A May 2006 trip
to Australia by Howdymike
Quote: Part 1 of my 2-week vacation down under.
Member Rating 4 out of 5 on August 6, 2006
488 George Street
Sydney, Australia 2000
+61 (2) 9266-2000
Member Rating 5 out of 5 on August 8, 2006
Bradley's Head Road
Sydney, Australia 2088
+61 (2) 9969 2777
Member Rating 4 out of 5 on August 11, 2006
Penrith, New South Wales 2750
(02) 4720 5555
Lessons are available every day throughout the year at 9:00 and 11:00 AM, along with 2:00 PM lessons from November through March; each lesson is two hours long. Manly Surf School uses Softboards, which are surfboards made of soft foam rather than fiberglass/polyurethane which. Softboards are easier to balance on and will not bruise you quite as badly in a wipe out.
The instructors I encountered were great--typical Aussie guys completely stoked about surfing. They were very friendly and gave a good surf lesson; they knew what they were doing!
I actually don't know any other options for surf lessons at Manly, but honestly I don't think there needs to be another option. The prime location along with everything I mentioned above makes for a great surf lesson. Give it a go--you won't regret it!
Member Rating 5 out of 5 on August 11, 2006
Manly Surf School
+61 (2) 9977 6977
Sydney, Australia 2095
+61 (0)2 9977 1088