The Organisation

Surfing WA has been the governing body of surfing in this state since 1964. We oversee all boardriding codes including shortboarding, longboarding, bodyboarding and stand-up paddle boarding.

Surfing WA has operated a Surf School at Trigg Beach for over 25 years, providing educational and recreational programs for all WA residents and the many visitors to our state. We manage the licences and accreditation for all WA surf schools and coaches, always with safety and skills development as our leading priorities.

Our organisational team includes 8 full-time staff and a network of over 20 coaches. All of our people are passionate about surfing.

The Surf School is run by operations manager Neil Thompson. Neil comes from a strong surfing pedigree and his experience and knowledge are driving forces within our school.

The Team

Mark Lane

"The Duke"
CEO
About Mark

Sharon Lane

"Head of a surfing family"
Finance Manager
About Sharon

Tim Thirsk

"The one with the ideas"
Business Development Manager
About Tim

Justin Majeks

"The experienced one"
Events Manager
About Justin

Tom Dickson

"Just Dicko"
Sport Development Manager
About Tom

Neil Thompson

"Surfing dad and state title winner"
State Coaching Director
About Neil

Brooke Sinclair

"The frother"
Sponsorship and Marketing Manager
About Brooke

Katja Verreydt

"The rookie"
Office Administrator
About Katja

The Coaches

Mark Clift

Mark Clift

Level 2 Coach

About Mark
Neil Thompson

Neil Thompson

Level 2 SURF and SUP Coach

About Neil
Juan Carlos

Juan Carlos

Level 1 Coach

About Juan
Freya Thompson

Freya Thompson

Level 1 Coach

About Freya
Sam Rotham

Sam Rotham

Level 1 Coach

About Sam
Damon Hayes

Damon Hayes

Level 2 Coach

About Damon
Robbie Coulbourne

Robbie Coulbourne

Level 1 Coach

About Robbie
Tom Bosmans

Tom Bosmans

Level 1 Coach

About Tom
Dan Dobson

Dan Dobson

Level 1 Coach

About Dan
Matt Wilson

Matt Wilson

Level 2 Coach

About Matt
Rachel Malcolm

Rachel Malcolm

Level 1 Coach

About Rachel
Jamie Anthony

Jamie Anthony

Level 1 Coach

About Jamie
Harvey Mullen

Harvey Mullen

Level 2 Coach

About Harvey
Caitlin Anthony

Caitlin Anthony

Level 1 Coach

About Caitlin
Steven Dechamps

Steven Dechamps

Level 2 SURF and SUP Coach

About Steven
Paul Lipscombe

Paul Lipscombe

Level 2 Coach

About Paul
Kato Bosmans

Kato Bosmans

Level 1 Coach

About Kato
Rach Chalada

Rach Chalada

Level 1 Coach

About Rach