Kids Surfing School Holidays

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

SEA Australia is the exclusive license holder at Manly Beach (south end) to run kids surfing programs. This stunning venue offers so many options, including the safe south corner of Manly beach & flat water areas in the Cabbage Tree Bay, which allows for the program to be improvised if the beach is subject to dangerous conditions, plus the addition of other activities including our surfing/snorkelling program.

Due to COVID -19, our group programs are currently suspended, however we hope to be back in the water for the July holidays

Program 1 ($60):  2 hour kids surfing program learning:

On a foam surf board; Paddling skills, stand up surfing, catching waves from out the back of the surf break, negotiating the surf, negotiating rips safely,

Without a surfboard; surf Skills and knowledge, body surfing, surf education

*Programs include 6ft foam surf boards, leg ropes, wetsuits or thermal vests where required, program identifying sun vests. Bigger boards are available for those who struggle on the smaller surf craft

Program 2 ($90): 4 hour surf and snorkel program - Learn to surf and snorkel in the school holidays!! A specialised safe kids surf and aquatics school

  • Surfing (as above)

  • Snorkelling in Cabbage tree bay

Paddle out from Shelly Beach into Cabbage Tree Bay on foam boards or with a noodle, to view the marine life and rock platforms with snorkel and masks. Also learn about the incredible and unique coastline surrounding Manly Beach, Cabbage Tree Bay, Shelly Beach and North Head.

The venue is spectacular - due to the variation in the coastal composition, the dynamic sea life in the marine reserve, unique rock platforms, and stunning beaches & cliff faces, providing a picturesque education platform amid the Manly surrounds.

For more information of Cabbage Tree bay Sea life visit:

Program 3 ($150): Three day surfing course: Three consecutive 2hr surfing lessons

Program 4 ($88):  3hr Surf Survival award program, a prerequisite for surfing in school. 

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