Shaun never really “fit the mold” growing up in Monmouth County. He has always been a highly-creative person who lives with what seems like impossibly big dreams for himself. Shaun has refused to let naysayers stop him from chasing his dreams all over the globe. Luckily for us, his passion for teaching brings him back to New Jersey to continue sharing his experiences with others each summer. No matter where he is, whether it is (even the possibility) of an approaching swell, a live music event, or even just a summer BBQ, Shaun is usually at the center of trying to rally the troops to enjoy life to the fullest when it counts most- right now. He created SUMMERTIME Surf in 2006, and he continues to work applying his creativity and passion to improve the opportunity for our team and participants.
Where did you go to high school? CBA, St. Rose, and Wall …kinda like being on tour 😉
Where did you go to college and what did you major in? I went to Bond University in Australia and earned a Bachelor degree in Business Administration.
What certifications do you have? CPR, WPA, High Surf Thrill Craft Operator and First Aid
Why do you work at STS? because there is nothing more rewarding than sharing a lifetime of experience with someone that has a lifetime ahead of them.
At what age did you start surfing? Our crew of beach rats used to stand up on our boogie boards back when we were small enough that they would float us…we didn’t have 5’0s back in the day!
Where have you traveled to surf? All over the place…recently the South Pacific, but there’s still so many cool places to explore and I’d like to surf a few more spots while I’m young
Do you surf in contests? What are some notable results? I really like the TEAM format contest we put on because I have always liked team sports… but I’ll participate whenever I’m invited to a surf contest.
Other than surfing, do you have any talents? I think I have a talent for teaching.
Are you an Artist or Musician? I like to play all instruments and collaborate on art projects
What kind of music or art inspires you? Heady & Heavy.
Do you play or coach any other sports? I still have hoop dreams, but injuries have sidelined my NBA aspirations. 😉