Mali James surfing Ulluwatu

Mali James

Surf Life Saving GB team member Mali ‘Dynamite’ James has spent the winter in Australia. When she’s not sprinting across the sand or in the gym she likes nothing better than hitting the surf and sharing the stoke.

sophie bottom turn Bali

Sophie Phillips

Part time Instructor and full time RNLI lifeguard, Sophie knows how to live the good life. One of the top Welsh female surfers, Sophie spends her Summers working at home and her Winters in the tropics.

PLD doing an air

Patrick Langdon Dark

When he’s not working at the surf school Pat can be found competing on the WQS tour. One of the UK’s top surfers who loves bringing the enthusiasm and expertise that made him UK Pro tour champ to his lessons.

Joe loft surfing

Joe Loft

Joe loft is one of the most experienced Instructors in the game. The extensively travelled fitness fanatic usually starts getting excited when the surf gets big enough to match his powerful approach.

Jamie Andrews

Jamie, aka the bossman. Took over the running of Progress from Dan Hart. Over 30 years surfing experience, including travels around the Globe. Loves running a happy surf school that spreads the stoke!

Nick Reid getting barrelled in the North East

Nick Reid

Nick Reid is still the keenest surfer on the Gower! Working as a primary school teacher Nick spends his time off either surfing or teaching surfing. The former Welsh Senior champ has a smooth and radical style.

emily williams charging in Ireland

Emily Williams

Former Welsh champ Emily’s ability on a surfboard is only matched by her enthusiasm teaching surfing off it. She loves spreading the joy of surfing particularly amongst the young grommets.

rhys poulton stylin

Rhys Poulton

Rhys loves it when the surf gets bigger, just missing out on becoming the Welsh champ by the smallest of margins when the surf was pumping! Rhys brings contagious enthusiasm to every surf lesson.

rhydian Cox high line at Ulluwatu

Rhydian Cox

Rhyd is the self proclaimed best surf instructor on the Gower. 15 years surfing experience, 7 years as an instructor… in locations all over the World. So come and learn from the best. Dewch i ddysgu gyda’r gorau.

little tom little barrel surf school instructor

Tom O’Hagan

Little Tom is living the dream spending as much time living and working in Australia as back home. The former head surf coach of Sydney North Surf School brings all that experience to his surf lessons.

Cal Mogridge

Cal Mogridge has a wealth of experience and travels, however, is dubious claim to fame is to have managed to set the record for the fastest time to snap a board in a heat (under 3 minutes).