Learn to Surf with Surf Easy at Currumbin Alley on the Gold Coast. The best place for beginner surfer an experienced surfers. We have the best coaches to get you surfing! We have been doing it since 1994 and our reputation speaks for itself!


A licensed, G.C.C.C. approved and Academy of Surfing Instructors Accredited Surf School.

Garry and his wife Kandy have been operating their surf school at Currumbin since January 1994 and they have run surf classes every weekend and every holiday at Currumbin Alley,( see Google map on home page for location) since January 1994,the only surf school that can claim this! . He has coached and trained thousands of happy customers at this location.

The Surf Easy team

Are all qualified with ASI, hold surf rescue, advanced resuscitation and senior first aid qualifications.

Surf Easy Surf School offers group and private surfing lessons, beginner and intermediate surfing certificate courses.

For the intermediate to advanced surfer, Surf Easy Surf School offers skills coaching, competition coaching and video coaching.

Our Coaches

Garry Palmer

Garry is an ASI Level 4 Master Surfing Coach, holds surf rescue, advanced resuscitation and senior first aid qualifications. He has extensive experience in the surf industry. He's been surfing since he was 12 and holds various state, 2001 Masters and 2004 Legends surfing titles.
He is a qualified education teacher, an Australian Coaching Council Level 1 coach and is a qualified kayak and canoe instructor. The Australian coaching council has awarded Garry with the Coach Recognition Award for outstanding coaching.
Garry is also recognised as one of Australia's leading recreational surfing educators. He writes surfing lesson curriculum for TAFES, colleges and schools, organises and structures curriculum for surf camps and prepares and instructs primary and high school groups in surf

Kali Lynch

Kali is the Owner and Manager of Surf Easy.
Taking over the family business in 2017.
Call Surf Easy and Kali will book the best coach for your needs!

Sally Mackinnon

Sally is a bubbly and enthusiastic fully qualified fitness trainer (Your Fitness friend) and loves to pass on the joy of Surfing.

She can not only help you with your surfing, but can give you hints to increase your fitness, and keep you happy and healthy. She is also now running Surf Specific Yoga classes on Saturday mornings and thursday mornings. You can come along to Yoga and then either Free Surf or have a Surf Lesson with us.

Danae Coltellacci

Danae comes to us with a lot of experience working at a Surf School in Spain. She is very popular with our clients and particularly likes working with our little groms

Maria Diepenbrock

Maria has been teaching surfing for many years. She has owned her own Surfing and Wake boarding school in the Canary Islands in Spain and has come to Australia to work with Surf Easy.

Fernanda Daichtman

Fernanda is a world champion long board rider and level 2 Surf Coach.

Mali Jackson

Mali is a level 1 coach , he is young and full of energy and all the kids love having a surf lesson with Mali.

Nurit (Luz)

Luz loves surf coaching and working with our special needs clients

Adam Puetta

Adam is a level 1 Coach with years of surfing experience.

Alicia Russel

Trainee Coach
Alicia learned to surf with surf easy when she was just a little grom. She was instantly hooked and her family moved her down to the coast so she could surf all the time. Now she is practically part of the family and in the process of getting her level 1

Elliot Paerata Reid

Elliot is a trainee coach who is in the process of getting his level 1 and is available for coaching when he isn't traveling the world competing on the WQS

Koah Bolton Hardy

Koah is a level 1 coach and Life Guard.

Eddie Reed

Eddie is a level 1 surf coach and Life guard

Like all Gold Coast Surf Schools, we operate on a maximum of 8 students to a coach, but the average- even over our busy summer, was 6 students to a coach. We wont put you out with a huge group, we want you to have a good time on your first lesson, and have a chance for plenty of waves.

Surf Easy was chosen as the preferred provider for the Qld TAFE Diploma in Event Management-Surfing and the Qld TAFE Certificate in Sport & Recreation -Surfing. Garry Palmer has been chosen, as a level 4 instructor , to provide Surf Coach course in various overseas locations.