Surf Schools

Surf Schools


Kingo's Surf Schools operate all year round in South Australia. Lessons are run at Goolwa Beach. Locals, visitors and backpackers in Adelaide can join a surf class or surf camp either at Goolwa or the Eyre Peninsula. Accommodation is available in Goolwa Beach for $30/night if you want to get in as much practice as possible after your lesson.

Anyone can do it!

With a Physical Education teaching degree and a background in Special Education, along with many years as a swimming and aquatics instructor, I have developed my own unique style of teaching surfing, which makes the sport accessible to any one. There are no restrictions on who can learn to surf. Anyone can do it. Most surf schools only cater for fit, able bodied participants, but my techniques can help everyone. People of any age, any gender, any size, varying physical or mental abilities, and from any background can all take part in my lessons. Classes can be tailored to suit individuals or groups of up to twenty four. Instruction ranges from absolute beginner classes right up to advanced coaching techniques.

I have spent the last 17 years on Eyre Peninsula and have now moved to Goolwa where I have started Adelaide's newest Surf School. I have a 13 seat Mini Bus I use to transport groups from Adelaide to the best surfing beaches Adelaide, the Fleurieu Peninsula and Eyre Peninsula have to offer.

Please contact Kingo with any enquiries or to make a booking.

What makes Kingo's Surf School one of the best Surf Schools in Australia?

  • Location - Kingo has a license to teach surfing at some of the safest, protected, most consistent, and uncrowded beaches in Australia.
  • Equipment - Kingo uses the safe soft boards most schools provide, but finds learners graduate from these boards in the early stages of their development. With uncrowded beaches and small numbers Kingo introduces "real" fibreglass surfboards when the student is ready, allowing them to progress their surfing at an even faster rate.
  • Experienced Instructors - Kingo spent 4 years at Uni studying PE teaching. After 20 years school teaching and surf coaching, and over 30 years of surfing all over the globe Kingo has developed his own unique style of Surf Instruction which is adaptable to any type of learner. His experience, passion and knowledge is what really sets Kingo's Surf School apart from the others.
  • Surf Camps & accommodation - Possibly the best way to learn or improve your surfing is to live at the beach and go surfing everyday. Kingo offers a range of surf camps as well as cheap accommodation at the beach to help you make the most of your time surfing.

Lesson Info

Group lessons start at $40pp, per 2hr session, or 3 lessons for $100.

Private 2hr lesson for 1 person is $80 or $120 for 2 people

Lesson includes board & wetsuit hire.

Discount group bookings are available.

Schools and clubs can also be catered for on request.

Equipment Hire

To hire a Soft Board or Fibreglass Board with wetsuit costs $20 day


Transport is available from Victor Harbor and Middleton to Goolwa daily.

Transport from Adelaide is available on request with pickups from Seaford Train station.

Own transport is needed on Eyre Peninsula unless you are participating in Kingo's Surf Camp.


Accommodation is available at my Goolwa Beach Surf Camp, situated a 5 minute walk from the beach. Cost is $30 per person, per night.