Meet the team
Although Debs started surfing in her early 30’s she was no stranger to the ocean. Growing up in the Bay of Islands meant Debs lived in and around the ocean, especially though sailing and fishing. It wasn’t until she had her 3 children that Debs got hooked on surfing.
“The salt water has always run through my veins”, she says, “And now that I have started surfing, I will carry on for as long as I can.”
Being stoked on surfing is part of an awesome addiction, and teaching others about the joys of surfing and the ocean bumps it up to another level.
He has been surfing for about 20 years and plans on doing so for as long as his body permits!
He trains in Brazilian Jiu Jutsu which he is purple belt under Brad Kora and he is the kids BJJ trainer at the Whakatane mma centre.
“To me surfing is more than a hobby or sport, its a spiritual experience, a way to reconnect with yourself and with nature. With that in mind Ohope beach is a perfect environment for me to play, work and teach people about the lifestyle of being a surfer :-)” – Toko
Growing up in the Bay of Plenty has giving Jack many opportunities to enjoy the outdoors. He enjoys tramping, hunting, fishing and above all else surfing. Jacks summer revolves around surfing and teaching others to surf.
When he is not in the water, he loves to adventure race, running, mountain biking, Fishing and in summer, spear fish. Basically anything out doors, he doesn’t spend much time inside. He loves teaching people to surf because of the pure enjoyment they get out of the experience. “It is very cool to be able to share with others who may not usually get the chance to try things like this the lifestyle and family vibe that comes with surfing. It makes me appreciate how lucky we really are to be able to live in the place we live and do what we do.” – Jared