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Our Instructors

Our instructors at Porthcawl Surf School

Our surf Instructors

Hugh Murray – Owner, Head Coach

Hugh has been involved in surf sport, education and surf lifesaving for over 37 years. Club Chairman of Sker and Pink Bay Surf lifesaving club for many years, he has competed at all levels including the World Championships and has held Welsh and British Titles.

As owner of Porthcawl Surf School Hugh coaches on daily basis. He is a leader in the development of young persons programmes including surf and lifesaving. He is an active trainer and examiner for SLS GB and Surf Life Saving Wales. In addition Hugh has developed a disability surf programme with trainer Dan Wilmore and again, leads the way in this field of empowering disabled persons to achieve through surfing.

Logan Nicol – Surf Coach/Surf Rental Assistant

Logan has surfed since the age of 10 and learned to surf here in Rest Bay. As a competitive surfer Logan travels the world surfing in WSL competitions as well as representing Wales in international events. 2021 Welsh Surfing champion with a dream of competing on the world stage, Logan has some advanced surf knowledge that he is keen to pass on to those starting out in the sport.

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