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Manly Surf School

93-95 North Steyne | Manly Beach, Manly, New South Wales 2095, Australia
+61 2 9977 6977
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Best place in Australia to learn surfing

Went here with my wife and brother in law. I can honestly say this is the best surf lesson I have... read more

Reviewed 31 May 2017
via mobile
Perfect 1st Experience of surfing

Having NEVER surfed before, i was on holiday in Sydney and so had to try it. All the positive... read more

Reviewed 27 May 2017
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93-95 North Steyne | Manly Beach, Manly, New South Wales 2095, Australia
+61 2 9977 6977

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Reviewed 31 May 2017 via mobile

Went here with my wife and brother in law. I can honestly say this is the best surf lesson I have ever had! Went here after a disheartening lesson in Bondi. We were absolutely thrilled with the experience we had here at Manly! Absolutely loved...More

Thank Phillyandlals
Reviewed 27 May 2017

Having NEVER surfed before, i was on holiday in Sydney and so had to try it. All the positive reviews were great as i too had an amazing time. The instructor was a very cool 'dude' and very informative. We had a small group of...More

Thank Sabrina2010
Reviewed 23 April 2017

We visited and did a group lesson. It wasn't a very satisfying experience because it was stressful, crowded, and physically very difficult. The instructors did not communicate well with one another and there was a lot of tension while we were with them for just...More

Thank GrnMtnGirl79
Reviewed 16 April 2017

My friend and I had never surf before, so we joined the beginners' class at Manly Surf School. Our instructor Matt was so great! He made sure we get to try doing it many times, and he guided us very carefully. This is not the...More

Thank Fish H
Reviewed 12 April 2017 via mobile

After thinking about getting surfing lessons for about 25 years, I finally "bit the bullet" and booked myself 10 group lessons. The first lesson I was standing up and the second lesson, I was not only standing and riding unbroken waves but also turning .....More

Thank BlueChair1234
Reviewed 12 April 2017

I have been surfing a few times but wanted to be in a lesson since I was unfamiliar with the area. Even though it was a group lesson with a mixture of levels I felt like I was able to have a lot of personal...More

Thank Alex G
Reviewed 1 April 2017 via mobile

I am really happy with my experience with Manly surf school. The instructor was extremely helpful for me. Because I was struggling with the left turn since some lessons (at other surf schools) and he really helped me by analyzing that my feet weren't in...More

Thank Sarah L
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Reviewed 28 March 2017 via mobile

Our 6 and 8 year old daughters had so much fun in the group surf lessons down at Long Reef. We highly recommend this surf school for their great attitudes and patience in teaching the students the love and skills for surfing.

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Reviewed 28 March 2017

My 6yr old daughter had a sudden confidence in the surf over the December school holidays and so jumped at the opportunity to try out surfing when we offered it to her. Being confident in the surf is so important when you live on the...More

Thank Carina B
Reviewed 26 March 2017 via mobile

Went there for my 1st surfing lesson after seeing the great reviews. It was a group lesson of about 15 participants. Price is cheap but it was a useless lesson. We could barely hear the instructor. He kept mumbling. I thought it was me getting...More

1  Thank Marwan K
A 40-minute ferry ride from Circular Quay will take
you to the famous northern beach of Manly. The beaches
here are perfect for learning to surf or spending the
day sun-tanning. The walk from Spit Bridge to Manly is
a great way to experience Sydney Harbour Bay and the
Australian bush land. Along the foreshore, there are
plenty of watering holes and wine bars with excellent
cuisine. There are plenty of kid-friendly restaurants
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Alex H
20 March 2017|
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Response from Matt G | Property representative |
Yes , waves are good today