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Godfathers of the Ocean Surfing School Burleigh Heads Beach, specialize in private surfing lessons, the knowledge and time with the coach is similar to 3-4 group surfing lessons. This past Summer has been a hit at our surf school with many successful clients learning faster and with more confidence. Burleigh Heads Beach, Gold Coast is home to Godfathers of the Ocean Learn To Surf School, head coach is Former Professional Surfer, Michael 'Munga' Barry.

If you want to know more, contact us today on 0402 911 146, or email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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Head coach of Godfathers of the Ocean Surf School, Michael 'Munga' Barry enjoyed a brief break on the North Shore of Hawaii last week, lapping up the big wave conditions that the North Shore is renowned for. 

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Hi guys & gals,

Are you stuck in a rut progressing your surfing? 

Why not try a Skype consultation with me to give you tips and homework that can be put to the test out in the water to improve your surfing over this summer.

All athletes who strive to better themselves will have a coach, mentor or a plan to put in place to fine tune their goals and aspirations.

Knowledge of what is working and what is not working are made of small adjustments from whatever you know already.

As a surf coach I do not expect to change your style, I only wish to make things achievable, easier & much more fun.

If you’re a beginner, intermediate or an experienced surfer, why not give it a go, anywhere, anytime and anyone can benefit from words of wisdom.

Look forward to speaking to you soon to start improving your surfing.

Click here to book your consultation http://www.godfathersoftheocean.com/shop/products/coaching

Michael “Munga” Barry

Godfathers of the Ocean Surf School

Head Surf Coach

Former World Professional Surfer


Gold Coast Surf Forecast – 29th & 30th August 2015

Temp: Min 13 Max 23

Southport Seaway Approx. Tide Times

High Tide: 7:15am

Low Tide: 1:10pm

Rain forecast on Saturday & clearing on Sunday.

Not a lot around this weekend with only a 1-2 foot waves on offer. Winds will be 5–10knt NE on Saturday. Sunday will see a change swinging around the W throughout the morning then a 10knt SE throughout the afternoon. 

Seems like another weekend of small but fun waves for the grommets, maybe you have a mal or an older shaped retro board to get you up & going to get one or two.


“When paddling, arch your back slightly bringing your arms under the board for a better stroke & rhythm”

Enjoy and stay safe,

Michael “Munga” Barry

Gold Coast Surf Forecast

Sat Temp: Min 9 Max 21

Sun Temp: Min 10 Max 20

Southport Seaway Approx. Tide Times

HighTide: 8:30am

LowTide: 2pm

Should be another fun weekend for waves with light offshore winds Saturday & Sunday morning, turning South 10- 15knts by lunchtime.

Only a 2 foot SE swell with a few bigger ones every so often, Any of the Beach Breaks, TOS and D’Bah will have a wave to enjoy.

The might even be a couple of small runners on the point breaks early before the tide gets to high

Be patient, give a wave or two to others and in return you will be rewarded in many ways

Enjoy and have a safe surf

Michael "Munga" Barry