Surfing Lessons on Sydney's Bondi Beach

Badge of ExcellenceBondi Beach, Australia
Likely to Sell Out

From USD 67.34

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 2 hours (approx.)
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Learn the art of surfing with a lesson from a qualified instructor at the world-famous Bondi Beach, just a short hop from central Sydney. Get an informative and fun surfing lesson with your expert instructor, who shows you the basics, including getting up on the board, reading the surf and catching waves. If you want advanced instruction, private lessons accommodate all levels of expertise. Add a great workout and some waterside excitement to your vacation with a private or small-group surfing lesson in the heart of Australia’s surf culture.
  • Learn to surf with the friendliest and most professional surf school in Australia
  • Surf on world-famous Bondi Beach
  • Groups are limited to five surfers for a personalized experience
  • Private lessons are also available for a one-on-one lesson

What's Included

  • Surf lesson
  • Use of surfboard
  • Storage area for your valuables
  • Wetsuit, Rashvest and Sunscreen
  • Australia's Goods and Services Tax (GST)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Towels
  • Food and drinks

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • 128 Ramsgate Ave
    128 Ramsgate Ave, Bondi Beach NSW 2026, Australia

    Cab/Taxi and Parking

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

After making your own way to Bondi Beach, meet your surfing instructor and get fitted with a surfboard, wetsuit and other gear for your surfing lesson. 
Your instructor starts the lesson on the sand, introducing the gear and basic techniques for paddling out and popping up on your board. Practice your technique on the beach, and hear some entertaining stories about the history of Australian surfing.

Once you are comfortable with your dry run, pick up your board and step into the warm ocean waters to try catching some waves. Your instructor accompanies you into the water and helps you to improve your paddling and time your pop up. Have plenty of customized attention and time to practice in the water as you learn.

Whether you are a first-timer or you want to refresh your skills and test the big surf, the waves and weather at Bondi Beach are perfect for year-round surfing. Have the choice of a private lesson or learn in a small group with a maximum of five people. See more details under Itinerary below.

