Surf In Paradise


Main Beach, Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia




Office phone: +61 410 722 034



Learn how to surf and have surfing lessons at Surf in Paradise, an ASI accredited surf school, located at the Spit on Main Beach, Gold Coast Queensland. It's a great location for learning to surf.


Surf in Paradise is owned and run by Chris Maley. Chris has been surfing since he was 6 years old. He grew up surfing on the south coast of NSW but has spent the last 20 years living on the Gold Coast. He's been surf coaching for years, working with different surf schools and people of all backgrounds before setting up his own school.

Chris is a qualified surfing instructor, holds surf rescue qualifications, senior first aid and advanced resuscitation qualifications. He also has a degree in Coastal Resource Management, worked for Queensland Education Dept as a teachers aid for special needs children and has additional valuable ocean experience gained from sailing charter yachts for tourists.


Surf in Paradise offers group and private surfing lessons for beginners and intermediates surfing certificate courses, surfing guide trips, team building, surfing awareness for kids, adults, parties, school groups and corporates. After school squads are held each week for school kids as well as mums only classes.

After school squads are held each week for school kids as well as mums only classes.


Surf lessons are held at The Spit which is just a short 10-minute drive north of Surfers Paradise.
The Spit is one of the few areas on the Gold Coast that has been saved from development and is the ideal location for beginners to learn how to surf.

The Spit has a break wall which not only allows for the formation of good sand banks but also reduces the strength of the stronger sweeps that occur on the more exposed beaches along the Gold Coast.

It really is the beginner surfer’s paradise!