Surf Guide / Coach

Part time / contractor

Get paid to go on a surf trip to King Island, surf sick waves and share the stoke with other people. Yep, that’s pretty much the job.

King Island Surf Safaris are looking for someone to guide our guests around King Island in search of the best waves to surf. As well as being the surf guide you will be the team leader and surf coach, making sure our guests get the complete surf package as well as having a great time.

Based / flying out of Barwon Heads Airport the job will be around one weekend per month but may vary as the role develops. We are searching other remote island destinations around Australia which would mean the possibility to guide groups to explore these new locations.

As well as making sure our groups are on the best waves and having a great experience, you’ll have plenty of opportunity to get your own surfing fix. Around half your time will be spent coaching and rest of the time free surfing with the group as guide / leader. Again, your role will be fine tuned and develop as we find the best possible solution to making sure our guests needs are met.

About you.

  • You must be an absolute surf frother.

  • Accredited surf coach with experience - would be good but not essential.

  • Team leader.

  • Lots of energy.

  • Full Drivers license.

  • First Aid certificate.

  • The following skills are not essential but would be highly regarded. photography, video, 4WD driving experience, mechanically minded, general maintenance.

  • Have your own ABN working as a contractor.

About the role.

  • The role will be flexible to suit you and our groups regarding dates and times.

  • Roughly one weekend per month but may change depending on popularity of the trips.

  • You will organise dates and work with our team on promoting selected “guided tour” dates via our online and social channels.

  • You will be in charge of taking bookings and managing these trips in our calendar system.

  • Contacting our guests and managing their expectations and needs for the trips.

  • We are offering an attractive pay rate which is negotiable depending on experience ect.

  • You are keen to learn all facets of the island; surf spots, history of the area, local fauna and flora, create local contacts to best serve our customers accurately and promptly.

  • Ultimately you’ll take ownership of these guided tours and set out your own itinerary for the groups.

  • Remembering your primary role is to ensure guests have a safe and memorable surf adventure.

The below is a “example only” of what the trips itinerary may look like:


  1. (start) Meet with our group around 7:30am at Barwon Heads Airport.

  2. Depart at 8.00am onboard our 7 seater aircraft with the group enroute to KI.

  3. Drive our guest’s in our 4WD vehicle - parked at King Island Airport.

  4. Grab some breakfast

  5. Have a free surf in the morning with the group.

  6. Lunch.

  7. Film / coach the group surfing in the afternoon.

  8. Dinner at pub or other.

  9. Back to your accomodation for debrief, watch video footage, coaching tips and sleep.


  1. Breakfast.

  2. Free Surf with the group in the morning

  3. Lunch

  4. Take photos of the group surfing.

  5. Depart KI around 4PM

  6. Arrive Barwon Heads around 5PM

  7. Email photos to customers (finish)

To apply:

Please email your resume to Eddie at

Applications close 1st August 2019