Jeff is a leader who rules Bradley Beach with a contagious positive mental attitude.  His experience in the middle school classroom and worldly perspective make him an invaluable asset to the SUMMERTIME crew.  The role model for consistency, he has earned the ironman award multiple years with a dedication to his students big and small.

 “Jeff is the kind of guy who wears his heart on his sleeve, you can hear how much he cares about his students in his voice, even if you are in another town!”

 

Name: Jeff Hoffman

 

Where did you go to high school? Neptune High School

 

Where did you go to college and what did you major in? I went to Flagler College (in coastal Florida) and I was a Spanish major.

 

Did you study abroad? Where did you go and why?  Yes, I studied in Spain and Costa Rica to travel and learn Spanish!

 

What special certifications do you have? CPR, NJ Teaching Certificate

 

How long have you been involved with Summertime? Since 2009

 

Why do you work at Summertime? I work to provide my knowledge to enthusiastic people that want to learn how to become a better waterman/woman.

 

Besides working at Summertime, what else do you do to pay your bills? I’m a Spanish teacher and soccer coach.

 

At what age did you start surfing? 10 years old, seems like a long time ago, and I still can’t do airs :(

 

Where have you traveled to surf? Puerto Rico, Costa Rica, Mexico, and Spain

 

Other than surfing, do you have any talents? I played soccer in college, I’m fluent in Spanish, and I can do more pushups than you 😉