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Private Surf Lessons Kool Katz 1 Day
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Private Surf Lessons Kool Katz 1 Day

By Kool Katz Surf School
Recommended by 95% of travellers
95% of reviewers gave this product a bubble rating of 4 or higher.
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AU$79.50
per adult (price varies by group size)
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Ages 6-85
Duration: 4h
Start time: Check availability
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Live guide: English
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  • Wetsuits and boards provided
  • Rashvests
  • Sunscreen
  • Bottled water
  • Hand Sanitizer
  • Masks
What's not included
  • Towel


Start:Multiple pickup locations offered.
  • 4/70 Shirley St, Byron Bay NSW 2481, Australia
    Please call to confirm pickup or meeting location +61 419 207 965
Pickup details
  • !IMPORTANT! The UNPREDICTABLE NATURE OF THE OCEAN, SWELL, TIDE AND WIND. SO Please call 24 hours BEFORE departure or as soon as you are booked to confirm pickup time and be advised of any variations in surf and weather conditions. WE CAN NEVER GUARANTEE THE TIME WILL BE THE SAME AS ADVERTISED because we do not control the ocean! It's too big. Because we only do one class a day, one of the best things about going with KoolKatz is that you get the best conditions for beginners on that day. Please understand that if you have booked with us you must call +61 419207965 for correct departure time as this may change due to swell and tide conditions. WE CANNOT GUARANTEE THE TIME WILL BE THE SAME AS ADVERTISED. As stated, we do not control the ocean! Please also make sure the number you have given us as a contact can be reached from Australia so we can update you of any changes.
Hotel pickup offered
During checkout you will be able to select from the list of included hotels.
    End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

      • Not wheelchair accessible
      • Service animals allowed
      • 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: 244155P3

      • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
      • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
      • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
      • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
      • Most travellers can participate
      • Epilepsy or Narcolepytic
      • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

