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Recent Surf Lessons reviews

Sam was laid back and provided a fun and informative lesson! Provided good tips too. Will definitely book more lessons with Sam soon.

Private surf lesson


Nice dude. Great teacher. Highly recommend

Surfing lessons


Thank you Victor. Excellent drop off and pick up arrangements. Very accommodating.

Rent Binoculars for a week at Surfers


Lovely guy! Punctual, hard worker, he’ll get the job done.

Surf instructor/buddy for intermediate level


John had great communication, was on time and a great teacher. Would highly recommend!

Private surf lesson in Coolangatta


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Finding surf lessons online is easy on Airtasker! You no longer have to ask round or pore through numerous websites searching for surf lessons that can accommodate your skill level. With our platform, connecting with skilled and experienced surf instructors is just a few taps away!

Did you know that spending time in the ocean positively impacts your health? Surfing can also help you increase your strength, balance, and fitness. Not to mention surfing is another skill you can add under your belt! It can be a bit tricky to look for surf instructors who can help you achieve all these benefits, but don’t let that stop you!

All you have to do is put up a task and indicate your budget and schedule. Taskers nearby will offer you their services, and you can choose who among them you think provides the best service. You can check out their profiles, ratings, and reviews to help you decide! Once done, you can now have your first surf lesson scheduled!

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Top Surf Lessons related questions

Surfing is not as dangerous as compared to other board sports like snowboarding, wakeboarding, or skateboarding. It’s because in surfing, your speed is relatively low, and the water will absorb most of your crashes. Also, surfing for beginners is probably the safest because chances are you will be at a mellow beach break, and the waves will be small. It’s also recommended for beginners to ride soft top surfboards, which highly increases safety.

It depends on how fast you can absorb the lessons, but generally, it takes at least three surf lessons to learn how to surf and catch a wave by yourself. This is one of the most basic skills, and if you want to progress after this, it will take more lessons for you to master intermediate and advanced surfing skills. 

It depends on several factors such as your age, fitness level, your familiarity with the ocean, your board sports experience, and the type of beaches you have access to. You can teach yourself the basic concepts, but for you to develop your surfing skills further, you would need a surf instructor to guide you. Plus, it’s much safer if you have an expert by your side. 

You can teach surfing to kids as young as seven or eight, while seniors aged 60 and above can still learn how to surf as well. As long as you are a persistent person, have decent arm and leg strength, adequate balance skills, and are willing to learn proper surfing etiquette, you can learn to surf no matter what your age is. 

You may want to use your own wetsuit, rashguard, board shorts, and surf earplugs. Your Tasker can provide other surfing equipment such as a surfboard, fins, leash, and surf wax. If you’re serious about pursuing surfing as a sport or hobby, you may want to purchase your own surf gear. Your Tasker can provide recommendations on where to buy the best surfing equipment.

For cashless transactions, you can use the Airtasker Pay system available on our platform. You can also pay via cash if you prefer. Discuss this detail with your Tasker before starting your first surf lesson. You can also discuss with them the frequency of payment, whether you want to pay them every after session, every week, or every month.

What do surf lessons include?

Surf lessons involve teaching you the fundamentals, from basic concepts to advanced techniques. This is perfect whether you’re looking to upgrade your fitness regimen or find adventurous recreational activities. Since surfing is a water sport, you can also enhance your swimming skills by hiring a swimming instructor to help you gain more confidence in the water. When you’re ready, feel free to use Airtasker to find surf lessons near you! Here are a few things you can expect when booking a surf instructor:

Surf lessons for kids

If your child seems interested in surfing, enrol them in surf lessons! It can give your child the confidence not only to stand on a surfboard but to handle themselves more confidently while riding the waves. Your instructor can teach your child safety rules, surf etiquette, and other techniques such as entering the water correctly, paddling and positioning on top of the surfboard, and getting through a wave. You can skip worrying as instructors can adapt the lessons to your child’s age and skill level.

Surf lessons for beginners

If you’re an adult who wants to learn how to surf, you can book beginner surf lessons near you! Your instructor can teach you how to face your first wave, get off your board safely, and paddle correctly. Other topics can include safety precautions, from properly dismounting your board to going over and under the waves.

If you’re taking up surfing because you want to stay active and improve your physique, you can take your fitness journey to the next level by hiring a personal trainer on Airtasker!

Intermediate surf lessons

If you’ve already mastered the basics of surfing and want to take your skills up a notch, you can book intermediate surf lessons to polish the fundamentals you’ve learned. As an intermediate surfer, your instructor can teach you to surf on the main surf break further out to sea. You can also learn how to walk up and down the board while you’re surfing, do bottom turns and other crucial manoeuvres, maximise paddle efficiency, make sections, and build up speed.

