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Our team

Aloha! Surfway moscow team offers the following opportunities:

  • Enjoy surf training course in Moscow for beginners and experienced surfers;
  • Go to surf trips to the most amazing places on the planet;
  • Learn about the best equipment for training and best boards for surfing out of the ocean;
  • Delight yourself or your close friend with the latest surf-staff;
  • Attend lectures dedicated to surfing, watch surf movies and videos;
  • Have fun at thematic surf parties;
  • Find new friends and get in company with people who also love the sound of the ocean, the taste of salty water, the adrenaline buzz and who can think only about when they are going to catch their next wave.

No matter how far you are from the ocean with swell, and line-up is hundreds of kilometers away from you – surfing is on the first place. It is inside of us. We are sure you understand what we are talking about! The person in love with surfing look at the world differently.

We say: We live Surfway!

If you’ve got any questions, don’t hesitate to call:

+7 (964) 514 15 68

info@surfway.ru

  • Year of foundation - 2013
  • Number of students - more than 7000
  • Number of organized group surf trips - 41
  • Number of people on surf trips - 532
  • Destinations to which we made the first group surf tours - Kamchatka, Vladivostok, Ireland, Japan, Peru, Mexico, St. Petersburg, Sochi, Teriberka
  • Number of instructors - 23
  • Average number of students per month - 330
  • Equipment - 43 surf boards
  • Number of types of surf-trainings - more than 20
  • Number of countries to which we organized surf tours - 14
  • Number of couples meat each other in Surfway - more than 15
  • Number of open events, lectures and meetings - more than 100

Surfing coaches:

DENIS
DROGAYKIN

The head and inspirer of Surfway Moscow. He is the one who founded the club back in 2013. During its work, more than 7,000 people got trained by the club.

Denis began surfing after 12 years of snowboarding. Ever since Denis goes to the ocean 7-10 times a year, and spends the rest of the year in Moscow, organizing the educational process in the club.

He is the one who developed the club's program so that everyone can learn the basics of surfing without leaving the city and keep fit away from the ocean.

Denis is an ISA certified surf instructor (International Surfing Association). Despite scarce time, he continues to work with students. He believes that in the work of an instructor the most important thing is the ability to find an approach to people in different physical and emotional shape. It’s a rush for him to see his students’ success and situations when, after a series of failures, they work out with stable progress.

Denis believes that surf training in Moscow is important for riders of different levels, as they allow them to set the surfing technique, save precious time and enjoy surfing from the first minutes of their stay in the ocean.

Denis has visited more than 50 countries, in 15 of which he has surfed.

His favorite spot: Huanchaco (Peru).

Stance: regular.

Favorite Board: 6.5 feet board, hand-made by Conn Osborne, Irish shaper.

ARTYOM
BORICHEV

Artyom has surfed in 15 countries. He gained most of his surfing experience in Indonesia and in the famous surfing spot in California called Trestles.
He is an ISA (International Surfing Association) surf instructor.

He has coached in classic surfing for 7 year in Bali. and put two Surfway instructors, Alina Shchebeneva and Lera Bobrova, “on a surfboard”. In 2018 he became an instructor of Surfway Moscow.

Due to his teaching experience, Artyom quickly notices students’ mistakes.

“At surf training in Moscow, you can improve your balance, learn to cope with stressful situations, and adapt the body position when maneuvering on the boards. If you learn to perceive adequately the happening, then when you get to an ocean, you are quicker on the uptake, worry less, and all you need is just to adjust to new circumstances”, Artyom says.

His favorite spot: Kedungu, Bali, a pleasant place which is almost undisturbed by civilization.

Stance: regular.

Favorite Board: he uses all surfboards but prefers a longboard.

LERA
BOBROVA

First time Lera tried surfing in 2013. Since then she has caught waves in 8 countries and visited 17 countries in total.

Lera has been coaching at Surfway Moscow since 2013.

