Mary is always looking for new challenges in life. After her University studies, she worked her way up to team leader in a marketing firm. Feeling the same as we all did, this model student didn’t see the office job as the best thing since sliced bread. A change and new adventures needed to come along! And so, in 2017, Mary decided to make a pit-stop in the surf camp in Portugal as a host and marketing specialist. That is where she met Waschdl, who was enjoying his well-deserved vacation in Portugal at the time.  A couple of weeks later, Mary stumbled upon Waschdl’s Facebook post about a new drivethru office in the Ruhr region, and the way to a new adventure was paved: Since 2018 Mary now works in our back office. The possibility of doing a few weeks home office in Sri Lanka and Denmark or visiting our camps as a yoga teacher offer Mary plenty of adventure!

Mary is:
Booking & Customer Management
B.A. Marketing
Certified yoga teacher


Nana is probably the most vibrant mix of all. She was born in Switzerland and grew up in South Africa, following her life moto „Travel the World surfing“, the world is her home. Since 2017 she gets to call her place within the drivethru team her new home. It all began in 2012, when Nana stepped on her first surf board in Cape Town, which then took her over Portugal, France and Spain all the way to Sri Lanka. She is one of our surf teachers at the camp and tries to spend every minute of her day in the water. The best thing about her job? The smiling faces of her surf students! We would like to see if you end up with a bigger smile than the one of our cheerful South African after your surf lesson!

Nana is:

Surfteacher and travel companion

ISA Level 1 Coach

Surf Life Saving GB Beach Lifeguard

drivethru – how it all began

When Alex was working in Morocco as a surf coach for the first time, he met a lot of nice people there, among them Waschdl, who also taught surfing there. In the ensuing winter months, the two met regularly on the Moroccan Atlantic coast again to spend the winter together and to earn some dirhams along the way. In their first season together Raphi, the third in the league, was in the same place at the same time: It was love / friendship at first sight.


The following year, the three also spent their first joint summer in France. The desire to continue spending time and working together in the future grew.


When Alex returned the following spring from his winter trip to Sri Lanka, he reported to the others of the perfect waves and the breathtaking nature of this island. Everyone was immediately excited and didn’t hesitate when deciding where to go next. Other collaborators for this project were found quickly.


The drivethru surfcamp in southern Sri Lanka emerged. Surfing, living, relaxing in an idyllic setting, spending time with nice people and enjoying the leisurely pace of the island.


The drivethru team is thrilled to meet you and to experience the adventure “Sri Lanka” with you.