ASA instructors pose with participants

Our Instructors

Instructor Richard Rodriguez rides a wave

Richard Rodriguez


Richard been living in Santa Cruz, CA for the last 42 years, and has been teaching surfing for more than 15 years, both in Santa Cruz and abroad. He is always eager to try different equipment and challenge himself in the ocean. He is very grateful to be involved with Operation Surf, working with men and women who help keep us safe. He has come to appreciate the healing power and magic of the ocean, and will always cherish this opportunity to give back to all of those who continue to sacrifice so much. He expresses his thanks for being included on this great team!