Tassy's Surf Ratz

Tassy grew up in St Ives and had started surfing by the age of seven. Her family, school and college all supported her ambition to surf professionally. Tassy progressed to become a highly talented surfer and represented Great Britain. She has competed in five World Junior Surfing Games at locations around the world, including France, Ecuador, New Zealand, Peru and Panama. Between the ages of 15 and 18, Tassy also won every British, English and UK under-18s Pro Tour title.

Tassy is a qualified surf coach and stand-up paddle board instructor. In 2012, she set up Surf Ratz: a surf club for girls aged 6-16 in St Ives. Tassy said that she wanted Surf Ratz to help girls “achieve their full potential as strong, confident, resilient and independent young people”. Tassy raised over £10,000 to renovate the Battery Barracks on the Island at St Ives as a base for Surf Ratz.

There are four available options for surf coaching:

MINI RATZ (10S AND UNDER)

Become one of Tassy’s Mini Ratz (U10’s) and enjoy your pick of up to 2 local club sessions a week. Sessions are 1.5 hrs and include Surf tuition and general Ocean Education.

SURF RATZ (11+)

Join the Gang! Become a Surf Rat and enjoy your pick of up to 2 local club sessions a week. Sessions are 1.5 hrs and include Surf tuition and general Ocean Education.

ONE TO ONE LESSONS

A 2 hour Surf Coaching Session with Professional surfer and ISA Level 2 Surf Coach. Basing ourselves from SurfHouse St Ives, Tassy aims to tailor your lesson completely around your own ability and goals.

PRIVATE GROUP LESSONS

1.5 hour long session based at a local beach, including professional tuition suited to any ability, ages or gender. Perfect for families or friends.