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Surfing Australia, Australian Surfing Awards 2023/24


COASTRIDER Surf Academy is highly regarded as the number 1 choice for learning to surf in Tasmania, recently being named SURF SCHOOL OF THE YEAR IN AUSTRALIA at the Surfing Australia, surfing awards. We specialise in coaching Beginner to Intermediate Surfers, but we also offer step up sessions for those wanting to reach the next level.

No matter what your fitness or level of surfing experience, COASTRIDER will structure your session to meet, and more than likely exceed your expectations, and alleviate any hesitations you may have. Our passionate and qualified surf coaches will be with you in the water every step of the way.

Woolworths SurfGroms

Woolworths SurfGroms offers youngsters aged between 5 and 12 years old the opportunity to learn how to surf in a fun, safe, and supervised environment, whilst also learning vital ocean awareness and beach safety skills. These are essential skills for every child growing up around beaches/waterways in Tasmania.

Surfgroms works through skill levels during their surfing programs, with all first-time surfers starting at Level 1 in their first program, the grom can achieve more than one level per program if they show the ability to jump a level. At the completion of each level, the groms have their logbook signed off for each level.

See Why We Are Tasmania's Best Surfing School

"Jono was very patient and knowledgeable. He will teach you the basics first, then gradually coach you and get you out in the water. He pushes you to your ability and continues to encourage you to want you to keep going for more waves! For the second lesson, I opted in for the gopro video+photos which was given to me on the same day. Great customer service Coastriders! If you find yourself in Tassy, make sure to stop at Clifton Beach and get a lesson from these guys!"

– Jo L · TripAdvisor

First time surfer I had the best time with Jono for a 1:1 surf lesson. I had never surfed before and he got me standing up within no time! He took his time to teach the basics and build my confidence up in the water and on the board. Highly recommend for people new to surfing!

– 472danaeg · TripAdvisor

Ultimate birthday experience! My 10 year old and his friends had a surf lesson with Coastrider Surf Academy and had the best time! The guys provided a safe, supportive, and fun environment for the kids. The relaxed nature of the lesson allowed for loads of laughing and plenty of wave riding. Cannot recommend these guys enough, will absolutely book more lessons knowing my kids are in the safest hands. Thanks guys!

– Kate_777777777777777 · TripAdvisor

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