Your Coaches

Every person in the Always Summer Surf School surfs. From the website builder to the phone operator to the instructor, we all surf. It seems obvious that people teaching you how to surf would know how to surf.

This is sadly not true for a staggering number of operations globally (especially Southern California). Always Summer Surf School will always stay true to our roots. We love surfing and want to share our culture with you.

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MEET THE TEAM

Dan Robinson
Dan Robinson

Danny Boy is a Malibu native. Professional longboarder at the age of fourteen, now turned professional surf coach. He grew up surfing the infamous Surfrider beach, also known as first point. He has recently finished a book based on non-fictional characters that reside around Malibu, it’s called “The Bu’’. When he’s not writing, you may see him hanging ten on one of the best waves Malibu has to offer.

Matthew Markman
Matthew Markman

Matthew Markman is a Southern California native. In 2010 he left a corporate office job and never looked back. During that first summer teaching surf lessons, he found a growing population looking for comprehensive condensed surf training which would otherwise require decades of dedicated practice and study. Now, with over thirty years experience in the water and over a decade of program development, his goal is to execute custom programing for the ultimate experience.

Anthony Petro
Anthony Petro

Anthony was born and raised in Southern California. He has been surfing over fifteen years. From 2009 – 2016 he lived in Hawai’i on the island of O’ahu where he perfected his skills as a waterman. Since his return to California, he was appointed Director of Operations at his friends surf school; Malibu Surf Coach. For the past ten years he has built complete training structure into surf education and ocean safety programs for children and adults. His goal is to now spread the joy of surfing in a fun and friendly environment for all ages and skill levels.

Steele Pace
Steele Pace

Steele Pace is a So Cal native raised in Venice beach. Surfing over twenty years and teaching more than ten years, Steele now specializes in videography/ photography. He is often capturing content for our social media with camera in hand. If you see him on the beach during your next lesson be sure to turn your shred level to 100! Your wave could show up on our gram! @alwayssummersurfschool

Makena Nai
Makena Nai

Surfer, professional skateboarder and all around waterman from the Big Island of Hawai’i, Makena has been teaching and coaching surfing for eight years. He has dedicated his life to spread Aloha and teach the art of surfing!

Doug Wright
Doug Wright

Doug has been surfing for twenty years. He grew up surfing on the East Coast. Surfing in ESA contests, then moved after high school to attend the University of Hawai’i, where he lived for eleven years, surfing some of the best waves in America.