Chris launched Harlyn Surf School in 1994 which has gone on to be a multi-activity ocean sports centre and has been a market leader for many years. Chris created the business template that many have gone on to replicate. The market is ever changing and Harlyn Surf School itself has to adapt its own business model to move with the times. Coasteering Sit-on-top Kayaking and Stand Up Paddleboarding have become hugely popular and Chris's operational experience and knowledge is invaluable in these areas. Chris is a SLSGB lifeguard trainer and has been providing watersports instructor and lifeguard training courses for 15 years in UK and Europe. He has trained over 800 individuals and many of them have gone on to set up their own schools and centres or work as professional beach lifeguards. Chris has over 35 years worldwide surfing experience and discovered SUP 7 years ago which led Chris to set up one of the first SUP schools in the UK. Chris school is AALS licensed and LOtC accredited.