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Our Instructors

Instructor Kenny D'Andrea teaches a participant

Kenny D’Andrea

Instructor

Kenny was born in Santa Cruz and grew up surfing on the West Side. In addition to surfing, he is an avid freediver, an accomplished triathlete, and a third-degree Black Belt in Tae Kwon Do. Kenny graduated from the University of California Santa Cruz with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management Economics. He works as a Santa Cruz city lifeguard, EMT, and surf instructor while pursuing his goal of becoming a firefighter paramedic. Kenny began teaching surfing in 2006, and was introduced to Operation Surf in 2010 through surfing legend Richard Schmidt. Kenny started as a water volunteer before working his way up to Surf Instructor. He brings a light-hearted, patient approach to teaching, and is always an enthusiastic and knowledgeable instructor.