Sydney surf schools


It doesn't matter if it's your first time in the ocean or if you're a surfing enthusiast, you can enjoy an accredited surf school to help you improve your board skills. And you'll learn on some of the best surf beaches in the world.

  • Let's Go Surfing, Bondi
  • Learning to surf, Sydney

About Surf Schools in Sydney

Several Sydney beaches have surf schools that will have you upright and shredding waves in no time.

At the northern end of Bondi, Let’s Go Surfing has many years’ experience turning beginners into experts, with classes for adults, groups and families. The group also runs a surf school at Maroubra.

On the golden sands of Manly Beach, Manly Surf School caters for all ages and abilities, including group sessions and one-on-one private lessons. The classes at Freshwater Beach’s Surf Skool include “Girl Power” for female surfers. Manly Surf School Hire also has schools at Palm Beach and Collaroy Beach.

Surf Schools, Sydney

Cronulla, meanwhile, has the Surfing Academy and Cronulla Surfschool, Sydney’s longest-running surf academy.

If you already know the basics, a Surfari may be just what you're looking for. The most popular adventure is the five-day excursion, but different packages are available.

The trips include accomodation, transport and equipment and operate every week of the year. Alternatively, for a one-day guided surf safari, head to Manly.

Enjoy Sydney's beaches like a local by following these simple beach safety tips

Surf Life Saving

Always swim between the red and yellow flags; surf lifesavers have identified this area as the safest spot to swim in the water. It's also a good idea to always swim with a friend.

Pay attention to the advice of the lifesavers and safety signs. Visit SharkSmart to understand any potential risks in the area you are swimming. You are always welcome to ask lifeguards for more safety advice. If you find yourself needing help in the water, stay calm and attract attention.


Check conditions before you go. You can also find patrolled beach by visiting


  1. Manly Surf Guide

    Manly Surf Guide are a boutique surf guiding company that offer small group surfing tours and surf lessons in Sydney's famous Manly Beach and Northern Beaches. Ryan is one of Sydney's most sought...

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