Owner and lead Instructor. Colin has been teaching for 7 years. Surfing for 26 and an Ocean Lifeguard since 2016. He loves to teach all ages both surfing and ocean swimming.
"Salt is life"
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Meet The Team
"Nick comes from a family of avid surfers and ocean enthusiasts. He has lived and surfed all over the California coast and has been teaching with Zuma Surf for 2 years.
"The best surfer is the one having the most fun."
Gaia Hinds has spent her entire life in the ocean doing everything from bodysurfing to competitive paddle boarding. A Cal State Lifeguard and Leo Carillo Jr. Lifeguard instructor, she has played water polo for 10 years, and is currently studying Marine Bio at UCSD. She loves all ocean related and horse to share that passion with you.
Mason McElvain grew up surfing in LA/Ventura and Slo for 10+ years. He is an exceptional Ocean Lifeguard with Cal State Parks. He enjoys running, swimming, camping, and all other forms of moving his body in nature. He loves watching other people (YOU) fall in love with the ocean and surfing!
Christian was born and raised in Southern California and knew he had to find a career in which he could be outdoors and use his hands. Besides being a surf instructor he also teaches rock climbing and does high rise window washing as a Rope Access Technician. He is also an avid surfer, climber, skater, and Artist.
Shelby has been lifeguarding since 2008 and it is without a doubt the best job in the world! In addition she has been a junior lifeguard instr-uctor for Leo Carillo since 2011 and absolutely loves teaching kids. Her favorite actives are surfing, swimming, hiking, camping, and eating Mexican food.