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Half Day Guided Surf Lesson in Byron Bay
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Half Day Guided Surf Lesson in Byron Bay

By Soul Surf School
Recommended by 96% of travellers
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About
Group lessons with Soul Surf School are a great way to experience surfing some of our world famous breaks in a group setting. We have a number of beaches to chose from in the Byron/Lennox/Ballina area, and our team are dedicated to finding the best, fun and safest waves every day. We run the lowest ratio of instructors to surfers in the area, at 1:7 for adults and from 1:4 for little ones. This ensures that all our surfers receive plenty of attention, individual feedback and all the groms are safe in the water. We have a great range of equipment, with over 80 fun safe soft surfboards and intermediate to advanced boards that will help you to learn faster and catch lots of waves.
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AU$75.00
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Ages 5-100, max of 20 per group
Duration: 4h
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Live guide: German, English, Spanish
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  • All Surfing Equipment supplied with surf lesson.


Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • PICK UP LOCATION: If you have requested a pick up from your accommodation please make sure to be outside your accommodation at the below times to meet your instructor: DISCOVERY PARKS - Please meet outside this location 20 minutes prior to your lesson start time/s WAKE UP! - Please meet outside this location 20 minutes prior to your lesson start time/s ARTS FACTORY - Please meet out the front of the carpark, at the entrance, in front of the blue painted building, 15 minutes prior to your lesson start time/s GLEN VILLA - Please meet outside this location 15 minutes prior to your lesson start time/s BACKPACKER'S INN - Please meet outside this location 15 minutes prior to your lesson start time/s and your instructor will collect you BAY GROCER - Please meet outside Bay Grocer 10 minutes AFTER your lesson start time/s - please specify your wetsuit size when booking so we can bring this for you SUNSEEKER MOTEL - Please meet on the opposite side of the road from Sunseeker Motel 10 minutes AFTER your lesson start time/s - please specify your wetsuit size when booking so we can bring this for you RED DEVIL'S - Please meet on the opposite side of the road from Red Devil's Campsite 10 minutes AFTER your lesson start time/s - please specify your wetsuit size when booking so we can bring this for you BYRON AT BYRON - Please meet outside this location 10 minutes AFTER your lesson start time/s - please specify your wetsuit size when booking so we can bring this for you SHELL SUFFOLK PARK - Please meet at the busstop North of the service station 15 minutes AFTER your lesson start time/s - please specify your wetsuit size when booking so we can bring this for you
  • Soul Surf School, 4/14 Bay St, Byron Bay NSW 2481, Australia If you are meeting at our surf shop (Bay Beach Hire 4/14 Bay Street) please arrive 15 minutes prior to your lesson start times to get checked in and fitted for your wetsuit.
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Return details
  • Returns to original departure 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: 312010P1

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Most travellers can participate
  • 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 experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travellers

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

How much is Half Day Guided Surf Lesson in Byron Bay?
Half Day Guided Surf Lesson in Byron Bay price starts from AU$76.89. Discover and book Half Day Guided Surf Lesson in Byron Bay on Tripadvisor
What is the Half Day Guided Surf Lesson in Byron Bay cancellation policy?
Half Day Guided Surf Lesson in Byron Bay cancellation policy: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Discover and book Half Day Guided Surf Lesson in Byron Bay on Tripadvisor
Which company provides Half Day Guided Surf Lesson in Byron Bay?
Half Day Guided Surf Lesson in Byron Bay is hosted by Soul Surf School. Read reviews, discover additonal experiences or contact Soul Surf School on Tripadvisor. Discover and book Half Day Guided Surf Lesson in Byron Bay on Tripadvisor
How much time do I need for Half Day Guided Surf Lesson in Byron Bay?
On average, this experience will take approximately 4h. Discover and book Half Day Guided Surf Lesson in Byron Bay on Tripadvisor

