Johnny, 19, had a love for surfing and decided to take a gap year in Australia before beginning his degree to study medicine at Imperial College, London.
He couldn't resist enrolling on the Surf Instructor Traineeship. Johnny tells it here:
I didn't want to go home. I love Manly and I am so eager to progress my own surfing. The surf training and surf safari were great. I have made great new friends and my surfing is improving every day.
It's so beneficial to surf with such a high standard of coaches. James our instructor is so much fun - and the kids we have been teaching over the holidays are such a blast
Living here I can't get enough of the relaxed Manly beach lifestyle: friendly people, beautiful scenery, and great nightlife. And the Steyne Hotel is where it's at!
The surf instructor course isn't just giving me a qualification; I'm finding that I'm able to apply the knowledge to my own surfing.