A surf school passionate about surfing and all it offers to all persons….

Godfathers of the Ocean surf school opened for business in April 2001, by former World Professional Surf Michael ‘Munga’ Barry and his wife Krista.

Their drive and passion created a surf school business that embraces a passion for all persons to enjoy the thrill of surfing and the healthy lifestyle that it brings.

Both Michael and Krista come from elite sporting backgrounds, Michael and Krista’s enthusiasm towards health and fitness particularly water sports and surfing in general is the driving force behind their surf school philosophy to encourage all persons to give it a go!

Godfathers surf school is based at Burleigh Heads, one of the World’s most famous surfing locations.

Michael ‘Munga’ Barry

  • Home Town – Gold Coast
  • Married & a father of two
  • Competed for 12 Years on the Surfing World Champion Tour (WCT)

Australian Representation

  • 1996 Aust Team World Titles (USA)
  • 1998 Aust Team World Titles (Portugal) Winning Team: Australia World Champions

Director & Founder of “Godfathers Foundation”

Sponsor under 10’s Soccer Team Lennox Heads “Munga Sharks”.

Contest Director

  • Billabong Pro Gold Coast 2000
  • Billabong Pro Jeffries Bay South Africa 2000 / 2001

Career Wings

  • 1984 – 1st QLD Junior Scholastics
  • 1985 – 1st QLD Senior Scholastics
  • 1986 – 1st Gold Coast / 2nd QLD
  • 1st Australian under 19’s Scholastics
  • 1987 – 1st Lennox Heads Water Sports Pro
  • 1st QLD and Gold Coast Champion
  • 1988 – 1st Craig Wolgers Memorial Event
  • 1st – Gold Coast Champion
  • 1989 – Ocean & Earth/ Hot Buttered Pro Junior Champion
  • 4th “Hard Rock Cafe” World Surfing Cup Hawaii
  • 1st year competing on World Championship Tour

World Championships Tour Wins (WCT)

  • 1993 – Miyazaki Pro Japan
  • 1998 – Billabong/MSF Pro South Africa

World Qualifying Series (WQS)

  • 1993 – Sea Club Final Florianopolis Brazil
  • 1994 – Jeffries Bay Pro
  • Nev Future Shapes Venezuela
  • 1995 – Sunset World Cup Finalist
  • XXXX Pro Sunshine Coast QLD
  • 1998 – 2nd Rip Curl Pro Sunset Beach Hawaii