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Surfing Lessons on Sydney's Bondi Beach
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Surfing Lessons on Sydney's Bondi Beach

By Lets Go Surfing
Recommended by 96% of travellers
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About
Learn to surf on one of the world’s most famous beaches during a surfing lesson on Bondi Beach in Sydney. Get customized, hands-on instruction from qualified instructors and learn the basics: from timing and technique, to standing up, and catching your first wave. Beginners and returning surfers are welcome and instructors can help students at every level with group or private lessons.
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Ages 18-64, max of 5 per group
Duration: 2h
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Live guide: English
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Highlights
  • Learn to surf on Bondi Beach with expert instructors
  • Choose from small-group or private lessons
  • Feel the exhilaration of standing up on a wave in an iconic surf spot
  • Surfboard fitting and gear are included in the lesson

  • Surf lesson
  • Use of surfboard
  • Storage area for your valuables
  • Wetsuit, Rashvest and Sunscreen
  • Australia's Goods and Services Tax (GST)
What's not included
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Towels
  • Food and drinks

Meet your instructor at Bondi Beach and get comfortable with your equipment. Start with a surfboard and wetsuit fitting and then begin your lesson on the sand. Learn basic techniques for paddling out and popping up on your board and then practice on the beach while learning some Australian surfing history and lore. Once you are ready, take your board into the water to try catching some waves. Your instructor is by your side to offer advice on effective paddling and timing to help you get up on that first wave. Spend plenty of time practicing with attentive instruction to help you improve. Choose from a private or a small-group lesson with a maximum of five people.

Start:
  • 128 Ramsgate Ave, North Bondi NSW 2026, Australia
    Cab/Taxi and Parking
End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Near public transportation
    If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 2458SMALL

    • You will surf in all weather and conditions, provided they are safe.
    • Not recommended for children aged 12 years and under
    • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
    • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 5 travellers

    • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

    If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 2458SMALL

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    • Lets Go Surfing
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    • MalB316
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Great day and highly recommended
      A bucket list somewhat achieved as I did not manage to actually stand upright on the board; however, my age is likely the issue here and not that of the much younger generation of surf instructors attempting to teach an elder how to surf. The instructors were knowledgeable, enthusiastic, courteous, and extremely patient with all potential future surfers. The cost was very reasonable, and for at an additional cost, photographs are readily available. Great day and highly recommended.
      Written 21 May 2024
    • Cassandre_VM
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Amazing first experience
      First surfing lesson for my husband and I and we had fun! Misha, our instructor, was very friendly and taught us all the basics. He asked for our goal and helped us achieve them, while providing fun along the way
      Written 3 January 2024
    • Inspire33120466624
      0 contributions
      4.0 of 5 bubbles
      Managed to stand up with the help of Harry and Paul!!!!!
      I’m here on solo trip. I never tried surfing before. I had my first lesson with the instructor, Harry from Australia, who is very energetic and taught me a lot. My second and third lessons were with Paul from Barcelona. I felt safe when I was facing a big wave on my board having him held tightly of my legs and board. Although I can’t see how he pushed me, I saw how he pushed the other students, and I’m thankful. With his suggestion I managed to stand up. But still, I’d like to say that it’s more like weight lifting training rather than surfing, cuz it required a lot of energy for you to get out of the wave while holding your board at the same time. Employees here are really kind and welcoming. I don’t know it’s because all Aussies are the same or just I met a lot of friendly Aussies. Anyway, it’s a good memory. And I met a guy sharing the same lesson, and we still in contact now.
      Written 31 December 2023
    • Stay50852488426
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Awesome instructors and great surf
      We had the best experience with Nat our surf instructor. The whole time we felt safe and well supported and we managed to get standing on our surf boards on our first ever time surfing. Thank you so much Nat- you’re awesome!!
      Written 28 December 2023
    • Tiggerinaround
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Private family surf lesson - Byron Bay
      Great surf lesson with Darcy - everyone stood up even me with dodgy balance!! Would highly recommend.
      Written 10 December 2021
    • dbdantheman
      0 contributions
      1.0 of 5 bubbles
      Overbooked & cancelled on me :(
      They overbooked, and although TripAdvisor confirmed my booking, they had to cancel on me. Still awaiting a refund! Happy to delete this review once I receive my full refund!
      Written 3 October 2020
    • Lorenhelmrich
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Best Surf School in Byron Bay
      Blake and the team in Byron Bay are absolute legends! They made everyone in the group feel safe and made the whole learning to surf experience super fun! Highly recommend 🤙🏽🏄🏼‍♀️💦
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    • GrandTour556308
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Kids surfing lessons
      My grandchildren have just completed 4 fantastic lessons with Alex and Dylan. I cannot recommend the Let’s go Surfing team enough. We used them last year ( 2018) and will certainly be using them next year. Thanks guys for making a family holiday extra special.
      Written 11 December 2019
    • anieklp
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      First surf lesson
      We had our first surf lesson here. It was awesome!! Instructor Jason did a really good job, he was patient, made us laugh and gave us really good instructions. Not only did we learn how to surf, but we had a lot of fun doing it! You can’t leave Byron Bay without taking a surf lesson here! Thanks guys!!
      Written 25 November 2019
    • Francescoriva93
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Amazing first surf lesson!
      I've just finished my very first lesson and I couldn't be happier! The staff is friendly and instructors are just gorgeous! Highly recommended!
      Written 13 September 2019
    • australianigloo
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      The best experience of my life
      Surfing in Bondi during the winter might sound insane but for me I found it to be one of the best decisions of my life. Not only is Bondi relatively empty but the surf is still good. I bought a 3 lesson pack from Let’s Go Surfing and LOVED every session. The instructors are absolutely lovely (if not a little bonkers) and super helpful. Whether I caught a wave or wiped out I was always smiling and laughing and that’s be auSe of the sage and fun atmosphere the team establish in their lessons. If you’re going to Bondi I would definitely advise taking at least 1 lesson. They also take photos of the sessions so it makes for a brilliant memory/souvenir.
      Written 21 August 2019
    • KatandSuzanne
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      This day made our teens’ visit incredibly memorable
      This was one incredible morning! Lars was amazing and called ahead to the office when he found out that our 2 boys were at different levels of surfing experience. Lars took our beginner 15 yo and Darcy took our 18 yo surfer. Both boys had the perfect lesson for them. We felt so comfortable that the boys were safe that my spouse and I took a lovely walk on the beach. We were grateful to be able to purchase action photos of their experience that were much better than what we could take from the shore. Morning concluded with a much-better-than-anticipated meal next door at the NRS Club’s patio. Honestly, this was the perfect morning of surfing and learning about Sydney’s beach and surf culture. I highly recommend this activity.
      Written 8 August 2019
    • joejG1497ZZ
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Awesome
      This was my first time surfing and I had a great time, in large part due to the great instructors. They quickly showed us what we needed to do to be successful and then we were off. A few notes I thought I’d pass on: Winter surfing at Bondi is great. No crowd and I never felt too cold (it was 58* F and sunny). The water is really warm. You can learn to surf quickly. If you’re mildly athletic and have ever skateboarded or snowboarded you’ll be up in no time. There’s a great little cafe next door if you need a jolt before you hit waves. Grab some lunch along the beach after.
      Written 19 June 2019
    • 627monas
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      WOW! Women on Waves. ladies surf course over 6 weeks.
      What a great time! Treated with love by the whole team - lovely atmosphere and definitely make you feel comfortable. Great fun, reat advice, lots of fun and smiles. Let's Go Surfing - they know what they're doing Can't wait util my next lesson! And I was a first time surfer!
      Written 4 June 2019
    • Kanedrewett
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Great day out
      The tutor “Alex” was great, we picked up surfing on our second attempt after his instructions. After that we spent the day catching waves and having fun
      Written 19 May 2019
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    DrNeilG-UK
    Manchester, UK91 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Dec 2022
    We were in Australia from the UK. Each time we have visited I have said that I wanted to try to surfing and never got around to organising it. However, on this trip I did and I am very pleased that I did. And if you are going to try surfing then I do not think there is anywhere better in the world to do it than on Bondi beach!

