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

    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 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

    Tour Guide & Surf Instructor

    Rhys Smith is a world class pro surfer. He has been competing in the world qualifying events this year and spends most days on the waves. His ability to get first time surfers up and surfing and fast progression for intermediates is highly rated. For the ultimate surf lesson experience book a private surf adventure with Rhys.

  • 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.

  • Tessa Evelyn

    Tessa Evelyn

    Bookings/ Holiday Planner/ Shop Assistant

    Tessa is friendly, bubbly and a highly professional bookings and holiday planner. Known to go the extra mile for clients and make sure their stay in the region is very enjoyable.
    Tessa is a very keen surfer and is often riding waves at Double Island or enjoying hanging out at the beach with friends.

  • Jake Bendle

    Tour guide - Kayak/SUP/Surf

    Jake is great with meeting new clients and sharing his knowledge and passion with the ocean. Highly experienced kayak guide he also has excellent experience surfing and SUP. When not working he often enjoys spear fishing and has an impressive photo album of his catch.

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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