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Why is Walkin on Water the Gold Coast’s Premier Surf School?

Walkin On Water Surf School is the Gold Coast’s Premier Surf School

Walkin On Water Surf School is located at Greenmount Beach in Coolangatta and use the beautiful beaches of Greenmount and Coolangatta, which are the perfect ideal beaches for all levels of surf lesson.

Our Gold Coast Surf School offers group and private surfing lessons for all ages and surfing abilities, having taught people from 4 years old to those in their 80’s.

We are blessed with an amazing location for beginners and early intermediates having protected rolling waves, perfect for getting the basics and learning in gentle forgiving waves. It is renowned as the ideal learn to surf location on the Gold Coast.

For those with greater experience and skills, our Gold Coast Surf School location in an excellent location offering fantastic performance wave opportunities to work on all levels of skills.

Combined with our comprehensive lesson plans, all our Surf Instructors at our Gold Coast Surf School are professional fully qualified Surfing Australia or International Surfing Association surf instructors that are handpicked for their skills, knowledge and experience and importantly are able to successfully pass on this knowledge and information to our surf school participants in an extremely fun, friendly and non-threatening environment. All our Surf Instructors also hold a number of lifesaving/lifeguard and first aid qualifications to ensure as safe an environment as possible.

Walkin’ On Water Surf School is the areas ONLY fully licensed and registered Gold Coast Surf School by the state, national and international Governing Bodies of Surfing Queensland, Surfing Australia and the International Surfing Association.

Walkin On Water Surf School Staff and their Qualifications

All our staff are handpicked for their knowledge, enthusiasm and love of our aquatic playground. All our Surf Instructors are fully qualified either with Surfing Australia (Australia’s National Governing Body of Surfing) or the International Surfing Association (the International Governing Body of Surfing) holding as a minimum their current Level 1 Surf Instructor qualification. Each instructor also holds a number of current lifeguard/lifesaving qualifications as well as other emergency care and first aid qualifications. All our instructors also hold a current and valid Queensland Working with Children Blue Card They are all highly skilled in getting across their knowledge in a way that is easy to understand and put into practice during your lessons with us. Below you will find some extra information on our main WoW Crew heading up our Programs

Jamo Borthwick

Jamo Borthwick

Surf School Owner

Jamo is the owner of Walkin On Water Surf School and is highly involved in the surf industry in a number of capacities not only in Australia but throughout the world. Jamo is the main international presenter for the ISA, works with numerous National Governing Bodies around the world to assist and guide the development and growth of surfing international, was a lecturer at Southern Cross University in the School of Health and Human Sciences for Surfing Technology and Skills when this course was offered, has worked together with Surfing Australia as well as being very involved in Surf Life Saving also in numerous capacities. Click here for more information and background on Jamo

Dan Butler

Dan Butler

Head Instructor and Surf School Manager

Dan is the Head Instructor for Walkin On Water Surf and the Surf School Manager. He is the face of the Surf School on the beach and is a world leading instructor, perfectly suited to teaching all ages and all abilities in his laid back easy going but super professional manner. Here is some info on Dan

Flavio

Flavio

Surf Instructor

Brenden

Brenden

Chris

Chris

Joey

Joey

Surf Instructor

Tys

Tys

Surf Instructor

Noah

Noah

Jochem

Jochem

Ellis

Ellis

Surf Instructor

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