Instructors

All instructors are certified lifeguards with CPR and first aid training.

Kai Dilling



With over 25 years of surfing experience, instructor Kai Dilling is dedicated to helping students of all ages and abilities safely learn to surf and to appreciate a sport that can become a healthy, relaxing love of a lifetime. Kai is a native to the area, former middle school science teacher and has surfed internationally and competed in amateur local and national events.



Shelli Ciandella



My name is Shelli Ciandella and I am an 19 year old sophomore at Clemson University.I am studying Biological Sciences at Clemson, and I hope to go to medical school afterwards. My dad is a surfer, so naturally he had me in the water around age 2. The big joke around my house is that I could surf before I could swim. During the summer, I surf almost everyday. I really enjoy long boarding. Surfing is not my only hobby though. I am also a third degree black belt in Tawkwondo, and I have been playing the violin for 11 years. Surfing is one of my favorite pastimes, and I am so excited to be working for the Sol Surfers Camp!!



Brent Dills



I am currently a junior at Clemson University where I'm pursuing a major in marketing. I have been surfing for a total of 7 years where I have surfed in numerous locations including: the Carolinas and Costa Rica. This is my second year as an instructor for Sol Surfers surf camp. Hobbies include: surfing, fishing, hunting, snowboarding, baseball, and football (Clemson).



Amelia Dotzenrod



Coming soon ...



Devon Keim



20 years old; born and raised in Charleston. Started surfing at age 11 (9-10 yrs). I love photography and painting. I've been to Costa Rica four times and hoping to travel to other places soon. I love sharing my passion for surfing with others...



Hampton Kohn



I have lived my entire life in Mount Pleasant and on our local beaches. I have been surfing since I was 3 yrs. old and still pursue surfing passionately ever since. I am a graduate of Wando High School and will be attending CofC in the fall. I plan on surfing for the rest of my life and hope to show people the joy I take in the sport of surfing through Sol Surfers Surf Camp.



Meaghan Maggy



Hey I'm Meaghan! I have lived in Charleston since I was eight years old. I started surfing two and a half years ago and it has become one of my favorite hobbies. I am currently a sophomore at the University of South Carolina where I am majoring in public relations. I'm really excited to share my interest in surfing with others this summer at Sol Surfers!



Jason Marks



Being from Ocean City, NJ, I started surfing at age 5. I participated on my high school state champion surf team before coming to Charleston to attend the College of Charleston for Business Administration. I am a rising senior and I thoroughly enjoy striving to improve my surfing at the Washout on Folly between classes. This will be my second year at Sol Surfers and I can't wait to help the campers become better surfers.



Brendan McNamara



My name is Brendan McNamara. This will be my second year as an instructor at Sol Surfers Surf Camp. Being a native of Folly Beach, SC, I share the same passion as many locals to progress in my own surfing and teach others to progress in thier's. I have been surfing since I was four years old, and hope to continue for the rest of my life. I am grateful for the opportunity to show other's my passion for the sport through Sol Surfers.



Brant Morrison



Hey I am twenty years old, and am currently a rising Junior at the College of Charleston. I grew up on Folly Beach and have lived there my whole life. When I was seven years old I began surfing, and since that day I've been hooked! I've been down to Costa Rica a couple times and have learned so much. This will be my third year at Sol Surfers and I'm grateful to have the opportunity to teach others. Surfing has become a part of my life and I can't wait to share my passion.



Abbey Rich



My name is Abbey Rich and I am 18 years old. I am from Fort Mill, SC, and I have been surfing for around seven years. I am going to Coastal Carolina to major in Early Childhood Education. This will be my second year as an instructor at Sol Surfers and I am so excited for another summer! I remember how much fun I had as a camper at Sol Surfers and I hope to share my love of surfing! I love the beach, surfing, traveling, and anything outside!



Madison Slaughter



Hi! I'm Madison, and this will be my third year as an instructor at Sol Surfers. I was born in Mt. Pleasant, but I learned to surf while living in Virginia Beach. I've been surfing for eight years now. I'll be a sophomore at USC this fall where I'm hoping to major in Journalism and minor in Spanish. My three passions are surfing, traveling, and USC football! I'm looking forward to this summer... it's my favorite time of year.



Nate Thompson



Nate Thompson has been an instructor for Sol Surfers for three years. Being a native to Isle of Palms, SC he has always had a love for surfing as well as teaching others what an exciting hobby it is. Nate has surfed in many different areas along the East Coast including Maine, New Jersey, and Florida and attended the Sol Surfers camp himself when he was younger.