Surf Coach

Mark Haines will join us from 1 April 2017 to lead our Surf School. He will be helping those who want to learn surfing for the first time, as well as those who are just starting out (or are maybe a bit rusty) and could benefit from his expertise on the technical side of these sports.

Mark has experience as a surf instructor for Go Ride a Wave in Australia and is, it goes without saying, a very keen surfer. We should also add that he was a competitive swimmer as a kid, has done life-saving courses in Australia, and is therefore a very safe pair of hands.

In addition, he has recently taken up Kiting so he will be around to help those who want to take advantage of the great kite conditions in the Kaliantan area, which is very close to our resort.

Mark was until January 2017 working in Melbourne as a software engineer, specializing in the automation of production lines. This was until he came across Heaven on the Planet for the first time in September 2016 and immediately feel in love with the place, despite having to play Florence Nightingale to his mate who had a flare up on his dodgy back.

As some of you know, we are not joking when we say “Take some time off work and come ‘work’ at Heaven on the Planet”. That is exactly what happened with Mark and here he is.

Please feel free to talk to him about a surf or kiting lesson or even a SUP class if you would like. Mark is your man for any water sport and for ensuring you get the most out of our incredible facilities. All prices are set out in our Rates section – see Surf and Platinum Plus.

In the evenings you may see Mark helping out with cocktails along with Kerli and Saad.