Ticket to Ride Surf School Staff


Our surf schools offer surf lessons in Perranporth for all abilities; from complete beginners to those looking for more advanced surf coaching.

Catching a wave and riding it back in towards the shore for the first time is a special moment, and one that will be savoured for a lifetime. Come and learn the art of riding a wave with our surf instructors on Perranporth beach.

Surfing’s simplicity synchronised with the ocean’s natural energy creates an unforgettable feeling of captivation, achievement and total exhilaration.

Welcome to our sport, our passion, our lifestyle, welcome to the Ticket to Ride Surf Schools.

Julian Price

The Surf School manager Julian brings almost 15 years of teaching experience to the table. Having been with Ticket to Ride for 8 seasons, if he can’t get you standing on a surfboard, no one can! Look out for his friendly face around Perranporth.


Josh Devaney

Josh joined Ticket to Ride on an adventure to South Africa a few years ago and now works all over the globe teaching surfing. During the summer months we’re lucky enough to have him join us in our Perranporth Surf School. He may look youthful, but he’s a veteran instructor with years of experience.


Charlie Russell

After trading in his boring 9 – 5 job Charlie had an epic season working with us on the beach last year. Now he’s back for more and super stoked to be teaching again! Having surfed all over the world he brings great enthusiasm and surf knowledge to the team.

Kaan Buyukkaraca

Surf Instructor by day, postman and yoga teacher by night…

Kaan works hard to deliver entertaining and energised lessons. Joining the team at the end of last year, he’s back to share his love of the sport and watch as we struggle to pronounce his surname.


Sam Lamiroy

One of the most successful UK surfers of all time, we’re incredibly lucky to have Sam coach alongside us with any school groups who come down for surf lessons.