Sean Thompson

Sean is a snowboard coach with the High Performance team. Sean's background is in snowboard instruction, training and examining. He has spent many years on snow in Canada, USA, Japan, Australia and Queenstown, New Zealand. He comes from New South Wales, Australia where he grew up surfing at his local break, Wamberal.

Sean is a well-known and highly respected snowboard coach within New Zealand and internationally. He is one of eight coaches to be selected for the 2016 High Performance Sport NZ Coach Accelerator Programme, a highly acclaimed three-year professional development course. His calm quiet demeanour combined with his technical expertise have proven a winning combo and under Sean's guidance NZ snowboarders Christy Prior, Carlos Garcia Knight and Tiarn Collins have achieved top level results at Dew Tour, X Games, the Burton Open and FIS World Cups. Sean was named Snow Sports NZ's Coach of the Year in 2016.


Sean Thompson profile May 2016