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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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Couldn't be happier!

I have been surfing with the guys from Manly Surf Guide for just under 8 months now and I just wanted to write a few words of appreciation. Having done a few short lessons within... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 2, 2015
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Sydney, Australia
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Sydney, Australia
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

I have been surfing with the guys from Manly Surf Guide for just under 8 months now and I just wanted to write a few words of appreciation. Having done a few short lessons within a group environment at a school in Manly, I was keen to take up private lessons to gain confidence in the water and become truly... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

Took a 1.5 hr private lesson with Steve and had an amazing time. Very knowledgable and was great at teaching. When booking the lesson they were very accomodating, making it a very pleasurable experience. Would highly recommend.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

I've been taking lessons from Steve for a couple of weeks and have booked him for more. He's very patient, helpful and a great communicator. I've also been progressing constantly and organically. I've no reservation in recommending him.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

Having had a few lessons previously and really enjoyed surfing, I wanted to keep on developing and signed up to lessons. My group was taken out with Steve (not Ryan), it was low tide on Dee Why and a more difficult environment for learners. 2 members of the group ended up pulled out by the currant and the instructor had... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Did the 1Day-Surf-Adventure last week and had a really good time. Very friendly, helpful and motivated teachers. Everything well organized to have the maximum possible from the day. Thanks a lot for this great day!!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

SUP with Ryan was amazing. Ryan gave clear instructions on how to paddle board and gave some insight into the local area. Thanks for your patience and guidance, we'll be back.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

The beginner's surf adventure with Manly surf guide was amazing. The staff is very kind, suggest you when it's the best weather condition to surf for the first time, the instructor is very nice and helps you a lot.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015 via mobile

Me and my gf had our first surfing experience today. Ryan was very prompt with replying to emails and very reliable and helpful. He is also very cool and very interesting. Steve took our lesson and he was great, we had a brilliant time and was a great introduction to surfing. Can't wait to go back for more lessons. One... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

Ryan was a gr8 teacher....made it very easy to get up & go...paddling around Shelly Beach was beautiful....highly recommend for locals & tourists alike :-)

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015 via mobile

The beginner's surf adventure with Manly surf guide was amazing. The price is very fair compared to the other surf schools around Syndey and there is a surflesson (1.5h) in the morning, lunch, afternoon surfing lesson (2h) and all the equipement included. The surf guides are very friendly and experienced and I had a very good time.

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