While the seasonality of the occupation might not offer enough stability for those seeking employment with year-round cashflow, it’s also what makes the job of a surf instructor so appealing for surfers. “For the most part, I just put the work hat on for 12 weeks and go as hard as I can with the school,” Hammer says. “Most of The schools around here have 12 weeks to make 85 percent of their income for the year, so it’s a mad dash to the finish line.
If you’re a people person and derive pleasure from teaching people new things, surf instructing provides a consistent flow of new faces and aha moments. “I enjoy when the light clicks for our clients and the happiness that it provides them,” says Hammer. “Every person surfing has different body movements and it’s actually fun trying to figure out what works for them.
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