Meet Our Staff

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 became one of the top professional surfers on the East Coast with wins at the Jupiter Fall Classic and the Treasure Chest Pro/Am. Now, Skeeter travels all over the world to surf. His favorite places are Indonesia, various locations in Central America, and Fiji, where he is a Surf Guide at Tavarua Island Resort. 

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 surf camps.

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.

Jamie – Summer Camp Manager

Jamie is Living Water Surf School’s Summer Camp Manager. She is a South Florida native and has always had a special love for the ocean. Jamie loves to travel, fish, and snorkel. Jamie was first hired at Living Water Surf Camp in 2014. Since then, she has made a huge impact to our program and we feel truly blessed to have her on our team. We like to think of Jamie as our Surf Camp “Mamma Bear.”

Jamie graduated FAU in 2019 with a Bachelor’s in Early Childhood Development and Education. She has always had a love for children and has a personality children seem to be drawn to. Jamie has been a private nanny for several families for the past 13 years, was a preschool teacher, and has been CPR certified since the age of 14. Jamie has recently decided to further her education by attending Nursing School. Jamie will be starting an accelerated program this fall to receive another Bachelor’s in nursing! 

I wanted to write and thank you for the wonderful surfing experience my son had at your camp. We are from Maryland, and we traveled to Florida just to attend your camp...

Steve and Pam E. | Maryland

Watch Skeeter in Action

Learn To Respect the Ocean and Know Your Limits!