Frank came to New Zealand in the 70’s on a surf trip and never went home. He started off as a dairy farmer, then onto becoming a school teacher and basketball coach. 12 years ago he added surf coaching to his repertoire.

He has been surfing since the age of 14. Fifty years on and he still loves the sport as much as ever. In his travels he has surfed Indonesia, the Maldives, Mexico, Fiji, Tahiti, Chile, Peru, Central America and Canada. He and his wife spend 2 months every year in Mexico.

Frank is a character and a half and a fantastic coach. He possesses the ability to make everyone feel accomplished, capable and proud of their achievements.

The SWF coaches are an ever evolving crew of all sorts. One thing they all share, they have all made surfing an important part of their lives. Who better to pass on the techniques and the enjoyment of riding a wave.

Learn To Surf prices

Private lesson $90.00
2-4 Surfers (each) $60.00
3 Lesson concession $140.00
3 hr. board & wetsuit hire $30.00

Surfboard & wetsuit provided
Maximum 4 students per coach
Male/Female 8-80 years old
Allow approx. 2 hours per lesson
Pick-up & drop-off by arrangement

“Hi Frank,
I just wanted to say what an amazing time we had with Spring up in Gisborne-he was so generous with his time and advice and the kids loved it. Can’t thank Spring and Lucy enough and we have been singing your praises ever since”. ~ Chris | Email

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