Mr Brights / Brett, started surfing at the age of 7, following in his father’s footsteps. With 30 years surfing experience, he has travelled to many countries throughout the world in search of perfect waves. Originally from Newquay, England, the surfing capital of the UK, Brett grew up surfing with some of the best surfers in Europe. His love of surfing took over his life and his career, which he has mostly spent working in the surfing industry.
From working in one of the UK’s leading surf shops, producing surfboards for some of Britain’s leading surfboard shapers, he most recently worked for the Australian surf brand Rip Curl. At Rip Curl, Brett worked as a sales rep, selling their products to surf shops throughout the UK. His speciality was in the wetsuit department and this led him to a promotion, working at the Head Office in Hossegor, France, as the European wetsuit and surfboard Product Manager.
After travelling to Ghana one year, Brett fell in love with the country and its people. He had always wanted to branch out on his own and start his own business within the surfing world, and Ghana seemed to offer this opportunity. Brett decided to take the risk to leave Rip Curl and follow his dream.
In 2009 he became a qualified surf coach and lifeguard and has been teaching at surf schools in France for the last 3 years, so gaining the valuable experience necessary to enable him to eventually run his own school in Ghana.
Returning to Ghana each year, Brett decided to start helping the local surfers and started a project called West African Surfing Association (WASA). With the help of his surfing friends and the generosity of surfing companies throughout Europe, he was able to gather surfboards and equipment to help the surfers of West Africa. Brett shipped his first container of equipment in 2010 and has donated equipment to surfers from Liberia, Cote D’Ivoire and Ghana. Brett has also been working closely with the surfers to help them perfect their surfing skills with training, plus organising local surfing events.
Mr Brights Surf School
Whether you have never surfed before, are in need of a refresher course, or have been surfing for years and would like to challenge yourself further, we are able to tailor all our surfing courses to suit your own or your groups needs. Mr Brights Surf School is completely flexible and more than ready to set up courses to suit every individual during your stay in Busua. Each course is designed to be informative, challenging and safe, but most importantly, ‘Fun’ !
“Mr Bright’s Surf School guarantees that for however long you are with us, you’ll get a fresh, exhilarating experience that will not be forgotten!“
This program focuses on teaching the skills of surfing and how to handle yourself and your surfboard in the ocean. You can take one lesson or 10, it is completely up to you, everyone is different. Mr Brights surf school welcomes group lessons, private lessons or both. Mr Brights is here to help you learn and provide advice on all questions related to surfing. The techniques covered in the Learn to Surf lessons are:
– Surf Safety
– Surf Awareness
– Basic board handling and manoeuvring
– Positioning on the board for trimming
– Push up position
– Stand up technique
– Catching and riding waves
– Basic Learn to Surf information
Mr Brights Surf School will talior-make a course to suit your specific needs and requirements. First up, we need to know your surfing level, and after a brief spell in the water we will take it from there. Mr Brights has years of surfing and competition experience, so whether you want to perfect your bottom turn, re-entry or barrel riding techniques, Mr Brights is always on hand to offer expert advice and knowledge.