Troggs Surf School - Portrush Surf School, Northern Ireland

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Troggs Surf School - The Team

Manager and Head Instructor: Carl Russell

Manager and Head Instructor: Carl Russell

Owner and Manager of The Quiksilver Troggs Surf School, Carl has been surfing since the age of 12 and having travelled to destinations such as Indonesia, Australia, Fiji and Morocco, Carl has increased his surfing knowledge and skills.

Carl's years of surfing practice lead on to him becoming a Professional ASI Accredited Surfing Instructor Trainer running Level 1 Surf Instructor courses for people want to become instructors. Carl has both Level 1 and Level 2 surf instructor Qualifications himself. Carl is also Academy of Surfing Instructors (ASI) qualified covering Level 1 SUP Instructor (Enclosed Flat Water) and Level 2 SUP Instructor (Exposed Waters). Alongside these he is also a fully qualified RLSS Beach Lifeguard with CPR training and First Aid Qualifications.

"I am qualified to coach groups and individuals in a safe and fun environment from beginner levels right through to advanced surfers who want video analysis or to attend our high performance weekend"

Carl is also a fully qualified surf coach educator. For more information on getting trained as a surf coach contact

Sponsored Rider: Jamie Russell

Sponsored Rider: Jamie Russell

Lives: Portrush

Age: 20

Profile: Jamie is one of the hottest surfers on the North Coast and Irish surf scene. His repertoire of powerful fins out turns, barrel riding and progressive air game stands out in our waters, making Jamie the perfect person to use Quiksilver Wetsuits sponsored by Troggs Surf School.

Currently Jamie surfs with the Quiksilver Fuseflex model and in summer uses the Quiksilver 3/2 mm Cypher allowing him to move and paddle the way he wants with maximum warmth.

Jamie competed from the age of 15 on the Irish Team and now concentrates on his progressive free surfing and competes in some selected events. Here are some of Jamie’s competitive achievement’s in surfing.

2nd Under 14, Irish Junior Surfing Championships – August 2007
1st Under 14, Portrush Open & Junior Surfing Championships - March 2008
1st Under 14, Irish Junior Surfing Championships - August 2008
13th Under 14, European Surfing championships - December 2008
2nd Open Longboard, Circle One Irish National Surfing Championships - March 2009
1st Under 16, Bundoran Junior Boardriders – July 2009
2nd Under 16, Irish Junior Surfing Championships - August 2009
1st Under 16, Billabong Irish junior surfing championships – August 2010
2nd Longboard, Portrush Open – April 2011
4th Open, CO. Sligo Open - July 2011
1st Under 17, Volcom Cloverfish Ireland – August 2011

Troggs Surf School Elite Team

Troggs Surf School Elite Team

The Troggs Surf School selected Elite Youth Team is the future of North Coast surfing.

The team is selected by us and receives FREE training sessions.

Sessions will run once a month if surf conditions allow. The Troggs Surf School Elite Team is to help talented athletes in our sport and help their performance, whether its competing or free surfing.

  • Team of 8, Age 8-14
  • Session will include:
  • Advanced Surf Techniques
  • Video analysis
  • Surf Fitness