Woolworths SurfGroms – Currumbin Beach
ALL LEVELS: SurfGroms will be divided into SMALL groups
SurfGroms is exclusive to Surfing Services Australia. This Currumbin Alley Surf School is the only licensed Surfing Australia Surf School in the area with this program, which has been endorsed by The Australian Sports Commission.
Supported by six-time women’s world surfing champion Stephanie Gilmore and world champion local men’s surfer Mick Fanning, SurfGroms adopts approach to learning that not only equips your child with surfing skills but encourages participation by making it fun.
Every lesson is designed to create a positive and supportive learning environment so every participant can gain enough skills, confidence and experience to enjoy the freedom of surfing for a lifetime.
Surfing Services Australia’s Currumbin Alley surf school introduces beginners as Frothing Groms as they go on to learn the core surfing skills they’ll need in the ocean across five incremental skill levels. Frothing Groms learn fundamental Ocean Awareness and Beach Safety skills, such as surf survival, rescue techniques and basic first aid skills, as well as how to understand varying surf conditions while on the beach. SurfGroms is a national junior development program for 5 to 14-year-olds that encourages kids to get involved in surfing all around Australia.
SurfGroms is a world-first, cutting-edge national junior surfing program – so sign up now!
Frequently Asked Questions
How many surf coaches are in attendance per program?
We have ratio of 1:6 can vary upon bookings ( the Australian ratio is 1:8). In addition to the program instructors, there may also be parent volunteers helping out both in the water and on the beach and supporting the coaches in delivering your child’s program.
My child is not a strong swimmer, can he/she still join in?
Your child needs to be water confident to join SurfGroms. It is our expectation that your child can:
- Float unassisted
- Submerge without fear (open eyes under water and demonstrate breath control – blow bubbles underwater)
- Free movement – move around confidently in an ocean environment independently and in a group situation
All Level 1 activities are conducted in shallow water (waist depth) only. This allows those with a limited swimming ability to participate in the program, enabling them to develop their skills and confidence before moving up to the next skill level.
What can I do as a parent to get involved?
As a parent, if you wish to get involved in SurfGroms, you can become a SurfGroms Volunteer, and offer help. This offers a great opportunity for you to learn more skills, share your expertise and experience with others, and spend some quality time with your children on the beach!
What to Bring
- Swimwear/surfgroms rash shirt
- Drinking water
- Your booking voucher (printed or on your phone)
- A HUGE smile!!….
Where to meet us
My kids have been having lessons for a few months and are having so much fun that I have also started. Coaches are awesome!