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: 312010P1

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  • Petri I
    Petri I
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    Surf School Excellence
    Exceptional experience at Soul Surf School! The instructors are not only passionate about surfing but also incredibly skilled at imparting their knowledge. Staff was super friendly and the personalized attention and constructive feedback ensure rapid improvement. Can highly recommend to anyone who wants to try surfing first time or improve their surfing skills further.
  • miccchhael9898
    miccchhael9898
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    Couldn’t fault them, passionate progressive lessons.
    Soul surf school is extremely professional and all the instructors are passionate and very knowledgeable. I felt like I was progressing even before getting into the water. They are all actively interested in your progression as well. I chose to do the 3 days of lessons and came away each day with a wealth of new knowledge and could feel that I was progressing. I couldn’t fault anything about the lessons I had with them. Thanks to the school and the coaches, Ive come away feeling more confident in my surfing ability. I wish I’d booked more days with them.
  • U572YBgemmal
    U572YBgemmal
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    Best day ever
    We had so much fun with you guys!! And we had the best instructors ever! Alex and Rodrigo were amazing, they helped us a lot and they transmited so much confidence! It was my first time surfing but thanks to you it won’t be the last.
  • J6878IJaliceg
    J6878IJaliceg
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    Loved this
    Absolutely loved my experience with Soul Surf School. I had a fantastic time and my coach was great! The lesson has inspired me to surf more in the future and I'd 100% recommend Soul!
  • 450sisif
    450sisif
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    NOT recommended !
    Very disappointed in all aspects. We found them online and messaged the number provided - to this day (over a month later) still no response. Happened into the shop where we were "greeted" (ignored completely) by one woman for a lengthy period... eventually another very young woman attempted to assist us, but clearly she had no idea about much at all. If she did, or if the shop had any ethics, when asked for advice, she would have said "today is not a good day for a beginner to hire a board for the first time, as the weather and water conditions are completely wrong for that, and you will have a truly awful time out there, why don't you save your hard-earned money and come back tomorrow". After an exhausting time trying to battle the hideous conditions (and more bad advice from local life"guards"), trudged back up the hill and crossed the road, into the shop to return the boards... After some more ignoring by yet another foreign blonde woman, were told we were supposed to wash the gear before returning it. When asked where this could be done, we were told to go back to the beach. Not a super long walk but we were so exhausted by this time... and perhaps they might have mentioned this requirement BEFORE we took the boards out?!! No apology, just more arrogant attitude. Very unprofessional, ignorant and unhelpful. At least the young one was pleasant enough to deal with, which definitely cannot be said of the other 2! To top off a crappy time, afterward we noticed another board hire place had much better prices !
  • happykayedong
    happykayedong
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    Excellent instructors, beautiful beach, great surf
    We had Caleb & Stephanie for our private surf group lessons and they were just great. Encouraging, fun & amazing with the kids. The kids now want to continue surfing, thanks to them. Highly recommend!
  • yoanb951
    yoanb951
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    Great surfing experience
    We had a great time surfing with Matt, Harry and Steph at Lennox. Good teaching and well organised lesson. We will go back surfing with them next time we visit Byron Bay.
  • M6576CCalexar
    M6576CCalexar
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    Awesome beginner course
    We had a great time in the group course! The instructors were super friendly and motivated and we also learned a lot in only about 3 hours. Would definetely do it again and we are sad, that we don't have the time to do a longer course!
  • tobyw626
    tobyw626
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    Great first experience of the waves
    For an old bloke who’s managed 53 years without surfing, this first lesson ended up with me standing up. The guys teaching us were great and really encouraging. I’d recommend this to anyone wanting to give it a go.
  • Hollywillie
    Hollywillie
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    2 hour private lesson
    Had a 2 hour private lesson with Andy. Everything was great, felt really comfortable and he gave some great tips that I’ll be using when I surf alone next time.
  • jcal-1267
    jcal-1267
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    Great experience!
    I took a group surf class at a SoulSurf in Byron Bay in March 2023 and was impressed with the quality of the instruction and the overall experience. From the knowledgeable instructors to the well-maintained equipment, everything was top-notch. By the end of the class, I had caught several waves and felt much more comfortable on my board. If you're looking to learn how to surf in a fun way, I would highly recommend taking a class like this one. Thank you SoulSurf and team!
  • Callum P
    Callum P
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    Bodacious, dude!
    I had such a fulfilling lesson with Soul Surf School. My goal was to stand up on the board by the end of the 120 minutes, but my wonderful instructor Tinus was such a great teacher that I achieved my goal in the first 20 minutes! Tinus ensured that I felt safe, seen, supported, challenged and engaged for the entire experience and I am so grateful I had the opportunity to learn from him! This was a total highlight of my time in Byron Bay and I highly recommend Soul Surf School for anyone considering giving surfing a try!
  • LuisaHof29
    LuisaHof29
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    Great
