About our Surf School

I’m Jarrad Davies, the surfer behind Margaret River Surf School.  I’ve had the privilege of collecting unforgettable surfing experiences and alongside my wife Domanie, an exceptional primary school teacher, we bring over two and a half decades of surf coaching expertise to share.

I’m proud to say that the Margaret River Surf School was the original surf school in Margaret River and we’ve been spreading the stoke for over three decades.  My relationship with the Margaret River Surf School began as a teenager. Little did I realize then it would evolve into my life’s most profound passion. In 2015, at the age of 27, I took over this iconic establishment, truly making it my own. Margaret River isn’t just the location of our surf school; it’s the very essence of our family.

Our two children, aged 6 and 8, surf the powerful waves of Margaret River.  I introduced them to the surf when they were only 6 months old. Now they chase tubes and compete with the same passion for surfing that I possess. Clearly our family shares a contagious love for the waves.

The ocean has shaped me into a dedicated Progression Surf Coach. I revel in guiding surfers of all abilities, from novices to seasoned pros. My commitment extends beyond merely coaching. It’s evident in my deep-seated love for competition, my inexhaustible energy and the comprehensive surfing knowledge I’ve acquired over the years. I’m honored to have the backing of esteemed brands like Volte, Rusty, Oakley, Grubb Surf Boards, Salt Merchant, and Odyssey 20/20. Over the years, I’ve also won awards in State competitions for both Surfing WA and Surf Life Saving.

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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: Each coach at Margaret River Surf School has been rigorously trained and accredited through renowned coaching programs, ensuring you’re in expert hands.
Loads of Fun: Surfing isn’t just a sport; it’s a joy. Our coaches infuse every lesson with enthusiasm and fun, ensuring you’re not only learning but also having a great time.
Local Knowledge: Born and bred by the waves of Margaret River, our coaches provide insights that only locals know. This deep-rooted connection to the ocean and the area is what sets us apart.
Supportive Feedback: We believe in positive reinforcement. Our coaches provide constructive and supportive feedback, guiding you to enhance your skills while boosting your confidence.

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.

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