Surfing Lessons on Sydney's Bondi Beach

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Surfing Lessons on Sydneys Bondi Beach
  • 2 hours (approx.)
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Learn the art of surfing with a lesson from a qualified instructor at the world-famous Bondi Beach, just a short hop from central Sydney. Get an informative and fun surfing lesson with your expert instructor, who shows you the basics, including getting up on the board, reading the surf and catching waves. If you want advanced instruction, private lessons accommodate all levels of expertise. Add a great workout and some waterside excitement to your vacation with a private or small-group surfing lesson in the heart of Australia’s surf culture.
  • Learn to surf with the friendliest and most professional surf school in Australia
  • Surf on world-famous Bondi Beach
  • Groups are limited to five surfers for a personalized experience
  • Private lessons are also available for a one-on-one lesson

What's Included

  • Surf lesson
  • Use of surfboard
  • Storage area for your valuables
  • Wetsuit, Rashvest and Sunscreen
  • Australia's Goods and Services Tax (GST)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Towels
  • Food and drinks

Meeting and Pickup

Meeting point

  • 128 Ramsgate Ave, North Bondi NSW 2026, Australia

    Cab/Taxi and Parking

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

After making your own way to Bondi Beach, meet your surfing instructor and get fitted with a surfboard, wetsuit and other gear for your surfing lesson. 
Your instructor starts the lesson on the sand, introducing the gear and basic techniques for paddling out and popping up on your board. Practice your technique on the beach, and hear some entertaining stories about the history of Australian surfing.

Once you are comfortable with your dry run, pick up your board and step into the warm ocean waters to try catching some waves. Your instructor accompanies you into the water and helps you to improve your paddling and time your pop up. Have plenty of customized attention and time to practice in the water as you learn.

Whether you are a first-timer or you want to refresh your skills and test the big surf, the waves and weather at Bondi Beach are perfect for year-round surfing. Have the choice of a private lesson or learn in a small group with a maximum of five people. See more details under Itinerary below.

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • You will surf in all weather and conditions, provided they are safe.
  • Not recommended for children aged 12 years and under
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 5 travelers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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193 reviews
Total review count and overall rating based on Viator and Tripadvisor reviews
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Complete beginner - very satisfied
Ivor_T, Apr 2024
This was the first time my 15 year old son had been surfing. He enjoyed the whole experience. The staff were friendly and attentive, the instruction was top class and the experience in the water was exhilarating. The length of the lesson was ideal because it taught enough skills to be able to go away and practice. We had a second lesson later in the week and this worked out very well to get the most out of the experience.
Fun but tiring
Nic_T, Apr 2024
The group size was good as we could focus well on the training and not get left out. The instructor was really friendly too
Amazing Experience!
Louis_C, Apr 2024
We arrived slightly late for our booking, but nonetheless we were greeted with smiles. They quickly set us up with wet suits and boards and walked us right to the beach. Our instructor, Leo, was absolutely amazing. His instruction made what would normally be an intimidating activity for beginners, into something easily understandable and accessible. This is a must do when you are in Sydney. Ask for Leo!!
High level of fitness required
Bethan_E, Mar 2024
Fun time. Was taken a little too serious for my liking. Would have liked the pace to be a bit slower so the session felt more enjoyable rather than a super intense workout. But I understand some people would prefer this! Thanks for the class!
Awesome sauce
Adrien_S, Mar 2024
10/10 experience. Great instructions by our instructor Gui. Fun and highly recommend. We will definitely do again next visit. Bondi Beach is amazingly beautiful
Surfs Up!
Bill_C, Feb 2024
Being someone who's never skateboarded or snowboarded, I wasn't putting much stock into the thought of being able to do much with a surfing lesson. But, when in Bondi, we had to try. Our guide Mischa was fantastic. It was poor weather that day, raining hard and a little chilly, but he did a great job keeping everything loose and gave our group a solid safety briefing and intro surfing lesson. Once in the water, which was nice and warm, the surf was awesome. Constant waves, but none too high that it was ever intimidating. We al took turns getting set up with our boards and riding waves, and to my surprise my wife and I managed to get up and ride waves all the way to shore. It was an amazing experience and I can't wait to try surfing again at some point!
Outstanding. Wear sunscreen
Tammie_F, Feb 2024
My daughter loved it. My daughter picked it up easily. Trainer was awesome. Be nice and tip the host.
Great experience!
Ken_G, Feb 2024
Apart from the beautiful location, this is a must if you’re visiting Bondi beach. I had so much fun learning to surf, and our instructor was great. I couldn’t recommend this place enough. The location is easy to find, and the price is reasonable.
1st time riding the waves.
Thomas_V, Feb 2024
The instructor was great, had a great time on my first time ever. Was a great day to go, the eve were def kicking 🤟
Great time for a beginner!
Brenda_K, Jan 2024
My kids had a great time learning how to surf at Bondi beach! Their teach was a lot of fun, patient and good at explaining the tricks to get up on the board and ride the surf. Highly recommend this for any beginner! Plus, the beach is beautiful and lots to do around the area once you are done surfing.
Great experience!
Sara_P, Jan 2024
Great experience in famous Bondi Beach! The lesson was great and the teachers (Harry and Nuno) were friendly and professional. Highly recommended! A bit unfortunate to not have pictures since I did it alone and the school does not organize this service.
Surfing is a must
Gianna_M, Jan 2024
This experience was so much fun and for such little money it was well worth it! Definitely something you have to do while in Sydney, so much easier than you would expect!
Such good fun! 🏄
Sandra_M, Jan 2024
Great instructor. Had never surfed before but def will again! Learnt lots and a really enjoyable 2 hours. Def recommend!
Charlotte_M, Jan 2024
The instructors were really good and helpful, they were patient and took every ones individual needs into consideration
Highly recommend
Melissa_M, Jan 2024
It was an amazing experience! As soon as the lessons ended my kids asked if we could book another lesson. The instructors were great! Would highly recommend this experience!
Good experience for beginners
Nicole_B, Dec 2023
Had a great time. Only thing I wish was part of the class was paddling. Yes getting up is a great goal but to learn to paddle out and catch a wave versus just being pushed into one would have made this an excellent experience. Instructors were very friendly and made the group feel welcome and encouraged. I would say it probably helped others build confidence to want to try surfing again. Enjoyed the boards were beginner friendly
Great experience! Highly recommend
Ashley_H, Dec 2023
I booked these surfing lessons for my two children 18yrs and 15yrs. They had a blast!!! Instructors were helpful and enthusiastic. A great experience!! My husband and I watched them from a nice bench overlooking the beach. That was nice too!
Unexperienced and unprofessional instructor
Aquarius, Dec 2023
Our instructor was definitely a good surfer, otherwise they won’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 was really low and not even facing the students, but looking around, checking environment, that we had hard time catching up what they were talking about. There were two times they suddenly ran away for something without telling students what’s going on, and no explanation upon showing up again. Of course, given the nature of group classes and uncontrollable weather, people’s experiences varies and it’s not something the instructor can do. But getting some basic knowledge about how to instruct and maintain professionalism are 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 this. Still a very bad taste in the mouth. Do not recommend.
Good experience
JESSICA_T, Nov 2023
not too many people per group, so good experience because the instructors can help us. even if I'm not a sporty person, I was able to take the waves
Bondi boogie
mark_s, Nov 2023
Friendly,group experience. Learnt more about how to use the rip.And how to direct the board.Good facilities.
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