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Address: 7 Marine Parade Manly, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Phone Number: +61 412 417 431
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Description: Learn to surf in Sydney! Manly Surf Guide are a boutique surf guiding...
Learn to surf in Sydney! Manly Surf Guide are a boutique surf guiding company that offer small group surfing tours and surf lessons in Sydney's famous Manly Beach and Sydneys beautiful Northern Beaches. A local business owned and operated by Dee Why’s Ryan Hayfield, Ryan and his hand picked team of local staff have grown up surfing at Dee Why, Manly and Sydney’s Northern Beaches. Our guides know exactly where to go in all conditions. Ryan is one of Sydney’s most sought after surf coaches with over 10 years coaching experience and has been surfing since age 5. Ryan and his team are young, fun and full of energy. Each guide has completed a Level 2 Surf Coaching Course, APOLA (ocean safety), Advanced First Aid and Advanced Resuscitation qualifications. Ryan and his staff are passionate about the ocean and the sport of surfing and pride them selves on giving you an authentic surfing and Australian cultural experience. Manly Surf Guide is a successful company purely relying on word of mouth recommendations from providing a quality personalised service, rather than a large marketing campaign.
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Fun, active day visiting the northern beaches

Midway through the first lesson everyone in my group (3 in total, all beginners) had stood up and rode a wave. Midway through the second lesson everyone was standing up almost... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 12, 2015
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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Midway through the first lesson everyone in my group (3 in total, all beginners) had stood up and rode a wave. Midway through the second lesson everyone was standing up almost every time and working on a certain part of their technique. We had a great teacher who took time with each of us, lovely and pleasant and very passionate... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015 via mobile

Perfect for 1st timers! Ten minute block of Instructions and we were in the ocean. Had Ryan for our day surf and Steve for the afternoon and both were fantastic. The Instructors were helpful and patient which made the day so much fun. We were lucky to have a small group of three but for my first time ever surfing... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

I am so glad I found this school. I signed up for 2 day surf camp and I couldn't be happier. Our instructor, Steve, was very energetic and helpful and determined to get everyone in our group to stand up on the board. Ryan was a great guide through the Northern beaches. It was so easy, you got picked up... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

I booked three private 1-on-1 lessons (1.5 hrs each) with Manly Surf Guide. Ryan and Steve are very professional, knowledgeable and friendly, and provided an excellent service. The surfing sessions were very effective. I had the opportunity to practice at different surf spots (such as Freshwater and Dee Why) under different conditions. Thanks to the new techniques I have learned,... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

Definitely top recommendation for aspiring beginners. Great people, dedicated instructors, I had a great time on all three of my classes. Definitely not to be missed.

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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

Four of us (myself, my 2 teen kids, and a friend) did the 1.5 hour session. All of us were beginners. Ryan made the whole experience extremely enjoyable. He was very patient and stayed with us the entire time. He gave each person attention and made sure that every single one of us had success getting up on the board.... More 

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North Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

Manly surf Guide will be your best choice, was a beautiful saturday enjoying the waves. If you wanna come, just get ready to have fun!!!

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

I planned to only do the one day course at first day but ended up also booking the second day after the first one was great. The teacher student ratio was really good all the time at one point we were 6 students and 3 teachers. During my 2 days with Manly Surf Guide I met plenty of new friends... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015 via mobile

Have to admit myself that it was going to be much harder to catch a wave and getup on the board. Ryan, Steve and the crew from the Manly Surf Guide were doing some great work with surf enthusiasts giving them best tips and tricks from their experience. Those guys have been surfing for decades and spent as much time... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

Steve & Ryan were great to surf with. Very chilled, very relaxed and just kept us moving until we were on and up on our boards! Exactly what you need if you're going for your first time. Cheers boys

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