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OUR TEAM

Meet the fantastic instructors of the Surf with Nicole Surf School!

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NICOLE PRATT

Owner/Founder

Certified: Water Safety, CPR, First Aid, Certified Surf Instructor NSSIA

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.

Nicole has surfed in: Mexico, Baja, Costa Rica, Barbados, Hawaii, Indonesia, Peru, Nicaragua, Japan, Panama, Guatemala and all over the U.S.

QUAID TATLOW

Owner/Head Instructor/Beach Manager

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.

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MIKE DIDONATO

Instructor

Certified: CPR & First Aid
Mike joined the Surf with Nicole team in the end of the Summer of 2018 Season. He started surfing in 2009, and has been surfing ever since. Mike currently attends Maryland University and loves instructing for Surf with Nicole during the summertime. Mike also enjoys snowboarding and has snowboarded in Utah and Colorado and surfed in Guatemala.

CLAIRE TATLOW

Instructor

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.

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LORI KANE

Instructor/Grom Specialist

Certified:CPR &First Aid

A schoolteacher for many years with a lifelong passion for surfing, Lori is a great instructor and an expert with the little ones. She is our most requested instructor for students under 7. 

GREG PROULX

Instructor

Greg developed his instructor chops at WB Surf Camp in North Carolina before coming to work for Surf with Nicole for the 2018 Summer Season.

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