Elite Surf Coaches & Surf Guides

Nancy Emerson Elite Surf Coach and Surf Guide on the East Coast of Australia & The Hawaiian Islands

Come visit and surf with Nancy through her Hawaiian surf school Nancy Emerson School of Surfing down on the Southern, Gold Coast near Coolangatta, which is on the East coast of Australia.   Nancy will  provide elite surf coaching for experienced surfers of all levels.  And as a surf guide in Australia as well as the Hawaiian Islands.

There are many surf spots on the Gold Coast at Snapper Rocks, Rainbow Bay, Greenmount, Kirra, Currumbin, to South of the boarder from DBar, Fingal, down the coast to the Byron shire.  And Nancy can even arrange a surf trip up to the Sunshine coast or even out to the North Stradbroke island, which is an amazing trip in itself!

These beautiful surfing spots you have been dreaming of surfing in your dreams. Enjoy and sample some crisp, clean long waves along pristine deserted white sand beaches of the East coast of Australia. You can also make reservations to have Nancy Emerson to be your personal surf guide and take you surfing.

Nancy is the “originator” of the Learn to Surf in One Lesson technique, where she first started teaching and coaching surfing in the Hawaiian Islands. Ms. Emerson after living on the Gold Coast off and on since 1998 has a wonderful understanding of where to go surfing and when.

Nancy was surfing in Australia as one of the WCT pioneer professional surfers from Hawaii from 1977-1992 and was able to explore waves from Noosa in Queensland to Johanna in Victoria and all though out New South Wales. Nancy fell in love with The Gold Coast and the amazing fun waves at Kirra, Rainbow Bay, Snapper Rocks and so many more spots which are beautiful beach parks on the Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast and the Byron Shire.

Nancy started coaching and teaching surfing in Hawaii in 1970’s and expanded to Japan, California, Mexico, Fiji, Dominican Republic and to Australia in 1998 at Rainbow Bay.  Ms. Emerson and her Gold Coast surf school “Australian School of Surfing” was run by Nancy for 18 years.  Nancy sold her surf school on the Gold Coast in 2016.   People internationally still come worldwide to surf and sample the perfect waves that Australia’s East Coast offers with Nancy.   Nancy being a surf guide and elite surf coach on the Coast, as well has many excellent surf guides on Oahu and Maui, Hawaii too!

Hawaii’s first surfing institution in the Hawaiian Islands, Nancy Emerson started teaching people of all ages to surf in Hawaii since 1973.  “Nancy’s surf schools in Hawaii focus on the complete surfing experience. The schools place a strong emphasis on water safety, ocean awareness and surfing etiquette. Coaching with a keen eye to the subtle aspects of form and style, with a specialty in developing a proper foundation for the beginner and first-time surfers, as well as providing the tools and techniques to help hone the skills of even the most experienced surfer.

Nancy welcomes you to book your surfing holiday and come surf with Nancy on the Gold Coast to help prepare for surf contests worldwide or just tune up your surfing to have more fun!

If you are interested in Nancy Emerson being your surf guide or one of her surf coaches in Hawaii, Please email Nancy at nancy@surfclinics.com and she will personally help you plan your surf trip to beautiful Australia and Hawaii.

Nancy is also available for other locations outside of Australia and Hawaii, Like Namotu, Fiji.


Ms Emerson, Hawaiian star, lectured Miami High School students on water safety, learning to surf and the Hawaiian Culture. The joy she gives in her teaching, you don’t want to miss if you meet her.


Anyone looking for a good surfing safari outside of the United States should not look any further than Down Under and Nancy Emerson should certainly be the surfing guide.

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I took a special trip up from Sydney to the Gold Coast to take another set of lessons from her. Nancy not only instructed me, but she also took me around the area, showed me different surf sites, and basically was a tour guide for me.

CARLA Gavalakis
Course Developer at VMware