Testimonials

  • l had information for the first time in my surfing life that made me surf better and at the ripe old age of 50 l was able to keep developing my craft.  l had tools to enhance my performance in the greatest pleasure in my life, which surfing represents for me.   Wave Ki is health in a bottle on so many levels.

    - GLEN CASEY (FOUNDER PATAGONIA AUSTRALIA)

  • I had the pleasure of working with Brad at varying levels for about five or six years.  To this day, I have never met someone who has the understanding of the finite details of surfing movements that Brad has.  His ability to dissect a manoeuvre and really break down the technicalities of it is amazing.

    - CONNER COFFIN (PRO SURFER)

  • Photo: Ivan Tanjung
    Taro just finished his amateur career top of his game and has just begun his professional surfing career, winning his maiden WQS Pro event in Moro Bay.  Wave Ki gave him the confidence to do so.
    - Kaori 
    The way he was able to dissect technique and to appropriately teach was what I needed during that time. I had no prior success in my surfing until that point but from there on I was constantly improving which meant the results started coming my way.
    - Taro
     
    Photo credit: Ivan Tanjung

    - TARO WATANABE (PRO SURFER) & KAORI WATANABE (TARO'S MOM)

  • I feel so fortunate to learn from somebody that has so much experience and the drive to pass his knowledge onto others.  I know my progression in surfing has been expedited because of the knowledge that Brad has passed on to me, and I've had fun in the process of improving.

    - PARKER COFFIN (PRO SURFER)

  • Few surfers on earth have dedicated as much time and energy into understanding the body mechanics of skillful wave riding as Brad Gerlach.  Surfers of all levels will be blown away by finally experiencing a professional surfer pulling back the curtain on what has long remained a mysterious art form.

    - AAKAASH ISRANI (MUSICIAN, DAWN OF MIDI)

  • I've had a few great teachers and coaches in my life and Brad is among the best.  I live in New York and don't have much time to surf, but having Brad as a coach has enabled me to enjoy to the maximum the limited time I have in the water. 

    - DANIEL LOEB (CEO OF THIRD POINT LLC)

  • When Max first started with Brad he was bending at the waist and not getting low enough.  Within six months of working with Brad, those were corrected and his surfing began to radically improve. - Bruce
    I’ve been lucky enough to have Brad as a teacher for the last 5 years.  My level of surfing has progressed exponentially since I first began working with Gerr. - Max 

    - MAX BEACH (PRO SURFER) & BRUCE BEACH (MAX'S DAD & CO FOUNDER ELECTRIC VISUAL)

  • Noah Hill By Steve Arkley
    I coached with Brad Gerlach for 6 years. I started off as a shy little grom who could barely make a heat. Brad helped me gain enough skill and confidence to end my junior career with a Volcom world championship, 2 national titles, 2 second place finishes at nationals, and runner up at the ISA world games.
    Photo: Steve Arklay

    - NOAH HILL (PRO SURFER)

  • I tried working with many surf schools, guides and so-called teachers.  None progressed my surfing as far and as quickly as Brad and the Wave Ki method.
    With Brad's guidance under the Wave Ki method, he took me from a place where I was uncomfortable in any line up, to being a surfer comfortable in most lineups around the world.

    - SCOTT A. JALOWAYSKI (PARTNER GIBSON DUNN)

  • Akin to learning a martial art, you practice slowly and repetitiously what you will do in the water so that when you enter the ocean, you are able to optimize your movements instinctively, purposefully, and with a 'quiet mind'.  There is no other training technique for surfing that i have heard of that allows you to do this.  Brad is definitely the 'Mr. Miyagi' of surf coaches!

    - MIKE HARMON (INVESTMENT MANAGER)

  • I use his cues and advice within every surf, even within my warm up by including a couple of fundamental movements of Wave Ki.  No question my life is better because of surfing, and no question my surfing is better thanks to Brad.
    Photo: Jenny Swanson

    - Dr. ERIC GOODMAN (FOUNDATION TRAINING)

  • Brad has coached us as a family, and individual.  He has with his professionalism and very humble way, guided each of us from our individual level (or lack of level), to really improve from every session.  We are so happy that we have got the chance to learn from him and we are looking forward to many more sessions. Photo: Ananda Moorman

    - TERESA & JONNY JOHANSSON (ACNE STUDIOS)