Meet The Crew
Get to know the Get Wet Surf Team!
Growing up on the Central Coast of NSW and it was all about surfing. I loved the beach, my girlfriends and I would ride our horses to the beach at sun up and swim and play till sun down. Unfortunately, back then there were no surf school’s so you just had to borrow a board and knock yourself out till you got it right. I moved to the Gold Coast when I was 18 where it is all about surfing.
I still love the beach although these days I am surfing the internet more than anything else. I love the surf school, I love the lifestyle, I love the crew that we work with, I love that my children are all growing up on the beach and getting all the benefits of the healthy lifestyle that surfing provides and most of all I love being able to deal with people who are here enjoying their holidays and enjoying their surfing experience with us.
Kerri’s tip: Be good to your mum she is most likely the one who will buy you your first surf board.
Program coordinator/ Surf Instructor
I have been so blessed to grown up surrounded by the surf school since I was 6 years old.
I started working on the beach helping out when I was 10 and by 16 I completed my level 1 Surfing Australia Surf Instructor along with first Aid and Surf Rescue. During high school I completed a Certificate III in Tourism and Diploma of Business and upon completing school I have also completed a Certificate in Training and Assessing so I can write the surf program content.
My passion is working with children, I love teaching little grommies and it gives me such a thrill to see the look on their faces when they catch their first waves. Working outdoors with such an awesome group of people and being able to help people on their surfing journey, Best Job in the world!
Office manager/ Reservations
I’ve lived on the Gold Coast since 2011 and have really loved being able to work at the beach and helping to show people how amazing the Gold Coast (and surfing) is.
Working at Get Wet has provided me such a great opportunity to put into practice what I’ve learnt during my degree as well as network with some amazing people in the local, regional and state tourism industry. The best thing about Get Wet is that we are a small, family-owned business and the community we have.
Senior Surf Instructor
Surfing has given me so much in my Life and I am truly grateful that I can give back with coaching. I’ve been coaching since 2016 and no other career has giving me the fulfilment and reward that teaching surfing does so now I’m coaching full time. I love working with Get Wet, an awesome family run business with great crew. I have been teaching all over the Gold Coast but the Spit is hands down the best place on the coast for beginners and one of my favourite places to surf on the Gold Coast.
Senior Surf Instructor
Surfing has been a great teacher and I am grateful for everything it has done for me, even the big scary wipeouts. This has lead to me becoming a qualified surfing instructor and coach wanting to share the experience and getting people hooked or at least have a chance to experience what I love and is a massive part of my life. See you guys out in the surf!
I was introduced to Get Wet by my mate from back home, Nathan, in 2017 and he encouraged me to become a surf instructor. I gained my level 1 Surfing Australia Qualifications with the help of Get Wet and I have loved every-day coaching here since then. It is great to see so many keen people wanting to surf, and to see their face once they finally stand up is one of the most rewarding experiences.
It has been such a joy working with such a fun team while completing my studies. Surfing and working with the team at Get Wet gave me a sense of release from the busy week of studying.
I love acquiring new skills and being able to pass them on to other keen frothers is extremely rewarding to me. I studied aviation and a commercial pilots licence at Uni but I have a feeling surfing will have a long standing place in my life, whether it‘s instructing or a hobby. Surfing truly makes you appreciate nature a whole lot more than on the shore.
There weren’t too many other girl surfers around, so I started competing in the local Boardriders club in the U14 boys division. Not too long later I was given the opportunity to represent NSW in the Australian surfing titles.
Competition surfing allowed me to travel and surf at many other beaches I may not have otherwise. I have now surfed up and down the eastern and western coasts of Aus as well as Indonesia and the Mentawai Islands. I no longer surf competitively, but I still love travelling to explore new surf breaks.
I started working with Get Wet Surf School in 2014 while I was studying Exercise Science at Griffith University, and now I am working full time as an Exercise Physiologist but still love helping out over the summer as a surf instructor at Get Wet as I love being involved with the family and crew.
Coaching at “Get Wet Surf School” allows me to pass on the excitement and Stoke of surfing to anyone who is keen to give it a go.
I Now work part time as an Exercise Physiologist and part time as a surf instructor and it’s the perfect balance. It is an honour to work with Get Wet. They showed me the passion for surfing and coaching. I was too afraid to start surfing now I am too scared to leave. Surfing showed me the real beauty of the ocean, respect its power and protect what we have! Living the dream or dream of living!
While I was studying at Uni I got my level 1 surf coaching certificate as part of one of my courses. Since then I got hooked up with surf coaching!
Coaching has influenced my writing and improved my own surfing. I have now also studied disability support and I work with special needs children and adults and an adventure support worker and I love introducing them to surfing as well.
What I love the most about this job is the rewarding feeling of seeing the ‘stoked-ness’ of a kid standing up for the first time and knowing that he/she will never be the same …because I just turned him/her into a surf junkie…
Once I learnt to stand up on my board there was no going back. There’s something about surfing that gives me a sense of release from my busy week, which I cannot get from any other water sport.
I have been working as a surf instructor since 2017 although it doesn’t seem like work at all. It is great to see so many keen people wanting to surf, and to see their face once they finally stand up is one of the most rewarding experiences.
I started coaching with Get Wet whilst studying at Griffith University on the Gold Coast and when I’m not working as a Dietitian I am surfing or surf coaching.
I have been addicted to riding waves since I was 11 years old and I am a proud member of North End Boardrider’s. As a kid I played all sorts of sports (AFL, tennis, golf, etc.), but as soon as I caught my first good wave it was all I thought about. Surfing has given me a way to forget the daily problems of a busy schedule, but also connect with nature and be more mindful of myself. Since 2018, I have been a surf instructor at Get Wet Surf School, and I love every minute of sharing my passion of surfing with others.
Throughout my childhood, I had been driven to study and learn in school. As a hard worker and unfortunately a perfectionist, I became an academic high-achiever. I am currently studying Bachelor of Medical Science at Griffith University, and strive to become a doctor. I am excited to work in a profession focused on helping people and making genuine impact in the lives of others.
However, surfing is truly the only thing that has kept me sane throughout.
What do our Customers Think?
634 Reviews | #1 of 57 on the Gold Coast, Australia
I had such a good time. This was my first time trying to surf and the instructor was very helpful and knowledgeable. It was a lot of fun and i look forward to coming back!
Had an absolute blast with Get Wet! Had never been on a board before, and they built me up with so much confidence, I didn't want to get off! Great atmosphere, friendly staff!
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Award Wining Surf School
Get Wet Surf School is the proud winner of the 2015 QTIC Prize for Innovation in Tourism.
Get Wet Surf School’s instructors are all fully qualified surf lifesavers and certified to Surfing Australia standards.
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