Surf in Paradise!
“There is no better feeling than surfing along a beautifully shaped wave on a crystal clear day.”
Surf In Paradise Director, Chris Maley
We consider success to be someone booking more lessons, or asking us about what board to buy, or what they should do next to continue their surfing.
Kelly Slater once said “Surfing is like the mafia. Once you’re in – you’re in. There’s no getting out.” And we want to get you in to our mafia.
Director / Head coach
Chris has been a Gold Coast local for 25 years and has been a surf coach for more than 15 years and prior to that worked in primary school education.
During his time as a surf coach 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. His favorite moto is “The best surfer is the one having the most fun!”
Latest addition to our Team
Max is Chris’s son and has been surfing since the age of 1 and being 3 years old now, he still has a bit of training to do before he can teach any lessons. Max has so much fun when he goes surfing!…he spends more time off the board than on, but if the best surfer is the one having the most fun then Max is the best by far!
Surf in Paradise!
All our surf instructors have the following minimum qualifications:
An Unforgettable Experience
– Jacqui White ,Language Instructor
An Excellent Teacher
Just wanted to follow up and let you know what a great experience we had learning to surf with Neil this morning. He was an excellent teacher sharing his knowledge and tips with us, making us feel comfortable to try it all out in the water. I especially liked his pointers on how to improve little things about form and positioning…showed he really was watching and actually cared about making us better.
Great job Neil, you created an experience that has left us with a surf bug. We have already been discussing that our next vacation should be to a “surf camp”.
Thanks again for the great service from start to finish!
A Great Place to Learn
– Samuel Whitelock , TSS Teacher from England