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Manly Surf Guide

27/8 Sydenham Rd | Brookvale, Sydney, New South Wales 2100, Australia
+61 412 417 431
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Riding Waves

A fantastic experience in the waves! Visiting from Canada, I wanted to take advantage of this... read more

Reviewed 17 July 2017
tgasparotto
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Leichhardt, Australia
Great holiday fun for active boys!

Ryan did a great job teaching my 12 year old son (and his 2 x 12/13 year old friends) surfing these... read more

Reviewed 5 July 2017
Annabel A
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Hong Kong
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Learn to surf in Sydney! Manly Surf Guide are a boutique surf guiding company that offer small group surfing tours and surf lessons in Sydney's famous Manly Beach and Sydneys beautiful Northern Beaches. A local business owned and operated by Dee Why’s Ryan Hayfield, Ryan and his hand picked team of local staff have grown up surfing at Dee Why, Manly and Sydney’s Northern Beaches. Our guides know exactly where to go in all conditions. Ryan is one of Sydney’s most sought after surf coaches with over 15 years coaching experience and has been surfing since age 5. Ryan and his team are young, fun and full of energy. Each guide has completed a Level 2 Surf Coaching Course, APOLA (ocean safety), Advanced First Aid and Advanced Resuscitation qualifications. Ryan and his staff are passionate about the ocean and the sport of surfing and pride them selves on giving you an authentic surfing and Australian cultural experience. Manly Surf Guide is a successful company purely relying on word of mouth recommendations from providing a quality personalised service, rather than a large marketing campaign.
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27/8 Sydenham Rd | Brookvale, Sydney, New South Wales 2100, Australia
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+61 412 417 431

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Reviewed 17 July 2017

A fantastic experience in the waves! Visiting from Canada, I wanted to take advantage of this amazing experience and give my kids an opportunity to try things they may not have a chance to try back home. Surfing was on our list of “things to...More

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Reviewed 5 July 2017

Ryan did a great job teaching my 12 year old son (and his 2 x 12/13 year old friends) surfing these holidays - despite the wintry day, the boys had a lot of fun and really progressed during the lesson. He was really nice and...More

1  Thank Annabel A
Reviewed 24 April 2017 via mobile

In just a few lessons Ryan has really helped our 10 year old progress his surfing. His confidence and technique are improving and he has absolutely loved every minute. The one on one private session is worth every cent for rapid skills development and progression....More

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Reviewed 29 March 2017

My wife and daughter wanted to take a surfing lesson in Sydney and luckily we found Manly Surf Guide. I contacted Eric the owner and set an appointment for the next day. Eric met us and drove us to a quite beach for their surf...More

2  Thank allnines1414
RyanHayfield, Owner at Manly Surf Guide, responded to this reviewResponded 5 April 2017

Hi Allin, Thanks so much for your feedback on our TripAdvisor page. We value feedback as it helps us to improve our service and manage our staff. The girls did an amazing job and I had a great time teaching them how to surf. It...More

Reviewed 9 March 2017

Yes I surfed, I caught 2 good waves and 3 others in 5 hours in the water. Rick did his best to be accommodating with a 2 day rescheduling fiasco. But ultimately the guide took 6 of us to the worst spot on the beach....More

Thank Jthlampert
RyanHayfield, Owner at Manly Surf Guide, responded to this reviewResponded 5 April 2017

Hi Jthlampert, Thank you for coming surfing with us and leaving your feed back on our TripAdvisor page. We value feedback as it helps us to improve our service and manage staff. In the past 4 weeks we have had a lot of rain and...More

Reviewed 27 December 2016

We got surf lessons for our two pre-teen children and my wife and I. None of us had any experience. After a quick discussion of how to get up on the surf board (i.e. surfing), you get in the water and begin to learn. Everyone...More

1  Thank Todd R
RyanHayfield, Owner at Manly Surf Guide, responded to this reviewResponded 5 April 2017

Hi Todd, Thanks so much for your feedback on our TripAdvisor page. We value feedback as it helps us to improve our service and manage our staff. You all did really well and we had a great time teaching you. Looking forward to surfing with...More

Reviewed 17 November 2016

We had a great private lesson at Dee Why with Ziggy. He was interesting and fun to hang out with, great conversation when we waited for waves and super helpful getting us going. I pretty much wanted to keep him as our personal surf guru...More

1  Thank RuthanneFSJ
Reviewed 9 November 2016 via mobile

Just moved to Australia last September and here in the northern beaches late October. I've been determined to get back to surfing after a long time but I have that fear inside me for quite a while because I had a near drowning incident before,...More

1  Thank MariaRebQ
Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

Our instructor Steve is a god in the water, should be called Poseidon, he has great understanding of how his water world works, and transmits this knowledge to you in an easy uncomplicated way. Steve takes away the fear you have when starting out, because...More

2  Thank penrithpanthers
Reviewed 25 August 2016 via mobile

Easily the best surf lessons I have ever had. Steve was very knowledgeable and could spot mistakes easily and knew exactly how to correct them. He was also so enthusiastic and stoked to get people surfing, which made the days a lot more fun. I...More

2  Thank Leylo121
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