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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
461 Clifton Beach Rd, Clifton Beach, Tasmania 7020, Australia
+61 419 324 921
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

1 on 1 Surf lessons with Johnno successfully getting my wife and I up on the boards and surfing like Pros. Good prices for your own private lessons on the best beach, with an expert that gets you up and surfing in no time at...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank sandm4ever
Reviewed December 9, 2018

12 boys for a surfing party yesterday at Clifton Beach. Wow. Could not be happier. The boys (9yr olds) spent 2hours in the surf with the guys from coastrider surf academy who were so great with them. The day was perfect. The coastrider guys had...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed November 25, 2018

We booked a private lesson for four lardy adults whose memory of surfing was distant at best and non-existant at worst. The weather was shocking but we headed on into the surf for a good hour and a half after a short briefing. We reckon...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed January 6, 2018 via mobile

i had a private surf lesson with Falk. i surfed before but he was really professional quickly explaining safety, basic technique, and so. most of the lesson was spent in the water, where he gave me really good suggestions to improve my technique. i’d definitely...More

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank mattiabln
Reviewed November 28, 2017

I had never tried surfing in my entire life. I headed down to Tasmania to learn and "get my feet wet!" It was a great customer experience from booking the lesson (the website is very user friendly) all the way to communicating with the instructor....More

Date of experience: November 2017
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Jonathon M, Owner at Coastrider Surf Academy, responded to this reviewResponded November 30, 2017

Thanks so much for your positive remarks. Stoked you had a great time and appreciated the effort we at Coastrider put into all of our surf sessions. Keep surfing!!!

Reviewed January 23, 2017

You cannot go past this surf academy, the staff are great, and the lesson is so much fun. My two daughters and I highly recommend trying, I am 50- it is never too late too give it a try.

Date of experience: January 2017
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Jonathon M, Owner at Coastrider Surf Academy, responded to this reviewResponded January 25, 2017

Looking forward to seeing you guys again soon for some more waves and surfing progression.

Reviewed January 10, 2017 via mobile

My sister has used Jono for private lessons for years and organised with him for my kids to have a private lesson with Katie. After one hour both kids ( aged 7 and 9) were standing up. In that short period she spoke to them...More

Date of experience: January 2017
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Jonathon M, Owner at Coastrider Surf Academy, responded to this reviewResponded January 25, 2017

Thanks so much for your positive feedback. I will pass it onto Katie, she is always so great and stoked your groms had a great time.

Reviewed January 6, 2017

We went to Coastrider Surf Academy twice; once for a lesson and the second for just a rental. I have to say it was fantastic. We got our lessons from Jono and as part of a group. As a beginner surfer, Jono's lesson was fantastic...More

Date of experience: December 2016
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Jonathon M, Owner at Coastrider Surf Academy, responded to this reviewResponded January 25, 2017

So stoked you had a great time and learnt heaps. We always strive to make sure all surfers get the most out of our lessons and progress fast. Cheers.

Reviewed April 30, 2015

While staying in Clifton Beach in the school holidays (April 2015), Jono organised a lesson for our two surfing sons (one bodyboarder, one surfboarder, both experienced). Taylor took the boys to local surfing spots, gave them excellent information about surfing in Tassie, shared his knowledge...More

Date of experience: April 2015
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Reviewed October 8, 2014

Coastrider Surf Academy is absolutely brilliant! Way better than other surf schools I’ve tried, where I haven’t learned much at all. I’ve been getting occasional private lessons with Jono over the last year. He pushes me hard, and instructs on every aspect of surfing, but...More

Date of experience: October 2014
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