About Beginner Progressive (Bays Level 2)

This level is for those who have graduated from our ‘Beginner’ lesson by being able to consistently and independently paddle into white water waves and ride into shore on each attempt. The progressive lesson will use the rip current to paddle out halfway to the point and catch the edge of the green-faced wave (Requires comfort swimming in deep water). You will develop knowledge of surfing etiquette, paddling techniques, and board management, while you refine your leap to feet and be introduced to trim; the act of traversing along the wave face on your forehand and backhand.

Lesson Overview

  • Lessons are split into Adults (13 & over) and All Ages (6 & over).
  • 30-minutes introductory on-land lesson
  • 55-minute surfing lesson
  • 15-minute on-land recap and next steps

We recommend anyone under the age of 10 to have a complimentary ‘Parent / Guardian’ Ticket to help manage their board in the current and return to the line-up.

The Bays ‘Green face’ wave is located on the edge of the main rip, half way out to the point providing a great stepping stone from the bays white water wave to the point.

Face Height


Ride Length

8-10 seconds per wave.

Waves Per Lesson

Around 10-12 per surfer.

Group Size

8 guests per coach, maximum 16 guests.

Suitable for

Surfers who have already nailed the foundational skills in the ‘Beginner’ lesson, and want to progress towards surfing at The Point. We’ll improve your paddling, surf etiquette, catching ‘green face’ waves, popping up, and trimming left and right.

The ‘Beginner progressive’ lesson is offered in two wave settings;

‘Cruiser’ wave setting – Suitable for all ages

‘Progressive Turns’ wave setting – Suitable for Adults (13+ yrs) who are tall enough to manage the additional water current of this wave setting.

Safety Lessons

Please ensure that you have watched the safety video and completed your waiver before arriving. Please arrive 45 minutes before your session.

Learning the Beginner Progressive

Structured Lessons

Led by our friendly, expert Surf Coaches, our 1 hour and 45 minute beginner surf lessons include 30 minutes of on-land practice and warm up exercises, 1 hour of in-the-water surfing time and tailored instruction, followed by 15 minutes to warm down and discuss your lesson outcomes.

Small Classes

Our group beginner lessons have a maximum of 8 participants per instructor to ensure that you get plenty of time with your coach. For 1-on-1 instruction, try one of our private beginner lessons.

Gear Included

Our beginner surf lessons include 2 hour softboard and wetsuit hire, so all you need to bring with you is your bathers, a towel and a smile!

Access to Amenities

When you book a beginner surf lesson, you’ll also receive all-day access to URBNSURF Sydney’s amenities, including parking, leisure pool, changerooms, landscaped spaces, and a free locker to store your valuables.


With each Beginner Progressive surf lesson, you’ll get:

Expert Coaching

Our friendly Surf Coaches provide personalised tuition to help you get up, riding and stoked – fast.

Perfect Waves, Limited Crowds

Surf perfect waves designed to help you learn safely, easily and quickly, with a maximum of 8 surfers per lesson.

Board & Wetsuit Hire

Single session softboard and wetsuit hire is included in your lesson, which you can extend to all-day if you have more sessions booked!

Spectator Pass

Your all-day Spectator Pass gives you access to URBNSURF Sydney’s amenities, including Surf Side Lawns, leisure pool and more.


Get changed and freshen up in our changerooms, and enjoy post-surf hot showers.


Your wristband is your key to URBNSURF – it’ll give you access to the park and the lagoon.


The first 2-hours in the URBNSURF carpark is free, plus we have bike racks, and there are public transport options too!

Complimentary Locker Hire

Enjoy complimentary Locker Hire all day at URBNSURF Sydney.


Beginner Progressive

From $104

Designed for beginner surfers who have already completed a Beginner lesson, and want to progress to surfing at The Point.

Our 1 hour and 45 minute beginner group surf lessons include board and wetsuit hire, and cover paddling, catching whitewater waves, popping up, and turning left and right.

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Bays Coaching 3 Pack

From $280

Valid for 6 months!
Available to use for lessons in The Bays including Beginner Lesson and Beginner Progressive Lesson. Accelerate your beginner surfing journey with a Bays lesson multipack.

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What Lesson Is Best For Me?


Never surfed before? Or have a little experience but not sure what the best session or lesson is for you? Click here for a helpful guide to choose your best session!

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Parent / Guardian Ticket

Accompany your children during their lesson!

Wear a personal flotation device (PFD) vest and join your kids as they Learn To Surf. If your child is new to swimming, or just needs some extra support, be their Parent / Guardian and share the stoke.

Free for parents and guardians accompanying their children who are learning to surf, subject to availability.

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