You’ve seen the epic surf on Endless Summer and Big Wednesday. Now it’s your turn…start small and feel the freedom and power as you ride down the glass like face of the perfect wave.
You’ve seen the epic surf on Endless Summer and Big Wednesday. Now it’s your turn, start small and feel the freedom and power as you ride down the glass like face of the perfect wave. Surfing lessons are for beginners right through to advanced surfers. Complete beginners can experience the rush of catching their first wave.
All lessons - beginners through to pro - progress through the skills of surfing according to the students' abilities and previous experience. The instructors will start by checking the surf conditions with you and lead into the warm up to prepare your body for a session of surfing fun, entertainment and improvement. Beginner's sessions will cover the basics of riding a surfboard and how to catch a wave, surf awareness and ocean conditions (rips, currents, tides) all whilst you are on the beach.
The focus is to introduce you as a beginner surfer to the pure thrill and addiction of surfing a great wave, but also to educate you on the dangers of the ocean and the importance of fitness and safety. Techniques you will learn include: How to ride a surfboard, surf awareness, surf safety, warm-up and stretches.
Be warned it’s not as easy as the pros make it look. In fact, I’ve heard many an international comedian state that it would be easier to eat handfuls of sand and drink a bucket of salt water!
But they weren’t in the company of Matt Grainger and his team of friendly, Surfing Australia qualified instructors. Matt himself has been teaching surfing since 1984 and is more than qualified with many years experience competing in pro events as well as being Head Coach of the NSW team, Level 1 Presenter and current NSW and Northern Beaches Champion. The surf school team are all Surfing Australia Level 1 qualified instructors, all hold senior First Aid and Advanced resuscitation, have competed in ASP pro events and have a minimum of 5 years teaching experience and 15 years surfing experience. So you are definitely in expert hands.
What about photographs? Photographs of your stylish surfing moments are also available on the day. Private sessions are available, call us for more details.
What times can I surf?
Weekdays: 9–11am, 11am–1pm, 1–3 pm and 4–6pm.
Weekends: 9am–11am, 11.30am–1.30pm, 2-4pm and 4–6pm
March - end April (approx)
Weekdays 9-11am, 11am-1pm, 3-5pm
Weekends 9-11am, 11.30am-1.30pm, 2-4pm
May till November (approx)
Weekends 11.30am – 1.30pm
Great surf class. Safety first but fun too. They know what they teach. Recommend them anytime. If weather had been better would have booked more lessons in a heart beat! Cudos to the staff
Everything was good
I purchased the lessons for my daughter & a French exchange student. Both girls were up and surfing almost immediately & obviously very happy with themselves. The instruction given was very clear & easy to follow. I was very impressed & may even come back for a lesson myself!
Just great. Top marks. Can't wait to book my next thing.
It was a great way for a country kid to spend time in sydney. Thanks :)
I would recommend Manly surf school to anyone. My children had a fabulous morning and are keen to go again. Manly Learn to surf school is one of the best run activity organisations I've seen. The staff to student ratio was great, the helpfulness enthusiasm and professionalism was second to none!
The instructor was good! He was patient with me. He guide us with all instruction needed for us to be able to surf. I would recommend the manly surf school to anyone. Cheers!!
My kiwi friends & I had an awesome time & loads of fun! We got alot of information & learnt alot! Thank you to the crew and the mentors at Surf School Manly for everything. We will be back next time.
Great service from begining to end, very easy to use & clear instructions. My surf lesson was amazing! Thank you.
I'd like to tell you that we had wonderful surf experience on Manly this last saturday, a lot touger than we expected but well worth the effort. Thanks again! Christian My husband and I took time out from our busy lives and did a learn to surf introductory lesson at Manly. The instruction was so good and the experience so much fun that we went and bought wetsuits and boards as soon as we'd finished ! We both managed to stand up and catch several waves... I never dreamed I'd do that on the first day !! I'm 38 and a mother of two and now I have a whole new adrenalin experience to add to my lifestyle... I'd recommend the course to everyone who loves the beach. R Meads
Manly Beach (Sydney)