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Our Staff

We have both male and female coaches, so check out some of our staff profile and we hope to see you surfing soon.

Coolum surfing school (CSS) prides itself on the staff we employ. All CSS coaches are Level 1& 2 Surfing Australia a accredited surf coaches, they all hold a current working with children blue card, ocean bronze and senior first aid/advanced resuscitation.

Our staffs are all friendly, patient, enthusiastic and are highly experienced surfers.

Ben Stokes

Ben Stokes

Nickname: Stokesy
Age: 33
Started Surfing: Age 7
Home break: Peregian Beach
Favorite Break: Anywhere on a Road Trip
Travel: I had three awesome years travelling from 2001 - 2004. My journey began in
Indonesia then onto England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. I then visited heaps
of countries in Europe like Bulgaria, Romania, Hungary, Macadonia as well as
France, Italy, Spain and Portugal. I had 6 crazy months in New York and finished
my trip with some amazing experiences travelling through Canada...If you get the chance to travel…Take It!
Accreditations: * Level 1 Coach * Bronze Medallion * Senior First Aid * Defib and Resuscitation
Certificate * Blue Card Holder

Chris Kendall

Chris Kendall

Nickname: Kendall
Age: 34
Started Surfing: 11yrs at Coolum
Home break: Coolum Beach
Favorite Break: Tea Tree Bay Noosa
Travel: Bali, G Land, Margret River WA
Accreditations: Level 1 & 2 Surfing Australia Surf Coach * Senior First Aid * Advanced Resus * Defib * Ocean Bronze * Working with children Blue Card * Professional Lifeguard for SCRC

Chris has lived in Coolum all his life. He loves anything to do with the beach and the water. Chris is the owner and operator of Coolum Surfing School. Chris is a Level 2 Surfing Australia surf coach; he has represented surfing at local, regional and state level. He is also a qualified professional lifeguard, Chris is also the Coolum Boardriders Open & Senior Men’s Club Champion.

Emily Chester

Emily Chester

Nickname: Em
Age:
Started Surfing: 5yrs old
Home break: Alex Bluff
Favorite Break: Anguarie
Travel: Australian SE coastline, Europe, UK, New Zealand
Accreditations: Leve 1 Surfing Australia Surf Coach, First Aid, Surf rescue, Working with Children Blue card

Jaleesa Vincent

Jaleesa Vincent

Nickname: J
Age:
Started Surfing: 6yrs old
Home break: Coolum Beach
Favorite Break: Noosa
Travel: France, Brazil, New Zealand, Mexico and America
Accreditations: Level 1 Surfing Australia Coaching accreditation, Silver surf rescue, First Aid, Working with Children's Blue card.
Professional lifeguard and currently competing surfer on the World Surf League Qualifying series

Stephen Perren

Stephen Perren

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Age: 0
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