Before After School Surfing

Before & After School Surfing Programs

School children lead a busy life with so many sports and activities on weekends. This should not be a reason to restrict them from learning to surf. If your child loves the beach, this is the perfect way for them to spend the afternoon.

Each afternoon session begins with us collecting your child from their school, providing afternoon tea consisting of nutritious, healthy food to see them through the afternoon surfing lesson. Each afternoon session will finish at 5:30pm. 2 hours of fun and activity for children after school.

Before School lessons are also provided with 6.30am start and finishing at 8.00am - plenty of time to get them to school.

The surf never stops and neither does Port Macquarie Surf School. We offer school children surfing lessons before and after school. If you work and unable to transport your child/children to and from the beach, we can take them to school in the morning or pick them up from school in the afternoon! We have a modern 11 seater bus (fully equipped with seatbelts).

Port Macquarie Surf School is owned and operated by the Hudson family – Peter, Wayne and Grant Hudson. All were born in Port Macquarie and are renowned surfers holding NSW and Australian Surfing titles as well as achieving the highest level of coaching – coach of our Australian team since 2005. We love to pass on our surfing knowledge and expertise to everyone. With over 90 years of surfing and 50 years of local coaching experience between us we have a wealth of experience and knowledge to bestow to all surfers. We know surfing, we know our beaches and we know how to give you the kind of personalised, professional attention that will get you and your family up and surfing in no time.

If we can’t teach you to surf – nobody can.

We not only teach kids how to surf but also instill in them, invaluable surf awareness skills – something they will use for the rest of their lives. They will receive the best guidance on water safety whilst enjoying the surfing experience in a fun and safe environment.

Port Macquarie Surf School is the only licensed Surfing Australia surf school in the area and endorsed by the Australian Sports Commission. Port Macquarie Surf School is a recognized Active After School provider. If parents need some encouragement, our instructors have the highest coaching qualifications – Level 2 surf coaching accreditation, advanced resuscitation, first aid certificates and registered with the Department of Sport and Recreation to “work with children”. It’s just another reason why we’re the best and safest choice for teaching your child (or children) surfing.

Before/After School Surfing lessons are held during the week - Monday to Friday during each school term - even Winter. Morning sessions commence at 6.30am and finish at 8.00am with plenty of time to get the kids to school.

COST
Full school term - $180
(5 weeks) - $100

Cost is inclusive of pick up/drop off from school and use of our soft surfboards, wetsuits, rash shirts and afternoon tea (for after school surfing program), a surf lesson for your child once a week with guidance by our highly qualified coaching staff - accredited coaches with the Australian Sports Commission.

Our Active Before/After School Surfing Program is always extremely popular with some terms booked out in 2011 - even during the colder months of Term 3 the Before/After School Program was very popular.

BOOKINGS ARE NOW BEING TAKEN FOR 2017.

BOOK A PLACE FOR YOUR CHILD/CHILDREN.

Initially your children will learn about:

  • Surf awareness - reading surf conditions and how to identify the dangers of the ocean (rips, shorebreaks etc)
  • Basic fitness for surfing
  • Paddling and standing up
  • Catching broken waves
  • Wiping out safety
  • Equipment for surfing
  • Sun smart behaviour
  • Sport safe behaviour – surf etiquette
  • Environmental awareness

Naturally, if they attend the following school term/s, the course will involve further advancement in their surfing skills.

If conditions are considered unsafe or dangerous the lesson will be cancelled or the course location may change.

We’ve been running surf schools in the Port Macquarie/Hastings and Camden Haven area since 1981 - longer than anyone else in the area. In fact, longer than most Surf Schools in NSW!!! With over 90 years of surfing experience on all our beaches and over 50 years of surf coaching and teaching people how to surf, we love to pass on our surfing knowledge and expertise to everyone.

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TESTIMONIAL

Wayne, a huge personal thank you. Your way with kids is outstanding. It is fantastic to see children hanging to surf with you. Mostly what I am grateful for is the respect you showed the children, whilst still pushing them to succeed and how pleasing it was see that you would encourage/push them to succeed and challenge them. Kids are born natural risk takers and with the right risk environment, they grow in leaps and bounds. As such I know Cohen has developed a lot of personal respect for you as well. Thank you. Graeme

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