One Mile Beach - Group Surfing Lessons  

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Welcome to Port Stephens Surf School, our lessons are great fun, well structured, very informative and our group lessons run for 1.5 hours. We conduct beginner lessons in waist deep water, learning how to catch white water waves first, and then steadily progressing to our simple stand up technique. We have a high success rate with the majority of students standing up after just one lesson! We would love for you to come & have a lesson and join in on all the fun!

If you prefer your lesson to be one-on-one with one of our instructors, please see our Private Surfing Lesson page for further details! We have private lessons available at both One Mile Beach + Fingal Bay Beach throughout the December / January school holidays!

Please note** 
1/ If there is less than 4 people in the group lesson it will not run for the full 1.5 hours. The time duration will be reduced depending on the size of the group. 

 2/ If you are booking a 2, 3, or 5 day package please enter the number of participants on the start date & time preferred and we will manually book your remaining day(s) for you. We will book your remaining lessons in consecutive days. You will receive a confirmation email with the remaining day(s). Your confirmation emails may not be receveived straight away, so please allow a 48 hours to receive them. If by chance there is a class on your remaining days that is already booked out we will contact you to arrange another time for that day.

3/ If you are thinking of booking a package we recommend you do so to secure your spot for the remaining 2/3/4/5 day(s) , as our group lessons can book out ~ PLUS you received a discount!

4/ When you book in for a group lesson, please know the lessons can have up to 16 participants in a lesson. If you would prefer a lesson where you or your participant(s) have more one-on-one attention, please see our private surf lesson information :) 

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

Looking for a kids only program? If you live locally / close to Port Stephens, or here on holidays and have kids aged 5-12 years we recommend looking into our surf groms programs. Throughout the school term we have weekly classes running on a Saturday morning, or during the holiday period we have intensive classes which are held Monday to Friday mornings. For further information, please click back and see under the 'book now' tab our intensive or weekly surf groms programs. These classes are great value for money! Please note - bookings are unable to start half way through the week. These are Monday to Friday classes only. 


If you're looking for your own private group we can most definitely organise this! There is a surcharge of $200.00 as a flat fee. Minimum of 6 participants. Please email us at to arrange your booking! 

Something else to keep you excited for your surfing journey - if you LOVED your experience and would like to keep learning present your confirmation receipt to our office and receive 10% off for a surf board hire. NOTE - our office must be remained opened to be allowed to hire after your lesson for a discounted rate and a minimum of 2 hours is required. 

If you have any questions regarding the packages, please don't hesitate to call or email us! 

Port Stephens Surf School - Hannah Parade, One Mile NSW 2316, Australia
  1. We provide for you a soft board, wetsuit, rash shirt & sunscreen!.

    All you need to bring is - swimmers, towel, water & most imporantly a smile!

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, & warm full length, & short wetsuits, as well as sun smart rash vest. Looking to buy a surfboard but are not sure what you are looking for? Come & see us for the right advise, we rent & sell beginner to advanced surfboards.

Please meet our professional and friendly staff and check in 15 minutes prior to your lesson commencing, at our surf school van, located in the car park, out the front of the Swell cafe. 

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!! 

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

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
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