About Learn To Surf – Beginner

A starting point for anyone who wants to take up surfing. You will learn safety techniques, basic surf etiquette and board control to keep yourself and others safe. We take you right through all the important steps so you can gain a strong understanding of how to get up and start surfing.

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.

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

Beginners who want to learn! We’ll teach you the basics, including surfing etiquette, stretching, paddling, how to pop-up, take-off and dismount.

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 for beginners


Get stoked at URBNSURF Sydney! We provide a safe and controlled environment for adults of all ages and abilities to learn to surf.


Surfing is a positive, healthy and incredibly fun activity for kids. Under the supervision of our Surf Coaches and Lifeguards, URBNSURF Sydney is the perfect place for your little ones (aged 6 and up) to start their surfing journey.


Learning to surf is an awesome activity to do together. Whether you’re organising a school excursion, birthday, buck’s or hen’s party or another celebration, we’ve got group learn to surf packages to suit all occasions.


Want to impress your clients, reward your staff, or throw an incredible event? Our flexible corporate packages are tailored to your needs, budget and group size. Get in touch with our sales crew, and they’ll take care of you!

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 learn to 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.


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.


Learn to Surf – Beginner

From $104

Learn to surf and get stoked!

Our 1 hour and 45 minute Learn To Surf lessons include board and wetsuit hire, a 30 minute briefing, land practice and warm up, 1 hour surfing The Bays under the guidance of an expert coach, and 15 minutes to warm down and recap.

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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.

Surf More & Score!

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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 Surf Buddy and share the stoke.

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

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