Founder, Isabelle "Izzy" Tihanyi started surfing when she was 8 years old. She is a competitive surfer and began teaching surfing while in college at the University of California, San Diego. Surf Diva brings together the things she loves most: the ocean and teaching.
Her partner and twin sister, Caroline "Coco" also loves the ocean and has a business and communication background. What they say about Surf Diva: "It's about fun, being together, and meeting so many cool people!"
Surf Diva has introduced women of all ages to the sport and spirit of surfing in a fun and encouraging environment. In May 2006 Izzy, Coco and the staff at Surf Diva celebrated a total of ten years running the world's most successful surf school for women! They are proud to have turned their life-long passion into a successful and growing business.
From competitive coaching to lessons for the beginner, Surf Diva offers it all. Surf Diva has built a solid reputation for professional, educated, and passionate surfing instructors. Our team boasts individuals with sideline careers such as firefighters, paramedics, nurses, teachers, lawyers, and snowboarders.