The Surf Academy Team

The Academy Team

Coach Carl

Carl opened Vibe Surf Shop back in 2006 and after 8 years decided that he preferred the beach to the high street, with 16 years surfing experience on the Yorkshire Coast he will make sure your lesson happens in the best location for your ability.

As well as coaching qualifications with the ASI and Surfing GB, Carl is also an experienced RNLI lifeguard and actively works on the beaches around Scarborough in the summer months, and just in case that is not enough time in the water he is also a volunteer member of the Scarborough Lifeboat crew!

Carl takes beginner to intermediate lessons. If you want to improve your surfing or build confidence then a private lesson with him is recommended.

Coach Tori

Tori is one of the few committed female surfers on the East coast with over 8 years experience in the water.

She is an ISA qualified surf instructor and also runs the local surf girls club. Tori is an experienced RNLI beach lifeguard in Scarborough during the summer months and is also a qualified pool lifeguard and activities instructor. She has lots of experience teaching groups and children in a range of outdoor activities and will ensure you have a fun packed lesson.

Tori is passionate about surfing and the ocean and when she’s not in the water, she’s usually painting. She previously ran North Cliff Gallery in Scarborough where she created surf art and seascape paintings as well as surfboard art.