Truro School are investing in professional Surfing Coach Sam Lamiroy to help create an elite surf squad and spearhead the future of surfing in Cornwall.
“The aim of this on-going project is to help the pupils improve their surfing, at the fastest possible pace, while having as much fun as we can,” says Sam, who is widely renowned as the greatest male surfer in the UK.
“This project will help to put Truro School firmly on the map as the School to go to for anyone wanting to engage in an array of water sports at the highest level – while also receiving a top class education.”
Sam, originally from Newcastle, has been surfing since the age of 11. As 80% of Cornwall is surrounded by water and the glorious coast boasts waves, coves and reefs that attract surfers from all over the country and the world, Truro School are taking full advantage of the opportunity to breed the UK’s future surfing elite with the UK’s No.1.
Pupils at Truro School often take to Perranporth and Crantock, making full use of the Perranporth Surf Lifesaving Club along the way. Our surfers know the importance of training outside the sea too, and are well disciplined in swimming and body strength. Sam believes coaching surfers of all abilities is the way ahead, while also teaching more theoretical aspects of surfing through pool work, fitness sessions and video analysis.
Sam goes on to say, “We try to give regular, structured advice for those who are new to the sport, as well as giving really complex technical, competitive and elevated level coaching to the more advanced athletes.”
Headmaster, Mr Andrew Gordon-Brown said: “We have bought in Sam Lamiroy because we want the talented surfers at Truro School to have the best professional coach in this sport and the opportunity to take part regionally and nationally in surfing competitions.”
The Academy has only just started and already Sam speaks of remarkable improvements in performance: “I’m really excited to see what happens as the days get longer, the water gets warmer and the conditions get better. The surfing these kids are doing is going to go through the roof… I can’t wait!”