Meet your instructor
Annelies will be very happy to introduce or help you to progress in surfing !
Born and raised in Belgium she was always a big fan of sports, training on a high level in trampoline.
She discovered surfing at 16 years old on a family holiday In Soustons, France and a new passion was born!
Annelies: " Surfing changed my life: A new world opened up! I still remember the first green wave I surfed!"
After her studies in Master of Physical Education she followed her dream and went travelling, working, snowboarding and surfing around the world! Australia, New Zealand Fiji, USA, Indonesia, ...
Annelies: "Sports and coaching are my life story!, After being a competitor it was very logic to me to become a sports teacher, personal trainer, surf - and snowboard instructor. I love transfering my passion and knowledge to other people."
After 10 years of travelling she wanted to find a home base, Belgium wouldn't be it since she missed the ocean to much. So she quit her job as a PE teacher to follow her dream to live by the ocean in Hossegor and surf as much as possible
Annelies "I"ve worked a couple of years for the local surf club in Hossegor which was a great opportunity ,but now it's time for something new: I am very happy to welcome you to Coco Surf School.
Coco surf school is a school that cares about fun, personal progression and quality above quantity! That's why I offer you lessons of maximum 6 persons ,
Lessons of max 8 persons are available on request. "
Coco Surf School is a mobile surf school; the best spot for your level will be chosen in between Hossegor and Seignosse. In the summer the school is based at Seignosse, Les Bourdaines.
Annelies: " Come and join me for a surf! I am very keen to help you progress and transfer you the surf bug! Happy to meet you!
I'm so stoked to share my passion with you! Let's have a great time together!!"
2000: Initiator snowboard VSSF
2003: Master in Physical Education ,KU Leuven, Belgium.
2003: Teacher degree, KU Leuven Belgium
2003: Trainer A fitness and personal trainer, VTS , Belgium
2006: Level 2 Snowboard ASI ( US)
2009: Level 1 ISA surf coach and lifeguard
2020: International Surf Judge, ISA
2021: Secourisme, PSE1, Hossegor