About our Surf School

Owner and head coach Jarrad Davies is a Margaret River local surfer who lives and breathes everything surfing!

The Margaret River Surf School is family owned and operated by Jarrad and his wife Domanie. Together they have over 15 years of surf coaching experience. The Margaret River Surf School is Margaret River’s first surf school and has continued to run successfully for over 20 years.

Jarrad Davies has been managing and head coach for the Margaret River Surf School for close to 10 years now and become the surf schools full owner in 2015. His wife Domanie is a Primary school teacher who has also been coaching along side him for nearly 5 years now. They live in Cowaramup with their little girl who was out in the surf with daddy at just 6 months old. Surfing runs in the genes!

Jarrad is an accredited level two surf coach, qualifying him to coach beginners through to high performance surfers. He takes pride in his professionalism, fitness and energy as well as his highly qualified surfing knowledge.

Jarrad, like his own daughter, was in the water with his dad from a young age. Jarrad has been sponsored by Volte, Rusty, Oakley, Grubb Surf Boards and Odyssey 20/20 and has won state competitions for both Surfing WA and Surf Life Saving. Jarrad competes locally and nationally mainly as a short board rider but also extends his talents to single fin, long boarding and stand up paddle boarding.

The Margaret River surf school strives to give everyone the chance to experience the thrill and excitement of catching waves and extending their abilities with our expert advice.

Guaranteed Fun

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Margaret River’s Top Surf School

5 Star Reviews

We highly value all our customers and encourage them to share their experiences with the rest of the world. We put great importance on our customer service and top quality programs, proven in our 5 star ratings on Google, Facebook, TripAdvisor and Yelp. We have been awarded the 2016 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence for our consistent 5 star reviews from our loyal and happy customers.

Program Variety

We offer the largest variety of surf lessons, programs and services to suit all ages and ability levels. We have surf lessons to suit beginners, intermediate and advanced surfers as well as kids surf programs, school and corporate programs, high performance coaching, surf camps, surf guides, stand up paddle lessons and surf equipment hire.

Top Quality Equipment

We use top quality equipment for all our surf lessons. We have a range of safe & stable surf school quality softboards and a wide range of hard boards to suit all levels. Our surf school van is also kitted out with all sizes right up to XXXL, kids, men and women’s Quicksilver 3/2 steamer wetsuits to keep our customers comfortable all year round.

Experienced Coaches

Our Surf Coaches are highly qualified, knowledgeable, friendly and fun. Our coaches are fully qualified through Surfing Australia’s coaching courses, adhering to strict safety guidelines and precautions to guarantee premium surf lessons. Every coach is Senior First Aid trained and holds a current Bronze Medallion or Surf Rescue Certificate as well as Working With Children police clearance check.

Stunning Locations

Margaret River beaches and national parks are known for being some of the most pristine in the world. We are proud to have licenses to take our customers to the widest range of these stunning locations in the South West – Margaret River area. We choose our lesson location to suit our customer’s ability level and the safest conditions on the day.

24/7 Online Bookings

Our up to date online availability and bookings are open 24 hours, 7 days a week for your convenience. With secure payment options, it is the quickest and easiest way to book the surf lesson of your choice.

Frequently Asked Questions

Where do we meet?

We are mainly located at Redgate Beach so you are required to meet in the Redgate Beach carpark 10 minutes prior to your lesson commencing. Directions can be found on our Contact page. We will contact you with directions if the beach location changes.

What if I am late or unable to attend?

We are required to have 24 hours notice for any cancellations or no refund will be given. Please make sure you meet your coach 10 minutes prior to your lesson as latecomers will forfeit their lesson and no refund will be given.

Do I need to be able to swim?

Most of our lessons are held in waist-deep water but we will ask if you are able to swim 50 meters (the length of an Olympic swimming pool) so we are aware of your swimming ability. Please speak with your coach on the day if you have any questions or concerns about your swimming ability.

Our Surf Coaches

  • Highly Qualified
  • Loads of Fun
  • Local Knowledge
  • Supportive Feedback

Our Margaret River Surf School surf coaches are fully qualified through Surfing Australia’s coaching courses. Their accreditations are recognised by the National Sporting Organisation for coaching and the only courses recognised by the Australian Sports Commission’s National Coaching Accreditation Scheme. Surfing Australia and associated State Branches are recognized by the international Surfing Association as the world leader in the development of coaching and judging programs.

As well as being fully qualified Surf coaches, they must also renew their Bronze Medallion (or at minimum Surf Rescue Certificate) every year to ensure they are fit and up to date with first aid and surf rescue techniques. They must also hold a current Senior First Aid Certificate. Every coach obtains a Working with Children Check prior to working for us. This is a comprehensive criminal record check for people in child related work in Western Australia.

Jarrad Davies

Jarrad Davies

Coach

Years coaching: since 2007
Stance: goofy
Favourite Board: 5’9ft Grubb Flying Pig
Best place you have ever surfed: Margaret River (South beach)
Achievements Won 2 x Australia SLS short Board Titles in 2009 & 2011; Won Australia SLS Long Board Titles in 2017; Competed on World Qualifying Series (WQS)

Domanie Davies

Domanie Davies

Coach

Years coaching: since 2010
Stance: Natural
Favourite Board: 8’6ft Rip curl Longboard
Best place you have ever surfed: Gold coast (Snapper Rocks)

Max Alcock

Max Alcock

Coach

Years coaching: since 1995
Stance: Natural
Favourite Surfer: 5’7ft Slater Design Sifi
Best place you have ever surfed: Indo

Matt Barrett

Matt Barrett

Coach

Years coaching: since 2015
Stance: Natural
Favourite Board: 6ft 7S Super Fish
Best place you have ever surfed: Yallingup (3 bears)

Angellina Finch

Angellina Finch

Coach

Years coaching: since 2007
Stance: Natural
Favourite Board: 9ft logger
Best place you have ever surfed: Bali

Ryan Hardy

Ryan Hardy

Coach

Years coaching: since 2013
Stance: Natural
Favourite Board: Body Board yeeeew
Best place you have ever surfed: Margaret River (Box)

Fleta Walsh

Fleta Walsh

Coach

Years coaching: since 2005
Stance: Natural
Favourite Board: Donald Takayama 7’ft mini mal
Best place you have ever surfed: Indo

Blake Mckinley

Blake Mckinley

Coach

Years coaching: since 2016
Stance: goofy
Favourite Board: Grubb 5’11ft
Best place you have ever surfed: North West of WA

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