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Learn to Surf on the Shoalhaven Coast

Surfing is widely celebrated within our coastal communities and we love to encourage anyone who’d like to take up surfing. Whether you’re a newbie or have done it before, there are many fantastic schools where you can learn to surf in the Shoalhaven. Cowabunga!

Pam Burridge Surf School

Learn to surf from a legend. Pam was the first woman in Australia to become a full-time professional surfer and has devoted herself to the sport. Pam Burridge Surf School prides itself on their fantastic coaches who have all the expert knowledge. Head out on the blue waters at Mollymook, Narrawallee or Bendalong, the three main beaches where Pam’s lessons occur. There is an extensive range of lessons from beginner group classes to advanced private tuition for both kids and adults.


Coastal Paddle Surf

Have a crew of friends who want to try something a little bit different? Give the SUP surfing classes with Coastal Paddle Surf a go. That’s right, learn how to ride the waves on top of a stand-up paddleboard. For groups of 4-8, you can book private lessons which will have you cutting waves like never before. It’s an enjoyable way of hitting the water and great for people who already have some basic surfing skills down pat.


Jervis Bay Surf School

Get the hang of riding those waves in pristine Jervis Bay. Jerry Brown grew up in the area, has over 28 years of experience in surfing and runs Jervis Bay Surf School. Jerry’s passion for the sport shines through in all of his lessons, designed to make you feel comfortable in the water from the beginning.


Mollymook Beach Surf School

This beach is a favourite surf spot for a reason! The water down at Mollymook usually provides ideal conditions for learners, making it easy to get the hang of things early on. Mollymook Beach Surf School runs lessons every day in a relaxed atmosphere. With everything supplied, all you have to bring is a sense of adventure and a fun attitude!


Bush Surfaris

A bit of bush, a bit of beach and a lot of surf! Book yourself onto a unique 4WD adventure tour with Bush Surfaris for an experience to remember. You don’t even have to worry about checking the surf report because the experts will do all the hard work for you. This epic surfing adventure is tailored to your skill level and designed to help you progress in a short amount of time.


Currarong Surf School

Spend a day out in the sun with Currarong Surf School. Offering lessons that focus on simple, practical beginner’s tips, this school will make you feel safe and positive. Private lessons for all skill levels and group bookings are available and special classes for parties, schools, and corporate groups.


Lands Edge Surf School

Established twenty years ago at Seven Mile Beach, the Land’s Edge Surf School is one of the best surf schools on the eastern seaboard of Australia. Providing individuals, groups, young people, and families the opportunity to experience the thrill of riding waves, you will have a blast learning!


Culburra Beach Surf Bash

If you’ve ever wanted to learn how to surf, there’s nowhere better than the beautiful waters of the Shoalhaven. If you’re made on surfing, make sure to plan your visit to coincide with the Culburra Beach Surf Bash. The surf bash s a competition that’s running during the 2019 Burradise Festival in May. Come along to check out this fun two-day tournament, filled with amazing multicultural food, markets, arts, music and more. Whether you’re interested in watching the experts or looking to really sharpen your surf skills, our region has it all!

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