Surfing Lessons

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

School Holiday Program

Who is this lesson for?

Kids of all levels of ability and fitness from 5 years old and upwards.

Matt Grainger, head coach of Manly Surf School, has been working on school holiday programs from 1983, since he was 13 years old. 25 years later he is still doing it and loving every minute of it. Seeing a young kid stand on a board for the first time is a buzz for the instructor as well as the student.

Matt and his team of instructors run 4 day courses for kids every school holidays, even in winter. All kids are provided with the right surfboard, wetsuit and placed in the right age group to get them having the most fun and learning quicker.

Generally, the Learn to Surf groups are split into age groups from 5 years to 8 years, 8 years to 11 years, 11 years to 14 years and 14 years to 17 years. 17 years and over surf in the adult classes. Friends and siblings aren’t split up if they don’t want to be.

We cater for all the students needs. The classes run for 1.5 hours as we find the kids are starting to tire by the end of the lesson.

We have our new Intermediate lessons are also available for those kids progressing from beginner to intermediate level or from a softboard to a fibreglass board.

HPSC classes run out of Long Reef and have both a beach session in the morning and an optional gym & skate session in the afternoon. Although all levels (beginner, intermediates or advanced) are welcome to join in the gym & skate sessions running in the afternoons at the HPSC in Cromer, the beach sessions are strictly for the more advanced surfers.

All Day options are available for the all levels of surfing, these run from 9 – 3pm. All participants will need to be dropped off at Long Reef in the morning and picked up from our HPSC Centre (8 Villiers Place, Cromer) in the afternoon. Our instructors will transport participants in our Manly Surf School vans from the beach to the HPSC.

To find out more about each level or program offered at Manly Surf School or at the HPSC, please refer to the chart below:

level

Learn to Surf Programs

Who are these lessons for?
– Those that have never surfed before.
– Those kids that have had a few surfing lessons, attended some term and school holiday programs but are still learning.
– Those kids/ teens that are catching broken waves on their softboard but have yet to progress to a fibreglass board.

Manly Surf School Instructors will split the groups according to ability to ensure we have our brand new surfers in one group, and the slightly more experienced group with another.  Instructors are in the water during these lessons and assist with pushing participants onto the waves.

Moving from a softboard to a fibreglass board is a big step, and can be quite challenging. So it’s always good to get some advice prior to taking that step. Your Manly Surf School Instructor will be able to let you know if your child/ teen needs to advance to the next level, if they should be trying out a fibreglass board and even assist with advice on which boards to purchase to progress further.

All equipment of softboards, rash vests and wetsuits.

(NEW!) Intermediate Programs

Who are these lessons for?
– Those kids/ teens that are catching green waves (unbroken waves) out the back on a softboard.
– Those kids that have progressed onto a fibreglass shortboard but still need assistance catching waves.

Our Instructors will be in the water during these lessons to assist by pushing kids onto the waves and helping out with wave selection. It is a big step moving from softboard to a fibreglass shortboard and our instructors will be there to give their guidance and advice.

Please bring your fibreglass boards along to this lesson.

Advanced Programs/ HPSC Programs

Who are these lessons for?

– Those kids/ teens that that have been surfing on a fibreglass board for some time. 
– Those kids/ teens that are independent in the water and require no assistance to catch a wave on a fibreglass board.
– Those kids/ teens that are starting to do manouvres like turns ,etc. 

Our instructors are not in the water during these programs.  Their role during these programs is to watch, film and critique each move.  They do this, by filming and photographing each participant from the beach and then going through the footage at the end of the lesson to provide feedback. 

Elite advanced Programs/ HPSC Programs

For those competing on a competitive level. 

