Join our team

We are looking for enthusiastic and like minded people to join our team for the 2024 season.

We are hiring Surf Coaches, Surf hire staff, Coasteering Guides in both part and full time positions plus a and a full time seasonal Photographer/Media Person to join our team for the season.

Working at Surfing Croyde

Surfing Croyde Bay is the most exciting and progressive surf school in Croyde and arguably the U.K. Operating out of 5 star facilities, using the very best equipment and over looking one of the U.Ks best beach breaks is where our team of friendly, energetic and hard working people take pride in delivering exceptional service for our customers every day of the year.

We are a tight knit team of committed surfers with a shared passion for providing the highest quality of surf coaching. We believe a company is only as good as it’s staff and we’re stoked to have some of Devon’s finest already working with us but are now looking to grow our team as demand increases.

Perks of the job

Being a surf coach has to be one of the best jobs in the world, working outdoors in an environment such as the beach definitely beats an office gig but the fact you get to work with customers who genuinely want to be there, who want to learn and improve in the sport you are passionate about really doesn’t feel like work. Working with us at Surfing Croyde Bay comes with various perks beyond those of being a surf coach. We pay our staff a very competitive rate with instructors, guides and surf school staff all capable of receiving increased pay rates through our bespoke grading system based on experience, qualifications and age.

Alongside our 5 star facilities including heated changing rooms, hot showers and on site licensed cafe/bar we also use the very best equipment, which makes teaching surf lessons a lot easier than using substandard beginner surf boards. It also means you get to use the best equipment for yourself and friends on days off or those before and after work surfs.

We run all of our surf lessons and coasteering sessions to a maximum teaching ratio of 6 students per instructor, the lowest ratio of any Surfing England centre of Excellence. While this is great for our customers it is also a massive benefit to our staff who not only have less people to be responsible for the safety of but allows for more actual one on one coaching time.

As a member of our team you will also benefit from our relationships with some of the top surf brands such as FCS, Softech surfboards, Dakine, Sharpeye, Tiki and more offering great discounts on all products.

All of our staff receive free and/or heavily discounted food and drinks from the on site cafe as an added bonus too.

Regular staff training and surf coaching from professional international surf coach Damon Beveridge

Required skills for Surf coach applicants

  • Passion for working with people
  • Hold current Beach Lifeguard Qualification ( RLSS / SLSGB ) 
  • ISA (Surfing England) level 1 surf coaching qualification required
  • Experienced surfing skills and ocean knowledge
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal and presentational skills
  • Fit, healthy and enjoy working outside in all conditions
  • Commitment to ensure the ultimate safe activity experience for our customers
  • Strong work ethic, initiative and enthusiasm
  • Love of surfing and its culture
  • Teaching / instructing experienced advantageous but not essential
 If you wish to complete your 20 hours work experience upon qualification with us then please feel free to apply

Required skills for Surf hire staff applicants

  • Great customer service skills
  • Enjoy the outdoors and beach/surfing environment
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Reasonable level of English and Maths
  • Enjoy working in a busy environment
  • Capable of working efficiently as part of a fun and diverse team
  • Strong work ethic, initiative and enthusiasm


Photographer and Media Person Vacancy 2024

Job Overview:

We are seeking a passionate, creative, and skilled Photographer/Media Person to join our team for the upcoming season. This role involves capturing the excitement and adventure of surfing, both in and out of the water, and showcasing the unique experiences and general great friendly vibe that our business offers.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Photographing surfing lessons, events, and other activities related to the surf school and cafe.

  • Meeting and greeting our customers

  • Working alongside our instructors and management team

  • Shooting all levels of surfing sessions.

  • Consistently produce high quality surf photography in changing conditions.

  • Treating each beginner lesson like a project, getting a variety of shots.

  • Be able to efficiently process large batches of images in preparation for sales.

  • Offering your photography services to customers

  • Displaying photos in the surf school after each activity

  • Arranging payment for photos

  • Ensuring customers receive any photos they have purchased

  • Providing the surf school with daily photos for use in media and marketing

  • Maintaining a professional and fun experience for all our customers

  • Creating engaging content for our social media platforms and website, including photos and short videos.

  • Editing and processing images and footage to a high standard.

  • Collaborating with the team to plan and execute media strategies.

  • Assisting in the promotion and marketing of the surf school through visual storytelling.


  • Proven experience in photography and/or videography, preferably in sports or outdoor settings.

  • Proficiency in photo and video editing software.

  • Strong social media skills and familiarity with digital marketing.

  • Ability to work in a dynamic, outdoor environment and adapt to changing conditions.

  • Excellent communication and teamwork skills.

  • A passion for surfing and ocean culture is a plus.

What We Offer:

  • A competitive salary.

  • A dynamic and fun working environment.

  • Opportunities to surf and engage with the local surfing community.

  • A chance to develop your photography and media skills in a unique setting.

How to Apply:

Send your CV, a cover letter, and a portfolio of your work to [email protected] with the subject line “Seasonal Photographer/Media Application”. We welcome candidates of all backgrounds and experience levels.

Application Deadline: 31st January 2024 

Get in touch today

Interested in working with us or finding out more information? Then please apply with a CV and brief covering letter to [email protected]