Margaret River Surfing Academy

Margaret River Surfing Academy

Margaret River Surfing Academy
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9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
Margaret River Surfing Academy has been operating in the area for over twenty-eight years. We have some of the best watermen and women on our coaching team and provide quality, safe and fun learn-to-surf lessons catering to all walks of life. We also offer a mental health prevention and awareness program named Brain Waves. Give us a call or drop down to the River Mouth beach for a chat, we hope to see you soon
Margaret River, Western Australia, Australia

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Jonathan M
Jersey, UK1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Family
My parents and I decided to learn to surf whilst here on holiday from England so we signed up for a group lesson.

The instructors were super friendly and encouraging. We told them we had some worries about sharks etc. but they had all the facts on hand and made us feel safe and from that point we didn’t worry.

They gave us all a quick run through of the basics before we went in the sea. In the sea, they spent time individually with everyone giving tips and pointers based on how each of us were getting on. We had a mix of completely new people and some people who had some surf experience and they catered to us all perfectly.

We had such a good time we signed up for another lesson two days later!
Written 27 December 2023
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Charlie
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We visited Margaret River with our teenage sons and they were very keen to surf. We contacted Simon a couple of months before to organise board hire. He returned our email promptly and we picked up the boards from Grace Point as we drove into to the region.
Simon made sure the boards were appropriate fir the boys level and told us all the best places to surf and times that would suit the weather and tides.

We also hired another board for an adult friend we were travelling with and he was also very impressed with Simon's service and the boards offered.
Thanks fir making our trip to Margaret River so special Simon.
Written 14 April 2023
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Absolute pleasure. Hope to see you all again sometime soon
Written 16 April 2023
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Angus Adamson
9 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023 • Solo
I had a great lesson with these guys - well worth booking with if you’re down in Margaret River, cheers Simon!
Written 19 January 2023
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Eggs
Perth, Australia20 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2020 • Family
I have been visiting Margaret River two or three times a year since moving to Perth in 2007 and my recent visit was my favourite because of Josh's surf school.

I have a twelve year old son who is getting a bit too old to want to hang out with his parents, so we booked a couple of lessons hoping it would give him some independent fun. We booked two sessions initially, using a Wander Out Yonder voucher and we were so impressed we booked extra sessions for every day we could.

You'll be blown away and reassured by Josh's knowledge of the local area and conditions. He is up at the break of dawn every morning checking on the surf to ensure the break you visit is suitable for your skill level and you experience as much if the area as possible. He is one of those rare teachers who clearly has a passion for his subject and wants to share it by lighting a fire in his young students. He is enthusiastic, positive and knowledgeable. He is also a really great guy.

Our instructor was Lee Olsen, a young local who described Josh as, "Just the best guy. He's more like a mate than my boss." Lee was awesome and also had that endless energy and positivity of surfers. He was attentive to my son's safety, engaging and skilful. We couldn't have been happier leaving our son in his care.

If you have a youngster getting into surfing, or wanting to give it a try, I couldn't recommend the school highly enough. I imagine they would be just as good with a competent surfer looking to upskill.

Worth every cent. Highly recommended. This school has made my son super eager to come back with us to Margs on our next visit. Great teachers and great guys. Loved it.

Written 18 October 2020
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Matt C
Austin, TX19 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
We (two people) had a great time with Josh and his staff. We booked two morning lessons and they scouted which beach was best for our level based on the conditions each day. It was clear that safety is a guiding principle for them. We had a dedicated coach for the two of us, which was nice because we were a little more advanced than some of the other customers. You show up with sunscreen, water, and your swimmers and they provide the rest: wetties, boards (pre-waxed), and leashes. I recommend bringing a snack as well.
Written 9 April 2020
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Sandra L
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
We booked surfing lessons with Josh and ended up with 3 coaches between 8 of us. they were great. Josh changed locations for us to ensure we had the best conditions for beginners. We had 5 kids and the coaches made sure they had plenty of attention to give them the best start. A great day. loved it.
Written 19 December 2019
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Chris H
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2019 • Family
Our group was made up of two dads, with five kids between them, aged 10 to 14, we had a two hour surf lesson with Josh Palmateer and one of his coaches George. They were both awesome instructors. Josh's positivity with both the kids and adults was superb, his energy, knowledge of the ocean and obvious love of surfing also shone through. The beach at the mouth of the Margaret River was a beautiful location and just added to the amazing day. After the lesson ended Josh allowed us to keep the surf boards for another hour to keep on practicing. We all had a great time, the kids loved it and all learnt so much. I'm back in Hong Kong now trying to plan our next trip to WA, one of the most amazing places on the planet.
Written 30 April 2019
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Bruce S
Margaret River, Australia51 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2019 • Friends
I had some mates visiting from interstate and wanted to do something with them unrelated to wine. Settled on a kayak trip on the Margaret River.
Booking was super easy, Josh was great to deal with. Picked up the kayaks at the river mouth from Sarah who was friendly and gave us a few good tips. The section of river upstream from the mouth is beautiful and an easy paddle. I highly recommend this to show off a lovely part of the region to visitors.
Written 19 March 2019
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neversaynever
Perth, Australia34 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2019 • Family
Great day out and cheap as chips!
Paid only$35 for 2 hours hire, took the SUP to the river and taught ourselves. Even though the day turned a bit cold the river water was still warm and we had a blast.
Friendly service and awesome prices. Cheers
Written 5 January 2019
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Roberto F
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2017 • Friends
We had a three days surf course lesson and the experience was excellent. Josh is an awesome guy, very friendly and always looking after his students. All the couches in his team are great and very good trained. We started as a beginners and at the end of the course were able to stand up and catch some green waves. The improvement was unbelievable. We recommend everyone to surf with Josh and his team.
Written 20 November 2017
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