two surfers walking up the beach holding their surfboards

Founders


Julia Thomas

Julia Thomas

Julia has a 30 year background in the Civil Service. Having begun volunteering initially with the Princes Trust and later the Wave Project and RNLI, Julia combined her passions for surfing, the ocean and helping people by qualifying as a mainstream ISA Surf Instructor, White Water Rescue Technician Professional, beach lifeguard, outdoor instructor, specialising in adaptive surfing 5 years ago. An avid pupil of mindfulness and yoga practice, Julia loves using her water safety and surf skills to help people of all backgrounds and abilities to access and fully enjoy the "blue mind" benefits of ocean based activity, and is committed to providing these opportunities through Karma Seas to people who are currently excluded by a variety of social and economic barriers.


Lisa Thomas

Lisa Thomas

Lisa has a 28 year background in Health and Social Care Management, currently runs a number of registered charity services for people with learning disabilities, and is passionate about inclusion and opportunity for excluded groups and individuals. Lisa has several years' experience volunteering with the RNLI, Swim Wales / Swim Safe as an Adaptive Surf Coach / mentor with Surfability and Wave Project. Lisa aims to extend this opportunity for fun, friendship and fitness through Karma Seas to a wider range of excluded people who could benefit from the physical and mental well being of ocean based activity.


Cian Wyllis

Cian Wyllis

Cian is a qualified ASI Surf Instructor and SLSGB Surf Coach with a background in IT and administration for a surf based charity and RNLI Lifeboat crew member. Cian spent 2 years volunteering for Surfability and then surf instructing for the Wave Project, working as a freelance surf instructor for mainstream surf schools, swim instructor for Swim Safe and lifeguarding for local swim clubs. Cian is an avid mountain bike and gym enthusiast, enjoys cooking and healthy eating. Having coached children and adults with disabilities and additional learning needs, Cian has a passion for inclusion in sports and promoting a healthy lifestyle.




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