ASI Trainer: Carl Russell

Trainer Level 
ASI Trainer (Surfing)

Qualified to Train:
ASI Level 1 Surfing Instructor
ASI Level 2 Surfing Instructor 


About Carl

Carl is an experienced trainer with experience in coaching fitness and elite athletes. 

He is an elite advanced surfer, holding ASI Surfing Coach Level 2, as well as NASM Level 3 Personal Trainer.

Carl is owner of Troggs Surf School with over 20 years experience coaching beginner to elite surfers, for a range of clients.

Surfing Experience

  • ​Elite-advanced surfer
  • Organises surfing competitions 

Coaching and Training Experience

  • ​Train ASI surfing instructors in Ireland and other countries.
  • Surfing instructor since 2001, instructing beginner to advanced levels
  • Personal coach for high performance competition surfing skills
  • Owner of surf school: Troggs Surf School.  Established 2005.
  • Set up business to train lifeguard and surf instructors in combined courses
  • Writing tailor made fitness programs to suit the personal needs and body Giving sports specific help to surfers and Athletics to enhance their performance
  • Sport specific surf conditioning programs with  clients/ Irish squad members and University Surf Team


  • ASI Level 1 Trainer (Surfing)
  • ASI Level 2 Surfing Instructor
  • Surfing GB Surf Instructor Level 1/2
  • NASM Level 3 Personal Trainer Reps Level 3
  • Reps Registered and  Insured Level 2 Reps Fitness Instructor
  • Spin Instructor
  • RLSS National Beach Lifeguard Trainer and Assessor
  • Life Support 3 First Aid
  • CRB Working with children check
  • Property Investment Degree (University of Ulster, Jordanstown)
  • Advanced GNVQ Construction and the Built  Environment (East Antrim  Institute of Further and Higher Education)


Portrush, Co. Antrim, Northern Ireland 

Ph Mobile: +44 7748 257 717