Our Surf School was founded by Grant and Rachel Thomas, who were both raised on the Sunshine Coast. 

They are currently raising a family of surfers while managing Maroochy Surf School, which was the first surf school established on the Sunshine Coast. 

Since our beginning, we have grown considerably and continue to provide a safe and encouraging environment for surfers of all skill levels. 

We are proud to have supported surfers in achieving their goals, from catching their very first wave to qualifying for the WSL World Tour, like Sophie McCulloch.

At our Surf School, we strongly believe in our philosophy of “real surfers teaching real surfing”. 


We aim to provide you with a professional and enjoyable surfing experience while ensuring that you learn all the essential skills needed to surf safely in the ocean.

Our coaches are experienced, passionate about surfing, and eager to share their knowledge with everyone.

Our Surf School takes pride in offering lessons on the pristine beaches of Maroochydore and Mooloolaba, which provide excellent surf conditions suitable for first-time beginners, intermediate-level surfers, and elite surfers.

Since the beginning, we have been affiliated with Surfing Queensland, the governing body of surfing in the state, and Surfing Australia, the national governing body of surfing.

Grant Thomas
Sophie McCulloch
Alister Reginato


Maroochy Surf School received the prestigious award of Australian Surf School of the year