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We love to share the joy of surfing and our intimate knowledge of the ocean, so your time on the beach is a fun and safe experience. Our mission is to give all people the opportunity to experience surfing and its lifestyle and demonstrate how surfing can provide a more fulfilling, enriching, and enjoyable life. We are so passionate about what we do, and we can’t wait to take you surfing!

Meet Our Team


Broadbeach Surf School is proud to be affiliated with Academy of Surfing Instructors. ASI is the world’s leading professional membership organisation and international governing body for instructors, coaches and schools in the outdoor recreation industry for surfing, stand up paddle and bodyboarding. All of our coaches are fully qualified through ASI and they also complete regular refresher courses in Ocean Rescue, First Aid, and Advanced Resuscitation. We are surfers who live to surf, love to surf, and want to share the joy of surfing with you.

Marcel

Grew up surfing the Gold Coast in the ’80s. During his overseas travels, he developed a real passion for surfing, realising that the ocean had a lot more to offer than just waves. “We can learn so much about life and ourselves from the ocean.

I just want to share the joy and happiness it gives to me with everyone else”. Marcel has coached pro surfers to world championship level and won awards for his work coaching people with disabilities. He was 2003 Surfing Queensland Coach of the Year.

Will

Will was born on the Gold Coast and grew up surfing Broadbeach. Under the mentorship of Marcel, Will has spent many years teaching surfing at Broadbeach Surf School to people of all abilities and ages. Will has travelled and surfed all over the world, but he still calls Broadbeach home! His other passions include backcountry snowboarding and hiking.

Will has a degree in engineering and has worked in both the Mining and Construction Industry. But he is back doing what he loves most, and that’s meeting new people and sharing the joy of surfing!

Billy

Hailing from the UK, Billy left the cool waters of England behind to pursue his passion for surf coaching here on the Gold Coast, where he now calls home. Billy has surfed all over the world but his favourite place is Portugal not just for the waves but for Pastel de Nata (Portuguese custard tarts)!

Nobby

Nobby is one of the Gold Coast’s most experienced surfing instructors as well as a long term member of one of the Gold Coast’s most famous surfboard riding clubs.

Being a devoted father of two young children with nearly 20 years of coaching experience ensures Nobby has the ability to relate to people of all ages and backgrounds. Both his enthusiasm and gentle, patient nature make him popular with all who meet him.

Teigan

Teigan is a passionate surf and yoga instructor from Western Australia, who now calls the Gold Coast home. Her favourite surf breaks are Keramas in Bali, and Huzzas in Gracetown WA. And her favourite treat is a blueberry bagel or anything with peanut butter!

Teigan’s favourite thing about coaching is sharing the stoke and seeing people from all walks of life having fun! Teigan is also very passionate about getting more girls into surfing!