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • You will surf in all weather and conditions, provided they are safe.
  • Not recommended for children aged 12 years and under
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 5 travellers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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Hugo was a great instructor and it is a great value for 2 hours of surf lessons.
146 reviews
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Ok surfing class for beginners
Mathilde_B, Feb 2023
A good surfing class for complete beginners, but the instructors were not very enthusiastic. There were moments where they even gave the impression they were bored. A plus that the surfing school provided sunscreen and rash guard.
Great lesson for novices
Sissel, Jan 2023
This was my first ever surfing lesson and I enjoyed it a lot, in spite of the weather conditions not being optimal (bit too windy). The teacher was excellent and very knowledgeable. He explained about rip currents and the basic technique, in a way that made sense and was easy to understand. Executing was harder of course, but it's all in the practice. The lesson made me want to do/learn more.
CarolAnn_P, Oct 2022
I surfed on Bondi beach for a day as a beginner. The water was cold but the wetsuit was provided. Our instructor was very informative and taught us the basic surfing moves then surfed for 2 hours. It was really fun!
The instructor was...
Lance_S, June 2022
The instructor was amazing and a really good coach, she worked with us as a group but also individually giving feedback. As a first time surfer I caught on really quick and would recommend taking a class even if you are nervous about it! Super fun way to try something new and a good workout.
Great experience
Gary_M, May 2022
Learning to surf on Bondi beach, what more is there to say. I had never surfed before and have no balance but really enjoyed the experience. The Instructor's are good and personable. Spent the majority of the time on the water after a brief explanation on how to get up on the board. I would and have recommended this to anyone in Sydney.
Awesome experience
JacquiS, May 2021
Amazing day and experience, I would happily recommend to anyone, great instructors that help you feel comfortable
Great time on the water
Tyler_P, Mar 2020
Awesome time out on the water. We were a group of 6 including our instructor Luka. After a learning session on the sand, we jumped in the water and worked on catching waves for the rest of the session. Luka would pull us aside separately to give us feedback on how to stand better on the board. The 2 hours was the perfect amount of time with just about everyone standing by the end for their final waves.
Great experience!
Lisa_K, Mar 2020
A great lesson with friendly knowledgeable instructors (Sam and Andre) - would definitely join again!
Good instructors, but logistical issues
Tyler_F, Jan 2020
Booked the lesson six days in advance, and received a confirmation email that same day. Two days after making the booking, received an email from the tour operator stating that they were sold out for our chosen date. I did not see the email until a few days later, so didn’t respond. The original booking did not specify a time, only that the lessons were between 8:00am-5:00pm. I was expecting a follow-up email or SMS with details on the time but did not receive any additional info about exact lesson times. The day before the lesson, I called to find out what time the lesson was and was told only one time slot was available, which was fine. However, it turns out that had I not called to find out when our lesson was, it would have been considered “unconfirmed” and canceled, despite having been paid in full and having received an email with a confirmation number. The lesson itself—and our instructor, Eddy—was great. Each instructor had about 4-5 people in their group, so there was enough 1-on-1 time for each person. The weather cooperated so that helped as well. Sunscreen was provided. The provided surfboards and wet suits seemed to be in good condition, but the rash guards hadn’t been washed recently. The one I was handed smelled like someone had just run a marathon in it. Overall, still a positive experience and would recommend it to anyone looking to learn the basics.
Response from Host, Jan 2020
G'day! Thanks heaps for choosing to surf with our team at Bondi Beach! We are really disappointed your actual booking process was less than stellar! The 2 week period you booked to surf is our 2 busiest weeks of the whole year and we have guests pre-booking these dates up to 12 months in advance and we were actually booked out. We always do our best to (if possible) try to find a way for our guests and in your case we made this happen. We are stoked we could get you out and surfing and that you had fun and enjoyed yourself! All our equipment (Surfboards, Wetsuits and rashies) are either new each season or maintained to new standard and cleaned and washed each use and we are so sorry your rash guard was not up to our usual standard! We appreciate your feedback and will certainly take this on board to review all the details you have provided with our team! Happy surfing!
Great value and fun
Liseli M, Nov 2019
Hugo was a great instructor and it is a great value for 2 hours of surf lessons. I went with my teenaged daughter and she was a bit tired after 2 hours but I think it is necessary to get at least 2 hours in to learn anything.
Fun and challenging
Jodi J, Jan 2019
Let’s Go Surging staff Jake and Hugo were fantastic at helping first time surfers. They were patient and made sure to suit all surfers’ needs
Worth it! The instructors are...
Grace S, Oct 2017
Worth it! The instructors are friendly and helpful. Had a blast surfing with this group. Would recommend to anyone visiting Bondi!
The surfing lessons were fun! Our...
abigailmarie_l, Mar 2017
The surfing lessons were fun! Our instructor really gave his best to teach us how to surf.
I absolutely loved doing this! I...
jared a, Nov 2016
I absolutely loved doing this! I have never surfed before, but the instructor took his time to teach each person who was there for lessons patiently and professionally. By the time we were finished, I was able to surf some of the small waves. I even signed up for an additional couple of hours afterwards to use their board and suit to practice a little. Overall, it was a great day!
Lessons were great and we had a lot...
tina.martin88, Jan 2016
Lessons were great and we had a lot of time to attempt to get up on the board. The instructors were out there in the water reminding us of the steps and trying to help us surf. The only complaint I'd have is the continuous salt water in my face, but that was my own fault! :
My Cousin thoroughly enjoyed the...
delwyn a, Dec 2015
My Cousin thoroughly enjoyed the day!! He couldn't walk after and even managed to get on a wave for a little while!!
Overall an excellent experience...
Heather M, Dec 2015
Overall an excellent experience - although the weather was a little windy which led to choppy waves and challenges getting out to the waves. Great instructor. Might have done private lessons to get more tries rather than waiting for others, but I might have gotten too tired anyway!
I highly recommend this surfing...
Christian C, Sept 2015
I highly recommend this surfing experience on Bondi. The instructors were great. High energy guys that were very supportive of all surfers at all levels. I'd never surfed before, but by the end, I was able to stand up from time to time, which is amazing considering the waves were pretty big on the day we went. Highly recommended.
We had a BLAST! We had never surfed...
Cristine S, June 2015
We had a BLAST! We had never surfed before and we fell in love with it!! If we weren't leaving Sydney the next day we would have signed up for additional classes! Highly recommend the surfing company! The guys were GREAT!
We did this as a family and had a...
Kderda, June 2015
We did this as a family and had a great time! I wish I could remember our instructor's name, because he was really awesome!