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Surf lessons on Bondi Beach

Last updated: 20 February, 2024

Australia has been obsessed with surfing since 1915 when Hawaiian legend Duke Kahanamoku toured the country. Since then, Bondi Beach, Sydney’s most accessible beach, has been synonymous with board riding of every kind – from longboarding to boogie boarding.

Bondi Beach is considered one of the best beaches for novice surfers because it offers consistently good surf – although the southern end of the beach, with its powerful right-handers, is generally reserved for more experienced riders. Many Sydneysiders have learned to surf here and Let’s Go Surfing, the resident surf academy, has been operating at North Bondi since 1995.


Price from: £40
Minimum age: 7
Age suitable: 7+
When: All year around
Duration: 1 hour

Getting there & doing it

Getting to Bondi Beach by public transport involves a combined (and arduous) journey from the city by train to Bondi Junction and then bus to the beach. It’s much better in this case to book a taxi/Uber. Many people also cycle there.

Lightweight boards can be hired from a kiosk at Bondi Beach, so anyone can ride the waves. But there are dangers. Bondi has a number of currents (known as rips), hidden sandbars and dangerous breaks.

Let’s Go Surfing at North Bondi offers a variety of surf lessons for adults, families and kids. Private lessons are also available.

When to do it

The surf school operates all-year-round and while most people want to surf in the warmer months, winter is a great time to be in the ocean, with fewer people around, good waves and crystal-clear water. The school supplies good quality wetsuits.


Who to go with: organised tours


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What better place to learn to surf than on world-famous Bondi Beach? Here you'll find fantastic waves, sunbathing beauties, year-round sun and the coolest beachside vibe anywhere. Join a two hour group surfing lesson, or for the ultimate experience, take a private surfing lesson with your own personal instructor.

Price A$99

Min age 0

Rating 4.82 / 5 [189 ratings]

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