Providing Surf Lessons In Perth

“Our mission is to GO SURFing with you. We promote, encourage, empower and assist so everyone has the opportunity to experience the thrill of the ocean and the sport of surfing.”
— @Gosurfperth

Experienced Surf School Teachers Perth


Fully qualified  surf instructors with years of surfing experience.


Tom Johnston, owner of GoSurf Perth is also a director of Ocean Heroes.

Trusted Surf School Perth


A seamless learn to surf experience from "booking to beach". 

Energetic Surf Instructors


Our enthusiastic staff will motivate you throughout the whole lesson!

What GoSurf Perth Are About

Learn how to surf with GoSurf Perth, an ASI accredited surf school, located at Brighton Beach (Southern end of Scarborough Beach), Perth, Western Australia. It’s one of the Perth’s favourite locations for learning to surf.

GoSurf Perth offers group and private surfing lessons, beginner and intermediate surfing certificate courses, advanced surf coaching tuition, team building sessions, surfing awareness for kids, adults, parties, school groups, mothers, backpackers and corporate groups. Large groups of surfers can also be accommodated.

GoSurf Perth is owned and run by a father and son team, Andy and Tom “Bomber” Johnston. Andy is a veteran of the sport with over 35-years of surfing experience and has surfed all over the world. His passion and love for the sport lead naturally into teaching his son Bomber to surf at a very young age (basically before he could walk). Bomber has since traveled extensively around the globe, surfing and teaching surfing to people from all walks of life. He’s been surfing since he can remember representing Western Australia in the sport and has also been a surf coaching for 10-years.

Bomber, Andy and the GoSurf team are all accredited surfing instructors, holding surf rescue, and senior first aid qualifications and working with children checks. 

Meet The Team

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Tom "Bomber" Johnston

Tom "Bomber" Johnston is the owner and head coach at GoSurf. After years of juggling a full time corporate position with part-time surf coaching, he decided to follow his passion and make coaching his primary role. In late 2015 he took over operations at GoSurf and is now enjoying the challenge of running the local business.

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Kris starke

Kris is GoSurf Perth's Head Coach. After years of travelling the world surfing and teaching, Kris fell in love with Perth's laid back vibes and beatiful beaches. His energy, charisma and passion for teaching is all too evident. If you ever have the pleasure of Kris being your instructor, you will see what we mean. A valued member of the GoSurf family.

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Ben Mercier

Ben has been with GoSurf for 2 years now. After coming through the school surfing program, Ben fell in love with the idea of passing on his surfing knowledge to others. His passion, good humor and cheeky smile are all attributes that make him one of those guys that you just want to hang with. He also loves updating the GoSurf crew on weather forecasts.

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Rosie McLaurin

Rosie started out with GoSurf as a 9-year old in one of our school holiday surf programs. Now no longer a kid, Rosie is a well loved surf instructor by the staff and customers alike. Her enthusiasm is contagious, whilst her maturity and knowledge of the ocean ensures each and every student leaves the beach safe and with a smile from ear to ear.

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Andy Johnston

Andy is part owner of GoSurf and has years of surfing experience, having taught his son Tom (Bomber) to surf at an early age. As he winds down from his other professional commitments, Andy is loving the change in pace, coaching and assisting in the everyday management of the business. As one of GoSurf's more senior surf coaches, his knowledge and experience is second to none.

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Travis Franceschi

Travis joined the GoSurf team in 2012 and has been coaching with us ever since. With years of surfing experience and a love for the ocean, Travis is a wealth of knowledge. His calm and practical approach to the job is always well received by those who have the pleasure of learning under his guided wing.

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chris aka “dusty dingo”

Chris Morris aka “The Dusty Dingo” started at Go Surf in 2017. He is a solid surfer with a solid attitude for fun. When he is not teaching he spends the winter up north in the desert chasing waves we can only dream of. Other than surfing and travelling “Dusty” loves to eat ham and cheese toasties and listen to blues music.

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Tim McLaurin

Tim joined the GoSurf team in 2009. After years of teaching his daughter (Rosie) to surf he decided to share his knowledge of the ocean and the sport of surfing with a wider audience. Tim is an experienced, patient and friendly coach who just loves being out in the water.

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are you a passionate surfer and love working with people? Then maybe surf coaching would be the perfect job fort you.
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