      • 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: 244155P3

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      • Kool Katz Surf School
        317
        Australia
        Joined in May 2015
      • U3703RQhannahg
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Very much recommend
        Was one of the best experiences, definitely recommend it with these guys. Terry and his guys made it very fun and inclusive.
        Written 27 May 2024
      • hayleeg512
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Best experience
        Was worth every penny. Terry and his crew were very knowledgeable and made it such a fun experience. Would highly recommend this surf school.
        Written 27 May 2024
      • conormH5481ND
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Great day
        Such a great day, really entertaining and wholesome experience. Would definitely recommend. The location for surfing was really good for beginners and intermediates and our instructors were really nice and experienced
        Written 23 May 2024
      • L1854FWamyc
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Great experience, great value
        Great experience and great value! Terry and Pablo are fab instructors, funny and easy to get on with. Clear instructions and safety-conscious but made sure we had a lot of fun. I was nervous before but they made me feel at ease and now I want to surf again! Great to do the day 1 group lesson as a beginner. Thank you:)
        Written 12 April 2024
      • Kira G
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Great experience, all chill and funny!
        It was great meeting Terry and surfing with him and the others in my group! It was super funny and relaxed and I had a great time surfing. Everyone was able to catch a few waves even if they’ve never surfed before :)) He gave us helpful tips and a good safety instruction
        Written 7 April 2024
      • L6344WLrobd
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Best Surf Lessons!!
        This was an awesome experience. I’ve done a few surf lessons up and down the east coast but Kool Katz was one of the best. Really knowledgeable and friendly instructors, so good I think everyone in our group managed to stand up. Had a great day.
        Written 30 March 2024
      • clararE3069BX
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Success!!
        Terry gave us the true Aussie surf experience! He was hilarious, patient and calm. You could tell he had tonnes of experience and we all managed to stand up multiple times, thanks Terry!
        Written 29 March 2024
      • queen_miitchell
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Worth the money
        I’ve booked 5 days of group lessons with Kool Katz. I definitely had a good time! Terry really tries to give everyone an amazing day of surfing. Every single day I’ve joined everyone was able to stand up. Because of sickness I wasn’t able to participate on my last day and Terry was so kid to refund me for it. Thanks again!
        Written 25 March 2024
      • H6480AWpauliner
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Great surf lesson!
        This was the first surf lesson for me and my friend and it was awesome! Terry and his crew were very friendly and funny, you could tell they know what they’re doing. We were able to stand up on the boards most of the time and really want to try surfing again, the next step would be trying to catch a wave on our own, we’re eager to learn that!
        Written 11 March 2024
      • danigoat1234
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        This is the way to go about learning to surf
        Really good way to spend the day, very experienced and down to earth instructor. You truly do get your money’s worth, would recommend
        Written 10 March 2024
      • ursulasM6816ZY
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Great experience
        I had a fantastic surf lesson with Terry and his team ! He has great knowledge and has been teaching surfing for over 30 years! Instructions were very clear and easy to follow and he made sure that everyone was safe and enjoying the lesson . Like everyone else in the group I was able to stand up and riding a few waves and I had a great time! 🏄‍♀️ Terry took his time choosing the best beach for us to surf on, the waves were perfect for beginners and we pretty much had the whole beach to ourselves. I learned a lot and will definitely keep surfing and practicing everything I learned. Thank you I definitely can recommend booking a lesson with Terry and his crew. Ursula
        Written 6 March 2024
      • Estellead
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Amaaaaazing moment
        It was my first surf lesson, I totally loved it !! I felt really comfortable and confident thanks to Terry ! It was incredible ! We went to a perfect spot for the beginners 😎🏄‍♀️☀️ I would definitely recommend KoolKats for surf lesson !!
        Written 5 March 2024
      • spelakla_
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Good fun!
        It was nice and cool, the instructor was kind and patient and we had a great weather! There was only 10 of us, which was good, because each had enough time in the water.
        Written 3 March 2024
      • Safari54551143133
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Fun experience
        It was a lot of fun and a good experience. Good vibes and I Got to stand on a surf board for the first time, and riding many waves. Pretty good price too. My surfboard and swimsuit fitted me well so that was great too. 💪🏼🏄‍♀️
        Written 19 February 2024
      • Cruiser61000873884
        0 contributions
        4.0 of 5 bubbles
        Great experience for first time surfers
        Great experience and got a brilliant day with good waves. Terry and the crew were really easy going ad very helpful with tips whilst learning to surf. Assisting everyone to catch waves and I was able to stand up myself by the end of the lesson.
        Written 7 February 2024
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      5.0
      5.0 of 5 bubbles42 reviews
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      Adam S
      2 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Three of us enjoyed our private session this afternoon with Jeremy (Jeb), he’s the goat! Top quality chat with some cool stories and loves his Metallica 😂
      We all rode waves for 50 metres or so, great tips from Jeremy and he made it a proper laugh 🤘🏽
      10/10 would recommend to anyone up for a laugh!!
      Written 9 February 2023
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      Thanks for your great review Adam. Jeremy was Rookie of The Year on The World Pro Tour in 1990 and in the top 40 in the world for 5years. He really knows his stuff. Hope we see you again.
      Written 9 February 2023
      This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

      Greg M
      1 contribution
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Dec 2022
      All three of us (50 y/o dad & 2 teenage girls) have surfed a bit but are still beginners. Our 3-hour private surf lesson was perfect for improving our techniques, our turning, and our knowledge of catching the best waves. The instructor was friendly, encouraging, and gave us constructive feedback after every ride. By the end of the lesson, we were out the back catching green waves! We highly recommend Kool Katz surf school.
      Written 16 December 2022
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      Greg - I enjoyed taking you. Regards Terry
      Written 25 December 2022
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      El_Cacique13
      Melbourne, Australia14 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Dec 2020 • Solo
      Always wanted to try surfing and during our recent vacation in Byron Bay, my partner surprised me with a private surf lesson and she couldn’t picked a better surf school.
      Tez is a great guy with heaps of experience and knowledge. And he really knows to pass this knowledge on. After a short time I was able to get on the board and ride some waves in a safe environment.
      I would recommend everyone who wants to learn surfing a lesson with Tez. Go for the private as you get all the attention and way more waves to catch.
      Written 25 December 2020
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      Michelle Q
      Sunshine Coast, Australia7 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Here we go, here we go, here we go! Terry took my son & I on our 1st ever surf lesson (24 & 58yo’s). What a bloody legend! If you only ever have 1 surf lesson in your life, make sure it’s with Tez. He knows his stuff, he is passionate about what he does, he’s caring & considerate & is down right out to give you a fabulous, unforgettable experience! Thanks Tez, what a fabulous ambassador for the sport & encouraging beginners. Gdonya mate ~ you rock!
      Written 13 January 2022
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      Elizabeth
      Brisbane, Australia3 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Dec 2020
      We wanted our grandchildren to have their first experience of surfing so chose KoolKatz for two private lessons.The children are 8 and 6 and they were excited to be riding a wave very quickly. Terry chose a very suitable area, with great safety being paramount. The lessons included many safety tips which will stand them in good stead as they progress. . All in all , a very pleasant time. Thanks Terry.
      Written 23 December 2020
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      sumeyra i
      1 contribution
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Mar 2021 • Couples
      Terry was great! We have never surfed before and were a bit nervous but his experience and humour got us through it all! It was private lessons, got picked up from our accomodation and drove together to a bay with moderate waves. (Great for beginners). We had a fun day and caught lots of waves! Thank you Terry!
      Written 13 March 2021
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      Jordan B.
      2 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Aug 2020 • Couples
      My husband and I had three back to back private lessons with Terry — it’s worth every penny!