“At surf training in Moscow, we learn paddling correctly, lie on a board, feel the body’s center of gravity and catch the balance. In six weeks, we give students as much information as they never get in camp in two weeks. Having this knowledge, it is much easier for them, and the wave is much more fun,” Lera says.

Favorite spot: There is no favorite spot, but she has a favorite island — Bali. There Lera is ready to fly all the time.

Stance: goofy.

Favorite Board: a longboard, sometimes a shortboard. She also snowboards, skateboards, wakeboards, and ice-skates.

ALEKSANDRA
SHIRGALINA

Aleksandra visited more than 10 countries, in 4 of which she surfed. Her experience in surfing is 10 years.
Aleksandra is an ISA surfing instructor, a multi-sportswoman, Artificial Wave champion of Russia, master of sport on water polo, champion of Europe, medalist of international competitions. Swimming coach and instructor of special swimming for surfers for more than 7 years. Certified snowboard instructor.
She has graduated from Moscow State Academy of Physical Education with higher pedagogical education, specializing in physical education.

Aleksandra is convinced that specialized training for surfers in Moscow is absolutely necessary, regardless of the level of surfing. Training gives you endurance and develops “breathing”, allows you to save time on the ocean. In Surfway Moscow Sasha works with an advanced group.

“I pay special attention to the swimming technique and turns: with certain movements you can quicker turn your back to the wave on the line-up,” Sasha says.

Favorite spot: Peniche, Portugal. There are cool waves, it is comfortable there, there are many spots of different levels.

Stance: goofy.

Favorite Board: shortboard.

ANDREY
KUKUSHKIN

Andrey has been surfing statedly since 2016 and has catch waves in at least five different countries. He has visited more than 20 countries in total.
Besides surfing, Andrey goes in snowboarding, skiing, surfskating and skateboarding. For many years he practiced ju-jitsu, and became a junior champion in Moscow, Russia and Europe. In his boyhood days he also went in swimming.

He has been working as a coach at Surfway Moscow since 2018. In the pool, Andrey will teach you the paddling technique and basic surfing elements: turns, turtle rolls and others.

In the gym, he conducts self-weighted training for overall physical condition, strength, endurance and flexibility. Separately, he teaches students to keep balance on the balance board and get up on the surf cubes quickly (a surfboard is mounted on the cube, such construction trains the correct position of the body).

“After our prep-course, you come to the ocean mobilized, the muscles will remember the necessary movements, you will be able to concentrate only on how to catch a wave. It is easier for my students than in the ocean, for others. They were spoken highly by other instructors. They said goodbye to fear and quickly caught their first wave,” Andrey says.

Favorite spot: Imsouane, Morocco. There are long waves which you can skim for about a minute.

Stance: goofy.

Favorite Board: shortboard.

ALINA
SHCHEBENEVA

Alina visited about 15 countries, surfed in Portugal, China (Hainan island) and Thailand. She goes in surfing from 2014. In 2009 she got on wakesurf for the first time.

In Moscow, Alina actively practices and gives all types of basic surf training, as well as teaches wake surfing and surfing on an artificial wave.

Alina began surfing after professional snowboarding and wakeboarding. She goes in trail running and is fond of marathons.

By education Alina is a linguist-interpreter. For several years she worked in an IT company. Since the summer of 2018, she has been training at Surfway Moscow. She says that it is difficult, but now she feels much happier and more fulfilled than when she was working in an office.

Alina paid a lot of attention to additional education. She received certificates in fitness and functional training at “Ucheniy fitness” lyceum, and “Fitness Standard” consulting group), ISSA for training with patients with types 1 and 2 diabetes. She studied threpsology and genomic medicine at the University of Exeter, Monash University and Open University. All that helps her work effectively with different students.

“The surf training course includes different types of training; the functionality used in surfing, technical surf training — all this knowledge and skills help a lot in surfing. I always teach building on my own experience and adapt it to each individually. I try to support people psychologically, help them to believe in themselves, relax, and set up a positive mood,” - Alina says.

