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Meet The Tsunami Brothers

Two brothers from a small beach town that turned their passion for the ocean into a successful lifestyle business, all while staying true to their core values & mission.

born in the water

As young kids Pete and Tommy grew up in the small coastal town of Half Moon Bay living just 3 blocks from the ocean. Being this close to the ocean they naturally did a lot of swimming and surfing growing up. 

They enjoyed swimming but as soon as they surfed a wave for the very first time they were hooked. From then on they started to focus all their time and effort towards surfing knowing it was their true passion.


The ocean is our passion

Tommy and Petes swimming background gave them great skills and confidence in XXL surf from a young age. They first surfed Mavericks; a triple diamond surf break located in Half Moon Bay, at the age of 15 and 16 years old and have been for a decade.

 After High school Peter became an Ocean Lifeguard for the State of California while Tommy went to study business down in Santa Barbara. During this time both brothers would teach surf lessons on the side for other surf schools to make a little extra money.

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humble beginning

After teaching for other surf schools for 3 years Tommy approached Pete with a business plan to start their own surf school. Having 3 decades and 20,000 hrs worth of surfing experience between both founders makes them the perfect people to create a surf school. With Tommy’s business plan and Pete’s starting capital they set out to create their own surf school. In 2018 with a website, LLC, insurance and some surf gear Tommy Tsunami Surf School was created.

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Building an empire brick by brick

4 years later and the business has been a huge success! We now offer group and private surf lessons, a kids summer camp and have a team of 15 instructors. On average Tommy Tsunami teaches over 1,000 people a year. Every surfer; beginner to pro, remembers riding their first wave like it was yesterday so we wanted to recreate that experience for other people. Surfing gives people a sense of fulfillment, a connection with the ocean and a healthy lifestyle.

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