Fingal Bay Beach - Private Surf Lessons  

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Our private lessons are a great fun, well structured & very informative. Our passion is teaching one of Australia’s greatest lifestyle sports, fun for the whole family or for those who prefer one on one instruction, private lessons are the way to go! 

Fingal Bay Beach our private lessons times change daily due to the tidal changes. 

Thinking of having a private lesson with another friend or friends? We offer private lessons for 2, 3, 4 and 5 participants. Bringing a friend or family member or a few we provide a discount!! EVEN BETTER!!

2 people = $250.00
3 people = $350.00
4 people = $430.00
5 people = $500.00

Are you looking for more than 1 private lesson for yourself? We now have packages available where you receive a big discount with the more lessons you buy! Please see below the prices:

5 lesson package = $600.00 (saving of $150.00!)

10 lesson package = $1,100 (saving of $400!) 

*If you are intested in these packages please call our office on 0411 419 576 or email us at to organise payment and dates of lessons! 

*** Due to COVID-19 we ask each participant to please sign your participant waiver forms online prior to your lesson. ***

Port Stephens Surf School - 68 Marine Dr, Fingal Bay, NSW, Australia

We provide for you a soft board, wetsuit & a rash shirt!

All you need to bring is - swimmers, towel, sunscreen & we recommend a bottle of water!

We use fun safe, soft, surfboards in our lessons helping you to progress through the entry-level stage. We also carry mini-mals for the intermediate surfers, short wetsuits, as well as sun smart rash vest.

We require you to be at our surf school trailer located at the boat ramp 15 minutes prior to your lesson commencing to have enough time to organise for you surf equipment, wetsuits, rash shirts etc. 


Our lessons are a great fun, well structured & very informative. Our passion is teaching one of Australia’s greatest lifestyle sports, fun for the whole family!

Be warned you may have to share your waves with the local dolphins that frequent one of our 4 beaches during your lesson!

We conduct beginner group lessons in waist deep water, learning how to catch white water waves first, then steadily progressing to our 3-step stand up technique. There is so much more to surfing than just standing up on a surfboard. Learning to understand & read the ocean is very much a major factor in learning how to surf when building up self-confidence.

So come & have a lesson with us, and we will get you started on your surfing journey!! 

All participants must be able to swim 25 metres.

All participants must fill in and sign our Waiver Form. Children under the age of 18 years must have a parent or guardian sign the Waiver Form. 

Cancellations on the day of the lesson will incur a 100% cancellation fee
50% of deposit is refunded if you cancel 14 days prior to lesson date.

If we cancel the lesson due to dangerous surf conditions a full refund will be given.
Surf lessons will not be cancelled when it rains, we run surf lessons in all weather conditions providing it is safe to do so, therefore no refunds or credits are given.

If we change the time and you are unable to come to the new lesson time, then we will provide a gift voucher credit towards another lesson at a later date. If that is unsatisfactory we may issue a refund at our discretion.

If you would like to reschedule a lesson you have booked, we need at least 7 days notice. Failure to give the necessary notice will mean you forfeit the cost of that lesson. Under these circumstances there are no refunds, partial or otherwise.

Unfortunately no refunds can be given if, for any reason, you have to leave early while participating in a surf lesson.

If you have booked a surf lesson and / or package, the lesson(s) are not transferable to anyone else.

If you are booking your own private group lesson we require a 25% non-refundable deposit that is due at the time of booking. The remainder of the payment is required to be paid 7 days prior to the booking. There will be no refunds for cancellation within 7 days. If we have to cancel the lesson we will issue you a total refund.

All Ages
Lesson - unique session(s)