Favorite spot: Madeira, Portugal.

Stance: goofy.

Favorite Board: long.

ALEXANDRA
CHERVYAKOVA

Alexandra has visited 15 countries and surfed in five of them. She has been surfing since 2013.

Besides surfing, Alexandra practices snowboarding, longboarding and wakesurfing.

Alexandra has been working and teaching at the Surfway Moscow club since 2018 and she loves her work. Meanwhile Alexandra is a nuclear chemist and can easily explain the chemistry of the adrenaline rush from a successful surf a wave.

“When I had started, there were a lot of things I had to learn by myself. My personal experience of “surfing on everything” – positive as well as negative – helps me to find an appropriate approach to students, and understand what one needs to learn in order to succeed,” she says.
Favorite spot: Peniche, Portugal: She likes the Atlantic more than the Indian ocean.

Stance: goofy.

Favorite Board: shortboard.

DEBBIE
ZEC

She was born in Costa Rica. She surfed for the first time when she was just a child. Since then, she began to develop as a professional athlete and then as a coach.
For 15 years of coaching, Debbie has trained more than 6,000 people to surf.

Sports achievements:
2006, 2007, 2008 - Vice-champion of surfing in Costa Rica among juniors.
In 2006 she entered the top 30 list of best female surfers at the World Surfing Games by the ISA.
2007, 2008, 2009 - Bronze medalist of the Costa Rica Women's Surf Championship.
2009 - Vice-champion of Surfing Central America among women.

Debbie has vast experience with the best surf coaches in Costa Rica as part of the national surf team. She is a Certified Surf Instructor (ISA).
Debbie puts a huge amount of energy, experience, and love into the education of each student.

Favorite spot: Dominical Beach, Costa Rica

Stance: goofy.

Favorite Board: 5.7 Shortboard.

MARGARITA
ISKHAKOVA

First, she fell in love with surfing in Israel in 2017. She even wintered in Sri Lanka to do surfing.
Rita also works as a fitness coach; she is a certified fitness instructor.

She realized there is not enough soul in fitness and took to surfing. Now surfing is her lifestyle wherever she is.
Favorite spot: Sri Lanka, Devata

Stance: regular

Favorite Board: Fanboard.

Swimming coaches:

SERGEY
BABANIN

Swimming coach. Sergey has taught several candidates for master of sport in swimming and many first-class sportsmen, using the most modern swimming training techniques.

ANDREY
RODIN

Swimming coach. Candidate for master of sport in swimming and water polo.
Moscow water polo prize winner.
Andrey has seven years of surfing experience.

DIANA
TRUBKOVICH

Master of sport of Russia in swimming.

The repeated winner and medalist of Championships of Moscow, the participant of the Championships and Cups of Russia, the silver medalist of the Championship of Russia in relay swimming, the acting athlete, the triathlete.

• Winner of AG IRONSTAR SOCHI 113 2019;
• 2X Silver medalist AG IRONSTAR SOCHI OLYMPIC;
• Winner in the absolute Half-Oceanman Moscow 2019;
• Bronze medalist in the absolute Half-Oceanman Lago d 'Orta 2019;
• Repeated winner and medalist of the SwimCup series;
• Repeated winner and medalist of the IRONSTAR SWIMSTAR races.

ISABELLA
BATORINA

Her experience as a swimming coach is since 2016, for early swimming is since 2018.

She practices personal bodybuilding and fitness coach training (FPA).

She is second-class sportsman in swimming, the winner and medalist in swimming competitions of the master’s category and in open water competitions. She achieved a record of Russia-Masters in the medley relay 4x100 in free-style. Now, she continues to practice and compete in swimming.

Sup instructors:

OLGA
RIJAYA

SUP coach, yoga Ayengara instructor, aquafitness presenter.

