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Walking On Water & Ulladulla Surf Schools are the south coasts multi award winning water sports provider. We specialise in a range of awesome activities that are suitable for most ages and all abilities. We have been teaching a range of water sports for 34 years both in Australia & Europe.  

Walking on Water & Ulladulla Surf Schools operate throughout the Shoalhaven servicing Ulladulla, Mollymook, Narrawallee, Lake Conjola, Bendalong, Sussex Inlet and the Shoalhaven River (Nowra). Walking on Water (WOW) & Ulladulla Surf Schools also own Narrawallee Surf School. Just another beautiful location where you can access our great teaching, experiences and equipment hire. This makes us flexible with group bookings where we are able to occasionally travel to a location of your choice.

Former UK JSC Masters Champion, Surfer Of The Year and WOW & Ulladulla Surf Schools’ head coach Simon Twitchen

At Walking on Water & Ulladulla Surf Schools we offer a range of exciting activities that are fantastic fun for all ages, individuals and groups of all sorts from bucks and hens parties to school groups to company team building. Being fully accredited, qualified and insured for all of the activities that we offer, there’s no stress, just fun & education! 

So Why Not…

…take the plunge and learn to Surf, (lessons for beginner, intermediate or competition level), or take a Surf Safari.  You may like to take a tranquillity tour on our Stand Up Paddle boards or take the much coveted kayak tour on beautiful Lake Conjola. We also have ten person stand up paddle boards for corporate or family fun etc. 

Coming soon is our Pirate Pedalos armed with water guns. Charge across the lake and blast your opponents away!  Whatever you choose, it’s non-stop fun here with Walking on Water & Ulladulla Surf Schools.

Where else can you learn all of the above activities with one company and in such a stunning location?

With Walking On Water & Ulladulla Surf Schools, you get more than just great value, you get memories you will never forget!

All you need is an adventurous spirit and a positive attitude; we’ll take care of the rest.

WOW & Ulladulla Surf Schools' Head Coach surfing on yellow surfboard with hand stretched out touching the water

Simon Twitchen (Head Coach)

Former UK JSC Masters Surf Champion & surfer of the year carved his career after teaching himself how to surf in the chilly UK waters way back in 1982… originally with no wetsuit!

His passion for the sport kept him competing until 2015 when a couple of hip replacements etc slowed him down… a bit!
Simon has taught literally thousands of clients with varying abilities and is well regarded as one of the most experienced coaches in his field. Apparently, he still loves it!

Accreditation and Professional History 

Simon started Croyde Bay’s first surf school back in 1986 which is still today one of the most popular surf destinations in Europe. Simon competed for over 20 years, has been coaching for 32 years and is a registered trainer, assessor and examiner for the Academy of Surfing Instructors International. He is also a trainer and examiner for the Australian Waterski and Wakeboard Federation.
Simon was the only person chosen to be on the advisory committee to AMSA (Australian Maritime Safety Authority) and has been behind most of the changes in the new legislation in the commercial field of waterskiing and wakeboarding throughout Australia.

Simon is as passionate as ever about watersports, but often warns his clients that if they get bitten by the surf or ski bug, they might end up needing hip replacements in 20 years too!

If you pop by any of the local beaches or reefs, you might still see him out there ripping it up, even if it is a little less radically than before!


Meet Liam. Liam loves surfing heavy bombs, eats pretty much anything, & has endless tips to improve your surfing skills. He is also a fully qualified stand up paddle board coach. Liam will get you on a board in no time!


Joshua is a fully qualified Surf & Stand Up Paddle board coach, & is basically a fish! Joshua loves to be out on the reef breaks surfing, on the lakes on his SUP, or under the water taking amazing photographs.
His under water photography is simply stunning, so much so some of his photos have been used in major publications.
He also takes photos of clients for Walking On Water.
His best surf trip was Bali 2019 where he scored some solid waves at G-land, Airport lefts & middles.
Josh is a great encourager & is sure to give you all the tips you need to make your experience a memorable one.

