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Pat has over 25 years of Professional Lifeguarding & Surfing Experience. He has worked in South Africa, Australia & UK & has been a key player in lifeguarding & surfing in the UK & abroad.

For the past 7 years Pat has been actively participating in the International Surfing Association Coach Educator Programs and is a key member of the team. Pat delivers a range of Training & Coaching programs for the ISA & Surfing England as an official ISA / SE Course Presenter.


With over 2 decades of Lifeguard Training & Assessing you are guaranteed to receive the highest quality training and support from Pat for future employment opportunities within the industry.

With over 15 years experience working as a Lifeguard Manager & Lifeguard Training Manager with the RNLI an exceptionally high standard of training and management can be guaranteed.


Pat has previously taken the role as Chairman & Managed the English Surfing Team to 4th place in European Surfing Championships. Pat sits on the Management & Coaching committees for Surfing England.

Pat has won multiple South African Championship Surfing Titles and gained sponsorship from the likes of Instinct, Quiksilver, Bad Boys and other high profile surf brands.


He has also competed on the ASP Africa Tour and Internationally.


He has travelled and spent time surfing around the globe such as the Mentawais, South Africa, Mozambique, Morocco, Canary Islands, Europe, Australia, California,Caribbean, Sir -Lanka and the Maldives.

Pat is also the Director of Bantham Surfing Academy, South Devon’s premier Surf School.

As for my professional background and some of the titles and courses I’ve undertaken….

  • International Surfing Association Coach Educator

  • Surfing England Course Presenter

  • ISA - L2 Surf Coach

  • SE - L2 Surf Coach

  • Academy Of Surf Instructors - Master Surf Coach

  • Surf Lifesaving Great Britain - Lifeguard Trainer / Assessor

  • Royal Surf Lifesaving Association - Lifeguard Trainer / Assessor

  • SLSGB Surf Lifesaver

  • Casualty Care Management Level 3

  • RNLI Floor Rescue Technician

  • IOSH - Institute of Occupational Safety & Health  

  • NEBOSH - National Examination Board in Occupational Safety & Health

  • Accident & Incident Investigation L1 & L2

  • Management Command & Communication

  • High Performance Coaching

  • Coaching & Performance Development 

  • Lean Management 

  • Project Management

  • Advanced Presentation Skills

  • Media 

  • Train the Trainer / Assessor

  • Training and Presenting in the Workplace - City & Guilds

  • VHF Radio -MCA

  • Advanced Powerboat & Sea Survival - RYA

  • Inshore Rescue Boat Lead Tutor - RNLI / SLSGB

  • Powered Water Craft Lead Tutor - RNLI

  • RNLI Trainer / Assessor - Multi Skilled

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