Meet the First Wave Adventures Team

Annie-May roberts

As a former teacher and Head of Department with time spent at Senior Management level, Annie-May understands school trips from all perspectives. This experience puts her in the ideal position to help organise and run your trip.   Annie-May is passionate about education outside of the classroom, winning the prestigious Silver BBC Pearson Teaching Award for Secondary School Teacher of the year in 2016.

Annie-May creates the First Wave Adventures timetables and is dedicated to supporting teachers and pupils. As an ex-Head of PSHE and Head of Art, Annie-May holds a strong interest in health and wellbeing . Annie-May took her own school through to gaining their Healthy Schools Accreditation and has worked closely on primary transitional projects, she is a big fan of taking a creative approach to SMSC Education.  Annie-May will assist with the planning of your visit from booking and offering support with resources pre and post trip, through to joining you for some of the excitement on the beach. As a core member of staff Annie-May is DBS registered.


Adam Griffiths

Adam looks after all things water-based.  As 4-times UK National surfing champion, silver medallist at the 2018 Relik Surf competition,  and 5th-placed finisher in the World Surfing League 2017, it’s fair to say that your students will be learning from one of the best.   Adam combines his love of surfing with providing an exhilarating and safe coaching environment. 

Adam’s professional qualifications include:

  • Surfing GB Surf Instructor Level 3

  • Surf Life Saving GB qualified

  • Elementary First Aid

  • First Aid for Lifeguards

  • A.E.D - Automated External Defibrillator

  • DBS-checked

Babooshka, First Wave Adventures, Newquay


Babooshka is our playful border collie poddle cross pup and the First Wave Adventures mascot.

Babooshka accompanies Annie-May to Great Western Beach to help organise the busy day's activities.

She loves playing in the sand and meeting new friends.  She has a lovely nature and is trained around children, and currently taking qualifications in working with children!

When she is not at work, Babooshka loves walks and snoozing at home.