Academy Owner, Head Coach
Ashleigh owns and runs the O'Neill Surf Academy and West Coast Surfari. She's been teaching surfing since leaving school and has been teaching now for nearly 10 years! Qualified to the highest industry standards in surf coaching and lifesaving, she's travelled the world teaching everyone from beginners to elite surfers.
Her talents also extend to her own surfing. You'll see her competing on both the UK and worldwide longboarding stage. This year Ashleigh ranked 6th in the ASP European Tour for women's longboarding and 2nd in the English National Championships, and has claimed a few great results in other national events.
You can keep up to date with Ashleigh on her Facebook Page and Blog - Don't forget to click the 'Like' button!
Academy Head Coach & Ocean Scientist
Dom is one of our top coaches here at The O'Neill Surf Academy. He enjoys coaching alongside his other love in life - Rockpooling! As a qualified Ocean Scientist he has a wealth of knowledge about the beach and ocean environemnt and is our resident wave geek - if you want to know about waves he's the man to ask!
Dom is an exceptional surfer who loves the ocean. He's been lucky enough to extensively travel the world and has surfed some of the best waves on the planet. Dom rides a shortboard with flare and style but will have a go at surfing almost anything that floats.
When he's not teaching surfing you'll find him exploring the shoreline - check out his greatrockpooling lessons: www.exploretheshore.co.uk
Academy Level 2 Coach and Kids Only Coach
Allannah back with us at Watergate Bay after a winter exploring the Sri Lankan coast. She's back on the beach every day with us this year and is looking forward to coaching our beginner, intermediate and Kids Only classes over the coming season. Allannah is a fantastic surfer, skilled at riding both a shortbpard and longboard. As a keen competative surfer you'll find her placing highly at many of the UK's biggest surfing events.
Academy Assistant Coach
Alex is the newest member of our team, joining us for the 201 season. Recently qualifed he'll be spending the year ahead with us here at the academy advancing his surf coaching career. Alex coaches our beginner lessons and is with his extensive surfing experience and many years spent here at Watergate Bay his local knowlege is invaluable. He's also a fantastic surfer who rides a shortboard!
Surf School Dog