Great Britain Surf Coach: The Interview

But who is Spike Van Der Wall, better known as Great Britain Surf Coach, and what’s his master plan to reinvigorate British surfing? We tried to find out.

He’s a social-media sensation, a life coach, a controversial critic of surf culture, and what’s known in the industry as a “bald, carefree, fearless, charging warrior”.

When I tell people in South Africa I’m an elite Surf coach or Surf Doyen or pro wave rider, you can say it with pride and the respect will be reciprocated. Not in the UK. People will laugh.

The words “beach bum”, “surf dude” and “stoners” are still signs that surfing hasn’t been fully accepted.

Besides, I’m an elite, HP surf doyen / surf coach / life coach and I tend to not have the time to practise such lists.

The 6 Most Slappable Faces in Surfing, according to GB Surf Coach.

Read more here: Surf Europe

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