meet the team

Andy

Andy

Owner

Years’ service: 12

Board of Choice:

Something big and floaty



Andy is the founder and owner of Wavehunters. He can sometimes be found on the beach, driving our Wavehunters Marine high-speed rib or even out at sea on a shout as a member of the Port Isaac Lifeboat crew.

Tommy

Tommy

Manager

Years’ service: 12

Board of Choice:

6"0 Unibrow



Tommy grew up with Wavehunters, he started in charge of washing wetsuits and since then he has done lifeguard courses in the UK, America, and Australia as well as surfed and taught in many countries worldwide.

Dom

Dom

Operations Manager

Years’ service: Joined Feb 2016

Board of Choice:

8.6” mini-mal



Dom works mainly in the background lends a hand at our locations to help the business run smoothly. He is an On Call Firefighter for the Cornwall Fire and Rescue Service and a qualified Scuba Instructor. He has surfed locally since he was 9 years old and is still loves to get in and lend a hand during lessons.

Marry

Mary

Port Isaac Manager

Years’ service: 7



Mary has been with us from the start and is a busy bee running in the back office and runs our Port Isaac shop and looks after our retail stock range. Every company needs a "Mary".

Ella

Ella

Board of Choice:

anything she can ride Tandom with her Dad Andy

You will find Ella helping at the surf school, Port Isaac shop but especially at the Padstow shop because of ice cream, her philosophy is one ice cream for the customer and one for me! Favourite part of Wavehunters, school run by boat followed with fish and chips on the way home.

Rich

Rich

Boat Skipper

Rich started with us last year

Rides:

5:11 thruster or whatever he can grab!

Rich grew up locally sailing and surfing and is a qualified Yacht Master offshore, a Marine engineer and a boat builder. He has sailed all over the world and particularly loves the south pacific with its waves and excellent sailing. He has excellent knowledge and loves the North Cornish coast and the wildlife that inhabits it. A perfect skipper!

Matt

Matt

Surf Instructor

Years’ service: 5

Board of Choice:

5”10 Al Merrick



Matt is now in his third year at Wavehunters. He is a summertime surfer and a great coach but hands off ladies, he’s taken!

Johnny

Johnny V

Surf Instructor

Years’ service: 4

Board of Choice:

9”2 Custard Point



Johnny V has grown up surfing Polzeath and went through the Polzeath Surf Life Saving Club when he was younger. He is in his second year at Wavehunters and has always been a big hit with the ladies!

Clara

Clara

Surf Instructor

Years’ service: 4

Board of Choice:

9”2 longboard



Clara started surfing with us at eleven and just a few years later she’s in her second year of instructing. Clara surfs all over Cornwall and is hoping to start travelling in search of waves in more exotic locations.

Ralph

Ralph

Surf Instructor

Years’ service: 2

Board of Choice:

A Gun



Captain Ralph aka Rawlord, is the rock n roller of the team. Having taught in Sri Lanka and Essex he is now part of the elite Wavehunters Polzeath Team.

Izzy

Izzy

Surf Instructor

Years’ service: 4

Board of Choice:

5"10 Bunty



Believe it or not Izzy with the “Z”s is now in her fourth year at Wavehunters! Her lessons are delivered with real conviction and the groms have made her one of their favourite instructors!

Rich

Rich

Surf Instructor

Years’ service: 2

Board of Choice:

Shortboard



Rich is working hard at Exeter uni for most of the year but when he’s not he is delivering fantastic lessons and hosting the odd party at the notorious Robbie Love’s Camp Site.

Jack

Jack

Camera Man/Surf Instructor

Years’ service: 4

Board of Choice:

9"0 Soft Board with a Paddle!



Jack is in his third year as our Photographer and is now also an instructor! Jack somehow manages to work every single day and we're really grateful for all the work he does!

Lou

Lou

Padstow Shop main lady

Board of Choice:

She’s rather have a glass of prosecco and watch!



Lou joined us when we opened our new shop right on the harbour in Padstow. She’s a true friendly Cornish Lady and will chat until the boat comes homes and makes great coffee.

Dennis

Dennis

Board of Choice:

9'3 longboard



Our resident kiwi employee, you'll find him working in Padstow makeing epic coffee or maybe even in the Port Isaac shop selling a few t-shirts. Dennis secretly prefers playing cricket and golf and always beats Andy at squash! Hands down though he is the king of the perfect coffee...

Pete

Pete

Surf Instructor

Years’ service: 2

Board of Choice:

5”10 Adams



Pete came to us at the end of summer ’13 and we’re pretty sure he’s come from space! He’s one of the most enthusiastic surfers going and has been known to claim multiple barrels at Polzeath!

Nathan

Nathan

Hire Manager/Surf Instructor

Years’ service: 3

Board of Choice:

5” something



Nathan grew up surfing the waves of North Cornwall, he started surfing Polzeath regularly when he became a lifeguard with the RNLI. Nath has surfed all over the world and is one of the best surfers in our team.

Max

Max

Surf Instructor

Years’ service: just joined this Easter

Board of Choice:

Max shreds on everything!



One of our newest staff members, Max is an up and coming star and has just won the Welsh National Open title. Max has grown up in and around Polzeath and has surfed from an early age giving him ingrained surfing knowledge to share.

Alice

Alice

Bookings Officer

Years’ service: A leisurely 4

Board of Choice:

Pro-Deck!



Alice has flirted with the idea of work at Wavehunters for several years now. She has been brilliant in getting everything in order when she has graced us with her presence!

Dave

Dave

Surf instructor

Board of Choice:

5'10



Not just a surf instructor but also a ski instructor. Dave learnt his surfing trade in the waves of Polzeath and is now a full member of the Wavehunters team.

Kyle

Kyle

Assistant Instructor/Hire Boy

Years’ service: 2

Board of Choice:

Shortboard



Kyle came to us earlier this year on work-experience. After educating us in detail on real work ethic we thought we better give him a real job!