Surf Team, Trip Staff erik@sbms.org

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Erik Edwards

Hello Santa Barbara Middle School,
my name is Erik Edwards, and I was fortunate enough to grow up here in the hills of Santa Barbara. I spent most of my free time growing up on the beaches between Carpinteria and Gaviota, and when I wasn't on the beach I was exploring the trails behind my house. My love for the outdoors led me to study Environmental Studies at UCSB where I received a BA in environmental studies. While at UCSB I traveled to New Zealand to study their unique native flora and fauna.

Before going to UCSB I lived in Kauai for two years and backpacked across Europe. For the past 8 years I have been coaching surfing and leading youth camps. I look forward to using these

experiences to connect with the students, and to motivate them to try new things.

I am excited to continue coaching the surf team and sharing my love for the outdoors with the students.

I look forward to meeting all the members of the SBMS community,

Erik Edwards