Surfing your guts out, being on the beach all day, meeting new people – being a surf instructor sure sounds like a dreamy job. We had a chat to Sophie Cotton, Millie Wilkins and Sarah Hardie, three UK girls working as surf instructors at The Surf Experience in Portugal to find out the ins-and-outs of the job.
From Winchester and learnt to surf in Holywell Bay when she was 15 years old. This is Sophie’s first season instructing in Portugal.
From Cornwall and learnt to surf in St Agnes when she was 15 years old. Millie Has been working as an instructor in Portugal for a year and a half.
From Swansea and learnt to surf at Llangennith beach when she was 18 years old. Sarah has been working as an instructor in Portugal for 3 years.
How did you get into surf instructing?
What level of surfer do you need to be to be a surf instructor?
What does a normal day look like for you?
Positives of the job?
Negatives of the job?
What bought you to Portugal initially? Did you come for the job or come for a holiday and never leave?