Being a good sports coach is about a lot more than just being competent at the sport in question. You have to be a great communicator and, in order to make use of all the tools a coach has at his (or her) finger tips these days, you also need to be computer and media savvy.
When we get emails asking about working at Surf Simply (we get several every week) we ask the candidate in question to produce a film of themselves surfing and, more importantly, of them explaining or teaching something to camera which has nothing to do with surfing at all. This was the movie which got Sam his interview and ultimately a job at Surf Simply.
We thought it was great, a bit of ding repair, how to make a black bean stir fry, then some beautiful footage of him surfing at his home break, in the freezing North Sea, just south of the Scottish border.
Ru has been pretty busy writing surf coaching blogs and articles for various websites, so Sam has once again flexed his media mixing muscle to put out his first two Surf Simply resort movies.
We thought both movie’s were great but we’re looking forward to hearing what the surfing heroes and heroines (Sharon, Mark, Mike Tom, Ari, Nina & Zsolt) think about their respective surf movie debuts.