Based in Broulee and Narooma, SURF THE BAY is a mobile surf school that operates up and down the South Coast of NSW. Come and join us for a day of thrills and spills, soaking up the sun and enjoying the laughs while learning to surf at SURF THE BAY!
Your owners/instructors: Tim and Glenn
Surf the Bay is owned and operated by Tim Lassau and Glenn Hall, both fully qualified school teachers (primary and secondary PDHPE respectively). All of our coaches are ASI (Academy of Surfing Instructors) Accredited level 1 coaches and all hold their Surf Lifesaving Bronze Medallions and Senior 1st Aid Certificates. All instructors are active members of our local Surf Lifesaving Clubs in Batemans Bay, Broulee and Moruya where they attend regular voluntary patrols.
Tim was born and bred in the Batemans Bay area. Being a 3rd generation local, Tim knows just about all there is to know about the local area and its beautiful beaches. After completing his Bachelor of Teaching and Bachelor of Education (primary) Degrees in Wollongong, he travelled over seas, teaching swimming and lifeguarding at a summer camp in Pennsilvania, USA. Following that, Tim moved to London where he taught in a special needs primary school for a year before hitting the road again. This time Going to Whistler, Canada where he completed his snowboard instructors coarse while living there for the season. After a bit more travelling and surfing around the globe, Tim found himself back in his home town of Batemans Bay where he has been casual teaching in the locals schools since. He has been teaching surfing since 2005 and has loved every minute of it! Tim’s passion for surfing and SUPing is second only to the love of his young growing family.
Glenn finished his HSC in 1996 and signed a contract with St George Rugby League club in 1997. He was also employed by St. George as a junior rugby league development officer. He completed commitments with St. George and spread his wings travelling to America. Glenn worked as a Wakeboard/water-ski instructor in California, USA. He then travelled to Canada and worked as a snowboard instructor for the Whistler/Blackcomb Kids snowboard program in British Columbia. Following this his Endless Summer adventure began, Surfing and backpacking from Vancouver Island, Canada all the way down the West coast of the USA and into Central America. He ended up in Costa Rica following the path of Pat, Wing-nut and Rob (The endless Summer 2 Surf movie), finding all the secret spots. Returning to Australia in 2001, Glenn completed a double degree (Bach. Human Movement, Bach. Teaching Secondary) marrying Fiona in 2005 and travelled Europe for 18 months for their extended honey-moon. Glenn found the best job in the world in Ireland, working as a Rally Driving Instructor for Rally School Ireland. Now back in Australian, working as a PDHPE teacher at Batemans Bay High School and Running a Surf School. Life is good!
Instructor Profiles:Name: John Betts Nickname: Johnno Where do you live: Bodalla, NSW South Coast. Favourite surf spot/Surfing destination: Any of the many spots in Indonesia Best thing about surfing: It’s clean fun and love being able to somewhat harness the power and beauty of the ocean. What do you love about working at Surf the Bay Surf School: Working closely with a variety of clients and staff of all ages and abilities, in a fun and professional outdoor environment. Any other interesting facts about you/ or stories relating to surfing/ funniest surfing experience: I was once in a Tsunami……Crazy experience! I also lost 3 of my best boards off the top of my car……continued driving for 600km before I realised they were gone…….Never found them!
Instructor Profiles:Name: Rosie Harris Nickname: Just Rosie! Where do you live: Braidwood Favourite surf spot/Surfing destination: Broulee North and South Beach Best thing about surfing: It’s in the sun, it’s fun and you meet awesome people. It also helps me relax! What do you love about working at Surf the Bay Surf School: Get to do what you love and get paid for it! Working with cool people with similar passions. Any other interesting facts about you/ or stories relating to surfing/ funniest surfing experience: I am in a band, I sing and play guitar. I nearly got hit by a Dolphin in the surf. Instructor Profiles: Name: Tristan Bradshaw Nickname: Trizza Where do you live: Broulee, South Coast of NSW Favourite surf spot/Surfing destination: Any of the many isolated/unfrequented reef breaks and surf spots on the South Coast of NSW e.g. Blacks. Best thing about surfing: Being at one with the ocean and enjoying the peace and serenity of our beautiful natural environment. What do you love about working at Surf the Bay Surf School: Seeing kids get stoked from one of life’s simple pleasures…..surfing! Any other interesting facts about you/ or stories relating to surfing/ funniest surfing experience: I am a boat builder by trade, but I love getting away from the tools at times and working in my favourite environment…..the ocean. Instructor Profiles: Name: Rod Hatton Nickname: Hatto Where do you live: Maloneys Beach Favourite surf spot/Surfing destination: Moruya River Mouth Best thing about surfing: The true feeling of freedom. What do you love about working at Surf the Bay Surf School: Friendly and Casual environment, meeting new people and getting a buzz out of helping people learn a new skill. Any other interesting facts about you/ or stories relating to surfing/ funniest surfing experience: The funniest lesson I have ever been involved in was a large group of Boys (all of whom did not speak English) with the use of 3 translators we went through our regular intro/basics including a demo and still most of the boys managed to proceed to stand up on their boards facing them directly into the oncoming waves……..Funniest site ever!