Lapping up the waves at Burleigh Heads Beach

April 24, 2016

Our son Kiarn enjoying the surf conditions over the long weekend.


Munga is passionate about coaching you to surf better

April 15, 2016

Ben enjoys a coaching session with Munga to further improve his surfing skills 

Loving the surf lessons

April 15, 2016

Great day down at Burleigh Heads Beach to head out for another surf lesson!

Munga enjoying the commentary box at the WSL Quicksilver Pro Gold Coast today!

March 15, 2016

Munga with commentator for the WSL Quiksilver Pro and big Wave rider Peter Mel at the Quiksilver Pro this morning at Snapper Rocks Gold Coast

Private Surfing lessons a hit this summer

January 28, 2016

Godfathers of the Ocean Surfing School Burleigh Heads Beach, specialize in private surfing lessons, the knowledge and time with the coach is similar to 3-4 group surfing lessons. This past Summer has been a hit at our surf school with many successful clients learning faster and with more confidence. Burleigh Heads Beach, Gold Coast is home to Godfathers of the Ocean Learn To Surf School, head coach is Former Professional Surfer, Michael 'Munga' Barry.

If you want to know more, contact us today on 0402 911 146, or email:


Head Surf Coach Michael 'Munga' Barry enjoys 15ft waves at Sunset, North Shore Hawaii last week

January 08, 2016

Head coach of Godfathers of the Ocean Surf School, Michael 'Munga' Barry enjoyed a brief break on the North Shore of Hawaii last week, lapping up the big wave conditions that the North Shore is renowned for. 


Are you stuck in a rut progressing your surfing?

December 12, 2015

Hi guys & gals,

Are you stuck in a rut progressing your surfing? 

Why not try a Skype consultation with me to give you tips and homework that can be put to the test out in the water to improve your surfing over this summer.

All athletes who strive to better themselves will have a coach, mentor or a plan to put in place to fine tune their goals and aspirations.

Knowledge of what is working and what is not working are made of small adjustments from whatever you know already.


August 28, 2015

Gold Coast Surf Forecast – 29th & 30th August 2015

Temp: Min 13 Max 23

Southport Seaway Approx. Tide Times

High Tide: 7:15am

Low Tide: 1:10pm

Rain forecast on Saturday & clearing on Sunday.

Not a lot around this weekend with only a 1-2 foot waves on offer. Winds will be 5–10knt NE on Saturday. Sunday will see a change swinging around the W throughout the morning then a 10knt SE throughout the afternoon. 

Munga's weekend surf forecast 15th & 16th August 2015

August 14, 2015

Gold Coast Surf Forecast

Sat Temp: Min 9 Max 21

Sun Temp: Min 10 Max 20

Southport Seaway Approx. Tide Times

HighTide: 8:30am

LowTide: 2pm

Should be another fun weekend for waves with light offshore winds Saturday & Sunday morning, turning South 10- 15knts by lunchtime.

Munga's weekend surf forecast 8th & 9th August 2015

August 07, 2015

Gold Coast Surf Forecast – 8th & 9th August 2015

Sat Temp: Min 7 Max 20

Sun Temp: Min 10 Max 21 (Slight chance of a late shower)

Southport Seaway Approx. Tide Times

Low Tide: 8:24am

High Tide: 3:13pm

This weekend a 10–15knt offshore SSW winds on Saturday morning, tending around to the S by midmorning.

Only a 2 foot plus E/NE swell running, best bet try an early surf at any of the exposed Beaches or TOS before the wind picks up, and D’Bah on the incoming tide.