MIKHAIL
YAKUSHIN

SUP coach, master of sports in canoeing, repeated winner and medalist of the Moscow and Russia championships.

Freediving coaches:

IRINA
ZELENKOVA

Master instructor, AIDA official judge on apnea. The Russian Cup champion in "Dynamic apnea without fins" discipline. Master of sport in scuba diving. Doctor of sports medicine, exercise physiologist.

KONSTANTIN
BORISOV

AIDA freediving instructor since 2009. Since 2009 until now Konstantin is the sole AIDA Instructor trainer in Russia. Since 2009 he has trained more than three hundred beginners and skilled freedivers in Russia and other countries, including more than ten AIDA Instructors.

Skateboarding instructors:

DENIS
JURAVLEV

Skateboard instructor.

Teaching experience - 2.5 years
Denis started his coaching career because he likes to immerse people into the world of skateboarding.

ANTON
MESHKOV

Skateboard instructor. His coaching experience is 7 years. Anton became the first Russian skateboarder who mastered Big Air. Anton trains students of all ages: his youngest student is 4 years old, and the oldest one is 56 years old!

SERGEY
DROBAKOV

Skateboard instructor. 3 years’ coaching experience. To combine hobby and a work, Sergey began to teach skateboarding professionally. He quickly finds common language with children and adults.

Functional training coaches:

ANASTASIA
TUTIKOVA

Coach of the “World Fighting” Martial Arts Academy.
Holder of a blue belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.
Russian champion of 2018 and European champion of 2019 in Jiu-Jitsu.
Qualified fitness and bodybuilding coach.

TATYANA
VINOGRADOVA

Surf cross-fit and stretching coach. Candidate for master of sport in powerlifting and winner of the Geraklion Winter Cup in the non-professional category in 2014. Studied such additional disciplines as dietetics and myofascial release.

Office:

Maria
Lipatova

Sales and customer support specialist.
“I got to Surfway Moscow in the fall of 2019, and I get real pleasure from working in our cool team, and that I am finally doing exactly what my heart is set on.

I am convinced that in the modern world, when most of us live in huge megacities, in a crazy rhythm, we must not forget to stay in harmony with nature and with our inner world.

I am always ready to tell you about our unforgettable trips, all training directions, new projects and events. I will answer any questions and help you to decide where to start getting to know our surf club.”

Social networks:

ANYA
ORLOVA

Anna is a professional copywriter for Surfway Moscow. A major portion of the content on our social networks has been created by her. She is the one who motivates and shares our trip emotions and news with you 24-h/7-day.

She also promotes the Surfway Moscow brand on the network.

Anna is in our team since 2017. She's an experienced surfer and is proud to have caught waves in Japan and Ireland.

Favorite spot: Likes to surf in Portugal and Tenerife.

Stand: regular.

Favorite Board: hard.

Operators:

TANYA
KVASKOVA

Tatiana has been working as an extreme sports photographer for the Surfway Moscow team since 2015. She is the one you thank for mind-blowing pictures of surf lessons in our club.

Tatiana is an experienced surfer, having visited more than 10 countries. She likes waves of the Atlantic Ocean (Portugal) most.
Her own surfing experience helps Tatiana catch your best wave with her camera.

Being a creative person, Tatiana is sure that the most important thing in creating cool pictures is contact with a person and the magic that attracts so many bright and unusual students like a magnet to Surfway Moscow.

YAROSLAV
MINOSYANTS

Yaroslav is a videographer of the Surfway Moscow team since 2018. He works on creative video content from your training sessions in the pool and from trips with Surfway Moscow around the world.

Yaroslav is a vivid example of how a passion for surfing can change your life and how you can make a hobby a real vocation. It all started with small videos and sketches for Instagram, continued with victory in the "RIP CURL EXTREME MARATHON» contest. Since then Yaroslav's life changed dramatically and he firmly embarked on the path of videographic art.

