Catherine ottley

Surf Instructor & Counselor

This is Catherine’s first summer working at Surf Hatteras after being a camper for many summer weeks and some winter sessions over the years. She first learned to surf in Virginia Beach as a child but really fell in love with the sport when her family lived in Tamarindo, Costa Rica in 2012. Since then, she has surfed many different waves but Hatteras sessions remain her favorite! She is from Richmond, Virginia, and currently attends the University of Virginia as a rising senior where she is majoring in Youth and Social Innovation as well as English. Catherine worked on a ranch in Wyoming last summer as the head of the childcare and volunteers as an Art Mentor in Charlottesville throughout the year. Catherine can’t wait to spend the summer sharing her passion with the Surf Hatteras Team!