Meet The Team

For yet another year, we've got a simply incredible team lined up.

 All of our coaches are fully qualified Beach Lifeguards, hold internationally recognised Coaching Qualifications and go through our extensive in-house training, all so that you can rest assured you're in the best possible hands and get the most of whichever activity you choose!

Big Green Surf School owner Dale Unnuk surfing at Rock Island, Siargao Philippines. Practicing for being back in Crantock, Cornwall

Dale - Owner & Head Coach

 

Dale founded Big Green Surf School in 2011 after surfing and coaching his way around the world for years! Big Green was born from a love of coaching and sharing the stoke​ with as many budding surfers, paddlers & ocean lovers as possible!

Favourite Surf Spot

Pacifico, Siargao Island, Philippines

Surfboards

5'11" Homemade Fish

5'10" Seduction Ish Fish

5'10" Fourth Doofer

6'4" JC Shapes SDII

7'11" Ocean Green Hollow Wooden Cruiser

9'1" Bonga Model Longboard

Ross - Beach Manager

'Rockstar' Ross earned his nickname on one of our epic surf-trips to Siargao, why not ask him to tell you the story in your next lesson? King of the SUP Tours and runs our weekly Ladies Surf Club.

Favourite Surf Spot

Pisangan (Cemeteries), Siargao Island, Philippines

Surfboards

6'2" Rob Fletcher Evans Shortboard

6'6" Step Up

6'3" Hawaiian Soul Biscuit

9'1" Slide & Glide

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Big Green Surf School surf coach T dawn surfing longboarding at Crantock Beach Cornwall

Coach Tytti - 'T'

 

A veteran of the Big Green team, fresh off yet another winter in J-Bay, South Africa. The Finnish Stylemaster is always keen for a dawn surf - you'll have to get up early to beat her to the lineup!

Favourite Surf Spot

Oh my, don't really know.

Basically any wave that goes right and the longer it lasts the better!

Surfboards

9'1" Oblong Longboard

6'0" Ocean Magic Single-Fin

6'4" Anderson Surfboards Thruster/Fish

Coach Petr

 

Petr is first on the beach in the morning and last to leave at night, we're stoked to welcome him back for a fourth year in Crantock! He's travelled extensively chasing waves around the world, pick his brains to find some secret top-tips!

Favourite Surf Spot

Balangan, Bali & Lakey Peak, Sumbawa​

Surfboards

5'10" Bradley Gladiator

5'10" Bradley Pie

6'1" Bradley Viper

Big Green Surf School Czech Surf Coach Petr surfing, surf trip to Bali Indonesia. Practicing for teaching surf and sup lessons on crantock beach in cornwall uk
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Coach Phil

 

Now a full-time member of the Big Green Team, Phil has ​been helping us out on sessions for a few years now. An expert paddler on any craft, as well as a top surf coach with some great insights and even better hair, guaranteed to be 3 minutes late for every shift!

Favourite Surf Spot

Never give up a secret like that!

Surfboards
A ton of weird and wonderful shapes depending on the conditions, you'll regularly see him ripping on a foamy - best boards around!

Coach Cade

 

Cade​ has worked his way up from being our top wetsuit washer, to a fully qualified coach in just a few short seasons. He gets more Snapchat contacts than you've had hot dinners and is always full of energy!

Favourite Surf Spot

Surfboards

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Coach Willow

 

New to the ​team for 2021, Willow is an absolute ripper on a surfboard and brings amazing passion to all of the lessons he coaches. A solid SUPer & Kayaker to boot, everyone comes back stoked! Missed his first day of work and has been grafting to make up for it ever since!!

Favourite Surf Spot

Never give up a secret like that!

Surfboards
A ton of weird and wonderful shapes depending on the conditions, you'll regularly see him ripping on a foamy - best boards around!

Sophie - Head of Photography​

 

Sophie is on hand for every session to snap away and capture your dream moments on the board. Queen of social media and a top surf & SUP coach to boot. ​Trying her best to match Phil's hair-do and getting pretty close!

Favourite Surf Spot

Surfboards

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Lou - Head of Customer Experience

 

Lou​ is the friendly voice at the end of a phone, email or here on the beach. She's got her work cut out sorting out the organisational calamity that we throw her way! You never know what colour her hair will be from day-to-day but she's always got a smile and stoked to be on the beach!

Favourite Surf Spot

Never give up a secret like that!

Surfboards
A ton of weird and wonderful shapes depending on the conditions, you'll regularly see him ripping on a foamy - best boards around!

Gem - Customer Experience

 

Another​ friendly voice helping to organise the chaos of Big Green. If we're honest, Gem is only here because of Jiggy, Blue & Gerty, her pack of dogs that are sure to draw a crowd whenever they're on the beach!

Favourite Surf Spot

Surfboards

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Big Green Surf School surf coach Laurie teaching our kids surf club in Crantock Cornwall

Ruby - Photographer

 

You'll find Ruby hiding behind the lens to grab that perfect snap of you in action. Gets some amazing shots of all of our lessons and has her work cut-out making sure that Phil is always gets where he's supposed to be!

Favourite Surf Spot

Never give up a secret like that!

Surfboards
A ton of weird and wonderful shapes depending on the conditions, you'll regularly see him ripping on a foamy - best boards around!
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