Sam Smart founded the surf school in the year 2000. He came from a background of beach lifeguarding and British professional surfing.
Last year, he was runner up in the English nationals and still competes on the UK pro surf tour. Look out for Sam’s interviews on the mike with the UK’s freshest crop of pro surfers throughout the tour.
A former English surf team representative and a passionate surf coach who has worked in the trade all over the world, including some of the world’s top surf schools in Australia.
He’s been surf coaching for nearly 20 years and his knowledge for surf instruction and the water’s edge at Sennen is second to none !
Seb is the youngest Smart sibling – A cover boy for the UK’s top surf magazines and a current international professional free surfer.
Seb holds numerous English and British surfing titles and has represented England in the European surf games with his brother Sam.
Although Seb has the ability to win surfing titles – his approach sways more towards style, travel and creativity. Seb is on the VANS European surf team and is working on projects that allow him to explore the world and live the life !
He’s been coaching at Smart Surf for nearly 10 years and was a former lifeguard at Sennen beach. He’s a clear, concise surf coach and has amazing water knowledge.
We are stoked to have him on our team and give our customers the opportunity to rub shoulders with one of the UK’s best.
Lew was also a former lifeguard and a Waterman extraordinaire ! He traveled the world with a professional body boarding career, snagging junior and senior British titles along the way. At one point he was a sponsored rider, both for surfing and bodyboarding which is a rare feat !
Lew combines over 15 years of coaching and lifeguard experience and carries out nearly all of the private surf lessons for Smart Surf.
In his spare time, Lew is an actor and once played a body double for Matt Damon.
Lew is currently working on a comedy series project and is looking forward to meeting you all this Summer for some fun in the sun.
Hollie our female coach is a legend. This is her 3rd year coaching at Smart Surf and has already translated into one of the favourites.
Patient, fun and fully qualified, Hollie also rips and has recently picked up a sponsorship with C-Skins wetsuits !
Hollie is currently studying health science and medicine and is a proud mother of two.
She’s got the biggest smile by far and although she’s the newest addition, she’s already a huge asset to the Smart Smart team !!