Talalla Surf & Yoga welcome guests from all over the world and all year round to their week-long surf camp and surf and yoga retreats in the south of Sri Lanka.
Raised on Australia’s South West coast Garrett was drawn to the ocean at a young age. Having completed studies in physiotherapy, surf coaching, and yoga, Garrett draws on each of these components in his coaching style. Garrett is passionate about exploring and creating different training techniques to prepare your mind and body for the experience of surfing; and creates personalized rehabilitation programs to keep surfing accessible even for those with current or previous injuries. Garrett loves to ride Sri Lanka’s hidden waves on a variety of equipment from shortboards, longboards, etc.
As a pure-bred Australian with wispy blonde hair, beautiful surfing style, and a secret talent for the guitar; Tim is your real life version of the dictionary definition for ‘surfer’. How he managed to accomplish a degree in mechanical engineering whilst acquiring these other skills is beyond comprehension; however it is these studies that allow Tim to provide his clear, concise and step-by-step approach to surf coaching that our past guests just love. Renowned for his vicarious ability for stoke; “If his guests are happy he is happy.”; you will rarely see Tim without a smile.
Born in land-locked Zimbabwe but moving to Australia at a young age, Andy’s sense of adventure and passion for surfing and the ocean in general is infectious. A much loved member of the team, Andy brings a dynamic and positive attitude to his surf coaching. He draws significantly from his tertiary studies in physical education to help guide guest’s surfing progression no matter what their previous experience. Known to be constantly pushing his own limits in surfing, Andy understands the patience and commitment required in acquiring a new wave riding skill with confidence.