Instructor Profiles

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!

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 the guitar. I nearly got hit by a Dolphin in the surf.  

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.      

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!

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