5 Best Byron Bay Surf Lessons | A Pro's guide | Surfseek

Are you looking for the best Byron Bay surf lessons?

Byron Bay has some of the best beaches in the world to learn to surf at.

With it’s pristine water and climate to match, Byron Bay is a world renown haven for surfers, musicians and stars alike, offering the perfect setting to learn to surf.

Having spent quite a lot of time surfing in and around Bryon Bay over the last 20 years, I have come to surf many of the great waves which are perfect for the beginner surfer.

Surf spots like the Pass, Watego’s, Broken Head and Tallows provide long, easy and gentle rides. These surf spot are all utilized by the surf schools on the list below, giving you the ultimate learn to surf experience while in Byron Bay.

Below I have put together a list of the 5 best Byron Bay surf lessons to get you up and surfing in no time.

  • Lets Go Surfing – Byron Bay
  • Byron Bay Surf School
  • Soul Surf School
  • Blackdog Surf School
  • Rusty Miller Surf

Soul Surf School

As a mobile surf school Soul Surf is dedicated to finding the best, fun and safest waves daily. They have over 10 different locations at their fingertips, ready for the ultimate learn to surf experience.

Soul Surf is made up of a group of super passionate local and international surfers that are all accredited with Surfing Australia as Level 1 & 2 Surf Coaches, as well as Australia professional beach life guards, Trained in Senior First / advanced resuscitation Training and working with Children Checks.

The team of instructors are career surf guides with a minimum of 10 years coaching background and 15 years personal surfing experience both in Australia and overseas.

Soul Surf are the only Byron Bay surf lessons to have surf school permits to teach personal private lessons & group lessons in both Byron Bay & Lennox head.

Rusty Miller Surf

Rusty, and his daughter Taylor, also a well-known and respected local surfer, offer personalized / individual Byron Bay surf lessons that are specifically tailored to meet the needs of the person.

The first session is not just standing up and riding the board, it is an assessment and a lesson about surfing in all its ways.

Besides catching and standing upon waves, Rusty Miller Surf teaches procedures of safety and relates knowledge, attitude and philosophy of the world of surfing.

At Rusty Miller Surf, you learn about surf culture and the magic of connecting with nature through surfing.

Blackdog Surf School

Blackdog Surf School Byron Bay is one of a few privileged schools licensed to teach on the beautiful beaches of Byron Bay.

Their friendly instructors are fully qualified lifeguards with many years of coaching experience, makingthem one of the best Byron Bay surf lessons.

At Blackdog Surf School Byron Bay they pride themselves on working with professionalism, integrity and care, with fun and your safety the upmost importance.

Lets Go Surfing – Byron Bay

Let’s Go Surfing is one of Byron Bay’s longest running surf school.

This Byron Bay Surf lesson is the perfect place to find your inner balance on the waves. Australia’s greatest surf experience on Australia’s Greatest Beaches!

Byron Bay Surf School

Byron Bay Surf School has only the finest instructors working on the beaches each day who are qualified in all aspects of surf teaching, surf rescue and first aid.

Each coach is carefully selected for their love of surfing and the energy and enthusiasm with which they provide the team and their students.

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My travels as a professional surfer have taken me from my little home on the South Coast of N.S.W, Australia to over 40+ countries worldwide and counting. Surfing some of the most famous and remote waves in the world. I have had many highlights in my career, winning Australian titles, coming 5th on the ASP ( now known as the WSL) World Tour in 2005, numerous wins and finals, and beating some of the best surfers in the world including Kelly Slater, Mick Fanning and Andy Irons. Surfing and traveling is all I have known since I was 13 years old.

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