Memories of the Godfathers of the Ocean Celebrity Calendar 2002

August 15, 2013

Back in 2002 we launched our Godfathers of the Ocean Celebrity Calendar featuring Kelly Slater on the cover and some of the Worlds best surfers, Ironmen, Swimmers and triathletes. This was the first time ever that a calendar featured some of the worlds best waterman.. to name a  few featured; Kelly Slater, Luke Egan, Occy, Joel Parkinson, Grant Hackett, Ky Hurst, Sunny Garcia, Munga, Trevor Hendy, Geoff Huegill...

We will post some of the featured pages of the calendar over the next few weeks.

Gold Coast Bulletin articles from Sept 1999 & 2001

August 15, 2013

Gold Coast Bulletin article on the birth of our son Kaimana (Hawaiin name meaning Oceanspirit) back in 1999 and then 18 months later he progressed to his next size board.


April 12, 2013

Here you can see Head Coach Michael 'Munga' Barry in Godfathers of the Ocean Surf School first ever news article in the Gold Coast Bulletin in April 2001

It has been 12 years since we have opened Godfathers of the Ocean Surf School

April 05, 2013

It was in April 2001 that our surf school opened to the public.

12 years has passed with many satisfied customers, this photo was taken in our early days of opening, we have many great memories of our surf school and charity events that we have held to share with you all.

Munga & son Kiarn

April 05, 2013

Although Munga's son Kiarn can already surf, Munga continually supports and coaches him. Munga beleives that surfing is a continual learning experience and that you are never too experienced to recieve on going coaching, it is only nautural given the ocean changes every day!

Legendary Australian Laurie Lawrence motivates Surfing Australia's best coaches

March 01, 2013

Legendary swim coach Laurie Lawrence with former Australian Swimmer and Godfathers of the Oceans' Krista Barry at Surfing Australia's coaches conference at Twin Towns earlier this week. Laurie impressed many high profile coaches with his inspirational speech on how to motivate young surfers to elite level in the sport.

Burleigh Breakka Pro 2013 event a success!

February 11, 2013

A big congratulations goes out to Owen Wright mens winner of the Burleigh Breakka Pro with runner up Adam Melling and womens winner Sally Fitzgibbons who is now riding for Firewire Surfboards. The waves were fun for the entire event for both men’s & women’s competition with some high performing International surfers entering the event.

The highest placed local surfers were Thomas Woods (Burleigh) & Brent Dorrington (Coolangatta) reaching the Quarter Finals.

All Girls Surf Session for Totally Wide TV Show!

February 10, 2013

Godfathers of the Ocean hosted the All Girls Surf Session for an episode on Totally Wild TV show on Channel 10, coming soon.

Stay tuned for images and video footage of the day!

Godfathers of the ocean Surf School make an appearance on Channel Nine Today Show!

February 03, 2013

Godfathers of the Ocean Surf School - Appearance on the Today Show Channel nine this morning with Emma Freedman 2nd on the right with some of our surf school grooms!

legendary surfer, Bethany Hamilton surprises our surf school Groms!

February 03, 2013

Wow, Our Surf School groms this morning, Blake and Jean-Marc had the shock of their lives when inspirational Hawaiin Surfer Bethany Hamilton finished her surf and took time out for a quick pick at our surf school session this morning at Burleigh!