Learn To Surf

Learn to Surf In Port Macquarie - Lessons For The Whole Family

Are you tired of sitting on the headland watching local surfers have the time of their lives in amongst the waves? Well get into it!

Reckon you don’t have the time? Port Macquarie Surf School has surfing lessons every day of the week, throughout the year with flexible surfing programs that give personal service to meet your needs. We hold lessons at all beaches in the area - Town Beach, Flynns Beach, Shelly Beach, Lighthouse Beach, Lake Cathie and Rainbow Beach-Bonny Hills. We're here to help you and your family to learn how to surf.

Our surfing lessons run for 2 hours and all equipment is provided including softboards, wetsuits (if required) and rash-vests.

During your surf lessons you’ll be “clued in” on all aspects of surf safety (rips, shore-breaks, wipe-outs), as well as surfing skills (paddling, standing, turning), surf awareness (how to identify and avoid the dangers of the ocean) and surf etiquette. Port Macquarie Surf School makes learning about the surf, and learning how to surf, a fun and enjoyable experience.

Surfing Australia recommend a “coach to participant” ratio of 1 to 8. At Port Macquarie Surf School we aim for a 1 to 5 ratio, and even less if surf conditions require extra coaches for each surf lesson. We want to make sure you get the highest level of coaching, have as much fun and catch as many waves as possible during your surf lessons.

What you’ll 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