Raven Surf School Team

Our team are all qualified ASI Surf instructors and Lifeguards and are CRB checked


Mike Raven
ASI Level 4 Master surf coach, ASI Level 4 Surf Instructor Trainer (the highest level attainable in the surf coaching world) Mike has been surfing since 1975 and has surfed around the globe, he has represented Great Britain and held English, British and European titles. Mike coaches beginners to elite surfers and has been running a development and elite squad of local young talent with Cornwall Council , Sports England. Having surfed the North coast of Cornwall for over 30 years Mike is an expert on local conditions.


Nicky Raven
Mike's wife Nicky takes the bookings and deals with all admin involved with the surf school, she is a big inspiration and driving force behind the school. She also has the full time job of looking after Mike and Taylor their son.

Abby (Head Instructor)

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Abby is an ASI Level 1 surf Instructor and was trained by Mike and started her coaching career working for Raven in 2014 and has since travelled the world coaching, surfing and gaining knowledge from world class instructors. Although the water is a little cooler than in Australia Abby is happy to be home and coaching for Raven once again. Abby is quite hard to miss in the line up with her white blonde hair, wetsuit tan and massive 9ft longboard so feel free to give her a wave and say hello!


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Toby has a great love and passion for the sport of surfing. He has been surfing for 20 years and likes to surf short and long boards. He constantly aims for the best customer service when delivering lessons and has a versatile range of teaching techniques to help maximise the learners potential.
Toby is a Level 2 SGB ( Surfing Great Britain) surf coach, has been a head lifeguard and has a degree in sports/exercise science.


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Beth is a outgoing, bubbly, friendly person.
She started surfing at the age of five & came to Raven Surf School at aged eleven, to start learning more advanced surfing and techniques, In 2016 she took her Level 1 ASI surf coaching with Mike and is currently on her second year of teaching for us.


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Jonty is from the Netherlands, he did his training with Mike in Holland and is an ASI Level 1 surf Instructor. He has worked in exotic locations around the world such as the Maldives.
He loves Cornwall since a visit to Bude to update is life saver with Mike.


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Kai surfed in our Groms (kids) club for many years and is the son of a very prolific UK surfboard shaper.
He is currently doing his work experience with Raven surf School and is helping in all aspects of surf school work.
Including taking pictures of customers having fun surfing!


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Liss did her ASI level 1 Instructor and SLSGB Live Saver with Mike 3 years ago. She is a super cool laid back girl and a very keen surfer.
Liss has traveled around the world surfing and snow boarding with her boyfriend. She really loves coaching the Wave Project programs.

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