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Our Instructors (THCA)

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.

Elliot Dudley – Surf/SUP Coach

Elliot has surfed since he was 13 and spent his early 20’s as a Professional Surfer for the Animal Team. While there he won 2 European, 2 British and numerous Welsh Longboard titles.  In between all that he has managed to gain a degree in law and is a qualified teacher.  Elliot has worked with us to produce our lesson plans and sylabus for our development and competition coaching. A Surfers Against Sewage Rep – Elliot is passionate  about how we can embrace renewable energy without compromising UK surfing wave resources.

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