Dean Williams

Dad Dean started off Ella’s surfing journey on a foam body board when she was just four years old, and to this day he supports his daughter 100% in everything she does to reach her goals.

Dean is a Panel beater by trade, but his passion for surfing led him and his wife Janine to look for a lifestyle that would allow them both to do something they loved. Their love of the beach and surfing brought them from Hamilton to Whangamata and they purchased the Whangamata Surf shop 14 years ago. Dean loves to go surfing with Ella whenever he can and guides his daughter with coaching advice and endless support throughout her journey.