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Surf Schools


Learning to surf in NSW beaches is easy with accredited surf schools up and down the coast. As there are more accessible surf beaches than anywhere else in Australia, it's the perfect place to learn to surf.

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Surf schools in NSW

With more accessible surf beaches than anywhere else in Australia, the New South Wales coast is great for surfing. It's the best place in Australia to learn to surf with accredited surf schools up and down the coast of NSW. Make sure you know where to surf safely when you're on holiday in NSW and always surf with a mate.

The NSW mainland coastline is a remarkable 2,007 km with 990 km featuring beautiful sandy beaches. The bonus for surfers is that the Pacific Ocean and the Tasman Sea work together to deliver some of the most consistent swells in the country.

Luckily for surfers, and anyone who loves the beach, NSW has some of the most consistent surf conditions in the country. It is home to nine national surfing reserves, and has many learn-to-surf schools, surf safaris and surfing events. Find out where you can learn to surf at accredited surf schools along the coast of NSW. Find out more from The Academy of Surfing Instructors and Surf the Coast.

Enjoy Sydneys beaches like a local by following these simple beach safety tips

Surf Life Saving

Always swim between the red and yellow flags surf lifesavers have identified this area as the safest spot to swim in the water. It's also a good idea to always swim with a friend.

Make sure you read any safety signs at the beach and you are always welcome to ask lifeguards for more safety advice. If you find yourself needing help in the water, stay calm and attract attention.

Check conditions before you go and find a patrolled beach by visiting

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