• Co-Owner
  • Works In Store
  • Camp Director
  • Lifeguard
  • CPR
  • First Aid

BRETT JENKINS

Co-owner of Cowabunga Surf and Sport with parents Melissa & Tom, Brett has been associated with Cowabunga for over seven years, managing the boards, providing expert lessons, and efficiently running summer camp.  With over 16 years of teaching experience on the Treasure Coast, Brett has taught more than 8,000 successful lessons to a broad variety of students ranging in age from 3 to 82!  Using his own simplified teaching method and his understanding of technique, Brett is able to train and coach all levels of surfer from beginner to advanced.  He also holds current Lifeguard, CPR and First Aid certifications.

Originator, designer, and Managing Director of Cowabunga Surf and Water Sports Camp, Brett has a deep passion for surfing and for inspiring children and youth to build their character and their confidence in and out of the water. Brett has led and mentored children and youth for well over a decade. He served as a summer camp counselor at Kanakuk Kamps in Branson, Mo. for five consecutive years, worked full time for Boosterthon Fun Run for four seasons, and has served, and continues to serve, as a youth leader at local churches.

Born and raised within five minutes of the Atlantic shore, Brett also enjoys boating, fishing, wake boarding, kite boarding, and just about every other water-related sport.

  • Co-Owner
  • Works In Store
  • Camp Administrator
  • CPR
  • First Aid

MELISSA JENKINS

Melissa, co-owner of Cowabunga Surf and Sport with son Brett and husband Tom, has lived in South Florida within one mile of the Atlantic beaches all of her life.  Growing up in Fort Lauderdale, she has resided in Stuart with Tom and sons Brett, Skyler, & Connor since 1987.  Her background is in marketing, promotion and public relations, a field she has enjoyed for over 30 years, working in her own business and as an independent contractor for local marketing firms.  In December, 2012, she and her family purchased Cowabunga Surf and Sport, embarking on a new and exciting adventure!

Some of Melissa favorite things are spending time with her family, meeting new people, BSF, enjoying the outdoors, finding unusual additions for her tropical garden, and creating new and different recipes in the kitchen. 

  • Works In Store
  • CPR
  • First Aid

LIZ

A Florida native, Liz has been a highly valued, key sales associate at Cowabunga Surf and Sport for almost seven years. Her cheerful character, high standards of ethics and responsibility, love for South Florida beaches, enthusiasm for outdoor sports, and big heart make her a tremendous asset to the Cowabunga team. 

Having successfully attained her AA in Health Science, Liz is working toward her Registered Nurse AS degree and will eventually go to school to become a Family Nurse Practitioner. In addition to working in-store at Cowabunga Surf & Sport, she is polishing her nursing skills as a PCT at St. Lucie Medical Center. She hopes to continue her dream of helping children and their families in the customer service industry through her work in the wondrous world of medicine.

In her spare time, Liz enjoys photography, beach volleyball with her friends, and going out with her gal pals to dinner. Her favorite foods are anything oriental or taco’s - it’s hard for her to say which one she loves more! When she’s not working, eating or playing volleyball, she likes to read and look at French Bulldogs online - hoping to finally be a dog-mom to her dream pet someday.

  • Works In Store
  • CPR
  • First Aid

JACKIE

Coming to Cowabunga with seasoned experience as a sales associate as well as serving as a long-time nanny, Jackie is a great asset to the shop team, to our customers, and to the service standards to which we strive.  She is personable, knowledgable, resourceful, and witty, loves being around children, and is highly appreciated by all!

A Florida native, Jackie has lived on the Treasure Coast nearly her whole life.  Soon to be a Junior at Indian River State College, she most enjoys biology because, she claims, it is always changing and improving.  Her goal for the future is to become a Physician’s Assistant.

In her spare time, Jackie enjoys playing soccer, swimming, and playing with her year-old Husky, Dakota, in the outdoors and especially on the beach.  She enjoys traveling, with her best trip so far being to Yellowstone National Park and the Grand Canyon.  Her favorite food?  Avocados!