Sydney surf schools
Learn to surf on Sydney’s iconic beaches with one of the many surf schools up and down the coastline. Whether you’re a complete beginner or mastering your technique, you’ll find group and private lessons at some of the city’s best surf beaches.
Join Let’s Go Surfing in Bondi or Maroubra for a two-hour group lesson or multi day course. Waves Surf School are also based at Bondi and offer day and multi day surf trips to the beautiful Royal National Park.
Down south, the Cronulla Surfing Academy is excellent, with Blake and his team taking groups out at all experience levels and ages. Ever wanted to learn the thrilling art of bodyboarding and how to get inside the barrel of a wave? The Bodyboard Academy, also in Cronulla, has lessons for kids and adults alike with Australian world champion Lilly Pollard.
Ready to wipeout in the Northern Beaches? You can’t go wrong with a lesson with Manly Surf School and Manly Surf Guide. At Dee Why, Red Dog Surf has several one-hour sessions, including an earlybird option for those wanting to do as the local surfers do. While Chix Surf School at Freshwater has all-female classes. Manly and nearby Freshwater are recognised as an Australian National Surfing Reserve, along with Bondi, Cronulla, North Narrabeen and Maroubra.
A great way to meet new friends and experience the spectacular NSW coastline beyond Sydney is on a surfing safari. The multiday escapes are a memorable way to begin surfing. Tours that depart from Sydney include Australian Surf Tours, Surf Camp Australia and Mojosurf.