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Address: Greenmount Beach, Coolangatta, Gold Coast, Queensland 4225, Australia
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+61 418 780 311
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Walkin' On Water Surf School is the Gold Coast’s Premier Surf School. We...

Walkin' On Water Surf School is the Gold Coast’s Premier Surf School. We are located at Greenmount Beach in Coolangatta and use the beautiful beaches of Rainbow Bay, Greenmount and Coolangatta, which are ideal beaches for all levels of surf lesson. We offer group and private lessons for all ages and abilities having taught people from 4 years old to those in their 80’s. We are blessed with an amazing location for beginners and early intermediates especially having protected rolling waves, perfect for getting the basics and learning in gentle forgiving waves. It is renowned as the ideal learn to surf location on the Coast. For those with greater experience and skills also have fantastic wave opportunities to work on all levels of skills.Combined with our comprehensive lesson plans, all our Surf Instructors are professional fully qualified Surfing Australia surf instructors that are handpicked for their skills, knowledge and experience and importantly are able to successfully pass on this knowledge and information to our surf participants in a extremely fun, friendly and non threatening environment. All our Instructors also hold a number of lifesaving/lifeguard and first aid qualifications to ensure as safe an environment as possible. Walkin' On Water Surf School is the areas ONLY fully licensed and registered Surf School by the state, national and international Governing Bodies of Surfing – Surfing Queensland, Surfing Australia and the International Surfing Association.

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For the third year running my daughters completed the Weetbix Surf Groms Program and once again Walkin' on Water didn't disappoint! My girls had so much fun! Both the... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
c0nn0r2017
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Sydney, Australia
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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

For the third year running my daughters completed the Weetbix Surf Groms Program and once again Walkin' on Water didn't disappoint! My girls had so much fun! Both the educational and technical aspects are pitched at the right level to keep young minds interested and inspired - and its excellent value for money! BIG shout out to the team, all... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We wanted to do something very Australian for Australia Day and found out these guys were operating, so long as five people booked. As there were already 4 of us, we paid for the extra space and essentially had a private group surfing lesson for the family. Out instructor kitted us out in rash vests, sunscreen and we headed to... More 

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WalkinOnWaterSurf, Manager at Walkin' On Water Surf School, responded to this review

Thankyou very much Elizabeth N for your review and feedback. We are stoked to read you really enjoyed your time surfing with us and really appreciated Dan's lesson plan and instruction. Thankyou again for taking the time to write this for us on TripAdvisor and we would love to have you surfing with us again More 

Gold Coast, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had seen so many excellent reviews of this surf school I booked my two granddaughters in (6 &9). I thought that the instructions prior to the surfing were adequate but not very inspiring. However, once the group hit the water I watched as the group paddled out and my youngest, being small was left to float off along the beach... More 

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WalkinOnWaterSurf, Owner at Walkin' On Water Surf School, responded to this review

Thankyou geznsw2016 for your feedback which as you can imagine I am very upset and concerned about. I really really apologise for your experience not being a five star amazing experience with your granddaughters in their surf lesson with us. I have just read this this morning and am following up to find out what happened and why things did... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Booked a lesson for our 9 year old daughter, and she loved it. Dan was excellent, very patient with her and extremely encouraging. She had a great time and is already working out when her next lesson will be.

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WalkinOnWaterSurf, Manager at Walkin' On Water Surf School, responded to this review

Thankyou very much Craig J. We are super stoked to read this thankyou and look forward to having your daughter surfing with us again sometime. Thankyou very much for taking the time to put in a TripAdvisor Review More 

Toowoomba, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

Highly recommend walkin on water instructors were awsome and so friendly and the surfboards were so great to learn on - loved the whole experience and learnt heaps!!

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WalkinOnWaterSurf, Manager at Walkin' On Water Surf School, responded to this review

Thankyou very much Jordiee12 for your review. We are stoked to read that you had so much fun and enjoyed your lesson with us. We really appreciate your time in writing and posting this feedback and look forward to hopefully seeing you again in our lessons again! More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

This was my very first surfing lesson. Dan the instructor was fabulous. He explained everything there was to know prior to going out in the water. He made me feel real comfortable out in the water and was very positive and encouraging. The best part was standing up and riding the waves. I would highly recommend anyone visiting Coolangatta to... More 

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WalkinOnWaterSurf, Manager at Walkin' On Water Surf School, responded to this review

Thankyou Jammat20 for your review. We are stoked to read that you had such a great time and enjoyed your lesson with Dan as much as you did and our lesson plan and lesson structure worked so well for you. We would love to see you again if ever you are in Coolangatta. Thankyou again very much for the review... More 

Camden, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

I had the most amazing experience. Dan was fantastic. He was so professional and helpful. Best day !!

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WalkinOnWaterSurf, Manager at Walkin' On Water Surf School, responded to this review

Thankyou very much Chrissy186 for your TripAdvisor review. We are so stoked to know that you have enjoyed your time and surfing lesson with us. We love to share our passion and so it makes our day to read a review like yours - thankyou very much. We would love to see you surfing again with us and thanks again... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2016 via mobile

The location is stunning. Chris and the team were super friendly and I learnt loads. Had a couple of rides out the back. So stoked!

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WalkinOnWaterSurf, Manager at Walkin' On Water Surf School, responded to this review

Thankyou very much for your review Hugh M. We are really pleased and stoked to read that you loved your lesson and time with Chris at our surf school. Thankyou for taking the time to write and post and we would love to see you back surfing with us if you are on the Gold Coast again More 

Mission Beach, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016 via mobile

Had a wicked time learning to surf with Dan. Was nervous at first but he mad it fun. The soft boards they use are much more stable and easier to learn on! The location was beautiful. Would 100% recommend for anyone who wants to have a crack at surfing!

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WalkinOnWaterSurf, Manager at Walkin' On Water Surf School, responded to this review

Thankyou very much Jstone15 for your review and feedback. We are stoked to read that you had such a great time and that Dan had you loving your time in the water! We would love to see you back again if you are on the Gold Coast again. Thankyou again for the time you have taken to post a review,... More 

Condamine, QLD
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25 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016 via mobile

Had all the kids up surfing by the end of the lesson. Dan could just look at them & tell them how to tweak certain things to get them up & enjoying the waves!!! Worth every cent!!

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WalkinOnWaterSurf, Manager at Walkin' On Water Surf School, responded to this review

Thankyou very much for your feedback and review Heidi B. We are stoked that your crew had a great time with us. We are super lucky to have such an excellent Head Instructor and love that people recognise this so thankyou very much. Thankyou again for the review and time you took to post it. We hope to see you... More 

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