Meet the TeamGet to know your surf coach before you arrive for your lesson...
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 owning the surf school with my lovely wife and being able to teach people to surf every day is a dream come true.
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.
Andrew’s tip: Just give it a go, life’s better when you surf.
I grew up in a seaside town in Ireland where I developed a passion for the ocean and started surfing with my Dad at the age of 5.
Surfing has always been a big part of my life, in the past few years I have traveled and surfed all over Europe, in Africa and Indonesia.
Over the past few years I have taught surfing in Ireland and I am now lucky enough to be able to spend my time teaching surfing here in Australia.
I love to share my passion for the ocean, and seeing the students get stoked on surfing I really feed on their excitement and it makes my job worthwhile.
Rory’s tip: Go Hard or Go Home.
“I am an Ecuadorian surf journalist that came to Australia to get a degree in Surfing Studies.
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.
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… “
Pepe’s tip: Fake it till you make it
I grew up on the south coast line of Wales, and have always had a back ground in surfing and surf life saving. I started surfing at 5 years old with my dad and my uncle.
As far back as I can remember our family holiday would involve surfing, places like the south of France and the canaries islands were a regular place for us to go surf. More recently surf trips to Bali and up and down the Australia east coast is where Iv been spending my time and surfing.
I worked as a surf coach back home and through some friends who also used to work for GetWet surf school I got put in touch with Kerri, and the chance of a job came up, I can honestly say it’s the job of a lifetime, I love what we do at the surf school and passing on my passion for the ocean and surfing to students is the greatest feeling. Seeing how stoked people get when they stand on a surf board for the first time is what makes this job worth while.
Owain’s tip: FThe best surfer out there is the one having the most fun!
I grew up on the Central coast of NSW and it was all about surfing and football. 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 schools 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 net 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.
Sammi has been involved with Get Wet Surf School since she was 10, she is our Weet-Bix SurfGroms instructor and works every school holidays and weekends.
Sammi has been surfing for 6 years and just loves the ocean. Sammi is in year 12 at A B Paterson College and is studying a Diploma of Business and had just completed a certificate III in Tourism.
Sammi plans to enrol in a Batchelor of Business / Tourism at Griffith University in 2017.
Sammi’s tip: Don’t give up your dreams!
Growing up in Noosa on the Sunshine Coast I was the typical kid who wanted to follow in the footsteps of his older brother and that’s how I started surfing, getting a lift to the beach from him was not always easy though.
Over the years I have taught kids and adults of all ages and nationalities how to surf. I love that my beach is the office, It is so rewarding to be able to hang out at the beach and hear all of their stories, watch them have a good time and put a smile on their faces.
Surfing has been such a big part of my life, it’s taken me too many great places around the world and I have met some awesome people along the way. I encourage anyone to get amongst it.
Brenden’s tip: Be sun smart- Slip, slop, slap, seek and slide ( oh and surf)
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.
Over the last 7 years I have learnt to stand up on my feet and have never gone 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 for the past year 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.
When I’m not surfing or surf coaching I am an aspiring Dietitian and am currently in my second year of the Bachelor of Nutrition and Dietetics (which occupies A LOT of my time). Hopefully in the future I will be able to gain my PhD in Dietetics to further my knowledge within this field.
Nathan’s tip: Just remember: a bad day surfing is better than a good day working
I grew up on the Central Coast of NSW and surfing was, and has always been a big part of my life.
I can remember the good old days of getting up at 4am and meeting mates to catch the first bus of the morning just so we could watch the sunrise and be the first ones out there.
Since then I’ve had the chance to surf a lot of oz, Indonesia and the Maldives. The thing I enjoy the most about coaching is seeing the stoked look on someone’s face when they ride there first wave, it makes me enjoy every minute of what I do.
Kurt’s tip: Don’t forget it’s all about the surfing and having a good time!
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.
Kelly’s tip: The best surfer out there is the one having the most fun
I grew up in the south of France. I started surfing at the age of 13 in the Mediterranean sea which is not really renowned for consistent waves. Surfing was rare and not easy to get lifted to the beach when the waves were ON. I had to learn to be patient. Things got different when I turned 18 and got my driving licence. I started surfing on the west coast (highly renowned for his quality beach breaks), travelled around Europe and had the chance to spend 1 year in Australia. I literally fell in love with the country. Five years later I decided to leave home and settle in Australia to fully live my passion for the ocean. Coaching is for me a way to share that passion with others and I love it!
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Surf CoachHey guys, this is Chen and I was born in China, I am studying Exercise Science at Griffith University. I started my surf life with our crew two years ago and it has been the most unforgettable experience in my life. I am working with our crew as an assistant coach, help our crew with translating and coaching to ensure our international students and visitors are having the best surfing experience.
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!
Every day is a new day, every wave is a new wave!
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Frequently Asked Questions
We know you have a lot of questions about learning to surf and we are happy to answer them all.
That’s why we have compiled a list of the most frequently asked questions to our instructors. We hope this might help clear up any doubts you have about surfing and our surf school.
Are our programs suitable for weak swimmers?
Is there a minimum age?
What happens if the weather is bad?
Conditions at the Spit are generally very good for beginner lessons. However, if we feel that conditions may be too rough for our participants, we will reschedule for a different date or refund your money.
What do I need to bring?
How do we get to the lesson ?
If you have your own car you are best to drive to the Spit as the parking is free all day and you can stay and enjoy the best beach on the Gold Coast.
If you require public transport, the bus terminates at Seaworld so we run a shuttle service from several pick-up locations. See our pick-ups list in About us tab
Is your shuttle service free?
Our shuttle service is complimentary for participants only who book directly with us online. If you are booking through a 3rd party website, conditions apply.
The shuttle is not available for spectators as we need to reserve the seats for those surfing. If the participant is under 12 we allow 1 adult to accompany them in the shuttle.
Beginner Group Surfing Lessons
Our 2 hour beginner surf lesson is designed to teach you how to surf, and give you a taste of the thrill of surfing. Joining a group of like-minded people looking for something new.
Private Surfing Lessons
If you’re looking to improve your surfing technique or enjoy a bit more privacy whilst you learn a private surf lesson may be the way to go
Kids Surfing Lessons
Kids are now able to learn to surf or stand-up paddleboard in a fun, exciting and safe environment. They’ll have loads of fun at the beach and learn about the ocean and surf safety.
Once you have experienced the thrill of riding your first wave, there's only one way to improve further!