Meet the Surf Instructor
William “Skeeter” Zimmerman – Owner/Director
Skeeter was born in Deerfield Beach, Florida in 1984. Skeeter’s father taught him how to surf at age five when his family moved to Kona, Hawaii. Surfing has been Skeeter’s passion and lifestyle ever since. He’s a true waterman and spends every ounce of his time in the ocean. When he’s not surfing or educating others about the sport, Skeeter is free diving, fishing, or training.
When Skeeter was 8 years old his family moved back to Florida. However, this didn’t affect his passion of surfing. Skeeter won his first surf competition at age 11! He was sponsored by Quiksilver at age 15 and is now one of the top professional surfers on the East Coast with recent wins at the Jupiter Fall Classic and the Treasure Chest Pro/Am. Now, Skeeter travels all over the world to surf, but he never misses his annual trips to the world famous North Shore of Oahu, Hawaii.
Skeeter began teaching surf lessons at age 16. He realized how rewarding it was to spread his knowledge of the sport to others. In 2004 he founded Living Water Surf School and began doing Quiksilver/Roxy Surf Camps.
Living Water Surf School is one of a select group of camps throughout the entire United States to receive the high honor of bearing the Quiksilver and Roxy names and the only one in Florida!!! Skeeter looks forward to sharing his passion with new surfers of all ages as well as experienced surfers wishing to fine tune their skills.
Skeeter is a firefighter, paramedic, and a certified lifeguard. Safety is our #1 concern and Skeeter has never had an injured student in his 12 years as an instructor!!!
“Skeeter is a good waterman. If he’s not surfing, he’s diving or fishing. His surfing is very powerful, polished, and refined. He’s into clean, solid surfing. We’re stoked to have him on the team!”
– Matt Kechele, Quiksilver Southeast team and promotions manager