    The booking process was so easy. The company were super flexible and allowed me to move on to an earlier group lesson on the day. Checking in was easy and straightforward and everything you needed was provided.

    In terms of the lesson there were only three in our group and it felt like a personal/ individual lesson. I am really regretful that I cannot remember the teachers name (possibly Jared - but I may be totally wrong). Regardless he was very good. He was patient and he showed a genuine interest and gave individual feedback. My experience of these types of experiences in the past is that instructors use generic motivational techniques and give you praise every now and again. However, this was not the case on this lesson. I got clear feedback and advice and he never missed a thing throughout the lesson. He gave praise where appropriate and it felt like he was genuinely pleased with the progress made. I did manager to stand up and surf two waves within the two hours having never been on a surf board before. He hung around afterwards and chatted to the group.

    Would really recommend. Great company. Straight forward processes and great staff. Bondi beach was clean too and lots of waves to try to surf!
    Written 26 December 2022
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    Awesomeness !! 🤙🙏🏄🏻‍♂️💙🏄‍♀️
    Written 12 January 2023
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    Karla
    Concord,4 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We had a great time learning to surf. Leo was an excellent teacher and everyone in our group of 5 was able to stand and surf during our first lesson. (He did say this isn’t typical.). When we first arrived we filled out the safety waiver on their computer (it is easier if you can fill it out online in advance). They provided us with wet suits and they had little changing rooms for us to change into our bathing suits with the wet suit on top. Remember to bring your bathing suit and towel! They provided us with bins to store our clothes and any other belongings. Next we went outside and they offered us sunscreen then we walked across the street down to the beach where they gave us surf boards. The lesson started with a safety lesson on how to escape from a rip current (Leo also kept our group away from these areas). We also warmed up by stretching then he taught us the process of how to surf by showing us the sequence of movements on the sand. We all demonstrated the proper movements before it was time to head into the water. The waves weren’t huge and they were pretty constant which allowed for lots of opportunities to pick your wave and surf. Carrying your board against the surf was exhausting! I have a new appreciation for the physical fitness of surfers. I’m in pretty good shape but I took a few breaks on the beach. I felt 2 hours was more than adequate time for a lesson. The water was cool but the wet suit kept me warm enough. We had lots of fun and succeeded in learning to surf. Thank you, Leo and all the staff at Let’s Go Surfing!
    Written 17 October 2022
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    Cheers ! 🤙💙🏄🏻‍♂️🙏
    Written 12 January 2023
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    Destination613880
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Dec 2019
    Great experience - I spent 3 weeks on Bondi and a local recommended me to Let's Go Surfing. It quickly became my go-to spot for lessons and board rentals!

    Special thank you to Miles! As a visitor to Bondi I accidentally locked myself out of my AirBNB (including my phone). With nowhere to go, I headed to Let's Go Surfing...Miles stayed well past closing time and patiently went above and beyond to get it all sorted out for me. Way to go Miles!!
    Written 20 February 2020
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    Thanks a lot!!!! We couldn't receive a better review! We make sure Miles will get this asap. Keep surfing and come see us again. Cheers, LGS
    Written 25 February 2020
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    bubble85
    leeds39 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Jan 2020
    I had my second surf lesson in Maroubra. The whole service was fantastic right from the check in process.

    Clay was my instructor and spent time explaining the reasons behind certain techniques, how to select the correct waves etc. He understood what I wanted to get out of the lesson and went above and beyond to ensure I achieved my goals.

    100% recommend Lets Go Surf.
    Written 14 January 2020
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    Hi there, Thanks a lot. We are stoked you enjoyed the lesson. Keep surfing and come see us again. Cheers, LGS Team
    Written 16 January 2020
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

    Libra816
    New York City, NY3 contributions
    2.0 of 5 bubbles
    Dec 2023 • Family
    Our instructor was definitely a good surfer, otherwise they wouldn’t be an instructor here, but not an experienced instructor at all.

