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. From beginners to intermediates and advanced.

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.

Check out the Chart below for more information on each program:

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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.

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.

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 are provided.

Please bring your costume, towel and change of clothes.

(NEW!) Intermediate Programs

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

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, costume, towel and a change of clothes.  We can provide the softboards if needed and wetsuits.

Advanced Programs/ HPSC Programs

HPSC classes run out of Long Reef & Manly and have both a beach session and gym & skate sessions at our HPSC on offer.

Who are these lessons for?

Beach Sessions:

– 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 manoeuvres 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.

Gym Sessions:

– Those kids/ teens that want to improve their strength, fitness and skating for surfing.
– Gym sessions are focussed on core strength, balance and overall fitness for surfing.
– Practice aerial manoeuvres, turns and more on the skate ramp.

– All of our personal trainers are surfers themselves.

Please wear comfortable shoes and clothes. Boards, helmets and guards/ pads can be provided or you can bring your own.  Please bring some water.

During the School holiday programs there are all day options of Surf, Gym and skate. Please bring lunch along to these all day programs.

Elite advanced Programs/ HPSC Programs

For those surfers competing in events.

Cost

Cost of School Holiday Program

No. of Lessons Duration of lesson(s) Learn to Surf Intermediate
1 1.5 Hours $65 $65
2 1.5 Hours $110 $110
3 1.5 Hours $150 $150
4 1.5 Hours $180 $180

* Active Kids Vouchers can NOT be used for school holiday programs.

Cost of Advanced to Advanced Elite Classes

Days Duration Beach Sessions
9 – 12am
Gym Sessions
12 – 3pm
1 3 Hours $65 $65
1 Day All day surf, skate and gym 9 – 3pm $120 $120

Active Kids Vouchers AND/OR Waitlist:

If you have an Active Kids Voucher, please DO NOT book online. Your details can be provided by filling out this form and we will get back to you in the next few days.
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Book Here for School Holidays

School holidays program

Week 1: 8th July – 11th July | Mon – Thur

Learn to Surf programs

Manly

Times Cost No of Days
8:30 am $180 4 days course Book NOW

Palm Beach

Times Cost No of Days
09:00 am $180 4 days course Book NOW
11:00 am $180 4 days course Book NOW
Intermediate Programs

Manly

Times Cost No of Days
10:30am $180 4 days course Book NOW

Elite Programs

Lessons may be moved to Manly (conditions pending). Parents can call 9932 7000 the afternoon before any lesson and will be advised, or a text will be sent out in the morning of the lesson.

Long Reef(9:00 am to 12:00 pm)

Day Times Cost
8th July 9:00am $65 Book NOW
9th July 9:00am $65 Book NOW
10th July 9:00am $65 Book NOW
11th July 9:00am $65 Book NOW

Long Reef(9:00 am to 3:00 pm)

Day Times Cost
8th July 9:00am $120 Book NOW
9th July 9:00am $120 Book NOW
10th July 9:00am $120 Book NOW
11th July 9:00am $120 Book NOW

Week 2: 15th July – 18th July | Mon – Thur

Learn to Surf programs

Manly

Times Cost No of Days
09:00 am $180 4 days course Book NOW

Palm Beach

Times Cost No of Days
09:00 am $180 4 days course Book NOW
11:00 am $180 4 days course Book NOW
Intermediate Programs

Manly

Times Cost No of Days
11:00 am $180 4 days course Book NOW
Elite Programs

Lessons may be moved to Manly (conditions pending). Parents can call 9932 7000 the afternoon before any lesson and will be advised, or a text will be sent out in the morning of the lesson.

Long Reef(9:00 am to 12:00 pm)

Day Times Cost
15th July 9:00am $65 Book NOW
16th July 9:00am $65 Book NOW
17th July 9:00am $65 Book NOW
18th July 9:00am $65 Book NOW

Long Reef(9:00 am to 3:00 pm)

Day Times Cost
15th July 9:00am $120 Book NOW
16th July 9:00am $120 Book NOW
17th July 9:00am $120 Book NOW
18th July 9:00am $120 Book NOW

Week 3: 30th Sep – 3rd Oct | Mon – Thur

Learn to Surf programs

Manly

Times Cost No of Days
10:30 am $180 4 days course Book NOW
12:30 pm $180 4 days course Book NOW

Palm Beach

Times Cost No of Days
9:00 am $180 4 days course Book NOW
11:00 am $180 4 days course Book NOW

Long Reef

Times Cost No of Days
10:30 am $180 4 days course Book NOW
12:30 pm $180 4 days course Book NOW

Intermediate programs

Manly

Times Cost No of Days
08:30 am $180 4 day course Book NOW

Long Reef

Times Cost No of Days
08:30 am $180 4 day course Book NOW
Elite Programs

Long reef (9-12pm Half day)

Time Day Cost
9:00am Mon $65 Book NOW
9:00am Tue $65 Book NOW
9:00am Wed $65 Book NOW
9:00am Thurs $65 Book NOW

Long reef (9-3pm Full day)

Time Day Cost
9:00am Mon $120 Book NOW
9:00am Tue $120 Book NOW
9:00am Wed $120 Book NOW
9:00am Thurs $120 Book NOW

Week 4: 8th Oct – 11th Oct | Tue – Fri

Learn to Surf Programs

Manly

Times Cost No of Days
08:30 am $180 4 days course Book NOW
10:30 am $180 4 days course Book NOW

Palm Beach

Times Cost No of Days
9:00 am $180 4 days course Book NOW
11:00 am $180 4 days course Book NOW

Long Reef

Times Cost No of Days
08:30 am $180 4 days course Book NOW
10:30 am $180 4 days course Book NOW

Intermediate Programs

Manly

Times Cost No of Days
12:30 pm $180 4 day course Book NOW

Long Reef

Times Cost No of Days
12:30 pm $180 4 day course Book NOW
Elite Programs

Long reef (9-12pm Half day)

Time Day Cost
9:00am Tue $65 Book NOW
9:00am Wed $65 Book NOW
9:00am Thurs $65 Book NOW
9:00am Fri $65 Book NOW

Long reef (9-3pm Full day)

Time Day Cost
9:00am Tue $120 Book NOW
9:00am Wed $120 Book NOW
9:00am Thurs $120 Book NOW
9:00am Fri $120 Book NOW

"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.

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    April School Holiday Programs and Term 2 afterschool Programs are online!

     

    Group lessons Packages

    Pricing Packages are available:

    • 1 lesson is $80 (adults) and $70(kids);
    • 4 pack is $210 in total;
    • 10 packs are $400
       
    Private Packages
    • 1 x lesson is $125 for adults and kids
    • 3 pack of 1 hour private lessons is $300
    • 5 pack of 1 hour private lessons is $475

     

    Terms and Conditions:
    Payment for pricing packs need to be made upfront.
    Packages last for 12 months from the date of purchase.
    Packages deals are for one person only.

    Call 9932 7000 to book. (Office open 9-3).
    The team at Manly Surf School.