Advanced surf lessons

Advanced surf lessons can help push your surfing skills further! Your instructor can help you gain the confidence to ride bigger waves. You may also learn advanced foot placement to do tricks and develop your own surfing style. If you’re aiming to surf competitively, you can also get a private coach to teach you specific riding strategies and techniques.

Recent Surf Lessons tasks

Teach me to surf


Avoca Beach NSW, Australia

23rd Jun 2024

Teach me to surf and help me document the journey. Very little experience, don’t own any gear of my own but I’m a good swimmer.

Private Surf Lesson


Bondi Beach NSW, Australia

6th Jun 2024

Private Surf 2hr lesson for one 29 y/o male, have done 2 group lessons before and used to skateboard. Around 12 midday start if possible

I want to swap surf lessons for free accommodation


Coolangatta QLD 4225, Australia

26th May 2024

I want to swap surf lessons for free accommodation in coolagatta

Surf lessons


Bondi Beach NSW, Australia

23rd May 2024

My 12 year old daughter (and perhaps 10 year old son) are interested in surf lessons. They have had a few lessons but really still beginners. We have 1 soft board. Some lessons after school and on the weekend would be ideal.

Private Surf lesson


Bondi Beach NSW, Australia

17th May 2024

Want to have a 2hr surf lesson around sunrise on the 23rd of May. I’ve done 2 group lessons before and can stand on a wave sometimes and used to skateboard.

Surfing lessons


Torquay - Jan Juc VIC, Australia

3rd May 2024

Looking for a surfing instructor

Film us surfing


Bondi Beach NSW, Australia

28th Apr 2024

Looking for some one to film my child and me surf once every week or so down at Bondi for 1-2h Doesn’t need to be pro just using it to improve our surfing Even Ipone would be fine

I have been surfing for 4 months but I can't improve


East Victoria Park WA, Australia

23rd Apr 2024

I started surfing roughly 3/4 months ago but I can't improve. I've already took surf class (4 lessons) here in Perth and 4 days in a surf camp in Portugal. I would like to start catching waves a little bit bigger and be able to turn a little bit. I've got a 7ft board a wetsuit. I'm available every weekend in the early morning. Cheers mate!

Surf lessons


Dee Why Nueva Gales del Sur, Australia

21st Apr 2024

If someone want to learn how to surf, i’m surf instructor certificated ASI . Ready to teach you . 🗣️ english, spanish,italian, portugués . 🏄‍♂️🫶💜

Surf lesson


Freshwater NSW, Australia

8th Apr 2024

looking for a one on one surf lessons beginner to intermediate level

A surf lesson at manly beach this afternoon


Manly NSW, Australia

6th Apr 2024

Looking for a private surf class this afternoon (1 hour)

Resurface tennis court


Denham Court NSW, Australia

31st Mar 2024

Have a old tennis court that needs to be resurfaced not sure of pricing

Philip island. I am intermediate surfer from HK with shortboard.


Box Hill VIC, Australia

28th Mar 2024

I am a shortboarder from over seas and would like accompany to surf in Philip island as im not familiar with the ocean in Mel. Im an intermediate level. it will be great if I have suggestion for the spot and the date as for the fore cast as well.

Surf Instructor Wanted


Bonbeach VIC, Australia

19th Mar 2024

Keen surfing lessons or partner to surf with wanted.

Beginner surf instructor for 14 year old


Byron Bay NSW, Australia

14th Mar 2024

I need a beginner surf instructor for my 14 year old son. Must have a working with children check. Approximately 5-6 lessons.

Learning to surf


Bondi Beach NSW, Australia

10th Mar 2024

Hello, looking for private surf lessons, I would say I'm a beginner with experience. Looking to get some ongoing lessons. I currently surf at Bondi

I am looking for an experienced surf instructor


Tamarama NSW, Australia

3rd Mar 2024

I am an intermediate surfer looking for an instructor that can help me improve technique and navigate the bigger surf - Due date: Flexible

Surfing lessons


Bondi Beach NSW, Australia

3rd Mar 2024

My partner and I are Beginning-intermediate level, and would like to take lessons from you. Weekend works. We can get board and wetsuit. Just need your guidance.

Surfing lessons


Maroubra NSW, Australia

3rd Mar 2024

Im a beginner and I want to learn how to surf properly

Private surf lesson in Coolangatta


Coolangatta QLD 4225, Australia

27th Dec 2023

Private surf lesson in or near Coolangatta where we are staying. Would prefer today but in the next few days is fine. Would be for myself but possibly my partner would join - Due date: Needs to be done on Wednesday, 27 December 2023

John had great communication, was on time and a great teacher. Would highly recommend!