OUR COACHES – MEET THE TEAM AT PHILIPPA ANDERSON SURF SCHOOL
The dream of qualifying for the World Championship Tour (WCT) is still the number one goal in Philippa Anderson’s vision. With 10 years experience on the World Qualifying Series (WQS) and some huge results, Philippa wants to share her knowledge with the younger generation. The Anderson family immigrated to Australia and ended up in the beautiful town of Newcastle. Philippa experienced a little taste of the life of a Professional Surfer. Representing Australia at the ISA World Junior Games, 2nd in the World Junior Championships (twice), three break through performances on the WQS and two WCT appearances as a wild card winner/ injury replacement. A few years later Roxy and her parted ways. Despite not having a major sponsor Philippa never gave up on her dream. There were a few hard years of juggling part time work to earn money to keep that WQS dream alive. Semi final and final appearances in 6star WQS events lead to 5 consecutive years finishing in the Top 15 on the WQS rankings and Top 25 in the World rankings. Her determination, love for the sport, hard work in the gym and faith in her ability has driven her to never give up on her dream of making the WCT.
Sarah grew up on the south coast of Durban, South Africa and is now residing in Newcastle. She first started surfing at the age of 8, shortly after that she was competing around the country in a number of events. At the age of 14 she started travelling around the world surfing in International Events, then easing her way into surfing on the World Qualifying Series full time. Sarah still competes at an elite level with the hopes to represent South Africa in the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games as well as qualifying for the World Championship Tour. Sarah surfers almost every day, works hard in the gym and loves to be around kids.
Ellie learnt to surf at 7 years old and fell in love with surfing when she got her first board at 11 years old. After playing almost every sport, she soon found that surfing was her passion. She is patient, always smiling and always having fun. Ellie loves travelling around Australia competing and surfing new places. Ellie has made finals and semi-finals in Ripcurl Gromsearch events across Australia and made it to the Ripcurl National finals in 2019. She also competes in pro junior events and is looking to compete on the World Qualifying Series in the years to come. Ellie’s goals are to keep loving surfing, keep having fun and to finish year 12 at the end of 2021.
Philippa has launched her surf school where she is excited to pass on her knowledge in and out of the water.
Philippa, Sarah and Ellie want to help inspire the younger generation, get more females out in the water giving it a go
and helping surfers achieve their own personal goals which ever it may be.
The team at Philippa Anderson Surf School are ready of you.