The Surf with Nicole team — 


Nicole Pratt

Owner, Surf Instructor 

Certified: Water Safety, CPR, First Aid, Certified Surf Instructor NSSIA
Sponsors: Buccaneer Board Riders (BBR)

Nicole lives in Huntington Beach, California. She has been teaching and coaching surfing & SUP around the globe for 11 years. Nicole started surfing at the age of 15 in San Diego, California. Nicole studied Human Services at the University of Phoenix, loves teaching, traveling, and sharing her passion of surfing with others. Hobbies are having FUN, anything adventurous, snowboarding and skiing.

Places traveled: Mexico, Baja, Costa Rica, Barbados, Hawaii, Indonesia, Peru, Nicaragua, Japan, Panama, Guatemala and all over the U.S.


Quaid Tatlow

Manager / Head Surf Instructor -LBI, NJ

Certified: CPR, First Aid

Quaid is from San Mateo, California. He started surfing at the age of 13 off 4th street in Beach Haven, New Jersey and has been an instructor for Surf with Nicole since 2012. Surfing has taken Quaid all over the U.S. and abroad. He has surfed extensively in northern and central California and has surfed in such exotic locales as Hawaii, Costa Rica, and Barbados. His favorite place to surf is Pleasure Point in Santa Cruz, California and aside from surfing he enjoys snowboarding, cooking, traveling, and having as much fun as he possibly can.


Places Traveled: Barbados, Costa Rica, France, & Italy.


Claire Tatlow

Surf instructor- LBI, NJ

Certified: lifeguarding, CPR, first aid

Claire is originally from Northern California and is now studying archeology on the Central Coast. She began surfing at age 15 and loves spending summers on LBI. She has surfed in Hawaii, Peru, Costa Rica, and up and down the coast of California. She has enjoyed teaching with Surf with Nicole since 2013. Her hobbies include paddle boarding, skiing, snowboarding, soccer, and painting.


Places traveled: France, Italy, Mexico, Costa Rica, Peru, Thailand, Hawaii and all over California 


Nate Warszawski

Surf instructor- LBI, NJ

Certifications: Adult and Pediatric CPR/AED

Nate is from New York City. He had his first surfing lesson at Surf with Nicole when he was 10 years old. The Surf with Nicole team is ecstatic  when given the opportunity to welcome back former students as instructors and summer 2018 will be Nate’s second season with Surf with Nicole. Nate has surfed all over new jersey and has also spent some time surfing in Hawaii and Florida. His Favorite place to surf is 25th st on LBI. He also enjoys fishing, basketball, and board games


Places traveled: Hawaii, Israel, Alaska, Costa Rica, & Greece.