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Director/Founder, Coach Denny Cooper, has been an instructor at Carlsbad High School for 25 years, has taught surfing there for 21 years, and was named 2001 National Surf Team Coach of the Year and 2003 Carlsbad Unified School District Teacher of the Year.

The Carlsbad Surf Team has won numerous state championships under Coach Denny Cooper.

Jake Blackburn has co-directed The Camp for 9 years, is the Head Surf Coach at Carlsbad High School and in addition, is a Carlsbad High School counselor.

He was the 1994 National Surf Team captain and has over 26 years experience. Jake is a graduate of Point Loma Nazarene University.

Brooke VelasquezInstructor and co-director, Brooke Velasquez has worked at Surf Camps USA for 10 years and has 11 years experience in competitive longboard surfing. She began surfing at the age of four under the guidance of both of her surfing parents.

She is a recent graduate of UC Santa Cruz, where she majored in Literature/Creative Writing, and minored in Education.

Other staff may include members of the past and present prestigious Carlsbad Surf Team. All staff are CPR/First Aid Certified and are hand-picked by Coach Cooper.”
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