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Coastrider Surf Academy


Surfing lessons and Tours all over Tasmania


COASTRIDER Surf Academy is highly regarded as the number 1 choice for learing to surf in Tasmania. 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 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

"My sister has used Jono for private lessons for years and organised with him for my kids to have a private lesson with Katie. After one hour both kids ( aged 7 and 9) were standing up. In that short period she spoke to them about safety in the water, the technique of standing up while still on the sand before hitting the water. She was super enthusiastic and encouraging and both kids loved it. The private lesson was directly after the surf groms group lessons- the kids in these lessons looked like they also had a great time. "

– wbaker3 · TripAdvisor

"I had a private surf lesson with Falk. i surfed before but he was really professional quickly explaining safety, basic technique, and so. most of the lesson was spent in the water, where he gave me really good suggestions to improve my technique. i’d definitely recommend the school and Falk as instructor"

– mattiabln · TripAdvisor