Port's Original Award Winning Surf School


Few things in life can give you a bigger buzz than surfing.

Watching perfect swell lines being chased to shore by the rising sun. A light offshore breeze painting rooster tails of spray from the wave tips. The rising excitement as you “paddle out”. The swell builds. You spot your wave. You feel its power as you turn and speed down the rising crest. Your heart quickens as body, mind and board are swept along with Mother Nature’s roller coaster.

Sounds poetic? Ask any surfer and they’ll tell you, its all that and a whole lot more.


And its time you had a go!

At Port Macquarie Surf School you choose the lesson package that suits you.
Beginners can join in one of our Daily Group Lessons or take a 3 Lesson Package or 5 Lesson Package. Book a Private Lesson or organise your own Private Group Lesson. There are Corporate Lessons, Birthday Parties, School Programs, Women’s Groups or Backpackers. Hens and Bucks Days are also loads of fun and very popular. A great new children program that parents should look at for children aged between 5 & 12 yrs is Vegemite Surf Groms.Bookings for all lessons are essential. Lessons are held on all beaches in Port Macquarie, Lake Cathie and Rainbow Beach, Bonny Hills.


Port Macquarie Surf School is the complete package.

Intermediate lessons suit those who know the fundamentals of surfing, have their own equipment and want to improve their surfing skills.
High Performance coaching is also available for the surfer who is looking to excel at the competition level. Bookings for all lessons are essential.
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Our Story

Port Macquarie Surf School is a “Huddo” Operation. It Began its journey owned and operated by the well-known and respected, father and sons team of Peter, Wayne and Grant Hudson. Surf lessons started in 1981 with Peter Hudson being one of the first surf schools in Australia, offering surf lessons as a hobby and weekend job for just $5!

In 2001 Peter, Wayne and Grant decided to combine their surfing skills and knowledge and Port Macquarie Surf School was born. The boys expanded the surf school offering surf lesson 7 days a week to locals, holiday makers, and our local schools as a part of their school sport program.

All three Huddos were born in Port Macquarie and are handy surfers in their own right with a stack of Aussie and State Titles under their belts. With over 90 years of surfing and just on 50 years of combined coaching experience. Learning to surf as Flynn’s beach with the Huddo’s soon became an icon for Flynns Beach, Port Macquarie’s, with many families coming back to surf each year with the Hudson family on their family holidays.


Recently the beaches of Port Macquarie were voted the 4th most beautiful beaches in the world. Flynn’s beach, Town beach and Rainbow beach in particular offer us with an amazing location for beginners and early intermediates having protected rolling waves, perfect for getting the basics and learning in gentle forgiving waves.

In recent years, Peter (father) decided it was time to hand the reins over to his son Wayne, daughter in law Amy and their young family Ollie, Eli and Pippa, to continue to share our families’ passion of surfing with others.

Since taking ownership of Port Macquarie Surf School we have continued to grow and diversify our business, still specializing in surf lessons, but including hire boards and now selling Port Macquarie Surf school surfboards.

Wayne and I look forward to watching the full circle go round and have our children work with us one day, sharing our families’ passion of surfing. From our family to yours we look forward to surfing with your soon.

Surf school:
Monday – Sunday 5:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.

(02) 6584 7733

Statement from Surfing Australia and endorsed by Surfing NSW

"Port Macquarie Surf School is a Licensed Member of the Surfing Australia Surfschool Network through Surfing NSW, its affiliated state branch.
Surfing Australia is the peak body for Surfing in Australia and a non-profit organisation who promote a safe learning environment that is provided by licensed surfschools such as Port Macquarie surf School. They offer quality coaching to all their clients and maintain the standards expected of Surf Schools who are part of the Surfing Australia Surfschool Network and delivering the Safe Surfing Program endorsed by the Australian Sports commission.”