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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  • My brother and I had never touched a surfboard before, and before the day was over, we were both standing on our boards! Ryan and his team are friendly, helpful and inspiring teachers and helped make ...  more »
  • 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 »
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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
  • 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.
  • 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.

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