San Diego is fortunate to offer year-round surfing thanks to exposure to both North and South swells. Our peak season is typically in the fall when we have combo swells that can really light up the whole coast and offer fun waves for everyone. Or in the winter months, when we get larger NW swells that typically start in November and run until March.
Summer is usually smaller, but that doesn't mean that we don't get our share of good days with larger waves. Onshore winds are most common in late spring and summer and so surfing is usually best early in the morning during those seasons. There is hardly a day that you can't surf, so if you are planning a visit to San Diego, you should plan on surfing too!
I provide one-on-one Surf coaching for beginners, intermediates, and professional surfers. I am especially focused on technique, body movement, and flow. I believe I have the best systems and instructions to help all levels improve and attain their goals in surfing.
Riding for several surf companies, making videos, and winning competitions have gained me worldwide exposure and name recognition in the global surfing community. I started coaching 5 years ago but went full-time with it two years ago. Thus, Beyond Surf San Diego was created. I still love to travel and compete, but I love sharing my knowledge and experience.
I was born and raised in the beautiful coastal town of La Jolla, San Diego. I was brought up in a surfing family, thus making me a 2nd generational surfer. My father got me into surfing at the age of 4, but I really didn't get into it until I was about 9. That's when I entered my first contest and won. After that, I began my amateur surfing career.
I realized my love for competing, so I competed every weekend for the next eight years. I have been trained by the best surfers in the world, including Ian Cairns, Joey Buran, Barton Lynch, and Mike Parsons.
My success as a competitive surfer involved winning several amateur events and championships, including achieving a Silver Medal at the ISA World Competition in New Zealand in 2012, and the WSL North American 2013 Junior Champion. I was one of the few Americans to be a Travelling Team Member for the USA Surf Team from 2010 through 2014. I have been competing professionally ever since. I've traveled the world and surfed the best and most exotic waves that exist. My love for surfing grows with every new wave, new location, and new student.
Riding for several surf companies, making videos, and winning competitions have gained me worldwide exposure and name recognition in the global surfing community. I started coaching 5 years ago but went full-time with it two years ago. Thus, Beyond Surf San Diego was created. I still love to travel and compete, but I love sharing my knowledge and experience, whether it's with beginners learning to surf for the first time or professionals training for the Olympics.