Welcome to Pembrokeshire Surf School – started and owned by Phil Sadler in 2018. Having spent 18 years teaching outdoor education for other centres, I decided to put this experience to good use and start my own company. Surfing has always been my primary passion amongst many other adventure sports and so this is to be the focus of the school. Phil is a L3 Surfing Coach and ASI Surf Instructor trainer/ assessor, he also trains SLSGB beach lifeguard qualifications.
Phil started surfing in 1989 on the south coast near Brighton and has followed his love of the sport all around the world. My personal favourite breaks have to be Jeffreys Bay in South Africa, Lobos island in Fuerteventura, and of course Freshwater West here in Pembrokeshire, Wales.
Accomplishments in surf coaching and training; I coached Seth Morris on his journey from U12’s Welsh champ 2012, U18’s English and British champion 2018, and U18’s British champ 2019 along with WSL QS in europe, other local contest surfers Womens Welsh champ Georgina Lewtas and Ryan Thomas. Groms 2021/2 many of our Pembs local contest surfers got top 4 placings at the Welsh nationals in particular Josie Hawke winning U16/U18 girls at the age of 10!