Senior Surf Coach, Sunshinestories

Senior Surf Coach, Sunshinestories

We're searching for an experienced Senior Surf Coach to come join our team at Sunshinestories! 

As a Surf Coach you will lead up to 5 students through a week of surfing; daily in-water surf lessons, video analysis and surf theory classes. Moreover you will assist the Surf Manager with various projects. You are continuously developing your own surfing and can perform advanced manoeuvres on various types of surfboards, both long and short but more important you're an ocean lover and your lifestyle allows you to spend most of your time in and around the ocean which is what you love the most. 

You are also a good communicator and know how to explain the technical aspects of surfing, ranging from someone that has never surfed before through to experienced surfers, in a fun and interactive way. You are not afraid to stand in front of people and teach surfing, not only at the ocean but also in the classroom as you will lead surf theory classes daily about different topics.

You are open to surf all kinds of surf craft and really enjoy every time you get to go in the ocean and play. You are a responsible surfer and take great precautions to keep your students safe and stoked.

Organisational and computer skills are important as you'll be doing video editing and management daily for the video analysis sessions conducted on a 1-1 basis for each student. This is where we break down the more technical aspects of surfing and are able to give valuable advise to the student.


  • Fluent in English
  • ISA or similar surf teaching certificate incl. lifeguard training
  • Worked in a similar role for a minimum of two years and preferably longer
  • Can stay for minimum 3 months
  • Being good on shortboard and longboard both is a big plus
  • Computer skills (we'll give you training in our systems, but a general skill level is important)


Please make your application via this career site. We hire surf teachers every 3-5 months, and usually hire a few months before the date period, once we start the hiring process we will be in touch with you with the dates. 

Or, know someone who would be a perfect fit? Let them know!

Sunshinestories, Ahangama

80650 Sunshinestories, Ahangama Directions View page

Why work with us?

We believe working with us will develop you professionally and be an experience of a lifetime! Get valuable work experience at a start-up company while enjoying one of the most beautiful locations in the world. 

  • Surf

    Sri Lanka is one of the worlds top surf destinations, and we're a team of dedicated wave lovers always up for a dawn session. You'll have access to boards and guiding to the best breaks along the coast. How much you want to surf is up to you, we promote everyone surfing at least once per day!

  • Yoga

    Stretch your legs with our certified yoga teachers. Having a place to calm your mind after a busy work day can be essential to wellbeing. Here yoga is a natural part of life.

  • Community

    Surfer, artists, creators, foodies. Working with us, or staying with us as guest. You will meet with and interact with a number of awesome people during your employment with us. We love to see how former employers continue working together around the globe.

  • Practicalities

    Moving to a foreign country can be challenging, we know. That's why we help you out with things like housing, visa arrangements and transportation to get you kick started with your life in Sri Lanka.

Work Place and Culture

Working at Sunshinestories is an adventure! We're a fast paced start up in an South East Asian melting pot. 

But no need to worry if you never been here before. We are a community that welcomes everyone with open arms like they are our family. 

Typically we try to get together once a week for a family surf sessions out at the reef or some sunset downers at the beach. 

We'll promise you working with Sunshinesories will include experiences beyond the usual, from getting blessed by our local monk in the yoga shala, to epic surf sessions at secret spots.

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