Staff

Greg Gubser
Co-Founder
of Surf Camp Pacifica, Certified Ocean Lifeguard, EMT-D certified, competitive surfer (long board style), 40 years of surfing experience, Junior Ocean Lifeguard Instructor, and United States Coast Guard 8 years. Greg is currently a Deputy Harbormaster for San Mateo County and is in charge of the 'Search and Rescue' program. Greg is a United States Lifeguard Association (USLA) Certified Ocean Rescue training instructor, and currently assists San Francisco Fire Department with their Ocean Rescue training and rescue program. He has also developed a school assembly emphasizing the importance of water safety and awareness, as well as the interconnected ecosystem of the ocean environment. Greg's role with surf camp is water safety and awareness, rescue training and overall safety officer.

Amy Gubser
Co-Founder of Surf Camp Pacifica, Amy has recently turned her focus towards completing some of the gnarliest swims in the world. Including a swim from San Francisco to the Farallon Islands, a stretch of water famous for strong currents as well as Great White Sharks. A Certified Ocean lifeguard, RN (currently working at UCSF Children's Hospital), Junior Ocean Lifeguard Instructor, 18 years of surfing experience, Bachelors of Science: Kinesiology. Amy's has devoted 20 years to the Camp and has been in charge of everything from program development, to camp registration, and staff development.

Todd Johnson

Co-Owner Todd is a 2nd generation pacifica surfer.  He grew up on the beach at Linda Mar. Todd started competing at the age of 10 and still currently competes in short and longboard divisions in professional competitions. In 2008 Todd started Johnson Board Co. Shaping surfboards for local surfers he has received amazing reviews of his boards. He  has also taken his talent to the relatively new sport of Wakesurfing and is regarded as one of the top Shaper/Surfer/Coaches in the Sport. Todd started working at SCP in 2006 and founded the Ptown Skatecamp program in 2011 which is loved and respected by campers and locals alike.  He can instruct all levels and abilities and is skilled at breaking down the maneuvers for kids to understand and execute.  Todd is one of our strongest instructor who works with the kids who are able to paddle outside the impact zone (our advanced groups). www.johnsonboardco.com Facebook: @ptownsk8 @johnsonboardco

Robert Pitt  
Co-Owner Robert grew up surfing Pacifica where he developed his love and passion for the ocean while swimming competitively and lifeguarding for work. His other passions include Rock Climbing, and Snowboarding, skills which he combines to reach some of California's best untouched snow zones. With his love for music and people and a background as a Licensed General Contractor (RW's Custom Building) has seen Rob building art projects for well known music festivals all over California. A world traveler Rob has been to destinations including the Mentawai Islands, Thailand, Poland, and Central America. He is a great outdoorsman and loves extending his appreciation for nature to all the students at Surf Camp Pacifica.  

Carlos Betancourt
Carlos learned to enjoy the ocean in Puerto Rico, where he lived until his late childhood. His family relocated to Pacifica and he has surfed here ever since. In his free time he likes to take photos of Pacifica scenery, waves, and beach culture. Some of his work can be seen on his Instagram @pacificcaptures. He has been an instructor since Surf Camp Pacifica started. He has been a special instructor who connects with surfers of all ages. He has been very instrumental in the development of our adult program of private lessons and small groups that include teaching surfing as well as learning of water awareness and safety for this specialized group.

Pat Faughnder "Maverick"
Pat grew up in Pacifica and learned to surf at Linda Mar Beach. He is a competitive 'Long Boarder' who posseses a surf style that smooth and soulful. He has discovered 'surf camp' to be a passion to teach others about surfing. He is the Director of the kids programs that run on the beach. He takes pride in teaching others his long board style.

Alana Dangle
Alana was one of our first surf campers at the inception of surf camp.  She was a camper for 8 years, and graduated to senior instructor.  Alana in completing her Bachelors of Arts Degree from San Francisco State in Child Development and Art.  Alana is gifted with the younger surfers.  She is able to help them overcome their anticipation and channel it into confidence in the water.  She is able to get the younger kids to surf easily and they surf amazingly well.  Alana also has started an after care program called Adventure Camp.  2014, was the first year for Adventure Camp and both campers and families gave Alana rave reviews for her program.

Wyatt Griffith
Wyatt is a teacher who works with middle school and high school aged children.  He grew up surfing in Pacifica, and really enjoys seeing the kids accomplish the skill of surfing.  Wyatt brings a creative element of teaching to our program.  He connects with kids of all ages and wants to encourage them to engage in nature versus the technology our kids are over exposed to in daily life.  Wyatt has a passion for travel and has traveled all over Europe and South America, which allows him to bring a rich cultural perspective to our program. He is also rumored to be building a Surf Resort of his own in Central America.

Brittany McMartin
Brittany had been a senior instructor with surf camp pacifica since 2005.  Brittany completed her degree in Early Childhood Education from Skyline College.  Brittany brings a strong committment of respecting the individual learning needs of each student. Brittany specializes in figuring out the best style of instruction for our students who need a little different approach.  She is creative, innovative and ingenious with some of the techniques she uses to connect and instruct the students.  Brittany is an accomplished surfer as well and has competed in long board events in Northern California. 

Colin Dwyer
Colin is our biggest competitor in surfing.  He is a "Titan of Mavericks."  His father was one of the original Mavs surfers who pioneered this legendary local surf spot.  Colin has competed in the Mavericks surfing competition for the past 3 years.  Colin just completed his Bachelors of Arts Degree from San Francisco State in Psychology.  Teaching is in his blood, being that both of his parents are teachers, so working for surf camp pacifica has been a great way to perfect his teaching techniques with his surfers.  He is and excellent instructor and waterman. 

Kelly Dwyer

Kelly is a firecracker and a welcome new face at SCP. She is energetic and funny and has quickly become a favorite of campers and instructors alike. Raised in a Pacifican surf family with a Mom and aunt who rip plus her Dad Steve and brother Colin being legends out in the Mavericks line-up, it's no wonder Kelly has become an excellent Waterwoman and a welcome addition to the SCP family.