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.

Alys Barton surfer

Alys Barton

Alys Barton is probably the Uk’s top female surfer. Currently U18’s English champ and  2 times Rip Curl International finalist – bringing all that energy and positivity to every lesson.

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.

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.