Cost

Cost of School Holiday Program

No. of Lessons Duration of lesson(s) Learn to Surf Intermediate
1 1.5 Hours $50 $50
2 1.5 Hours $90 $90
3 1.5 Hours $130 $130
4 1.5 Hours $150 $150
*1 Day All day Surf, Skate & Gym 9 – 3pm $110 $110

*All Day options for the Learn to Surf & Intermediates Groups are available for kids aged 9 and up. To enquire or book, please call 9932 7000 or email schools@manlysurfschool.com

Cost of Advanced to Advanced Elite Classes

Days Duration Beach Sessions
9 – 12am
Gym Sessions
12 – 3pm
1 3 Hours $50 $50
1 Day All day surf, skate and gym 9 – 3pm $100 $100

Book Here for School Holidays

Easter Holidays 2017

WEEK 1: 3rd – 6th July 17 | MON – THURS
Learn to Surf programs

Manly

Times Cost No of Days
9:00 – 10:30 $150 4 day course Book NOW
11:00 – 12:30 $150 4 day course Book NOW
Elite Programs

Manly

Times Cost* No of Days
9:00 – 12:00 $50 4 day avail
Mon 03/07/2017 Book NOW
Tue 04/07/2017 Book NOW
Wed 05/07/2017 Book NOW
Thur 06/07/2017 Book NOW
* per day

HPSC

Times Cost* No of Days
12:00 – 15:00 $50 4 day avail
Mon 03/07/2017 Book NOW
Tue 04/07/2017 Book NOW
Wed 05/07/2017 Book NOW
Thur 06/07/2017 Book NOW
* per day

Manly & HPSC (All Day)

Times Cost* No of Days
9:00 – 15:00 $100 4 day avail
Mon 03/07/2017 Book NOW
Tue 04/07/2017 Book NOW
Wed 05/07/2017 Book NOW
Thur 06/07/2017 Book NOW
* per day
WEEK 2: 10th – 13th July 17 | MON – THURS
Learn to Surf programs

Manly

Times Cost No of Days
9:00 – 10:30 $150 4 day course Book NOW
11:00 – 12:30 $150 4 day course Book NOW
Elite Programs

Long Reef

Times Cost* No of Days
9:00 – 12:00 $50 4 day avail.
Mon 10/07/2017 Book NOW
Tue 11/07/2017 Book NOW
Wed 12/07/2017 Book NOW
Thur 13/07/2017 Book NOW
* per day

HPSC

Times Cost* No of Days
12:00 – 15:00 $50 4 day avail.
Mon 10/07/2017 Book NOW
Tue 11/07/2017 Book NOW
Wed 12/07/2017 Book NOW
Thur 13/07/2017 Book NOW
* per day

Long Reef & HPSC (All Day)

Times Cost* No of Days
9:00 – 15:00 $100 4 day avail
Mon 10/07/2017 Book NOW
Tue 11/07/2017 Book NOW
Wed 12/07/2017 Book NOW
Thur 13/07/2017 Book NOW
* per day

"Please note, it is advisable to book during low tide lessons wherever possible for kids, particularly those younger aged kids wishing to take part in our Learn to Surf and Intermediate programs.

These school holidays low tide will occur during the following sessions

Week 1: Low tide will take place in the morning.
Week 2: Low tide will take place early afternoon."

The first week of elite surfing is scheduled to take place at Manly and the second week at Long Reef, but this may change if conditions are not suitable. If the location is moved, you will receive a text advising of the location change before 9am.

What to Bring

Learn to Surf Groups

  • Your swimming costume & towel
  • Water
  • Change of clothes

Intermediate Group

  • Your swimming costume & towel
  • Water
  • Change of clothes
  • If you have a fibreglass board bring it along or a softboard can be provided.

Advanced to Elite Group (Beach Sessions 9am – midday)

  • Your swimming costume & towel
  • Water & a nut - free lunch
  • Your own fiberglass board and wetsuit
  • A USB Stick to download your photos and videos from the beach session.

Gym Sessions at HPSC (12 – 3pm)

  • Water bottle
  • Wear comfortable shoes and clothes for skating and gym activities
  • You are able to bring your own skateboard, pads and helmet or we can provide.

ALL DAY Groups (9 – 3pm)

  • Your swimming costume & towel
  • Water & a nut - free lunch
  • Change of dry clothes, comfortable shoes.
  • You are welcome to bring your own skateboard, pads and helmet or we can provide.
  • If you attend the Advanced/ HPSC beach sessions in the morning, please bring a USB stick to download your photos and videos from the beach sessions.

Important Links:

Tide Table: http://www.rms.nsw.gov.au/

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