    It was a great experience. The instructors were really patient and chill. The waves were really suitable waves for beginners and so it worked out pretty well. I'd recommend Soul Surf School to everyone who wants to get it started with surfing.
  • Z3486RBbethb
    Z3486RBbethb
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    Fun session
    Really good instructors - kind, helpful and patient. We went to a quiet beach with beginner friendly waves and saw dolphins.
  • C7492BQalejandral
    C7492BQalejandral
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    Steez 4 days at soul surf !!
    It was super fun and safe!!! The instructors were attentive at all times :) felt like I improved a lot. Super steez !!! (learned Aussie slang too) The car rides are also very nice, with cool tunes and sunscreen for everyone, we also changed locations from time to time, that was nice.
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Jamie D
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I personally did not feel supported or safe during this lesson. There was a very short demonstration even though we had a group of all first timers. We got in the water and attempted to follow our guides instructions but she walked out so far ahead and everyone was struggling to get out to her, there was just too many people in the group and not enough support. There was not enough instructions in the water on how to keep safe. Other people wiping out and surf boards hitting each other in the head. It just felt so unorganised . The lesson was then cut very short due to unforeseen circumstances that could not be helped but we were not offered a refund and therefore I really feel it was a waste of money. I have done 1 surf lesson previously with another company and was very upset by how this was run
Written 24 December 2022
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Sean R
Hi Jamie, I'm sorry you felt that way in the water. I'm just a bit unsure how you've felt unsafe as the waves were super tiny and barely breaking that day -the conditions were actually beautiful to learn to surf. We have an instructor ratio of 1:7 which is under the guidelines (1:8) to be able to give our best support and instructions to learners. I've spoken to our staff that was working that day and they've been walking a little further out the water to get better waves. Thanks for sharing your feedback with us, I've passed the information on so our coaches will be extra aware in future. Have a good Holidays, Sean
Written 25 December 2022
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Aurora1907
5 contributions
Brilliant morning private lesson with me and my 3 children, 9, 12 and 14. We went up the coast to a beach with more suitable waves for our ability (zero experience.) Found out some local info on the way up. Didn’t see any koalas but did see the road to Chris Hemsworth’s house, surfed with Ozzie Wright and we saw whales whilst surfing too! Our surf teacher Ollie tailored the lesson to us, gave us feedback and tips and got us all standing up and surfing! 14 and 12 old could get themselves up and surfing without help before the end of the lesson. A great experience and highly recommend soul surf school. Thanks for an awesome lesson.
Written 15 August 2023
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Sean R
Thanks for the feedback! Ollie was stoked to hear you all had a great time! We will tell Chris you guys will be back :)
Written 17 August 2023
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Alex d
Australia4 contributions
Dec. 2022
I recently had the pleasure of taking a surf lesson with Soul Surf School in Byron Bay, and it was a fantastic experience. The instructors were friendly, patient, and knowledgeable, making the lesson enjoyable for both beginners and more experienced surfers. My 8-year-old nephew was also in the class and had an absolute blast. The location was perfect, with beautiful beaches and waves ideal for learning. I highly recommend Soul Surf School to anyone visiting Byron Bay, whether a seasoned surfer or a complete beginner. The team at Soul Surf School truly knows how to create a memorable and fun experience for all.
Written 3 January 2023
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Sean R
Hi there, thanks for taking the time to write us your lovely review. We're happy to hear our lessons suited both you and your nephew and we've been able to teach new things no matter your surfing level. Enjoy the rest of your Holidays and keep surfing! See you in the water ;-) Cheers! The Soul Surf Team
Written 4 January 2023
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Jeremy
Sydney, Australia1 contribution
For a group of 5 who had all never surfed before, the half day surf lesson with Jonny was a fantastic experience while in Byron Bay. We were able to learn the basics of surfing in a safe and supportive environment and Jonny himself is an absolute legend. Can strongly recommend!
Written 26 November 2022
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Hi there! Thank you so much for your great review! So glad you've had such a great time with us. Cheers and keep surfing! the Soul Surf Team
Written 28 November 2022
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Katie D
1 contribution
Dec. 2022 • Solo
Had a great two days with Soul Surf School. Instructors were very encouraging, the techniques they taught got me standing up more than I have done with any other surf instructors. They took us to spots where the surf was best rather than just walking distance from the shop. We went out to Lennox Head both days which was a short drive in the van with everyone in the session. Would definitely surf with them again. We even got a surprise bonus trip to a tea tree lake on the way back from the surf session which was a very cool experience!
Written 20 December 2022
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Sean R
Hi there! Thanks so much for taking the time and write us your lovely review! Happy you enjoyed all of it: the drive in our epic Surf School bus, as well as the waves and the beautiful Tea Tree Lake. See you next time, cheers! The Soul Surf Team
Written 25 December 2022
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Nathalie B
Noyal-Chatillon-sur-Seiche, France5 contributions
Jun. 2023 • Family
Fantastic moment we spent with the team that afternoon : the driver was very nice and Cody our instructor was perfect : his 3 steps technic is amazing to have immediate results ! At 45 years old with no physical conditions, I manage to stand on the board and surf to the beach : what a fantastic sensation !

