Curran Fallon has been a steward of the Jersey Shore surf community since most other instructors were in diapers. Yet, more than anyone, Curran lets his “inner-grom” swim free.  Curran’s youthful sense of wonder and adventure is contagious and he is a true master of “getting on your level”, whether you are 5 or 50!  When you speak with Curran, it’s apparent that he is listening to where you are coming from and then skillfully instructing on what direction you want to be heading.  His knowledge of surfing and stand up paddle in the Jersey Shore area keeps him balanced in more ways than one.  A loving father to three young water-rats, Curran makes it obvious that while mastering the surf lifestyle can be challenging, raising three happy kids doesn’t have to be.

Q&A with Curran

Where did you go to high school? 

Manasquan High School (MHS!!!)

Where did you go to college and what did you major in? 

St. Michael’s College, Vermont B.A. Psychology

Monmouth University, NJ Masters in Social Work

Do you plan to go to college?  Any idea where?

I’m contemplating a Doctorate in Social Work D.S.W. but the $$$$?

Did you study abroad? would you like to? Where?

Yes, Study Abroad 1998 Universidad Nacional Costa Rica August – December Studied Spanish and Environmental Conservation.

What certifications do you have? CPR? Teaching?

Adult and Child CPR, First Aid, Life-Saving School Social Work Certificate, Licensed Social Worker (L.S.W.) Disaster Relief Crisis Counselor.

What was your first year working at SUMMERTIME?  

2017!?!?

 

Why do you work at STS? 

Share the stoke, Love to teach love to surf share my passion.

Besides working at STS, what else do you do to pay your bills? 

School Social Worker Brick Memorial High School, Counselor and Therapist

At what age did you start surfing? 

12ish

Where have you traveled to surf? 

California, Drove a Car from New Jersey to Costa Rica (Searching for Captain Zero?) Mexico, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Panama. Fiji Indonesia, Puerto Rico, Barbados

Do you surf in contests? What are some notable results? 

Never surfed in a surf contest? (My son got first in Big Sea Day!!) lol

Are you an Artist or Musician?

Id say more musician ( I use to sing in a band)

What kind of music or art inspires you? 

Reggae, Grateful Dead “Love live music”

Do you play or coach any other sports? 

Use to coach High School soccer and basketball but now coach my kids soccer and basketball.

Anything else?

I’m going to Hawaii!