Aloha Brothers Surf Lessons
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10 years in business
- How did you get started doing this type of work?
I never thought of what I do as work. Surfing and communicating via different languages are two things I love. They are both so challenging and rewarding simultaneously. Plus being a freelance language/surf instructor enables me to have flexible hours... Which enables me to travel to new places, (preferably with good surf and one of the languages I speak spoken there). Plus I get surf whenever it's pumping, which is major! I got into teaching languages one day when a tutoring agency called me out of the blue after seeing my resume on-line and asked me if I could really speak all the languages I claimed to speak fluently. Next thing you know I was working for them and not receiving half of what they were charging for my services. I thought to myself, what's to stop me from striking out on my own... And I did... As far as giving surf lessons is concerned, all my life people have asked me to teach them how to surf and for the most part... I have... Not too long ago, I taught a friend who recommended me to another friend and that friend recommended me to another friend who recommended me to yet another friend... At that point, the gears started rotating a little in my hand. I thought to myself, I love surfing and I love making people happy teaching them how to surf, but I am going to sustain this habit I am going to need to earn some money along the way. So I did some market research, looked into what was out there and decided why not?! Given my fortunate background, being born and raised on O'ahu, the literal birthplace of surfing... I believe I am more than qualified to help out beginners.