Meet The Crew

Get to know the Get Wet Surf Team!

Kerri Jekyll

Kerri Jekyll

General Manager

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.

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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.

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Kerri’s tip: Be good to your mum she is most likely the one who will buy you your first surf board.

Andrew Jekyll

Andrew Jekyll

Operations Manager / Senior Surf Instructor

Aside from my family, surfing is everything to me. I grew up in country Queensland and once I saw the ocean I was hooked.

I have surfed all up and down the east and west coast of Australia, Bali and the Pacific islands. I have worked in Hospitality and water sports on the Gold Coast since I first left school and now running the surf school alongside my family and being able to teach people to surf every day is a dream come true.

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I could not be happier with the crew we have, they are all as passionate about surfing and teaching as I am and I know that even if I can’t be with a class they are in great hands and they are being taught the way I would if I was teaching it.

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Andrew’s tip: Just give it a go, life’s better when you surf.
Sami

Sami

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.

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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!

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Sami’s tip: Commit to the waves!
Emma

Emma

Office manager/ Reservations

I’m in my final year of a double Business degree, majoring in Tourism Management and International Business. I’m super passionate about the tourism industry and sustainability.

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.

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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.

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Emma’s tip: You don’t have to be great to start, but you have to start to be great.
Jason

Jason

Senior Surf Instructor

I was Born in Malaysia and I grew up in Western Australia. I started surfing at 13yrs, a lot of that was surfing at my home town of Mandurah and around the Margaret River region. Apart from surfing I’ve always been around the Ocean, Diving, fishing, wakeboarding but surfing is my 1st love. it has been a huge part of my life and has taken me all around Australia and Indonesia.

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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.

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Jason’s tip: Love what you do, and do what you love.
Jack

Jack

Senior Surf Instructor

My name is Jack and I’ve spent the last 6 years between surf and snow working mainly as an instructor. I grew up surfing on the Gold Coast and north coast of NSW since I was about 8 years old and have grown as a person from all my experiences both in and out of the water.

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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!

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Jack’s tip: Everything in moderation, including moderation!
Blake

Blake

Surf Instructor

I first learned to surf at age 12, I have always loved the water and was naturally drawn to water sports. I grew up in Coffs Harbour on the NSW coast and moved to the Gold Coast when I was 18 to Study at Griffith University.

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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.

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Blake’s tip: It’s Not Whether You Get Knocked Down, It’s Whether You Get Up.
Pepe

Pepe

Surf Instructor

“I am an Ecuadorian surf journalist that came to Australia to get a degree in Surfing Studies in 2014.

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!

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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…

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Pepe’s tip: Fake it till you make it.
Kelly

Kelly

Surf Instructor

I grew up in a small town near the Coffs coast in NSW and started surfing at the age of 12. My dad gave me my first second-hand surfboard and like any other Tom boy I was keen to try it out.

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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.

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Kelly’s tip: The best surfer out there is the one having the most fun!
Chen

Chen

Surf Instructor

Hey guys, this is Chen and I was born in China, and moved to Queensland in 2016 to study Exercise Science at Griffith University. As soon as I arrived I did my first ever surf lesson with Get Wet and it has been the most unforgettable experience in my life.

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I was so hooked on surfing that I started working with the crew as an assistant coach, helping our crew with translating and coaching to ensure our international students and visitors are having the best surfing experience.

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!

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Chen’s tip: Every day is a new day, every wave is a new wave!
Thomas

Thomas

Surf Instructor

I was born and always lived on the beautiful Gold Coast so the beaches have been a major part of my life. I couldn’t even imagine a life without surfing and how different I would be.

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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.

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Thomas’ tip: Stop what you are doing and just go for a surf. You will be happier.
Nathan

Nathan

Surf Instructor

I am from a small suburb near the Coffs Coast in NSW and started surfing at age 13. Even before this age I was always doing something in the ocean to satisfy my love for the salt water and sun. Whether this was swimming, bodyboarding or wave skiing, it didn’t matter to me, as long as I was out there.

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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.

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Nathan’s tip: Just remember: a bad day surfing is better than a good day working.
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Honestly...The Best Experience You'll Have!

Jim Hughes - Surf Development Manager, Surfing Australia 2011-2017

What do our Customers Think?

 558 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!
Ellanne

Toronto, CN

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!

Ella

Brisbane, AU

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We use only the best quality Gold Coast Council approved surf school equipment.

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We provide a shuttle that links to public transport and from the centre of Surfers Paradise.

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6:1 Coaching Ratio

We offer the lowest student-to-coach ratio on the Gold Coast. This allows for a fun and safe surf lesson.

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No high-rises in sight, learn to surf where the locals do - on uncrowded Gold Coast beaches!

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Get Wet Surf School is the proud winner of the 2015 QTIC Prize for Innovation in Tourism. 

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Qualified Coaches

Get Wet Surf School’s instructors are all fully qualified surf lifesavers and certified to Surfing Australia standards.

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