Find Your Adventure!

Our Instructors are selectively recruited not only for their amazing surfing skills but also for their ability to teach and recognize the opportunity given to them to educate and enroll future surfers and paddlers to this these awesome sports. They are well trained, CPR Certified and First Aid Certified, ridiculously good looking, enthusiatic, supportive, encouraging, crazy fun and love to share their passion.

We love our team and hope you think they’re awesome too!  Please take a moment to tell us about your visit and rate your instructor.

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Surf Instructors


Cassidy Mclain
Senior Surf Instructor

Hometown: Ventnor, NJ
Contest Results:  X Belmar Pro Women’s Champ, ECSC Women’s Pro Champ, 2X ESA NE Regionals Open Shortboard Champ, Surfing America Women’s Champ, currently traveling and competing on the Women’s Qualifying Series
Sponsors: Heritage Surf Shop, J-Tags Jewlery, Positive Beverage, Cobian Footwear, FCS
Surf Travel: NH through Fl, California, Australia, Barbados, Chile, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Puerto Rico, Mexico 
Years Surfing: 13


Gonzo Macabeo
Senior Surf Instructor

Years Surfing:  6


Ian Bloch
Senior Surf Instructor

Hometown: Margate, NJ
Contest Results:  Semis 2009 Belmar Pro, Quaters 2009 Sweetwater Pro
Surf Travel:  Nicaragua, Portugal, Costa Rica, Puerto Rico, Hawaii, Cali, Tortola, Aruba, Dominican Republic

Zach Steiner
Senior Surf Instructor



AJ Jewitt
Senior Surf Instructor

Hometown: Wilmington, DE
Surf Travel: Puerto Rico, Bali/Indo, Costa Rica, Tortola, Panama, Nicaragua, Bahamas, California, Florida, OBX
Years Surfing:  23


Dan Ginsberg
Senior Surf Instructor


AJ Wolf
Senior Surf Instructor


Aspen Lawler
Senior Surf Instructor

Hometown: Longport
Contest Results: 1st Place heritage Gromtest with Roxy & Quicksilver 2015-Girls open, Northeast Conference High School surfing championships (NSSA): 4th place 2016, 2nd place 2016, 5th place 2014
Surf Travel: Barbados, NJ, California
Years Surfing:  


Cole Moore
Senior Surf Instructor

Hometown:  Collegeville, PA
Years Surfing: 12


Nick Salameda
Surf Instructor

Hometown: Wilmington, DE
Surf Travel: California, New Jersey, Puerto Rico, Costa Rica
Years Surfing:  10


Tal Sharon
Surf Instructor

Hometown:  Livingston, JN
Places Surfed:  New Jersey, Israel, California, Aruba
Years Surfing:  13


Claire Mcclenna
Surf Instructor


Jake Rosenbloom
Surf Instructor

Hometown:  Ellicott City, MD
Years Surfing: 8

Jaden Milstein
Surf Instructor

Hometown:  Margate
Surf Travel:  Costa Rica
Years Surfing:  5


Ben Neustadter
Surf Instructor



Theresa Burton
Surf Instructor

Hometown:  Millersville, MD
Contest Results:  2nd overall for age group in the Heritage contest
Surf Travel:  Costa Rica
Years Surfing: 13

Stand Up Paddle


Dan Gottlieb
Senior SUP Instructor

CertificationsStand Up Paddle Instructor SUP Instructors/The World Paddle ASsociation, Lifeguard
Places Surfed:  Fiji, Hawaii, Mexico, California, Barbados, Dominican Republic, St. Martin, St. Barts, France
Years Surfing:  53
Years Paddling:  10


Tom Obrien
Senior SUP Instructor


Chris Bradley
Senior SUP Instructor



Lexi France
SUP Instructor

Hometown:  Cherry Hill, NJ
Certification:  Paddle and CPR certified
Surf Travel:  
Years Surfing:  7
Years Paddling 


Liv Martinelli
SUP Instructor

Hometown:  Upper Township, NJ

Certification:  Certified paddle board instructor, CPR & AED certified
Years Paddling:  4

SUP Instructor


Fitness Instructors


Andrew Magner
Yoga Instructor

Hometown:  Margate, NJ
Certifications:  Yoga

Yoga Instructor

SUP Pilates Instructor

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Michele Barbera
Sup Bootcamp Instructor
Owner/Coach:  Crossfit OTG

Hometown:  Margate, NJ
Certifications:  Paddle, CPR, CrossFit, ACE
Years Paddling: 4

New Staff Members

Brittany-Czekai-Art Director

Brittany Czekai
Art Director
Anchor Arts owner

Partnering with Anchor Arts owner, Brittany Czekai for our Paint and Paddle sessions and Kids Drop Off! Brittany has a background in Art & Advertising from Temple University, and a Masters in Education & Teacher Certification in both Elementary & Middle School from Fairleigh Dickinson University.  She loves seeing children create without feeling judged or insecure and building confidence in artists of all ages. 

Beth Kwart
Surfrider Foundation Chair, South Jersey chapter

Beth Kwart is Chair of the Surfrider Foundation, South Jersey Chapter, a local nonprofit that mobilizes volunteers to protect our oceans, waves, and beaches. Beth got involved with Surfrider when she began surfing eight years ago. To her, surfing and protecting the ocean are two sides of the same coin.

Beth is a Ventnor resident. By day she is Development Coordinator for the NJ Tree Foundation and a real estate investor. She loves being in the ocean and paddling around the bays with her rescue dog and husband, as well as snowboarding in the winter.


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