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Manly Surf School

93-95 North Steyne | Manly Beach, Manly, New South Wales 2095, Australia
+61 2 9977 6977
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Afterschool Sessions - Elite Surf Training

My son has been attending the after school sessions at Long Reef 2 days a week for almost a year... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Kylie P
Learn with the best in the business!

Thank you Manly Surf School for donating your time and expertise to teach my Aim For The Stars... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Layne B
Sydney, Australia
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  • Average3%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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93-95 North Steyne | Manly Beach, Manly, New South Wales 2095, Australia
+61 2 9977 6977

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My son has been attending the after school sessions at Long Reef 2 days a week for almost a year, he started at 1 but loved it so much he is now attending 2 afternoons, he is also a regular at the school holiday surf...More

1  Thank Kylie P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Thank you Manly Surf School for donating your time and expertise to teach my Aim For The Stars recipients how to surf! A very memorable and fun experience for all and I sincerely appreciate your support.

1  Thank Layne B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We have travelled to many cities in the world to find our new home and here at Manly we feel we are truly living the dream. I've always wanted to try out surfing and being in the mindset that carving a black run in the...More

1  Thank stevecmt
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had a sick time training with Matt, Nick and the crew at Long Reef Beach every Tuesday over the last term. Their coaching along with the videoed sessions has improved my surfing and technique so much. Can't recommend them enough. Thanks guys and see you...More

2  Thank pipelinemail
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Firsly guys, learn some cultural sensitivity. Just because whistling is an accepted practice in US and Australian surf culture as a sign of appreciation does not mean it is in other cultures. In most of Europe and indigenous cultures it means the opposite and can...More

Thank ShaneWylie
Matt G, Owner at Manly Surf School, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Shane, Thanks for your response. We took your group surfing last Monday. The conditions were very difficult with high winds and a strong sweep.Being qualified Instructors teaching kids with no experience with the ocean coming from the Northern Territory we decided to make the...More

Reviewed 17 August 2017

I took a private lesson and a group lesson at Manly. We were really lucky with conditions so I can easily say I had one of the best days of my life. Everyone I met was really friendly and the instructors were fantastic. I caught...More

Thank Vanetia
Reviewed 4 August 2017

I surfed for the first time at Manly Surf School and ended up facing my fears of being in open water. I'm not a strong swimmer, (or really a swimmer at all), and the instructor, Elena, was so kind and patient. She stuck with me...More

1  Thank adaora8
Reviewed 27 July 2017

Had a group lesson weds 26th July morning. Both the instructors gave good tuition and really helped me feel safe in the water. Would really recommend for a first lesson as left feeling confident to give it another go and everyone seemed to have stood...More

Thank itsbooma
Reviewed 31 May 2017 via mobile

Went here with my wife and brother in law. I can honestly say this is the best surf lesson I have ever had! Went here after a disheartening lesson in Bondi. We were absolutely thrilled with the experience we had here at Manly! Absolutely loved...More

Thank Phillyandlals
Reviewed 27 May 2017

Having NEVER surfed before, i was on holiday in Sydney and so had to try it. All the positive reviews were great as i too had an amazing time. The instructor was a very cool 'dude' and very informative. We had a small group of...More

Thank Sabrina2010
A 40-minute ferry ride from Circular Quay will take
you to the famous northern beach of Manly. The beaches
here are perfect for learning to surf or spending the
day sun-tanning. The walk from Spit Bridge to Manly is
a great way to experience Sydney Harbour Bay and the
Australian bush land. Along the foreshore, there are
plenty of watering holes and wine bars with excellent
cuisine. There are plenty of kid-friendly restaurants
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Alex H
20 March 2017|
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Response from Matt G | Property representative |
Yes , waves are good today