Where to Take Surf Lessons In Byron Bay
Known the world over for its amazing surfing, Byron Bay attracts surfers of all experience levels. It’s not only a place that advanced surfers can hang ten, but also a place where someone taking a first dip into surfing can learn how to ride the waves.
Almost every surf school guarantees that you’ll stand up during your first lesson, so if nothing else, you can walk away from one surf lesson saying you actually surfed. Depending on where you are at with surfing—whether it’s “I’ve never surfed before” or “I’ve had a few lessons and surfed some,” the schools in Byron Bay typically can help you get to the next level.
Black Dog Surfing
Licensed to teach on the beaches of Byron Bay, Black Dog offers an excellent student-instructor ratio (1:7), which means you’ll get more one-on-one instruction even in group lessons. This family-run business offers lessons starting with a one-day, 3 1/2 hour group class at $65.
If you have more time to devote to learning to surf, there are packages for two, three and even five days with one-on-one private lessons, which range from $115 to $320.
Black Dog, which has been in business in since 2001, also offers combination packages, so you could do a surf lesson and kayaking or surfing and whale watching (if the time of year was right). So check out all your options to learn to surf in Bryon Bay AND tick off another to-do on your list!
Let’s Go Surfing
This Byron Bay surfing school offers its lesson right on Main Beach. This central location makes it one of the few that offer lessons directly in Byron Bay.
Lessons run about 2 hours (3 hours of time with beach time, etc.), with small groups of six maximum. The $65 lesson includes all equipment, such as board, wetsuit, rash vest and even sunscreen— just bring bathing suit and a towel to get started. The lesson covers everything from warm up to standing up.
This school offers other types of lessons, including kids, families, lesson packages and even SUP.
Byron Bay Surf School
Since 1994, Jayme Edwards has taught and been involved with surf schools, and he owns Byron Bay Surf School, which starts lesson pricing at $65 for one lesson (2 1/2 – 3 hours). The lesson will take place on one of the Byron Bay beaches because this surf school is licensed to teach there.
There are also lesson packages available if you’re staying longer or have an interest in becoming more advanced. Most lessons begin at either 10 a.m. or 2 p.m.
Style Surf School
Group beginner lessons from Style Surf School are offered for $60 per person and take about 3 to 3 ½ hours once you arrive at the beach.
It includes all your equipment; you just need to bring a bathing suit and a towel. All of the lessons take place in Bryon Bay — Style Surfing is licensed and one of only the few surf schools that is for Byron Bay—mostly at Clarkes Beach (other options include The Wreck or Tallow Beach).
This surf school has a small instruction to student ratio of 1:5, typically two instructors and 1o students. Lessons normally take place at 9 am and 1 pm, but may change based on the surf report.
Rusty Miller Surfing
Learn to surf from Rusty Miller and his daughter, Taylor. They teach surfing in the Aloha surfing tradition and typically offer family or private lessons for students.
The lessons, which normally take place at Watego’s Beach or The Pass, will last about 1 1/2 – 2 hours.
The beginner lesson focuses on “posture, water knowledge and personal safety.” Contact Rusty to schedule a lesson.
Perhaps you already know how to surf and just want to experience the epic waves of Bryon Bay. If so, then check out our blog post on the top 10 surf spots in our fair town.
Learn to surf while you stay at Broken Head Holiday Park
Book a surfing lesson (or two or three) and then book your stay at Broken Head Holiday Park. Because our park has affordable accommodation options, you’ll be able to spend more on surfing and other fun things to do in Byron Bay. Check out our powered and non powered campsites, as well as our beach shacks to find what works for your stay in Byron Bay. We look forward to seeing you soon, and start dreaming about riding those waves.