    There was not much engagement, and even when telling us about the safety instructions, their voice were really low and not even facing the students, but looking around, checking the environment, so we had a hard time catching up with what they were talking about. There were two times they suddenly ran away for something without telling students what was going on, and no explanation upon showing up again.

    Of course, given the nature of group classes and uncontrollable weather, people’s experiences vary and it’s not something the instructor can do. However, getting some basic knowledge about how to instruct and maintain professionalism is critical.

    Some of the staff in the shop are very helpful, and other people’s experience seems to show there are quite a few good instructors, but none of them mentioned ours, so I assume they must be new to coaching surfing.

    We didn’t have a good time and hope this surfing school offers some basic training techniques to instructors, so all the others in the future will still have a good time surfing here.
    Written 9 January 2024
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    G'day Libra816! Thanks for your feedback! So sorry to hear you were not happy with your recent lesson with our team! It's very disappointing & sounds like your instructor was distracted by something and that's not good! We have been operating for over 28 years & all our instructors are chosen for their ocean & surf knowledge & experience (this needs to be very strong) however we also look for caring, kind & helpful staff as well. We provide ongoing training programmes & lots of on the job training as well. All our Instructors do multiple learning courses & are fully accredited. We have had a recent intake with some new Rookies and some have not made the cut. oUr goal is to provide you with the best surfing experience & help you on your surfing journey... Once again we apologise for letting you down in this instance...... if you contact me craig@letsgosurfing.com.au I will do everything I can to turn your frown upside down! Cheers ☹️😐🙂
    Written 8 February 2024
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    Andy C
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The staff was top-notch all the way around. My lesson was with Wilson and Jordy and they were fantastic! They knew their stuff and were able to teach us in a way that was easily understood to the point where I was able to stand up and catch multiple waves on my own. I highly recommend this company if you are interested in a great experience for surfing lessons.
    Written 30 July 2023
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    Thanks Andy!
    Written 5 September 2023
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    eileenw_sea
    Seattle, WA6 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Dec 2022
    Thank you so much Eddie for my son's best day out on a surfboard so far!

    My family took a private surf lesson in the morning on 31 December; kids ages 13 and 9. Eddie was great with all four of us, who have varying surf ability, and was able to spend quality time to help all of us improve from comfort on the board to going out a little farther to catch bigger waves. The descriptions of the rip tide locations was super helpful, and it was clear that safety was a top priority. Especially given that it wasn't easy to manage around the crowds that day. Such a dream to be able to surf at Bondi Beach!
    Written 12 January 2023
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    🙏🤙💙🏄🏻‍♂️
    Written 16 January 2023
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    fcgg
    Fort Lauderdale, FL234 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Jan 2023
    Went there with family and had a great time.
    Justin and James were great at teaching us the basics and guiding us through our surfing experience. They were very friendly and instructive and made our experience really good. Almost all of us were able to stand up and surf a bit which, given our group's different ages and abilities, is a great accomplishment.
    The beach was crowded but really good for learning.
    Great setting. Great option for initiating yourself.
    Written 10 January 2023
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    Cheers ! 🤙🙏🏄🏻‍♂️💙
    Written 12 January 2023
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    Jmac10
    Scarborough, UK150 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Dec 2019
    I booked a surf lesson for each of my teenage sons while we were visting from the UK. Booking on line was easy and communications were good. The lessons were in fairly small groups and were well organised. There was a brief introduction on the sand before hitting the sea, but most of the lesson was in the water. There was great interaction from the instructors. My teenage boys loved it- surfing on Bondi beach is such a great experience and they were delighted to be standing up and catching waves by the end of the lesson. Will be a bit colder doing it at home!!
    Written 10 January 2020
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    Hi there, Thanks for your lovely review. We are happy you enjoyed the lesson. Keep surfing and come see us again. Cheers, LGS Team
    Written 12 January 2020
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    Sam A
    11 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Oct 2022
    Very good way to start surfing and the teachers are good. groups are small which is definetely a plus and which you don't see everywhere. the price is a bit to the higher side, but that's probably logic given the location and the small groups.
    Written 12 November 2022
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    Thanks heaps ! 🤙🙏🏄🏻‍♂️💙
    Written 12 January 2023
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