Smart Surf School Sennen, Cornwall
Smart Surf School Sennen, Cornwall

Your in safe hands at
Smart Surf School, Sennen Cove, Cornwall


All of our instructors hold current RLSS beach lifeguard certificates and are all qualified ISA surf coaches. Your safety is our priority.

Sam Smart

Sam is the founder of Smart Surf School.

He has been coaching for over 16 years and was a Sennen lifeguard for 6 years. He is  an energetic / passionate surf coach who teaches surfing all year round. He is one of the countries top surfers and spends most winters away in Australia teaching and surfing. He is interested in keeping fit and going surfing. Sam is sponsored by C-skins wetsuits, BOS surfboards and Sundried clothing and was recently the runner up of the 2014 Posca British National Senior Championships. In 2015 Sam represented the English surf team in the European championships at Morocco. A motivater and an athlete, Sam is the only surfer to of held down a professional boxing career.

Seb Smart

Seb learnt to surf at the age of 3.

He was taught by his brothers Sam and Lew. At the age of 10, he won the under 12s British RipCurl grom search and by 16, he won the British Nationals. At 17 he spent three years lifeguarding and now he’s a full time pro surfer and is regarded as one of Britain’s finest. Seb coaches beginners up to advanced and is sponsored by Vans, Melon, Deflow and Boss surfboards. A great asset to the Smart team! Apart from surfing, Seb is also interested in photography. An awesome surf coach and always on hand for the elite surf students. Seb recently represented the England surf team for the European Championships in Morocco.

Hollie Tallon

Meet Hollie, one of our female surf coaches with the biggest smile in the house!

Hollie has a gymnastics background which is probably why she found surfing so natural. Hollie runs girls classes and is an inspiration to the kids. 2016 was Hollies 1st year with us at the Smart Surf school and we are so stoked to have her on our team for the future!

Bert Wright

Bert is a local guru. He spends most of the time lifeguarding at Sennen and Gwenver and dedicates the rest of his time to surfing and coaching.

He has already spent 5 Summers working at the Smart Surf School and knows the local beaches better then anyone. Bert has surfed all over the world and especially loves the perfect waves of Indonesia. He’s a great lifeguard and an excellent waterman which is why he works at the Smart Surf School. Bert loves music and France and spends much of his time on the South Coast of France, scoring perfect waves and eating baguettes. Bert has recently been lifeguarding and surf coaching on the East Coast of Australia. Berts one of the main men down at Smart Surf.

Taiyo Amori

Taiyo learnt to surf at Smart Surf when he was just 8 years old and now he’s teaching people to surf.

He’s the new kid on the block and has just finished his training with us over the past 4 years. This little guy shreds and is quite possibly the most friendliest dude you will ever meet. Taiyo’s a guitarist in his band and lives for surfing and his music. Taiyo has bags of energy and will always try to carry your surfboard for you if he thinks it looks too heavy!

Just one of the reasons we love this guy. Well done Taiyo!

Ozzie Whittle

Ozzie is our official surf lesson photographer and joined us for his first year in summer 2017

He may be the youngest member of the Smart team but is an excellent surf and nature photographer and will be there to capture you learning to surf. You can then purchase images of your lesson on our website, where you can then share with your friends and family or on social media. Ozzie is an enthusiastic beginner surfer after taking lessons with us and also a keen artist, animator and film maker.

- £35 -
1 x 2 hour session -
A great experience
- £85 -
3 x 2 hour sessions -
- £120 -
5 x 2 hour sessions -
The Best
- £80 -
90 minutes of private
surf coaching