About us - Surf in Paradise
Surf School on the Gold Coast
Learning to surf in paradise.
There is no better feeling than surfing along a beautifully shaped wave on a crystal clear day. Our aim is for our surfing instructors to provide our clients with a high quality introduction to surfing that is safe, professional and fun. There is nothing we like more, than seeing the thrill people experience when they stand up for the first time. This is why we provide our clients with easy to use techniques, low student to coach ratios and the ideal location. We want your first surf to be a surf in paradise!
Chris Maley. Director / Head coach
Chris is the founder of Surf In Paradise and takes the majority of the surf lessons. He has been surfing since the age of 6 and has surfed locations all over the world. He has a degree in Coastal Resource Management and has also been on solo yachting adventures.
Chris has been living locally at Main Beach for the last 20 years, has been a surf coach on the Gold Coast for more than 10years. During that time, he has taught thousands of people how to surf. Chris offers some great surfing tips and has a high success rate of teaching people to stand in their first lesson. He has loads of knowledge, experience and patience which has developed from many years of work in both education and surf coaching. Chris has a genuine passion for teaching his clients how to surf and providing them with a fun and memorable surfing experience.
Our Surf Instructors
All our surf instructors are required to have the following minimum qualifications:
- Current Level One Surf Coaching Certificate
- Current First Aid Certificate
- Current Ocean Rescue Certificate
- Current Advanced Resuscitation Certificate
- Current Blue Card (working with kids)