography

‘Laid back’ would be one way to describe Spencer, a Falmouth boy born and raised who as a youngster belonged to a group of tearaways known as the ‘Quayboys’, who could be found swimming, sailing and playing water-polo in and around Falmouth harbour. Whilst serving in the Merchant Navy he discovered surfing in the early 70s and, as is usually the case, was instantly hooked. When Spence returned home to Cornwall his obsession grew and even though surfers in those days were looked upon as hoodlums and beach bums because the public (in the UK at least) didn’t understand what surfing was all about, he never missed a chance to catch a wave. Things were different in that Golden era and overcrowding at a surf break was unheard of (even Newquay’s Fistral beach could be surfed alone occasionally…imagine that..).

Spence ran his own business for over 15 years and the idea of one day starting his own surf school was always in the back of his mind. He fathered four lovely girls and when the last one was preparing to fly the nest, he began working hard to make his dream reality.

Starting a surf school must be the dream of many a young surfer, after all it’s all fun in the sun and catching
waves all day, right? Well Spence will testify that it is definitely not an easy life and it takes determination, training and a combination of surfing and business experience. That said, the huge enjoyment and satisfaction gained every time Spence helps someone ride their first wave means that his enthusiasm and passion for teaching surfing just keeps on growing…