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WICK'D SURF

OWNED + OPERATED BY ANDY HERRIDGE
+ A RAD CREW OF SURF COACHES

During my time teaching surfing, I’ve had the privilege of working with surf instructors from all over the world!

 

This has helped me develop a highly effective beginner platform, one that will get you up and riding waves in a fun and safe environment.

 

As the owner and operator of Wick’d Surf Camps, I’m able take a very hands-on approach to the needs of every guest who comes to my surf school. This means that we get to work together and really tap into your learning curve.

 

I’ve structured my teaching programs into daily surf lessons and/or multi-day surf camps.

 

Lessons are perfect if you want to get out and try surfing for the first time, or if you’re an intermediate surfer looking for some advanced tips to help you hone your style and skills. 

Surf Camps are designed for people who want to advance their skill set over multiple sessions, in different types of waves. And you get to keep your surf gear for the duration of the camps, so you can take what you learned in the lessons and keep practicing on your own.

 

Also, if you’re an advanced surfer looking to get out at the right place at the right time, I provide guided surf experiences.

 

Just let me know what your budget, time frame and expectations are and I can work out a program that works for you.

 

Let’s get out there!

-Andy Herridge

Owner/Operator Wick'd Surf Camps + Lessons

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MY STORY.

 

I moved out west from Ontario in 1999, eventually calling Whistler, BC home for over a decade.

Sports have always been a huge part of my life. But as I got older, I ended up transitioning from team sports to individual pursuits like skiing, skateboarding and then snowboarding.

That’s what took me to Whistler, and the mountain life served me well. But I always knew that I wanted to learn how to surf, so I travelled to Australia, New Zealand, Hawaii and Mexico before eventually settling out here on the west coast of Canada in 2011.

I’m happy to say that this place is my home, and I’m looking forward to sharing it with you!

THE WICK'D OFFICE TEAM

Tanner and Coni are holding down the fort and they will be the ones you are in contact with till you meet your instructor!

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TANNER'S STORY.

 

I’m a true islander, born and raised and I made the move to the coast 10 years ago after a serious car accident changed my life.  That experience made me realize how important surfing and surf culture was to me and I wanted to immerse myself as much as possible in every way.

 

In total I’ve been surfing for 15 plus years and have been to many beautiful places around the world in search of waves!  But Ukee is my home and has a very special place in my heart!

 

Surfing has a set of complicated unwritten rules / etiquette that I believe is integral to the culture.  It’s awesome to be apart of the Wick’d team and see this etiquette be handed down to every person that comes into the shop!

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CONI'S HISTORIA.

Hi there!! I'm Coni, a Chilean traveler and board sports enthusiast.

 

My goal in life is to chase the winter and snowboard much as i can; for many years I've been chasing the winter in south and north America and now it's time to chase some waves here in  ukee!

 

I'm happy that I had the opportunity to find such a magical place here in Ucluelet and also be able to join to the Wick’d family and keep learning about surfing, a sport that combines all what  of what matters most for me. Just keeping it simple and immersing yourself with people that push you to go out, learn and improve every day!

THE WICK'D INSTRUCTOR TEAM

This is the team that will give you all the safety your need to know AND get you catching, riding all the waves!

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CHARLOTTE'S STORY

What surfing means to me can not be described in a few words, it’s beyond amazing.

 

I’m this rad Swedish surf instructor who has been searching for my place on earth for many years. Since surfing is still a pretty uncommon sport in Sweden, I really wanted to learn more and also spread the surfing vibe to everyone and anyone, because to see someone catching their first wave is like watching a small kid taking their first step, a pure bliss!

 

When I first tried surfing back in my teenage years at Bondi beach in Australia, I really felt like I had found life gold. Anything related to water, oceans and the sound of the waves are so meditative, so healing and it makes me so humble towards life.

 

The search for a good community has led me to both surf and instruct in places like France, Portugal, Spain, England, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Australia, New Zealand, Sweden, Norway and finally I ended up here in Ukee. Wick’d Surf is by far the best surf school that I’ve ever seen in terms of surf lesson structure, quality of gear and picking the best spot and times of the day to do surf lessons, and to top it all off, there’s an amazing crew!

 

I have finally hit home and now I hope to share my great passion and joy in life at this magical spot, with as many cool people as possible. Life is meant to be lived!

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BENJI'S STORY

I was born in the city of Liverpool in the UK in 1991.
There is not much surf in Liverpool, so I found surfing in Cornwall when I started travelling around England in my late teens, and after being in many different jobs in the hospitality industry for many years I decided to search for something new and started travelling around the world were I found my true love for the waves.


I have been a qualified beach lifeguard and surf coach for almost 7 years now, and I got my qualifications on fistral beach in Newquay,  Cornwall.


I have now worked around the world chasing the wave and building my knowledge from all kinds of different beaches and terrains.


I am also a very passionate musician and the ocean definitely inspires my creativity everyday, creating the perfect balance in my life.