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Address: Shop 4/5 11 Byron St, Byron Bay, New South Wales 2481, Australia
Phone Number: +61 2 6680 9828
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Learn to surf in the best way!!!!!

I did the 2 day course with Dom and Wade, having never surfed (ever), after about 4 waves i was standing up, the instruction from both guys was so easy to understand and made so... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 26, 2015
liam t
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Longfield, United Kingdom
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Longfield, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

I did the 2 day course with Dom and Wade, having never surfed (ever), after about 4 waves i was standing up, the instruction from both guys was so easy to understand and made so simple, then on day 2 I was paddling into my own waves and standing up on most, it was the best way to learn to... More 

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Osaka, Japan
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

I had a surfing less before with a group in the UK and I was nowhere near standing up but after my third attempt on the waves with Black Dog I stood up and stayed standing to the beach. The instructors made the process very clear and it was easy to follow. The group was fairly big I thought (10... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

I went for a one day lesson (I think they offer 1, 2, and 3 days courses) in the morning at a point break called The Pass (east of Byron towards the lighthouse). The guides explained that the waves are very forgiving and can carry novices right on the beach. They were right, and I was surfing onto the beach... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Was not my first lesson but I was not expert. They split the group into different levels of ability to ensure those who had a lessons previously go more time in the water. Friendly instructors and at a decent price.

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Zurich, Switzerland
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29 reviews 29 reviews
13 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

I has a surfing lesson with another company and didn't felt really comfortable there. I decided to walk to the office and asked them about the availability. Unfortunately they were fully booked for the morning. Later I received a call that they received a cancellation and I was really happy. The team is extremely friendly and helpful. I guess I... More 

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Zurich, Switzerland
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

If you want to learn how to surf this is definitely the place to go! I spent 10 days in Byron Bay during xmas holidays and Black Dog Surfing was definitely one of the highlights! Instructors: very professional, competent and patient. Beach-bound basics were thorough but with an eye towards getting the students out in the water promptly. A photographer... More 

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Daejeon, South Korea
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

Loved this experience! You get taken out to Byron bay's ultimate surf spot and get the advice and tutorage you need to stand a chance surfing your first wave. The people are helpful and friendly, the water is warm enough to spend hours attempting to stand up on that board, the setting gorgeous and the waves the right size!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

These guys were very patient as I put my unco, creaking old bod through the ultimate test that is surfing.... with success! Very knowledgable, patient and encouraging teachers, friendly and fun. Nothing was too much trouble. Learning to surf in a world class setting....what more could you want!?! Thank you guys (Josie)

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Scone
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

I booked my two children 14 and 12 and a friend (14) for an afternoon lesson. They had a great time lots of fun the instructors were great fun and very helpful, 2 older kids stood up first go with the 12 year old standing on his 3rd try. The instructors made sure that the whole group was included at... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

I booked two lessons with these guys and they didn't disappoint. Stood up a couple times in my first lesson and luckily scored a short private lesson in my second lesson as I was the only one taking a second lesson! They prep you really well at the start and give you all the information you need before taking you... More 

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