Manly Surf Guide, Sydney

#8 of 23 in Adventure in Sydney
Surfing / Windsurfing / Kitesurfing · Boat Tour
Learn to ride the waves like a pro with Manly Surf Guide, a boutique company that offers small-group tours and lessons on some of Sydney's most beautiful beaches. You'll have access to a young team of experienced surfers passionate about what they do. Families can enroll their kids in a surfing camp or sign up for surf lessons, suitable for all levels and abilities. Regardless of you previous experience, you'll learn more about ocean safety, surf etiquette, ocean and wave positioning, paddling and catching waves, control, and ultimately, standing up and riding the waves. A visit to Manly Surf Guide represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Sydney trip planner to plot your vacation.
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  • Myself and a friend ordered surfboards from this place for a holiday. We were assured that they would take 1-2 business days to be delivered, hence paying $35 per board for delivery. After 2 business....  more »
  • My 6 year old did the holiday surf camp in October & LOVED every minute of it. He came back confident & with a new skill set to manage himself safely in the water. He is now totally in love with...  more »
  • What a day! We had 25+ kids coming to my sons birthday party themed surf lessons. Each one left asking their parents to buy them a surfboard, they absolutely loved every minute of it. The parents...  more »
  • I recently ordered a soft board through the website, the service was incredible! So fast, efficient and a great price. I am one happy customer so thank you!
  • Great experience for purchasing my first surfing board and wetsuit! Mr Ryan provides lots of useful instructions for the use of the wearing and equipment, also I am looking forward to joining in the training group as well.
  • 2 friends from overseas really wanted to try surfing before leaving Sydney. Both were unable to swim, but Jeff (the coach) made sure to keep them both safe, but make it a fun and enjoyable lesson. Both stood on their first waves and were beyond stoked! Would recommend to anyone unsure about surfing, but wanting to give it a go.
  • First off, this business is ran by great people who are very friendly. I'm giving 3 stars for two reasons: 1) I didn't feel there was enough instruction. Groups were fairly small 1 instructor for 8 people was the max and at one time during the day we had 3 instructors for 10 people. You definitely learn the "how to" for surfing, but if you're struggling you mostly get positive encouragement and a reiteration of the basics. 2) Because I didn't feel I had enough instruction I didn't feel like I got my money's worth from the trip. The tide on the day I went was also not the best in creating surf-able waves (which is nothing Manly Surf Guides can control, the spot would have been great if the tides were stronger) Overall, still had a good time with cool people
  • What a great experience with Manly Surf Guide! Ryan is an absolute legend who understands the importance of giving excellent guidance and then letting the students apply the learned theories. His trained eyes are on everyone: Wrong paddling technique or posture? He'll let you know and make sure you do it right. Could not have been more satisfied with the surfing and SUP classes. Tip: Ask for the SUP classes at Shelly Beach. Great location and excellent conditions for beginners! Thanks Ryan, keep up the good work

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