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Experience The Thrill Half Day Surf School in Byron Bay

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    What to Expect
    Learn the basic surfing techniques you need to be able to stand up on your board. The coaches will teach you a tecnique that makes getting up very easy! If you're a quick learner, you can take it to the next level and try out some steering techniques on your board. 
    • 3.5 Hour Group Surf Lesson
    • Expert surf coaches
    • Guaranteed to stand up or come again free
    • All surfing equipment, including wetsuits (rash vests or sping suits in summer, steamers in winter)
    • Sunscreen
    • Return transport to the beach
    • Small groups - low instructor to student ratio (1:7)
    • Light refreshments
    • Professional photography for an additional charge
    • 15% OFF Rip Curl voucher What You Need To Bring
    • Swimmers
    • Towel
    • And a Smile

    High safety standards and small groups

    The surf lessons are of the highest quality. Your safety and fun are the number one priority. There is always 1 instructor to every 7 students, so every participant gets plenty of help and attention. You will be provided with the personal attention you need to stand up and start surfing the waves in no time. Blackdog Surf School is an ASI approved surf school. The school meets and exceeds stringent safety and quality standards. All the coaches are qualified lifeguards with many years of coaching experience. They all hold a Level 1 Surfing Coach Accreditation, Bronze Medallion and Senior 1st Aid Certificates.

    We have been operating surf lessons on the beautiful beaches of Byron Bay since 2001. Their aim is to give you the amazing feeling of riding your very first wave. Our coaches check surfing conditions of the beaches before every lesson. They will bring you to the beach with the best conditions for your particular level. One of Byron Bay's popular surf beaches is The Pass. Its waves are perfect for beginners. Tallow Beach is another splendid surfing beach. It is famous for its idyllic scenery and dolphin sightings.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Please meet at our Surf Shop 15 minutes before your lesson time.
    3h 30m
    Return Details
    You will be returned to our shop on conclusion of your lesson.
    • GST (Goods and Services Tax)
    • Water
    • Light refreshments
    • All surf equipment
    • Transport to and from the beach
    • Snacks
    • Bottled water
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off (please meet at our shop 15 minutes before your lesson)
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Minimum age for group classes is 12 years. All children under this age may partake in our private lessons.
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    A brand new experience for me and Black Dog made it a truly memorable one. Instructor Chris worked hard to make the lessons informative and great fun. Tam welcomed us to the school, kept in touch and was an energetic passionate advocate for the school. Loved it. Thinking about a
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    Had a blast for our very first surfing lesson. The service was second to none - from our first phone call with the extremely passionate and incredibly welcoming, Tam, to the equally passionate and fun instructor, Chris! Chris made us feel very relaxed about the whole thing and
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    I absolutely loved the lesson. Had such a good time with a very small group size. Organised and easy going. Well worth it, could not recommend enough. Came away absolutely buzzing!!
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    Black dog surf school is a great place if you are looking for a family-run business with super friendly staff and professional instructors! We had an awesome afternoon while getting our very first surf lesson ever and managed to stand up on our boards quickly because of good
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    Our 12 year old desperately wanted to do a surf lesson, and even though she was the youngest in the group and didn’t know anyone she had a great time. The leaders were great at creating a “team” atmosphere, and were both expert and friendly. The customer service was out of this
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    Key Details
    • Blackdog Surf School Byron Bay
    • Duration: 3h 30m
    • Mobile Ticket Accepted
    • Instant confirmation
    • Languages Offered: English, Dutch, French, German, Swedish
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