Board of Directors

Alasdair is a retired Chartered Accountant. In addition to helping with this community project, Alasdair is also currently the Chairman of the Dunbar Harbour Trust, Treasurer to TS Valiant – the Dunbar Sea Cadets – and Treasurer to the Dunbar Community Council to which he has been elected. He is a committee member of the Dunbar Shore & Harbour Neighbourhood Group.

Lisa is on the committee of both the Scottish Surfing Federation and the European Surfing Federation. Lisa organises regional and national competitions for Scotland and has been Scottish Head Judge. She lives and works in Fife and was crucial to our funding effort and you will see her on the opening video.

Brian is a Chartered Surveyor involved with commercial property, development and dispute resolution. He surfs as regularly as work/life balance permits.  He has a passion for engaging communities in protecting the coastal environment and is a Regional Rep for Surfers Against Sewage. He is on the Board of Trustees of Christian Surfers UK and can often be seen helping behind the scenes at Scottish Surfing Federation and UK Pro Tour competitions. He lives locally and is a regular cheer-section for many initiatives within the local community and wider surf scene.

Sam set up Coast to Coast Surf School in 2004. Hes been an instructor, coach and guide for 15 years, travelling all over Scotland and Europe. He was Scottish Surfing Federation President from 1996-99 and Scottish Junior team coach in 2016. He’s also represented Scotland at both Longboarding and Bodyboarding at senior level.

Sam’s vision over a decade ago brought forward this unique project and the huge collective team effort to build Belhaven surf centre. He hopes the building will inspire the young surfers to protect our coastline, learn about safety while having fun in the sea.

Clive is a retired town planner. He is a father and grandfather of Dunbar surfers. He may have been seen very occasionally on a bodyboard or on a stand-up paddle board in East Lothian’s coastal waters. Clive correctly disclaims any surfing ability. He is, however, very experienced in the support role required to produce surfers, and also very aware of the value of surfing (at all levels and in its widest sense) in developing young people and keeping older people young.