We give the very best coaching with our qualified instructors and LONG lessons! We have a range of courses for beginner, intermediate and competition level. Ulladulla & Narrawallee Surf Schools’ adult lessons are the longest in Australia, (approx 2 ½ hours),  with the best instructor to pupil ratios too.  Most surf schools offer one instructor to eight pupils…with two hour lessons. Narrawallee Surf Schools offer a fantastic ratio of one experienced instructor to five pupils,  which are the best ratios in Australia and is probably one of the reasons as why our success rate is so high. Ulladulla & Narrawallee Surf Schools will teach you how to SURF FOR LIFE, therefore we teach you the professional jump through as standard, (unless physical challenges apply).  We do not teach you to go to your knees, we certainly won’t teach you the cross step “step up” that no real surfer ever, ever does.

There will be none of that one knee, one foot stance either, all of that is like teaching you to fail!  No, we want you to surf for real, and most of the time we get you there in no time.

Ulladulla & Narrawallee Surf Schools provide only the best equipment with new wetsuits and surfboards arriving at our warehouse at the beginning of every season.  We also wash and sanitize each wetsuit every time its used, so you will always get a clean fresh sanitized suit, (which is definitely not standard in many schools…yuk)!!

All our instructors are fully qualified surf coaches with full first aid, & APOLA lifeguard OSSCA certificates. Full working with children checks are standard too. With over 32 years in the industry, Narrawallee Surf School uses the best & most successful coaching methods.

Narrawallee Surf School & Walking on Water are not a budget surf school! We teach full and thorough lessons with our “Quality Coaching” program.
We will teach you beach safety, body stretches to warm up and a practical lesson on the beach.
The practical lesson includes many attributes some of which include surfboard handling, paddling techniques, body stances, various safety components and of course the “professional jump through”.

After the beach coaching we hit the water, its where the fun and the action begins! We have a very high success rate & most clients are up & riding in no time.

Narrawallee Surf School instructors are local surfers who know the local conditions like the back of their hand. We choose where you surf based on the prevailing conditions, the swell size, wind direction and state of the tide.

We teach the surf lessons at various locations throughout the Shoalhaven. Our courses cater to a range of skill levels, from the beginner, through our intermediate “Don’t just stand there”, to the competition level “XLR 8” course.

Narrawallee Surf School use a variety or surfboard sizes depending on your size and skill level – mini-mal soft boards for beginners, hard/soft boards for those progressing and custom boards for more advanced (although advanced lesson surfers usually have their own boards).

We have over 200 wetsuits, 50 Surfboards so it pretty likely we will have the equipment to match your size!

Lessons start from only $59 p/p

Check out what our clients have to say about us!

    star rating  We had a great day on the water and learned how to surf! They will take the time and teach you how to get up and enjoy your day! Thanks... read more

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    14 July 2017

    star rating  We had the best time learning how to surf with Simon
    He was a great teacher and we would definitely recommend him and his business. He goes above... read more

    3 May 2020

    star rating  Arranged a surf lesson for the kids (11 and 13 yo) and husband. The instructor was very friendly and knowledgable. All the equipment provided was in good condition with big... read more

    avatar thumb Lisa P
    12 January 2018

    star rating  Whilst on a road trip of the NSW South Coast, we were seeking ultimate fun on the water and Walking On Water did not disappoint! We spent 3.5 hours riding... read more

    avatar thumb Cole R
    5 May 2017

    star rating  We had a truly terrific time with WOW, under the amazing supervision of Simon and Daniel. I wanted to do some wakeboard with a group of 8 girls, and Simon... read more

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    19 February 2018

    star rating  Had a fantastic week at Lake Conjola recently. Made so much better by Simon from Walking on Water. Simon is super nice, really knows the area, so great with local... read more

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    5 August 2018
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