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Address: 4/5 11 Byron St, Byron Bay, New South Wales 2481, Australia
Phone Number:
+61 2 6680 9828
9:00 am - 6:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 6:30 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours

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Great lesson

All the staff at Blackdog were very friendly and helpful. Our lesson was cancelled on the day of booking but the staff added a class the next morning to accommodate. We had a... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Dominic C
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

All the staff at Blackdog were very friendly and helpful. Our lesson was cancelled on the day of booking but the staff added a class the next morning to accommodate. We had a great lesson Danny was a lot of fun and very friendly and helpful. We could tell his first priority was safety which I was thankful for. Learnt... More 

Thank Dominic C
Grafing, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very friendly staff, lots of "nice and easy" waves. It was a lot of fun to try surfing and because of their good teaching, you can easily manage to stand up after one lesson :)

Thank 00Julie00
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Me and my boyfriend had three days course on the new year's holidays 2016-17. Dan, Stew and Tam were very helpful and friendly. We still have a lot to learn, but these 3 days were very useful! Although it was the busiest season we had 2 instructors per 10 people group, guys managed the lesson very well. I noticed that... More 

Thank Natalya S
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Dom Tam and Study are wickedly cool instructors! Hella chilled but knowledgeable. Had an absolute ball . 10/10 would surf again

Thank S6965QBtime
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Tam, Dom and Stu do everything for you to feel welcoming. The surf lesson start with a stretching so your body his ready to do sport and that's a really good point to have no pain. Then Dom explain the technic and safety part to give you all the keys to have the best time on your board. In the... More 

Thank Zazou F
Sydney, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 11, 2016 via mobile

I had the best time with Blackdog. Tam, Dom and Stu make you feel right at home for the moment you walk in, a part of the family. In the water, they make you feel at ease straight away, very laid back and give you the confidence to jump right in - I was standing up very quickly. After I... More 

Thank willlong
Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 7, 2016 via mobile

I turned up for my first of 3 surfing lessons a little nervous and reluctant. But surfing with black dog has ended up being the highlight of my time in Byron! Tam at the shop is lovely and honest! The weather for my third lesson wasn't going to be great so she suggested I come back in a few days... More 

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Thank Courtney K
Sydney, Australia
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11 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 4, 2016

Our family had surf lessons with Blackdog during our two week Byron Bay holiday. The staff were excellent, we always felt safe and everyone managed to stand up and have fun surfing. Thank you Stu, Jamie and Tam for looking after all of us. Our 11, 15 and 16 year olds are now hooked :)

Thank TurnerFamilyOz
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 16, 2016 via mobile

Overall positive experience with dom and stew, we had fun time, learned stuff and got to stand on the board. A great day to many standard. The only thing is that the course was advertised for 3h30 and barely last for 2. Not that it matters immensely but this is misleading guys. I think all the businesses around are inflating... More 

Thank eglantineR
Mechelen, Belgium
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 4, 2016 via mobile

We took 3 day classes and would recommend this school to everyone. Teachers are super friendly, patient, relaxed, funny and enthusiastic for every progress we have made! Their method works quick and they give lots of personalised tips. After class you can return to the shop to watch slideshow with all pictures while enjoying fresh popcorn :) Very friendly and... More 

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