The Coastrider Crew

Most of the 2014/15 Coastrider Crew

All our coaches are fully qualified Level 1 or 2 surf Instructors with additional Surf Bronze Medallion and First aid qualifications.  We are here to deliver only the best most fun surf lessons to get you surfing and develop your skills at a fast pace.  Check out most of the team by scrolling down this page.  We look forward to seeing you surf with us.

Coastrider Canteen Support

Coastrider Surf Academy is stoked to support CANTEEN and all the special work they do for their members.  Coastrider provides surf lessons for CANTEEN members for CANTEEN Recreation days as well as supporting other CANTEEN events and activities.  Be on the lookout for BANDANNA day coming soon. Keep up the great work CANTEEN.

Have Coastrider at your event

Have us at your event

If your school or organisation is holding a fair, event or conference, then please invite Coastrider Surf Academy to attend.  We would love to come and spread the Coastrider stoke with all the people that come along to your event. We can entertain the public with our virtual surfing activity,

and provide stacks of information in regards to learning to surf in Tasmania.

Contact Jono on 0419324921 to discuss your event.

Jono – Owner/Operator

Jono has surfed for over 20 years and has worked in the Surf Industry for over 17 years so has all the knowledge and skills to deliver you the best Learn to surf experience in Tasmania. Jono expects super high standards of all the instructors so you receive only the highest standards in safety and skill development.

Taylor – Guest Coach from California for 2014/15 Summer

Taylor has has surfed and worked at plenty of amazing surf spots around the world and is now in Tassie as a guest coach for the 2014/15 summer surf season.  Taylor has a world of experience teaching surfers at all levels so if you would like to have some great tips to advance your surfing, then book in and let Taylor impart his experience, knowledge and passion on you.

School surfing programs

Coastrider Surf Academy is regarded as Tasmania’s Number 1 surf school for Private and Public school group/camp surfing sessions.  We offer the very best school surfing experience, with consistency of coaching staff and commitment to students fun and safety.  Your school demands to have the very best safe and professional approach to surfing, which is why we offer qualified coaches that deliver structured surf lessons in surf conditions suitable for your entire group.

We have Venue Analysis and Risk Assessment for all the beaches we operate at and can provide you with these to assist in your excursion/camp planning.   Our school rates are super well priced to fit into your budget requirements, and as a cost to experience offered activity it is awesome value.

We cater for all schools State-wide with Coastrider South and NW Coast operations covering all Tasmanian surfing beaches. We can cater for any number of students from very large beach days to small class sessions.  We also supply Surf Rescue Bronze Medallion personal for any beach days and provide Board and Wetsuit Hire.

If you would like to meet with, or chat us, to plan a surfing activity or camp please contact Jono on 0419324921.


Jackie has vast surf coaching experience and always delivers a quality surf lesson with constructive feedback to improve your surfing. She has worked at Bondi surf school but thinks we are way better.


Matt having some fun

Matt is a sponsored surfer and has won Tasmanian state surfing Titles. He loves being able to work at the beach and ensures all surfers under his care get plenty of surf tip to improve their surfing fast. Watch him surf here



  • Howard froths on surfing and surfs every chance he gets and wants to give all people the opportunity to experience surfing and the surfing lifestyle.  Howard will make your surf experience a memorable and fun occasion with Coastrider.


Ben, aka Aquaman, has surfed and lived around the Hobart beaches for over 25 years. Other than being super nice guy he has been a school principal so watch out surfers better behave!!