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Client Stories: Outer Reef Surf School 🌊 🌊 🌊 

Interview with founder of Outer Reef, Dean Gough

Outer Reef operates Pembrokeshire’s premier surf, stand-up-paddle boarding and kayaking Watersports Centres based in Saundersfoot Harbour, Tenby North Beach, Stackpole Quay and Freshwater West as well as a number of retail outlets. We caught up with founder Dean to learn about his venture and how LHP helped him to ride the wave with hassle free accounts, freeing up more of his time.

How did Outer Reef come about?

It all started back in the 90s when I was a professional surfer when I asked my sponsors to help me set up the ultimate sports centre in Pembrokeshire. At the time I was competing internationally as a surfer in big wave contests across the world from Indonesia to Ireland, with the backing of Billabong, Tiki  and Sola. 

The business runs year round, with work in Pembrokeshire during the spring and summer, whilst in the colder months I train surfers and paddleboard instructors overseas.  Closer to home and with the number of rescues for people on paddle boards lately, I recently decided to run days educating on paddleboard safety.

Our aim is to make people feel safe and relaxed and for people to enjoy the experience whatever level they join us, and at whatever age or ability.  We welcome you to join us on the ocean, we even won Wales Surf School of the Year!

How has LHP helped?

Outer Reef joined LHP around 2 years ago when they needed more support with the business and finance operations of the business. 

As the business grew LHP helped make life easier with Xero Cloud accounts, tax returns, VAT, PAYE payroll and business advice for the day-to-day running of the business.

LHP staff are amazing, super helpful, friendly and reliable. LHP has helped me free up time to focus on my business. If I were to describe LHP in 3 words I would say hassle free accounting.

Also check out the photos on Outer Reef’s Instagram account and services on their Outer Reef website.

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