Surf Easy Surf Lessons Currumbin Alley

Our Coaches

asi_accr_Instr_logo_surfing_4.pngGarry Palmer

Surf Easy Surf School is owned and run by Garry Palmer, Surf Easy's Head Coach .He is a Qualified Education Department Teacher and TAFE Outdoor Recreation Teacher,and a Level 4 Master Surf Coach, and Level 4 master Surf Trainer.

Garry has been teaching people to surf professionally since the 1980’s when he wrote a Surf Instruction Manual for the Education department, and has been surfing for over 30 years.

He is also a State Open ,Masters & Legends Champion and still competes regularly.Garry is a true waterman. If it involves water ( even in the frozen state!) he has mastered the sport, having sailed , windsurfed, canoed , kayaked, snorkled, scuba dived,fished and skied over the years.

Garry has run Surf Survival Certificate courses for many Primary & High Schools over the years, and provides surf lessons to more than a dozen school and community groups.. Garry has loads of experience in the surf industry.

He is a ASI Master Surfing Coach (Level 4),an ASI Trainer Level4 in Surfing, a qualified Education Department teacher, an Australian Coaching Council coach . The Australian coaching council has awarded Garry with the Coach Recognition Award for outstanding coaching.

Garry is also recognised as one of Australias 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 awareness and surfing.

As an ASI level 4 Master Coach he now runs Surf Coach training courses, which are Nationally & Internationally Accredited. The first of these ran in August 2006 ,with Cheyne Horan & Garry Palmer as instructors, and all participants were very happy with the content & atmosphere of the training program.

Email us to enquire about the next Level 1 Surf Coach course.. email for enrolment details.

"Garry is incredibly knowledgeable and skilled when it comes to surfing. My kids and I had great fun riding the waves and we felt safe at all times." Maureen - mother of 3 kids.

"Hi Garry,

Just a follow up email to say how much James enjoyed his lessons with you. He really feels he learnt a lot and your calm, pleasant personality suited him perfectly. He is now practising what you taught him.

Thanks again! J. and L. Waldron

PS I have already recommended you to two lots of friends holidaying there over xmas :-)"


asi_accr_Instr_logo_surfing_1.pngSALLY 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.

asi_accr_Instr_logo_surfing_2.pngANDREW GRANTHAM

Andrew is a Level 2 Surf Coach with 30 years of surfing experience. He has grown up surfing Sydneys Northern Beaches, plus he has travelled and surfed all around the Globe.He has his own Drafting business but has a passion for surfing and enjoys working with all levels. He also volunteers his time with the Surfing for the Disabled days.'He has helped to  run the Australian Longboard contest for many years.



asi_accr_Instr_logo_surfing_1.pngDANAE GONZALEZ

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.

asi_accr_Instr_logo_surfing_1.pngEDDIE READ

Eddie is well travelled and a very experienced coach. He was a professional bodyboarder, and a very experienced surfer. With a