Our Instructors

Learn to Surf from the Pros!


Learn to Surf Like a Pro!
Our insturctors are NSSIA, CPR, and Lifeguard Certified with professional competition experience in the ISA World Surfing Games. Our lessons are a fun activity for families as well as large groups We also offer packages of multiple sessions at a special rate. Contact us at 912-704-4821 for more details.



Instructor Bios

Leo Merchan, Lead Instructor

Leo Merchan, Lead Instructor

Leo is a professional surfer originally from the Pacific Coast of Ecuador. He has competed in three ISA World Surfing Games competitions as a part of the National Surf Team of Ecuador. He also won an Olympic Committee Bronze Medal in Longboard at the Bolivarian Games in 2009. Leo is a certified lifeguard and former member of the Tybee Island Ocean Rescue team.

Coach Butter

Coach Butter

Brad has spent years as a youth basketball coach and surf instructor. He has worked with the Tybee YMCA doing summer surf camps for kids.


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