Surf Education and Surf Skills Programs

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Surf Education & Surf Skills Programs

SEA Australia (SEA) is a provider of practical beach and surf programs for schools including surf education, surfing, coastal studies, school sport and in-school surf education. All programs include vital rip education.


We also operate kids surfing programs in school holidays plus surf & ocean swimming courses.


Our programs can also be tailored for tour & corporate groups.

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School Surf Education and Surfing Skills

Our school surf education programs deliver the most comprehensive & up to date surf safety knowledge, including vital rip education. Programs combine hands on practical surf instruction on the beach, and in the surf with in school theory options. Programs have been developed in line with the schools syllabus and can also be tailored for school sport.

School Sport

Schools requiring a surf program during school sport periods can take on the surf skills program over a full term, or a selection of days. The program can be tailored to include surfing or the surf survival award.

School Surf and Snorkel

A unique surfing school and snorkelling experience at Manly Beach, Sydney, for primary & secondary schools.

Private surf lessons

Surfing & surf swimming private lessons at Manly Beach. Snorkelling experience in Cabbage Tree Bay off Manly

Kids Surfing School Holidays

Surf in the school holidays!! A specialised kids surf skills program, providing safe surf lessons during school holidays. Programs for beginners and experienced surfers - Aged 7 and over. Manly Beach, Sydney. Programs include a 2hr surf lesson, 4hr surf skills and snorkelling, and a three day surf program.

School Surf Survival Courses

Surf survival courses are a pre-requisite for school students to participate in school surfing programs for school sport under the supervision of school teachers only. Without passing the surf survival Course Award - it would be inadvisable for teachers to take school kids into the surf during school hours under their supervision (SEA Australia can otherwise cater in this instance).

School Coastal Studies (Manly)

The expert SEA Australia team have designed the coastal studies course utilizing the incredible and unique coastline surrounding Manly Beach, Cabbage Tree Bay, Shelly Beach and North Head. The program also incorporates specialized rip education, and learning about sandbanks, and surf & beach structures. The program caters for primary and high schools.

Tour Group Surfing

Our tour group surfing lessons are a life time experience for travel groups, sporting groups, cultural exchange groups and incentive groups. Programs include surfing lesson, surf lifesaving tours and team building events


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About SEA Australia

Our Story

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SEA founded the Surf Educate Australia - School Surf Education Programs in 1998 at Manly Beach in Sydney, and it is now the premier provider of Surf Education Programs, Water Safety Programs and Outdoor Activities for Australian Schools. Since 1998 over 500,000 students have attended SEA programs along the East Coast of Australia and received skilled Surfing Instruction, Surf Education, motivation and knowledge in the worlds best classroom.


Company Founder - Craig Riddington, himself a former Surfing Ironman Champion and Australian Representative Swimmer - identified an opportunity to provide safe and fun programs for all. Using the knowledge and skills of elite surf athletes as instructors & mentors, the company will play a lead role in drowning reduction and enhancing the lifestyle quality of all Australian's whilst also providing international visitors access to a uniquely Australian culture.

SEA is highly regarded as the premier provider of Surf Education programs along Australia's east coast and works in conjunction with Surf Educators International Inc. Bondi Rescue Lifeguards, The Australian Professional Ocean Lifeguard Association (APOLA) and many council lifeguard services. We also consult to various government and water safety bodies and work closely with other experts within the Water Safety industry including the Australian Swimming Coaches & Trainers Association (ASCTA) and Swim Australia, to develop programs to reduce drowning nationally.

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Mercia Ritchie

Tel: 0419 624247



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tel: 0418963652


Address: PO Box 991, Manly, 1655

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