We are Orlando & Jenn, nice to meet you!
We are a husband and wife team, partners in a variety of senses, a couple of surfers and ocean lovers at heart.
Ocean School was created by our shared passion for surfing, ocean, core beliefs in the medicine of movement, nature and living an active and healthy lifestyle.
JENN LACEY Co-Founder, Lead Teacher, Surf Instructor
Jenn has long regarded the ocean as her greatest teacher. The ocean is her happy place and home; her best childhood memories are at the beach swimming, playing and riding the waves in San Diego.
She received her B.A. in Psychology from Point Loma Nazarene University, particularly fascinated with holistic healing, the transformative and therapeutic properties of the ocean and the connection between surfing and mental health. Jenn received training to be a trauma-informed surf instructor and co-facilitated programs at Groundswell Community Project, a non-profit organization that offers surf therapy programs for self-identifying womxn. She has been certified International Surfing Association-certified instructor since 2021. Currently Jenn offers private and small group surf lessons for womxn and children. In addition to in-water surf instruction, her lessons include body awareness & positivity, mobility exercises, outdoor cardio and HIIT-style circuits, yoga and breath, surf-specific movement medicine that is individualized and specific to the client's needs.
With over 12 years of experience working with children and families, Jenn has a heart and vocation for teaching elementary-age students the virtues of outdoor play and instilling a lifelong love and connection to nature, self, and each other. Jenn lived in different parts of South America teaching at alternative education schools, which enhanced her own teaching repertoire immensely with different perspectives and methods of education. Jenn resonates most with the philosophy of forest and nature schools, which inspired ocean-centered outdoor program.
An ISA-certified & trauma-informed surf instructor, elementary teacher, behavior interventionist, integrative nutrition health coach, avid surfer, yogi and ocean advocate, Jenn combines and pours all of her love, passion, knowledge and experience into Ocean School.
ORLANDO SANDRINI COSTA Co-Founder & Head Surf Coach
For more info on Orlando's Surf Coaching: www.orlandosandrinisurf.com
Orlando is from Santa Catarina, Brazil and has been living in San Diego since 2014. Living his whole life by the beach, Orlando has a profound connection with the ocean, a strong ability to surf and read waves and teach surfing in a way that few people can. Orlando has been surfing, playing soccer and capoeira since he was six years old. A natural athlete, Orlando excels in any sport he puts his mind to; however, surfing is his main priority these days.
After 15 years of devout practice and training, Orlando graduated as a capoeira teacher. After 8 years of surfing competitively, Orlando became a co-founder and board member at his local surf association in Brazil, organizing surf contests and working as an ocean lifeguard and surf instructor.
Orlando has been a surf instructor recognized by the ISA since 2021 and Orlando studied physical education to impart his passion and expertise for surfing and other sports. As our head surf and sports coach, Orlando not only teaches and demonstrates a surf-centric approach to life, physical fitness, and specializes in making exercise and healthy living FUN for the kids.
Orlando offers surf lessons for all ages and all levels, as long as they are committed to improving their surf! In addition to in-water surf training, Orlando offers surf-specific cross training (ie: beach and gym trainings, surf-skate training) that maximizes one's performance in the water. It is his passion and power to help others achieve their surf and fitness goals.