Coolangatta Learn to


Rainbow Bay, Gold Coast, Queensland Australia

Greenmount Beach, Gold Coast, Queensland Australia

Coolangatta Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia




Office phone: +61 417 191 629


Learn how to surf and have surfing and coaching lessons at Coolangatta Learn to Surf, an ASI accredited surf school, located at Rainbow Bay, Greenmount, Coolangatta, Gold Coast, Queensland.


Dave opened his surf school at the Gold Coast in 1991. He's been coaching beginners right through to the elite competition level for over 15 years. Dave coached the Australian team for the ISA world games in Brazil, was coach for the Gold Coast junior team and coaches current surfing champions.

Dave is an ASI Level 4 Master Surfing Coach, a Level 1 Surf Judge, holds his surf rescue, first aid and advanced resuscitation qualifications. He's made the cover of Tracks surfing magazine a few times - on some awesome waves!

Coolangatta Learn to Surf is also an ASI Instructor Training Centre (ITC). Dave is an ASI Level 4 Trainer and is authorised to train others to be ASI accredited surfing instructors.


Dave and his team offer group and private surfing lessons, beginner to advanced certificate courses, surfing guide trips, team building and surfing awareness, for kids, adults, parties, school groups, disadvantage groups and corporates. Dave also regularly provides lessons for at risk kids.

Surf lessons and coaching is available from 2 hour lessons to 10 week courses. Dave's special instruction lesson techniques guarantee beginners will be surfing in 20 minutes, and intermediates are guaranteed to learn new skills.

Lessons are structured to beginner, intermediate, advanced or elite level. Dave also coaches and develops personal elite coaching programs to prepare aspiring surfing champions for the world circuit. He's coached a range of well known pro surfers.


BBQ's are available at the surf location for people who want to combine leisure with their surfing lessons.


Surf lessons and activities are held at Rainbow Bay, near Coolangatta.  It has some of the bet learn to surf waves to the Gold Coast.