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.
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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.
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.
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)
Favourite Board: 8’6ft Rip curl Longboard
Best place you have ever surfed: Gold coast (Snapper Rocks)
Favourite Surfer: 5’7ft Slater Design Sifi
Best place you have ever surfed: Indo
Favourite Board: 6ft 7S Super Fish
Best place you have ever surfed: Yallingup (3 bears)
Favourite Board: 9ft logger
Best place you have ever surfed: Bali
Favourite Board: Body Board yeeeew
Best place you have ever surfed: Margaret River (Box)
Favourite Board: Donald Takayama 7’ft mini mal
Best place you have ever surfed: Indo
Favourite Board: Grubb 5’11ft
Best place you have ever surfed: North West of WA
Whether you’re the kind of person who enjoys taking a stroll through the forest, a bike ride through the bush, a SUP lesson along the rivers and pristine coastlines, or sipping wine, Margaret River has it all!
Margaret River offers some of the best surfing conditions in the world. We are also lucky enough to have been awarded World Championship Tour status for the World Surfing League.
This week has been a huge week in Margaret River, with thousands of people visiting our town over the Easter weekend to soak up the sun and get in some well deserved rest and relaxation.