The Team

Introducing the Freewave Surf Academy instructor team!

Here to help you enjoy being in, on and around the water. Whatever activity you choose to do with Freewave, our fantastic instructor team are on hand to help keep you safe, guide you and encourage you every step of the way.

When they are not delivering first class activities, you can often find them in the surf, clambering around on the rocks or busting tricks in the local skate park!



Robin is the owner of Freewave Surf Academy. If he is not out on the water instructing then he can be found Surfing, Coasteering, SUP’ing, drinking coffee or rounding up his feral children!


Head Instructor/Operations Manager

Glyn’s real name is too hard to spell. He can often be found climbing sea cliffs or out enjoying the water. He loves all things sport as well as a cheeky cider. Glyn is unbelievably bad at cricket but loves to play all the same.

Freewave Surf Academy Team - Marco


Lead Surfing/Bodyboarding Instructor

Marco loves being in the water. If he is not out teaching people how to surf then he is underwater with his spear fishing gear looking for his dinner! Marco is also a very good skateboarder, forager and an amazing artist.

Freewave Surf Academy Team - James


Lead Surfing/Bodyboarding/Coasteering Instructor

James loves to take people surfing and coasteering while they are on their holiday. His love for being around the ocean is clear to all that know him. In his spare time James runs a campervan business called Kooky Campers… go check em out!


Surf Photographer

Charlie is our resident surf photographer. He can often be found wading in to the shallows with his camera. Charlie is on hand to get the best shots of you during your surfing lesson. Charlie makes everyone smiles but don’t forget to give him a cheeky little grin when your surfing on your best wave!

Freewave Surf Academy Team - Monty


Surfing/Bodyboarding/Coasteering Instructor

Monty loves being by the beach. He is a strong waterman and enjoys getting in the surf whenever he can. Monty is studying to be a product designer so if any visitors to Freewave have that Dragon’s Den idea while surfing or coasteering then… Monty’s is your man!

Freewave Surf Academy Team - Alec


Surfing/Bodyboarding/Coasteering Instructor

Alec loves to be in the sea and with bright blonde hair, he is our best visual example of a surf dude in Bude! He loves taking groups of people in the water and is studying to be a doctor so you are in safe hands with Alec.

Freewave Surf Academy Team - Alfie


Surfing/Bodyboarding/Coasteering Assistant Instructor

Alfie is our resident grom. He is a little ripper in the surf and loves being around the beach. Alfie helps out with all of our activities and is a great chap to have around.

Freewave Surf Academy Team - Lily


Surfing/Bodyboarding/Coasteering Instructor

Lily is super strong in the water and can easily swim faster than all the boys! She loves being around the beach and teaching people to surf as well as a bit of coasteering too.

Freewave Surf Academy Team - Sally


Surfing/Bodyboarding/Coasteering Assistant Instructor

Sally has been surfing at Widemouth for many summers and has grown in confidence year after year. She helps out with our surfing and coasteering activities in the summer as is especially good with helping the little people.