Who Is BigFoot Surf
We are a team of coaches who have been surfing all over the world and honing our coaching skills at Westport. We have audited and studied surf schools in Australia, Indonesia, Hawaii and California. Because Westport is our home break, we care about the community and we’re determined to find a way to share what we’ve learned over the years. We are trained and certified in child and adult learning methodologies to ensure the success of our students at any age. We hope you’ll take the opportunity to spend time in the water with us – we know you’ll enjoy your experience.
Dedicated To Sharing The Stoke
BigFoot Surf is dedicated to sharing the stoke of surfing while respecting and building the local surf community. As a result, we want to introduce others to the sport-of-kings experience by drawing students from all over the Pacific Northwest and beyond. The Westport waters are an incredible training ground yet provide a continual challenge for increasing skill building. You may choose to only surf Westport the rest of your life, but be assured you will be equipped to surf wherever the ocean calls to you! Visit the ‘About Westport‘ pages for more information about this incredible surf city. What starts with Westport surfing can turn into a lifelong passion and call to travel. Book your BigFoot surfing lesson online today!
Our Crazy Surf Skills Include
Our Company Mission
Bigfoot Surf is committed to delivering a surf lesson experience that is safety-focused, student-centered, ocean-aware, respects the surf community and builds a strong foundation for developing surfers for just the day, or for life.
The BigFoot Philosophy
We believe that surfing can fuel the soul. It is a place where you can lose yourself while demanding you be present in the moment. It has worked for each of us and countless others we’ve introduced to the stoke. We invite you to join us for the experience!
The BigFoot Promise
We promise to do our best to turn you into a life long surfer so you can share the surfing stoke along with us!
It doesn’t matter your age or status in life. If you have a willingness to trust and step outside your comfort zone, we can deliver on introducing you to the sport-of-kings and teaching you how to surf!
Meet Our Surf Coaches
Brian Calder – Co-Founder/Coach
Brian grew up in Florida where he was basically born with gills, he spent most of his time boogy boarding at the beach with his friends and family. At 14 he got off the sponge and started surfing. Surfing became a passion that has led him to 5 continents and thousands of hours surfing and paddling into some of the heaviest breaks in the world. In 2007 Brian came to Washington to teach snowboarding at the Summit At Snoqualmie, and through a fellow instructor, got connected to the surf community in Westport. Since then Brian has spent nearly every weekend between May thru October surfing Westport and exploring surfing spots throughout the Northwest.
Brian loves to share his passion for surfing and when approached with an opportunity to help co-develop a surf lesson progression for military veterans and their families in 2010 he jumped at the opportunity. “Getting invited to help introduce the sport-of-kings through surf lessons to our veterans and their families was a no brainer. Surfing has created so many positive experiences for myself and friends that I was excited to get others especially veterans in the water. Who knew sharing the surf stoke could be so fun and rewarding.”
Brian believes Westport is the perfect place to surf because of its three unique surf breaks that work in different conditions. (See our Westport Page for more information) “Westport produces great surfers because it’s got something that can challenge every level of surfer, you can learn at the Jetty and then take those skills to a more difficult wave like the Groins or the Cove, or as a matter of fact any where on the planet that has a surf break.”
A Fun Fact – Brian has traveled the world surfing on five different continents and continues to fullfill his dreams of surfing them all! Brian also is a two time men’s open longboard trophy winner looking rack up a few more trophies this season at Westport’s own CleanWater Classic, come out and cheer on the Bigfoot Surf Team of competitors.
Take our word for it, this fun-loving, travel addicted surfer is one excellent and patient teacher.