David Elliot has been a San Diego Surf School instructor since 2010. As a veteran with SDSS, David has surfed around the world in remote locations as well as surfed for the San Diego State University surf team, winning several state championships. When he's not coaching advanced lessons, David is running busy traveling and running his company SOVRN Republic- a San Diego based business aimed to enhance the travel experience for surfers abroad. Check out more at www.sovrnrepublic.com Here's more on David Elliot. Age: 22. Born: Huntington Beach. Lives: San Diego. Years surfing: 9. Stance: Regular. Board: Short Favorite wave: The Point (Nias, Indonesia). Travel: Indonesia, Mexico, Costa Rica, Hawaii. Competing since: 2007 Years coaching: 6. Teams: Fountain Valley High School & San Diego State University My name is David Elliott and I’m PASSIONATE about the sport of surfing. I grew up in Orange County where I decided to learn to surf at the age of 14. I progressed quickly in the sport and became addicted, to put it lightly. When I was 17 I because surfing competitively for my high school and began teaching surf lessons at one of the local surf school. I have been teaching lessons and competing ever since. I genuinely enjoy pushing people into their first waves and meeting interesting people from around the world. Last year I had the privilege of studying abroad in the country of Indonesia, living in the country for 6 months. This trip changed my life and fueled my passion for traveling the world and experiencing new cultures. I can’t wait to meet you, hear your story and share with you the sport that has given me so much!