The Sunshine Coast prides itself on its healthy active lifestyle and love for the ocean. If you’re visiting the Sunny Coast, then without a doubt you need to try your hand at surfing. There are plenty of places where you can learn to surf on the Sunshine Coast. No matter where you go, you will be greeted with friendly and passionate locals, a good laugh and a lot of sun. Here’s a list of great places you can learn to surf on the Sunshine Coast.
Go Ride a Wave
Go Ride a Wave is part of Surfing Queensland and operates a number of surf schools in QLD. The company runs Learn to surf Noosa and specialises in two hour sessions, with various packages available depending on the length of your stay. All instructors are properly trained with a love for the surf and teaching. The surfing lessons take place at the Northern End of Noosa Main Beach in waist deep water, with a ratio of 1:8 to ensure the participants are always safe.
Many Sunshine Coast surf schools run the Weetbix Surfgroms program through the holidays for kids aged between 5 – 12 years. They offer 4 day intensive programs, or once a week sessions throughout the term. It’s a great way for your little one to get ahead, as it’s specifically tailored to their needs.
Caloundra Surf School
Thanks to exclusive permits Caloundra Surf School is able to offer lessons on three different beaches in the area: Dicky Beach, Happy Valley and Currimundi. Surf lessons are available for all ages and experience generally sitting at 90 minutes a session with a focus on small class sizes.
Coolum Surf School
Coolum surfing school is a family owned and operated business with over 15 years experience. They specialise in two hour beginner surf classes and private surf lessons, but also offer school camps and corporate events and Weetbix Surfgroms classes. They offer add ons such as BBQ lunches and professional photography for your experience.
Maroochy Surf School
With locations of Maroochydore and Mooloolaba Maroochy Surf School is extremely convenient for those in the area. They offer group beginner classes as well as private intermediate and advanced classes for those with experience under their belt. On top of this they offer weetbix Surfgroms group and private sessions plus term long squad sessions if you’re looking to seriously improve your skills.
XL Surfing Academy
Robbie Sherwell’s XL Surfing Academy is the leading, high performance surf school on the Sunshine Coast. They offer everything from casual sessions to membership plans for the committed surfer wanting to expand their skillset. The academy also offers private sessions and holiday intensives for all age and skill levels.