Grant Woodhouse

Grant Woodhouse

Social Media Manager & Instructor

Favourite Place for Adventure:


South Sumatra, Indonesia


Relevant Qualifications:


  • SLSGB Ocean Lifeguard Qualification
  • BCU Paddlesports Leader
  • ISA Level 1


One of our longest-serving and most multi-talented instructors down in Newquay is Grant Woodhouse. Grant has been with Newquay Activity Centre since 2014 and has since climbed the ladder to incorporate management expertise into his varied skill set. Grant runs the Newquay Activity Centre social media whilst also working on operations and in the office.


When you think of the nomadic surf lifestyle, nobody fits the bill better than Mr. Woodhouse. Grant works remotely in Bali for two thirds of the year, spending the final third working back here in Newquay. If ever there was an advert for the benefits of becoming an outdoor instructor – Grant’s your man!


Grant received his lifeguard qualifications back in 2010 during college. After two years at university, he realised that his passions lay elsewhere and subsequently decided to take a different path in life. Grant wanted a life in the great outdoors and turned his passion for surfing into a full-time coaching role. After training with NAC throughout the years, Grant is now fully versed and experienced in delivering every activity we have to offer.


His passion for the ocean lifestyle far outweighs any other desire that many of us fall victim to in this modern world. Grant grew up on the beach and was constantly bodyboarding, swimming or searching in rock pools on family holidays. Since these early days, every job or pastime has involved being in, near or on the ocean in some capacity.


In the UK off season, Grant also works for our sister company Bodyboard Holidays organising and delivering customer holidays in Indonesia and Morocco. In his (limited!) spare time, Grant enjoys surfing, bodyboarding, freediving, fishing and searching for exotic creatures in tidal pools.


Best memory about the outdoors: Driving for hours on a motorbike in Indonesia in search of the perfect bodyboarding waves. Then finally coming across them right on the edge of the jungle with absolutely no one else around. Epic!