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Manly Surf Guide

7 Marine Parade Manly, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
+61 412 417 431
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Ranked #31 of 302 activities in Sydney
Type: Educational Sites, Sports Camps/ Clinics
Owner description: 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... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

I was visiting with a nursing group from the US and luckily got the experience of a lifetime learning how to surf in Australia. The instructors were awesome and truely created a wonderful and fun day. They were such great teachers I stood up on my first wave! This was my favorite part of my vacation and I would recommend... More

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Salzburg, Austria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

I spent 2 weeks in Manly and decided to go surfing. I compared the local board hire shops at the beach and Ryan offered me a really good quotation. Everything was perfect! The board was excellent and the wetsuit fitted very well. Also Hardy, who delivered me the board was very helpful and friendly! I would hire a board from... More

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Diamond Bar, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

I came across Manly Surf Guide by accident and i am so thankful that i did! Ryan was easy to work with, gave great directions where to meet, is very knowledgeable about Manly and is incredibly passionate about surfing. We booked surfing lessons and paddle boarding lessons for four people and had a great day out with Ryan. The class... More

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014 via mobile

Smaller groups than the bigger schools and expert instructors who do not seem to struggle getting anyone standing. Thanks for a really great day out!

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Des Moines, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

We booked a beginner's surf lesson for four in early March. Ryan was incredibly professional and was able to accommodate us last minute which I really appreciated. We learned a great amount and were all able to stand up in our 2 hour lesson. Our instructor was Ben and we really enjoyed him. He was also very professional and a... More

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Moehlin, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

I did the beginner's course and a private lesson. Both were great fun and I learned a LOT. The instructors are really really good. After the private lesson they even let me have lunch and surf the whole afternoon with the beginner's course group for free. It doesn't get much better than this if you want to learn to surf.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014

Booked on a beginners surf tour at the start of January and had a brilliant time. It is good value compared with other surfing lessons I saw around Sydney and the ferry over to Manly is a must do in Sydney anyway so no better way than to combine the two! There were 5 of us to one instructor so... More

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Witney, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2014

Very late with this review considering I had a lesson with Ryan last February but had to compliment him on how professional and well organised the lesson was. Wanted to join a small group at short notice bit there were not any available so decided to have a one on one lesson with Ryan, he made the lesson fun and... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014 via mobile

I went on a number of surfing lessons with Ryan and his team during my time in Sydney. It's a great fun experience and the day is really well structured with just the right amount of time in the water. The instructors are all knowledgeable and helpful for surfers of all abilities. It's also really easy to get to from... More

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2014

Ryan and the crew at Manly Surf Guide were awesome! We had such a fun time learning to surf! They made it so easy for us! We just showed up and they picked us up, transported us to some great surf locations, had everything we needed (wet suits, surfboards, sunscreen, water, food). They had all the bases covered! The price... More

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