The Instructors at Surf School Lanzarote
Through over 30 years of experience we really know that qualifications and constant training is so very important, to us and to you. Our instructors at Surf School Lanzarote train and re-train, not only to ensure the quality and development of our coaching but also to ensure your safety as well.
We are an International Surfing Association Registered ( I.S.A.) school. The I.S.A. is the World governing body for Surfing and we also provide I.S.A. Instructor training courses in Sri Lanka. Contact us to find out more about our coaching.
Tim Jones – Director
Tim Jones is the Director of Surf School Lanzarote and Surf School Sri Lanka. He has nearly four decades of experience coaching surfers at the highest levels, he regularly trains and assesses instructors.
Here Tim Jones, Director of Surf School Sri Lanka and Surf School Lanzarote, gives us some background to his coaching development and our system.
“Tim has coached at many levels and through his coaching and instructing Tim has brought about a positive change to many lives.”
Secretary General of the European Surfing Federation
New team member Vicky Sadowska has been coaching surfing and snowboarding over the last 6 years. An all round sportswomen she’s represented her country Poland in Judo and holds not only a personal trainers licence but also a Bachelor Degree in Physical Education.
Vicky brings tons of enthusiasm and insight to her coaching and has a solid understanding of the techniques we use at Surf School Lanzarote. We will be running a video short on her soon.
New Team member Bert Geysen has been able to find the job that he loves at surf school Lanzarote. After working at high school as a physical education teacher he realised his love for surfing and the ocean was too strong. The only logical decision was to change the classroom for the beach and start teaching on the beach as a surf coach.
After surf coaching in Australia, Indonesia, France and Spain he joined our Team in Lanzarote. With a passion for surfing & coaching he joins the vision of our surf school and tries to get the best out of every surfer. His background in sports coaching and his enthusiasm for coaching complements our team perfectly.
Jamie Jones, one of our most experienced coaches and accomplished big wave surfer, gives his thoughts on coaching and our coaching system.
Emily Williams, Welsh Champion, British Surfing Championship finalist and UK Pro Tour winner gives her feedback about the coaching at Surf School Lanzarote.
We run ISA instructor training courses in Sri Lanka our sister school and have trained many ISA coaches over many years.
Very importantly we are also qualified Beach Life Guards. All instructors hold the Surf Life Saving Association, Royal Life Saving Society or NAR’s Awards. These awards are renewed every 2 years. This guarantees a level of safety of the highest standard.
Do check if the schools you may use in the future carry these awards and check if they are current and in date.
If you have an interest in attaining any of these awards and qualifications please contact us.
“All aspects of safety were fully covered to a very high standard and the instructors were excellent in their monitoring and control of the group… the level of coaching was of an excellent standard incorporating innovative approaches designed to cater for the needs of individuals… Surf School Lanzarote conducts itself to the highest standards and is one of the finest surf schools within the European surfing scene .”
Kevin Cook. Ex Chairman of the British Surfing Association in a report on Surf School Lanzarote.