Born and raised in Pt. Dume, Malibu, I have 27 years of surfing and ocean experience and over 10+ years surfing instruction experience. I also hold a Master's Degree in Secondary Education and a California Teaching Credential in Social Science and Health Science from Loyola Marymount University. Proficient in Spanish, I'm also authorized by the State of California to teach English Language Learners.
Growing up in Malibu, the local surf spots have been my backyard since childhood. My extensive surfing experiences around the world include Northern California, South and Central America, Tahiti, Fiji, Indonesia, Australia, New Zealand, France, and even Italy! I have over 15 years instruction and lifeguard experience working at Rob Lemond's Ocean Safety Camp in Malibu, and doing private lessons at local beaches. My focus in the lesson is always on safety, understanding of the ocean, as well as the thrill of surfing. And yes...I am CPR and First Aid Certified.