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Instructors

Sam Chilcott – Owner/Coaching Director

Surfing since: Age 5
 
Favourite Wave: Currumbin Alley, Lakey Peak, Straddy
 
Surf Travels: Indo, Morrocco, Fiji, New Zealand, USA, Mexico, Costa Rica, Brazil, England, Ireland, France, Spain, Portugal, Japan, Oman
 
Other Interests: Travelling, snowboarding, experiencing new things
 
Why I Love coaching: Seeing other people stoked gives me a buzz

Sam is a Currumbin local who has been surfing since the age of 5 and teaching and conducting surfing lessons at the Gold Coast since 2003.  Surfing has taken him across the world and after graduating from a Bachelor of Exercise Science at Griffith University in 2005, Sam took off overseas where he taught surfing at schools in California, England, Ireland and Morocco and surfed many more overseas locations. Sam learnt to surf at the Alley at a young age and has competed in numerous inter-club competitions for the Alley boardriders as well as competing in the Billabong pro junior series.  He is a patient and dedicated Instructor who aims to make everyone’s surfing experience as enjoyable as possible.

Tracey Chilcott – Instructor/Ladies surf group co-ordinator

Surfing Since: Age 23
 
Favourite Wave: Currumbin Alley
 
Surf Travels: Indonesia, Hawaii, California, New Zealand, Sri Lanka
 
Other Hobbies: Walking, swimming, snorkeling and anything outdoors
 
Why I Love Coaching: I enjoy sharing my passion with others

Tracey was the original Founder of Currumbin Alley Surf School, starting out as a hobby to share her love of the ocean and riding waves to others and her passion for helping others. Tracey is a popular figure at the alley and is commonly seen out there sharing a smile and a chat with other surfers in the line-up. She still helps out part time and runs her weekly ladies classes where ladies of all ages are welcome to come down and have some fun in the sun.

Josh Taylor – Instructor/Kids Holiday Program Co-Ordinator

Surfing Since: 14
 
Favourite wave: Burleigh Point/Aussie Pipe
 
Surf Travels: East Coast Oz Bells beach to Noosa
 
Other hobbies: Rock Climbing, Playing Guitar, Shaping Boards
 
Why I love Coaching: Love surfing, love teaching

Josh is a favourite among kids with his fun and enthusiastic coaching style. Having grown up surfing around Sydney and learning his trade surf coaching in Bondi, Josh is an experienced surf coach with a vibrant and energetic attitude. Josh is also a part time lifeguard with the Gold Coast City Council and Leader at the Tallebudgera Recreation Centre.

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