Million thanks Cody and to the rest of the team !
Written 1 August 2023
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Hey mate, thanks so much for your great review. Cody's stoked to hear this! Never too old to start surfing, keep getting yourself out there! Cheers, the Soul Surf team
Written 26 August 2023
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Nikki
1 contribution
Sep. 2023 • Friends
Me and my friend (first time surfers) had a lesson with Matthew on Sunday and we had the best time! Both of us were able to stand up at the end :)

We booked online the day before and everything ran smoothly (I.e. surf equipment hire and getting there etc).

Special shout out to Matthew who was encouraging, informative, patient and good fun! If we had more days we would have done many more lessons!
Written 11 September 2023
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Sean R
Heya! Thanks for sharing your experience, our Matty is the best!! So glad you enjoyed it and hopefully you'll keep surfing. Cheers! The Soul Surf Team
Written 23 October 2023
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Elise L
australia2 contributions
Jun. 2021 • Family
The instructors were amazing with their enthusiasm and care with my young boys and myself. Matt, Alex, Rod and Hugh were our instructors over 4 days of surf school and I was very impressed with how they were with us. Highly recommend and to the owner of surf school big commendation to your staff.
Written 28 June 2021
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Sean R
Hi Liseey! Thanks for your 5 star review- it's very much appreciated. Happy to hear our guys did a fantastic job. They love it! Keep surfing, cheers The Soul Surf Team.
Written 30 June 2021
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jaswel
Narellan, Australia25 contributions
Amazing experience for our 7 yr old daughter. The 2 instructors were most accommodating to the small group of children to make sure they had a lot of fun during their lesson with safety being their priority throughout.

We will definitely recommend this to our family and friends.
Written 12 January 2023
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Sean R
Hi there, this review means a lot to us -thanks so much! Safety always comes first on our lessons and we're happy you and your daughter felt safe in the water. It was lots fun too! Keep surfing, The Soul Surf Team
Written 13 January 2023
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Fiona and Nathan
4 contributions
Sep. 2022 • Couples
Had an awesome lesson with Johnnie and Sean. Great, easy-to-use instruction with lots of enthusiasm, patience and knowledge. Splitting the group into beginners and intermediate really helped tailor the experience. Conditions were this side of wild, but it was still enormous fun. Thanks, guys!
Written 2 October 2022
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Sean R
Hi Fiona, thanks so much for your review! Happy Sean and Jonny were able to get you through one of the tougher days. Keep surfing, hopefully will see you back in the water! Cheers, The Soul Surf Team
Written 5 October 2022
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Half Day Guided Surf Lesson in Byron Bay provided by Soul Surf School