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Andy
Name: Andy  
Age: 41  
Rank: Head Surf Instructor  
Likes: Holidays  
Dislikes: The All Blacks losing The World Cup again and again…  

 

Special Notes

Andy is the director and founder of Surf Steps, Bournemouth. The surf school owes its success to his ever-present passion and enthusiasm for the sport of surfing.

Andy, also known as ‘Kiwi Andy’ spent most of his early life in Christchurch, New Zealand. After leaving the Royal New Zealand Air Force, he was able to travel the world as a qualified aircraft engineer; only applying for positions near decent surf breaks of course!  Andy has been surfing for almost 30 years now - (you wouldn’t know it to look at him!) and has surfed all around the world - from Israel to Ireland, Bali to Bournemouth.


Qualifications


Andy’s love of surfing encouraged him to take his level one BSA instructors qualification in 2003 and since then every applicable qualification available.

He is now a level 3 coaches, a trainer/assessor for level one surf coaches and an internationally qualified judge (ISA level 2).

Graduated with a first degree in sports science (Coach and Athlete Development) from Bournemouth University in July 2010.