Our People


Carl Probert


Is a 5 time Olympian that represented Fiji in swimming and has remained active in sports with roles as head of the Fiji Athletes Commission, Vice Chair of the Oceania Athletes Commission and current Executive Committee Member of the World Olympians Association.




Hannah Bennett

Vice President.

Former professional surfer herself, Hannah was voted in as VP 3 years ago and has since dedicated her time to youth development and international competition.






Melinda Wakeham


Melinda Fiona Wakeham is a physiotherapist by profession also a mother of four surfers who reside on the coral coast of the Fiji islands. Melinda is also the co-founder of Korotogo boardriders Fiji. Her vision is to assist and educate communities on the value of our oceans, the importance of water safety seeing that all her children love being in the ocean.



Andrew Foran

Association Treasurer

Andrew is a goofy footer who’s been living in Suva since 2014 following an earlier stint there in 2004/5, loves surfing Lighthouse with the crew but his favorite breaks are Cloudy and Restaurants, both lefts of course ! His favourite thing about helping out at FSA is getting to see grommets from Fijian communities across the coast getting into surfing with the help of local coaches and mentors, and also having his own two grommets learn with them. Originally from Australia, Andrew works in biodiversity conservation and nature based solutions.







Ian Portingale

National Head Coach

World class surfing coach and all round good bloke

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