This is a great question to ask because when you get right down to it, a lot of schools will try and hire young high school students because its cost effective for them. There is nothing wrong with that whatsoever. But, we at Encinitas Surf Lessons and Surfing for Empowerment do not believe that a high schooler has the experience yet to really provide the type of surf instruction and service that we offer. We not only like to have our instructors know how to surf and teach very efficiently but really have excellent people skills as well. We go through a training process with all our instructors. We have a detailed step by step system that they go through in order to be able to answer any detailed questions by our clients and basically offer the most thorough detailed efficient lesson as possible teaching people the correct way.