      I have been surfing for a fair bit while my husband is a complete beginner. That said, Terry was able to tailor his lessons to cater to both of our levels.

      Will be taking his tips back with me to Canberra and will definitely be seeing him again when we’re back in Byron.
      Written 13 August 2020
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      Kat
      1 contribution
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Sept 2020 • Family
      We had a private group lesson with 8 people. 2 adults and 6 kids, none of which have ever surfed. All 8 were standing up riding waves by the 2nd attempt. Great safe location for learning to surf in Ballina. Terry and Dave were fantastic. Thankyou.
      Written 28 September 2020
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      mammaestro
      Paris, France8 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Sept 2020
      Awesome surf session with Dave! Dave was super friendly and gave us very great advices. Really appreciated he adjusted the session to our level and helped us progressing throughout the session. Highly recommended!
      Written 6 September 2020
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      Oeyvind
      Stavanger, Norway5 contributions
      2.0 of 5 bubbles
      Nov 2022 • Family
      Disorganised tour and quite expensive for 1,5 hours in the water. This is barely a half day course. We’re a family of four where kids pay as adults!
      Wet suits were not washed when we got them and the pickup service is basically that they ask you to come to their place when you call. Luckily we had our own car otherwise there would not have been enough room for everyone that showed up. Forget about the included water - nothing is offered. The state of the surfboards is well below my expectation at this rate.

      Other than that we had a good time in the Wales thanks to our instructor Amy!
      Written 15 November 2022
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      Can't please everyone I guess. But I'm not that perturbed as its the first time in a long long time that we didn't get an excellent or very good review. However, there are a few things Kool Katz would like to respond to. Number 1.. The Wetsuits were all washed and clean, however some were not dry that doesn't mean they weren't washed . Number 2. We surfed from 11am till 1pm. The duration of the trip is 4 hours from pickup to drop off. The recommended time in the water is 2 hours and you got that. Number 3. Many of the boards are not new but are safe, large and functional - ideal for beginners. You are beginners. Number 4. $230 for a 4 person Kool Katz private is only $57.50 per head. To go on a GROUP lesson with any other company in the area is usually $75 and you will surf with up to 20 people so the price of $57.50 per head for a PRIVATE lesson is much cheaper than you would get from any other surf school in the area. Number 5. To say that kids should go cheaper is frankly ridiculous as they require more attention for safety reasons than adults. Number 6. Your comment regarding the lesson being disorganised may have had some validity as the instructor who was scheduled to work pulled out at the last minute and Terry the owner had to step in with a stress fracture on his right foot in order for the lesson to continue. Unfortunately, Terry was restricted and in such pain he had to crawl up the sand dune to get off the beach so yes it might have appeared to be a more disorganised day than usual. Sorry about that I'm sure most people would understand and excuse some level of disorganization considering the pain Terry was in. Don't you think? All in all, I hope you have a happy holiday but I feel these points had to be made to you by me. Regards Terry - Owner Kool Katz.
      Written 16 November 2022
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