Our passion for surfing, nature and the beach and our dedication to provide both the best surf lessons and tours run deep in the veins of our company. We pride ourselves on the quality of our surf lessons and the enthusiasm we deliver our tours with. All our staff is individually selected by the founders of Epic Ocean Adventures, based on their experience, qualifications and stoke. We are there in the water with you, high fiving, encouraging and helping you every step of the way. We deliver different types of tours from group, team building, private to high performance 1-to-1 coaching. Whether you’re looking to learn to surf , want to make friends with the dolphins or relax and enjoy the scenery we will have a tour or package perfectly suited to you and your abilities.


  • Tyron van Santen

    Tyron van Santen

    Owner/ Tour Guide/ Instructor

    Ty has beach life in his blood. A childhood of his father's office at the beach includes much experience and a great amount of knowledge of the ocean. Kitesurfing & surfing are strong current interests as well as showcasing the most stunning location on earth, Double Island Point. Ty is known to go the extra mile to make sure everyone has had a fantastic experience.

  • Sean Permezel

    Sean Permezel

    Owner/ Tour Guide / Instructor

    Sean is passionate about the outdoors, especially surfing. He has been riding waves since his early teenage years. Moving from the colder waters and bigger waves from down south he has relocated his growing family (wife Sam, 3 kids) north to make the most of the ocean and surrounding environment, twelve months of the year.
    With a background in sports coaching, Sean is an excellent surf coach and takes much pride in teaching the right technique and making a fun day out for all. Sean has been surfing for 20 + years.

  • Suzie Vermeulen

    Suzie Vermeulen

    Marketing Manager / Tour Guide / Surf Instructor

    Suzie is our marketing guru. She is also a very good surfer with lots of experience with surf camp management in France. In her free time she always tries to join Epic on tour to have some fun with the clients in the waves!

  • Vince Young

    Vince Young

    Tour Guide / Surf Instructor

    Vince loves to share his expertise, ocean knowledge, and passion for all things surf. Often you will find him when his not teaching at DI or Tea Tree enjoy the waves with friends. With Vince your sure to have an unforgettable experience with his wicked sense of humor, knowledge and professionalism.

  • Ola Gunzel

    Ola Gunzel

    Bookings / Shop Manager

    Ola is our highly experienced Bookings Manager. Dedicated and an expertise in all regional tours, attractions and information. If it's your first time to the region or your a returning visitor, Ola is here to help you plan and organise a rewarding unique experience for you. She enjoys the beach and surfing on her days off and was lucky enough to first learn to surf with us at the spectacular Double Island Point.

  • Rhys Smith

    Rhys Smith

    Tour guide/ Surf Instructor

    We welcome back talented surfer Rhys after some competing in South Africa and living the surfing life in Indonesia. We always receive lots of great feedback for Rhys's friendly nature and his expert surf guidance. If your looking to bring your surfing to the next level Rhys is your man!

  • Ethan Falk

    Ethan Falk

    Tour Guide/ Surf Instructor

    Ethan joins the Epic team from the Sunshine Coast. A very good surfer and passionate about all things ocean. Plenty of fun times and stories to be had on tour with Ethan. Yew!

  • Alex Bortoli

    Alex Bortoli

    Tour Guide / Surf Instructor

    Alex brings with him a great amount of knowledge and experience on the ocean. Before joining the team he was running 5 day kayaking and camping trips on the Whitsundays Ngaro Sea Trail. Your sure to have a rewarding and pleasant kayaking adventure with Alex as your guide. Ask him about his many amazing adventures!

  • Matt Watts

    Matt Watts

    Tour Guide/ Surf Instructor

    Matt comes to the Epic team with a lot of surfing experience after some time traveling and enjoying the snow season. We are very happy to have Matt as he is highly qualified, very friendly and shows great guidance to first time participants.

  • Marie Pelletier

    Marie Pelletier

    Bookings Staff

    Marie joins the Epic Team as she enjoys her travels in Australia from France. Marie has a fantastic, fun personality and is very good with customer service and has some excellent knowledge on the best tours and customer needs.

  • Samantha Wiggins

    Samantha Wiggins

    Bookings Staff

    Sami is another great addition to our booking team. Friendly, with good experience in customer service. Sami enjoys coming along on tour and joining in on her days off. Sami recently has enjoyed the snow season in Falls Creek before joining us.

We also have a number of passionate fully qualified part-time instructors and guides for the busy periods and bigger corporate days.


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