Name: Aidan Salmon
Lives: Bali Indonesia (originally from Geraldton WA)Home Break: Cangu
Years Bodyboarding: 25
Sponsors: Bali Bodyboarding, NMD Board Co, Reeflex Wetsuits
Employment History: Newquay Surf Centre, Education Department of Western Australia, Rip Curl English Surfing Federation Surf School, Rob Barber’s Bodyboard School, Big Friday Surf Holidays, Surf Sistas, Midwest Surf School, Australian Lifeguard Service.
Contest Record: 5th UK Tour 2010, 3rd Bournmouth Reef Contest 2010, 2009 3rd UK Champs Dropknee division, 2008 UK Dropknee Champion, 1st Sick Lame and Lazy Dropknee 2002
Qualifications: BA Political Science and History University of Western Australia, Level 4 British Surfing Association Surf Coach, Surfing Australia Surf Coach, NARS Beach Lifeguard, Australian Lifeguard Service Beach Lifeguard, Austswim Certificate of Swimming and Water Safety, Royal Lifesaving Society Bronze Medallion, Royal Lifesaving Society Pool Lifeguard,
Coaching Experience: 13 years coaching surfing and bodyboarding all over the world, English Junior Team Coach,
Coaching Success’s: English Junior Team 4th at Eurosurf 2010, Zak Lawton 2nd Eurosurf 2010 Longboard division, Stephen Hall UK U18 Champ 2011, 2010, U16 2009, 2008, Sam Brabyn UK U16 Champ 2011, 2010, U14 2009, Cian Salmon UK U18 Champ 2009.
Countries Free surfed or Competed in: England, France, Spain, Portugal, Australia, Canary Isles, Mexico, Hawaii, Indonesia, United States of America, Cost Rica, Nicaragua, South Africa, Morocco,
Favourite Breaks: Lakey Peak/Pipe, Uluwatu, Padang Padang Indonesia, Red Bluff Australia, Ziccatella Mexico, Boom Nicaragua, Safi and Sharatan Morocco.
Whats the best thing about Coaching? The best thing for me is meeting new people and introducing them to, and/or aiding their development in the lifestyle which has given me the best times of my life.
Whats the best thing about coaching in Indonesia? Indonesia has always been my favourite destination. The waves are so consistently amazing and there is something for everyone. Indonesia is the best place in the world to come if you want to improve your bodyboarding no matter what stage you are at with your riding.
Name: Ryan Hardy
Lives: Margaret River
Sponsors: Hardy Shapes, Creatures of Leisure, Good Earth Surf, Reeflex Wetsuits, Unite
Employment history: Wet Dreams surf accessory factory, EBB bodyboard shop, Josh Palmateers Surf Academy, Bali Bodyboarding, Woolworths, BWS, Cape to Cape Explorer Tours, Wine4dudes bus tours, Ryan Hardy Bodyboarding School
Contest record: 1st Tahiti Skins 2000, 1st Shark Island Challenge 2006, 1st Pipeline Pro 2009, 1st Box Pro 2011, Overall 2nd World Tour 2006, 2011
Qualifications: Level 1 Coaching Surfing Australia, Surf Rescue Certificate, St Johns Senior First Aid Certificate
Coaching experience: 4yrs qualified coaching under Surfing Australia, 4yr head coach Ryan Hardy Bodyboarding School, 4 4 seasons coaching with Bali Bodyboarding
Coaching Success’s: Matthew Hanks Australian U16 Champ 2016, Henry Gibson Runner Up Australian U16 Champ 2016, Brad Harrington WA state U18 Champ 2016,
Countries free surfed or competed in: Australia, France, Spain, Portugal, Chile, Mexico, US, Canary Islands, Tahiti, Indonesia, Brazil, Phillipines,
Favorite breaks: The Box, North Point, Gas Bay, Rivermouth
What is the best thing about coaching: Being down the beach and seeing the stoke in rider’s eyes when they achieve their riding goals.
What’s the best thing about coaching in Indonesia: Warm water, no sharks, light winds, fun waves, multiple breaks for all riding levels.