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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  • What a memory! Absolutely loved having a surfing lesson and the guys teaching were brilliant. Couldn't have asked for anything better.  more »
  • I purchased a surfboard from MSG and unfortunately Fast Way took way too much time to deliver it so they helped me out with delivering it personally to me. Amazing. Not many companies would do that! T...  more »
  • Wzielam 4 h course ... Unfortunately it did not last. Time was more or less ok (the first 2 h), later the lunch or sandwich, and the afternoon lesson can lasted an hour ... not expected after reading the description on the website and leaflets. I got a more professional approach to the matter, rather than being taught by 14 and 18 years old. I understand and the boys may and world-renowned waves create a surfing, however, when large waves of 14 year old is not able to help you ... do not recommend group classes, not with this company.
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  • 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
  • Had a great day out with Ryan on a private lesson a few months ago. I had been a struggling beginner/intermediate weekend only surfer for almost 2 years now, so I wanted to get some more confidence and learn more about timing and positioning to be able to ride along the face of the wave instead of always heading straight to shore into the breaking water. Ryan found us the only breaking spot on the beach that day and I got my first "real" wave on the first try. It was the best feeling ever and I got a few more that day too. The next day I went out by myself and caught an awesome green wave on my own, which I owe to learning the feeling and having the confidence to go for it due to the prior day's lesson. Actually, saying all that, I think it's about time I book in another lesson.
  • Great teachers, excellent with kids and had my son standing straight away.
  • Nov 22, 2009 Ryan puts together a really fun day of surf for his clients, whether it's your first day or you just need a lift and some local knowledge. I've gone out twice with Ryan and one of his regular clients. He grew up on the Northern Beaches of Sydney so he knows where to go given the conditions and crowds. I saw him teaching some new surfers last weekend and he was in the water with no board - completely hands-on. Otherwise he paddles out with you, has some fun and keeps the stoke up. Ryan supplies a nice lunch, energy snacks, water, etc. You just show up and have a great time. You couldn't meet a nicer guy. Bob‎ USA

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