SSA Crew

Mag. Johnny Nesslinger, SSA President


  • Humanist high school
  • Master degree in Sport Science and Sport Management from the University of Innsbruck
  • Certificate of Sport Management / Surfing Studies from the Southern Cross University in Australia
  • Trade certificates: Event Management, Consulting, Security business

Further education, activities and experience in the area of sports:

  • Instructor for skiing, snowboarding, windsurfing and surfing
  • Official ISA Surf Instructor Course Presenter
  • Trainer of Official ISA Surf Instructor Course Presenters
  • Surf camp management
  • International sports policy in the area of surfing
  • Experience in performance sports, both active and as a coach (martial arts and board sports)
  • Management of Austrian Surfing, the most sustainably acting surfing association in the world
  • Patagonia ambassador

Activities and experience in the area of awareness, sustainability, health and healthy nutrition: Please click here for further informations.

First contact with surfing: Portugal 1997 Trips: Canaries, France, Australia, Indonesia, Mexico, Morocco, Austria (riversurfing), Costa Rica, Panama, Dubai, Oman.

Thrill: Surfing, Snowboarding, Martial Arts, Downhill-Biking, Climbing, Traveling, political, social and environmental awareness.

Chill: Yoga, stretching, reading,..


  • Try to act consciously in the moment, here and now, free to be.
  • Stand and be true.

Boris Lehner, SSA Vice President

Thrill: Surf, the gym, boxing Chill: My 4-legged other half "servas"


  • Surf instructor Level 2 ISA and AS
  • Official ISA Surf Instructor Course Presenter
  • Personal trainer - Rescuediver/ lifesaver
  • Engineer for electronics

First contact: France 2000

Trips: France, Portugal, Spain, the Canaries, Morocco

Philosophy: Sweat is just weakness leaving the body

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