Owner & Founder of Chix Surf School | Head Coach specialising in Advance & Professional Surfing
A little background about me: I have been surfing since I can remember, since I was a little kid getting in the water before and after school with my big brother. I was also a nippers kid so learning about everything the ocean had to offer was what we loved to do.
I moved away from the ocean at a young age for about 10 years following my other dream and trained and travelled with the Australian Snowboarding Olympic Development team, which was such an amazing time in my life and it taught me so much about focus, discipline, independence, courage, fun, adventure and one of the most important things I learnt was to believe in myself. These things I will carry with me through my life and I am so thankful for that time and that adventure.
After I retired from snowboarding I had to get my surfing fix so I went to Bali on a girls surf trip and…. Never left, well not for 9 years. There I fell in love with the sport again and my whole world became about the waves and the journey. I was coming and going from Australia and Bali coaching and competing and meeting so many girls who were falling in love with the surfing life as well. I moved to a very small village up the north west coast and would spend 8 months there and the rest in Australia on the south coast running a surf camp and building up my coaching skills, and that is where I married and had 2 beautiful little girls.
After many years of teaching I have been able to bring my past skills from my snowboarding days into the way I coach surfing. Using the tools my old coaches used and creating a new holistic way of allowing people to really connect with the water when they are out there. I would always get women coming up to me saying how they loved having a female instructor and how they felt more comfortable and free with me in the water and it made me realize that’s what is missing in the surf industry, a women’s only surf school. So here it is, a surf school where its not just about being on a board or riding the biggest wave. Its about the feeling surfing gives you, the joy and freedom of dancing with the waves, its about learning to give in to the ocean and connect.
I want to show people what surfing has given me in my life and use my skills and passion for the ocean to allow other women to fall in love with it too. Gee Xx
Coach specialising in Beginner/Intermediate Surfing
I started surfing when I was 13 years old (I am 28 now) in a little town in Argentina. One day my brothers started shaping surfboards and opened a surf school, where I began teaching. After coaching for a couple of years, I came to the realisation that I love to see people smiling, feeling challenged but having heaps of fun, connecting with nature and following the dream of riding eternal waves.
When I was 20 I decided to do a surf trip to Brazil, where I lived for one year. I spent lots of time by myself in the ocean, surfing a lot of new places I had never been to before. Every new beach I went out surfing was like diving into a different corner of my soul! I ended up understanding so much about my self, my rhythm, my weaknesses and my strengths; and since then, the ocean has been my place to be. It is where I deeply connect to myself and feel filled with gratitude and confidence. I am super excited to go on this journey with you!
It has been 5 years since I came to live in Australia and I am super stoked to call this place HOME. I am also so stoked to be part of a school like Chix Surf School, that provides all the fundamentals for women’s wellbeing and feels surfing the way I do!
Coach specialising in Beginner/Intermediate Surfing
Kia ora everyone! My name is Julia and I am a Chix Surf School Coach who specialises in Beginner/Intermediate surf lessons.
I grew up surfing alongside my Dad in the vibrant seaside town of Raglan, the surfing hub of New Zealand’s North Island and blessed with beautiful left hand point breaks.
Ever since I was young, I have always felt a special connection with the ocean. Surfing allows me to connect with nature in its purest form and express myself in a way that I haven’t encountered in any other sport.
The person who has had the biggest influence on my surfing is definitely my Dad. He has been on the sidelines for some of the best waves of my life or right beside me pulling on his own wetsuit before a freezing surf session in the middle of winter.
The bond we’ve created through surfing is something I will always hold really close to my heart.
When I was 17, I moved to South America and worked as a surf coach in the capital of Peru in Lima’s coastal Miraflores. It was there I combined my love of surfing with the Spanish language and had the opportunity to share my passion for surfing with people from all walks of life. Since then, I have coached in various regions around New Zealand and worked as a Head Surf Coach in New Zealand’s Far North.
Chix is passionate about getting people back to the core values of surfing and teaching others how to use the ocean as a form of individual expression. Being able to empower women through the art of surfing is an absolute privilege and one I hope I can share with you.
See you in the water soon,