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Our team

Instructors

Get to know our awesome little family
of instructors and assistants here at Currumbin Alley Surf School

Kai Halford
| Instructor

Surfing since: Age 2
Coaching since: 2012
Surf travels: Indo, Morocco, Sri Lanka, France, Spain
Favourite wave: G-land, Indonesia
Other interests: Music, writing
Best thing about being a surf coach: Whether it be introducing someone to a future lifr long passion, or just watching people have have a super fun experience, I find surf coaching to be an incredibly rewarding experience

Liam Mourad
| Instructor

Surfing since: Age 7
Coaching since: 2014
Surf travels: East Coast Australia, Sri Lanka
Favourite wave: D'Bah
Other interests: Skating
Best thing about being a surf coach: Being a surf coach has to be the best job in the world! I love seeing the enjoyment of kids and adults learning and executing their skills in the water

Sam Chilcott
| Owner/Coaching Director

Surfing since: Age 5
Coaching since: Age 20
Surf travels: Indo, Morrocco, Fiji, New Zealand, USA, Mexico, Costa Rica, Brazil, England, Ireland, France, Spain, Portugal, Japan, Oman
Favourite wave: Favourite Wave: Currumbin Alley, Lakey Peak, Straddy
Other interests: Travelling, snowboarding, experiencing new things
Best thing about being a surf coach: Seeing other people stoked gives me a buzz

Josh Taylor
| Head Coach

Surfing since: Age 14
Coaching since: 2006
Surf travels: Fiji, California, Peru, Mexico
Favourite wave: Favourite Wave: Currumbin Alley, Noosa
Other interests: Making Surfboards, Rockclimbing, fishing, family time, hiking
Best thing about being a surf coach: Seeing a students excitement when they nail their goals or do something they didn't think they could do!

Jassy Deetlefs
| Instructor

Surfing since: Age 8
Coaching since: 2015
Surf travels: East coast of Australia, more surf travel planned overseas after I finish High School
Favourite wave: Any nice, long pointbreak
Other interests: Acrobatics, Oztag
Best thing about being a surf coach: I love coaching because it's a job that gives me the opportunity to teach the sport that I love!

Jack Gilbert
| Coaching Assistant

Surfing since: Age 11
Coaching since: 2015
Surf travels: Bali and East Coast Australia
Favourite wave: Turners Beach, Yamba
Other interests: Fishing
Best thing about being a surf coach: I love watching groms froth out!

James Woods
| Instructor

Surfing since: Age 6
Coaching since: 2010
Surf travels: Indo, USA, Hawaii, Europe, South Africa
Favourite wave: Rangiroa
Other interests: Camping, politics
Best thing about being a surf coach: passing on the surf stoke

Max Kearney
| Instructor

Surfing since: Age 4
Coaching since: 2015
Surf travels: Indo, Maldives
Favourite wave: Bingin, Indonesia
Other interests: Fishing
Best thing about being a surf coach: The enjoyment of being in the water, having fun and laughing with the groms