Surfing Lessons

Manly Surf School runs classes every day. Our surf lessons cater to all levels of ability, fitness and age

Intermediate & Elite Training

Who is this lesson for?

Manly Surf School Elite Training Division has been coaching advanced surfers since 1994.

The High Performance Surf Centre is a Training facility for surfers of all levels who want to improve their surfing, health and fitness. Our team of experienced personal trainers and surf coaches offer surf specific; one on one sessions, group classes and customised programmes to help transform the way you move - and therefor improve you surfing.

When you combine professional surf coaching with surf specific dry land training your surfing progression will skyrocket!
We train all ages and all levels of surfers, from WCT hopefuls to 'weekend warriors' recovering from knee injuries. So if you are serious about making the most out of your time in the water then pick up the phone today.

What we offer:

  • Personal Training
  • Group Circuit Classes
  • Skate lessons

Matt is currently coaching Nathan Hedge and Cooper Chapman on the WQS (World Qualifying Series) 2014

Nathan is currently 3rd on the WQS tour Cooper Chapman finished 3rd on the Australian Junior series 2014 and is currently 64 on theWQS

Don’t let Cooper’s aerial repertoire fool you – he isn’t afraid to lay it on rail. Cooper was rated the number one Aussie world junior going into the ASP World Juniors in 2012. Matt is also currently coaching Austrailan U18 champion Fraser Dovell and Australian U16 runnerup Harley Ross Webster

Sophia Bernard currently ranked 3rd on the Australasia Junior Womens Tour 2014

Laura Enever currently 9th on the Womens world Surfing Tour

Our current elite squad also includes Sandon Whittacker, Macy Callaghan (current aussie champ), Finn Hill, Ben Hucker, Ben Walsh, and Darcy Crump.

Groms squads also consist of Harmon Kassulke, Kobi Clements, Max McGuigan, Tasman Grainger, Pat Hardman, Bella Grainger, Ethan Raper, Dylan Moffat, Lachy King, Alysse Cooper (runner up aussie champ), Winter Vincent, Jamie Thomson, Gabe Ley and heaps more young rippers.

Matt became the NSW Institute of Sport coach for Surfing Australia in 1997 coaching such ASP World Tour athletes as Adrian Buchan, Owen Wright, Glenn”micro” Hall, Chelsea Georgesen-Hedges, (ASP world Champion 2005) Tom Whitaker and Laura Enever.

Matt and his team have also coached current local up and comers Cooper Chapman (2008 Australian Champion) and Davey Cathels over the years

Matt coached Nathan Hedge as a 11 year old kid. Nathan went on to qualify on the World Tour in 2001. His world tour rankings in 7th (2004), 8th in 2005. Nathan went to win an event in Scotland and was runner up in Tahiti twice and J-Bay once.

What's Included?

The Programs involve Teaching:

  • Correct Surfing Technique – through video analysis and photos
  • Contest Strategies – how to surf and win heats
  • Surfing Fitness and Injury Prevention (Strength and conditioning)
  • Sports Psychology – Preparing for big waves, contests
  • Surfboard design assistance
  • Nutrition
  • Sponsorship management


Elite surfing

  • 8 weeks 2 hours each week $250
  • 4 weeks 2 hours each week $150
  • 1 off session $40
  • School holiday 3 hour session $50 per session

HPSC Gym groms

  • $180 for 10 weeks
  • Or $20 per session
  • $75 per session for 1hour private
  • $30 per week unlimited

SkateFit after-school classes

  • $180 pp for 10 week program (1 session per week).

After school Beach training session

  • $250 pp for once a weekly session, or $150pp for 4 or $40pp for 1 week

Adult Classes

  • Cost are $20 for a casual class or $30 direct debit per week for unlimited.

One off

  • U17 yrs $40 per head.
  • Adults $70 per head.

Lesson Times

Surf Training
School Holidays
Week 1 and 2 9am-12pm (Long Reef Beach)
Week 1 and 2 9am-3pm (Long Reef Beach)

After school Programs

Skatefit - is the skate and fitness afterschool class - SkateFit class starts at 16:00 - 17:15. Costs $180pp for 10 weeks (1 session per week) or $160pp for 8 weeks (1 session per week). $20 pp casual 

At the beach - Afterschool Beach Training (1 session per week): $250pp for 8 weeks OR $150pp for 4 weeks OR 1 week at 40pp

Combined Surf and Skate
2 x sessions per week - 1 surf, 1 skate - Costs $400pp for 8 weeks

Adult classes
5:30 - 6: 30am, Mon - Thurs & Saturdays from 8 - 9am.
Tuesdays and Thursday evening adult classes also run from 6:45 - 7:45pm

Session Downloads

To access the videos and images of your sessions click the login button below. If you have not received login information to access this area please contact your coach at Manly Surf School (Call 9977 6977 or email They will be able to provide you with the login information required to view the session download area.

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What to Bring

  • Bring a swimsuit & towel
  • Wear clothes suited to the weather on the day, and wear lots of sunscreen
  • Don’t forget a camera to document the fun you’ll have

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Manly Surf School has been voted the
#1 Surf School in NSW by Surfing Australia