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Matt & Abby Coleman
Matt & Abby ColemanFounders
As an experienced educator and mentor, Matt is passionate about finding ways of bettering lives through surf coaching, experiential education and community based projects. After two years teaching in the Basque Country, Matt returned to his hometown Santa Barbara to pursue higher education, receiving his Masters from UCSB in 2009. He later went on to teach high school, coach a surf team, and spend 10 years directing a local non-profit which used surfing as means for mentoring Santa Barbara’s youth. After a decade working in education and the nonprofit sector, Matt finally took the step to found Lovewater, a company committed to passing on the joy of surfing to people of all ages, ethnicities and life backgrounds. With passions for surfing, teaching, and traveling, Matt and his wife Abby use their gifts to inspire lives, build confidence and strengthen community. For more info on the Lovewater Foundation, feel free to visit our website at www.lovewater.community.

Lovewater Surf School, founded in 2011, is a locally run surf company serving the greater Santa Barbara area with private and group surf lessons, beginner to advanced surf coaching, after-school surf programs, various types of school and community events. With a foundation of excellence and customer satisfaction, our experienced team of surf coaches is committed to bettering lives through our professional services, community events and nonprofit opportunities.

Matt & Abby adventuring throughout New Zealand, in and out of the water (2017).

Matt shares a wave with Surf Coach Austin between lessons.

Matt leading a surf trip to Costa Rica (2013).

Matt & Abby at their wedding (2017).

Matt surfing at Jeffrey’s Bay, South Africa (2016).

Matt teaching at an International Surf Camp in Lahinch, Ireland.

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