Yaroslav is an experienced surfer and has been surfing since 2015.

Favorite spot: Surfing in Peru and Ireland is the most unforgettable for him.

Stand: regular.

Favorite Board: longboard.

Our certificates

Reviews of our club

Dmitriy Sudakov

Moscow

Surfway Moscow, for me, is a tropical surf-island in the harsh reality of Moscow. Every time when I come to the ocean, I think that I should have trained more. I recall Surfway training in Moscow and I understand that, without them, I would have wasted my two-week vacation uselessly splashing in the foam, taking a picture with the surf board and then telling my friends that I am a surfer. =) Surfway Moscow always has an emotional and cheerful atmosphere. Great guys! Thank you for everything!

Karina Patakhova

Moscow

Thanks to the entire Surfway Moscow team! I am always ready for a "line-up," even in Moscow. For anyone who wants to surf but is not ready to change their country of residence, I recommend training and getting ready for surfing in advance. In Moscow, this is possible in the Surfway Moscow surf-school.

Marina Khaikina

Moscow

Recently, someone told me that being a surfer in Moscow is difficult and impossible. I had the same opinion until last year. It seems, it is not so. Surfway Moscow proved it. The guys love and cheer for their work, they widely spread their enthusiasm, and what is the most important, they train and teach something that seems impossible to do in city conditions - to surf. And you know, they're doing great.

Roma Shubin

Moscow

I got to Surfway Moscow school on recommendation. I did not even think that I would really take to surfing, but the waves and atmosphere of the ocean soaked me into this hobby. When I had decided to keep my fit in Moscow, I seek help from Surfway Moscow. And here I believe, it is the coaching staff to become the main advantage for me. They make it possible to properly feel what surfing is. I attend training sessions at least two to three times a week. Although I not always do everything right away, the main thing is not to give up, and the school of professionals helps with it!

Roma Barabash

Moscow

This is great project! As I understand, it's one of a kind in the Moscow region. We do boat wakesurfing, and took the course "Surfing preparation for beginners". We really liked it! Wakesurfing is a wonderful thing and great entertainment, as well as a very effective preparation for surfing. Everything is organized very well: training spaces are conveniently located, there is always a choice of place and time. Great team! Positive, open, enthusiastic people, who adore what they do. I recommend Surfway Moscow to everyone who plans to touch the magical world of surfing, and to everyone who has tried surfing and wants to reach a whole new level.

Alla Emelyanova

Moscow

The guys from Surfway Moscow developed an excellent program that allows you to try your hand at mastering waves far from the ocean and regardless of your level of physical fitness. They treat their students with great attention and care and rejoice at students' successes as their own. In such an atmosphere, you learn quickly and easily. Training is very diverse, but at the same time, everything is aimed at acquiring the necessary skills for the ocean. For example, the technique of pop-up on a surfboard is first practiced on land and then trained in the pool. The guys were attentive to my back injury and helped find a way for me to take-off for surfing that was comfortable.

Olya Ershova

Moscow

Good afternoon! I would like to express my gratitude to Surfway Moscow. In February, 2016, I came to Surfway for the "Surfing basics for beginners" BEST course. These were very informative, interesting, and productive two months of training, as a result of which I learned the basic rules of surfers' behavior on the "line-up," learned how to read forecasts, and how to determine the best time for a ride. I also mastered skate-surfing, and what is the most important, these courses helped me to catch my first wave during a trip together with Surfway Moscow to Vladivostok. I would also like to mention that Surfway is not just about fun trainings, it is also a team of about interesting, diverse, and fun people! Thanks to Surfway, especially to our teacher Denis Drogaykin, for excellent classes, new friends, and, of course, for the first wave! I am pleased to continue to take lessons with you!

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SURFWAY TEAM is looking for talented surfers!

Do you want to work with us and to become a valued part of our team? Send your resume and CV to our e-mail: info@surfway.ru