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Manly Surf Guide

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Address: 7 Marine Parade Manly, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Phone Number: +61 412 417 431
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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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Two Day Surf Adventure January 2016

We had a fantastic 2 day surf adventure in January 2016. Organizer Ryan and the very patient, motivating and extremely instructive Steve made our beginner surf experience an... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
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Zurich, Switzerland

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Zurich, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a fantastic 2 day surf adventure in January 2016. Organizer Ryan and the very patient, motivating and extremely instructive Steve made our beginner surf experience an awesome one. We noticed the flyers of Manly Surf Guide in our backpacker. The mid-week classes suited our travel itinerary. Both of us were beginner. The first days of surfing is very... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and I had a private lesson with Steve at Dee Why. We've been surfing for a while now (badly) and were in desperate need of a refresher. He worked us hard which was great - we really got our money's worth and had great fun during our 1.5 hour private lesson. We've got lots to work on and... More 

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Thank David S
Mactan Island, Philippines
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2015 via mobile

Great time in manly beach! i went with my parents and it was good experience! friendly instructor and good people! :) It was great time! i love manly beach!!

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Thank jihye054
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015 via mobile

Sent our guests off on a days adventure with these guys and they had time of their lives. So much so they now want to move here. Cheers

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Thank Shaun M
Warsaw, Poland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2015

3 private lessons with Steve really make a difference for your surfing. Amazing guy and a great instructor. We have also rented 2 boards from Ryan - they were solid, came with spare fins, a lot of wax and what is most important at a reasonable price (especially when compared with rentals close to the beach - those guys really... More 

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Thank Jacek C
Queenstown, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2015

At 47 yrs old this was the first lesson of my life. Steve said he was going to work me hard (he actually said he was going to run me ragged). It was the best surf workout ever. Huge value in terms of learning and value for money. Nothing was too much trouble for the guys. The de-brief at the... More 

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

So, during last couple of years I tried different surfing instructors. To be frank, 90% are useless. Lots of "instructors" probably know how to surf but have no idea how to teach others. I hesitated before I called Manly Surf Guide and almost drop off this idea but I liked that they suggest 10 lessons package without any restrictions and... More 

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3 Thank Philipp T
Paris, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2015

I really enjoyed my time surfing with you. I definitely recommand this attraction to anyone. Thanks to my teacher I was on my feet on the board after one hour and I enjoyed a lot the rest of the day

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1 Thank renan m
New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

I had a wonderful time learning from these guys! I was able to get up on the board multiple times - such great fun! They look after you really well and are great at providing details on what to do / how to improve. I felt really confident being out in the ocean and on the board. I can't recommend... More 

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1 Thank Heather C
Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 via mobile

This surf sessions with Steve has given my friends an unforgettable lifetime experience. Will certainly come back next time!

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A 40-minute ferry ride from Circular Quay will take you to the famous northern beach of Manly. The beaches here are perfect for learning to surf or spending the day sun-tanning. The walk from Spit Bridge to Manly is a great way to experience Sydney Harbor Bay and the Australian bush land. Along the foreshore, there are plenty of watering holes and wine bars with excellent cuisine. There are plenty of kid-friendly restaurants as well, especially along the family-oriented areas like Shelly Beach. An excellent way to experience Manly is to rent a bike and explore the dedicated bike paths and off road trails. The North Head National Park is another must-see. Located on the southern tip of Manly, North Head National Park offers great bushwalks and panoramic views of the city.