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.
About Epic


  • Tyron van Santen

    Tyron van Santen


    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


    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/ Instructor

    Suzie is our marketing guru. She is also an 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!

  • Rhys Smith

    Rhys Smith

    Surf Instructor/ Legend

    Rhys Smith, our surf instructor, is a world class pro surfer. He will be competing in the world qualifying events this year. He is doing a lot of cross-training, trying to get really fit to push himself to be the best he can be. He wants to push you to the best you can be as well! Do you want to learn how to surf with Rhys? Don't wait any longer and book your Epic Surf Adventure today!

  • Ola Gunzel

    Ola Gunzel

    Shop Manager/ Organiser

    Ola is our Shop Manager. She makes sure your Epic trip is organised and provides you with all the information you need. She is an excellent surfer herself as well, with her first (successful) surf lesson at Double Island Point. Her motto: "Serving every guest with a smile!"

  • Tessa Evelyn

    Tessa Evelyn

    Shop Assistant / Very Helpful

    With Tessa around your visit to the shop will never be boring. She is friendly, bubbly and always keen for a chat or to give out helpful information in the area. Tessa is hard working, social and all about having fun. A very good addition to the Epic team.

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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