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About Manly Surf Guide
Learn to surf in Sydney! Manly Surf Guide are a boutique surf guiding company that offer small group surfing tours and surf lessons in Sydney's famous Manly Beach and Sydneys beautiful Northern Beaches. A local business owned and operated by Dee Why’s Ryan Hayfield, Ryan and his hand picked team of local staff have grown up surfing at Dee Why, Manly and Sydney’s Northern Beaches. Our guides know exactly where to go in all conditions. Ryan is one of Sydney’s most sought after surf coaches with over 15 years coaching experience and has been surfing since age 5. Ryan and his team are young, fun and full of energy. Each guide has completed a Level 2 Surf Coaching Course, APOLA (ocean safety), Advanced First Aid and Advanced Resuscitation qualifications. Ryan and his staff are passionate about the ocean and the sport of surfing and pride them selves on giving you an authentic surfing and Australian cultural experience. Manly Surf Guide is a successful company purely relying on word of mouth recommendations from providing a quality personalised service, rather than a large marketing campaign.
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Reviewed 11 October 2018 via mobile

My 12yr old son has done a few of Ryan's surfing holiday camps and has absolutely loved them. Ryan has been extremely responsive and helpful in all my dealings with him.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank SLargier
Reviewed 16 July 2018

My cousins were visiting from the US and wanted to have a surf lesson in the Northern Beaches. Ryan and his team organised the lesson for them in Dee Why with 24 hours notice. They had a great time and were up standing during the...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Brian M
Reviewed 30 April 2018 via mobile

My family are visiting Australia from Canada and wanted to try surfing. Ryan and his crew were wonderful and looked after us well. My 9 year old and 11 year old loved it and were successful in getting up on their feet. We had never...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Neener74
Reviewed 13 March 2018

My brother and I had never touched a surfboard before, and before the day was over, we were both standing on our boards! Ryan and his team are friendly, helpful and inspiring teachers and helped make a memory we'll never forget! Later, after my brother...More

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank Leo B
Reviewed 7 January 2018

What a memory! Absolutely loved having a surfing lesson and the guys teaching were brilliant. Couldn't have asked for anything better.

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank annabellecox3
Reviewed 7 January 2018

I purchased a surfboard from MSG and unfortunately Fast Way took way too much time to deliver it so they helped me out with delivering it personally to me. Amazing. Not many companies would do that! They absolutely gain my trust and respect. Thank you.

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank Katja B
Reviewed 17 July 2017

A fantastic experience in the waves! Visiting from Canada, I wanted to take advantage of this amazing experience and give my kids an opportunity to try things they may not have a chance to try back home. Surfing was on our list of “things to...More

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank tgasparotto
Reviewed 5 July 2017

Ryan did a great job teaching my 12 year old son (and his 2 x 12/13 year old friends) surfing these holidays - despite the wintry day, the boys had a lot of fun and really progressed during the lesson. He was really nice and...More

Date of experience: July 2017
1  Thank Annabel A
Reviewed 24 April 2017 via mobile

In just a few lessons Ryan has really helped our 10 year old progress his surfing. His confidence and technique are improving and he has absolutely loved every minute. The one on one private session is worth every cent for rapid skills development and progression....More

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank TomFarmer3186
Reviewed 29 March 2017

My wife and daughter wanted to take a surfing lesson in Sydney and luckily we found Manly Surf Guide. I contacted Eric the owner and set an appointment for the next day. Eric met us and drove us to a quite beach for their surf...More

Date of experience: March 2017
2  Thank allnines1414
RyanHayfield, Owner at Manly Surf Guide, responded to this reviewResponded 5 April 2017

Hi Allin, Thanks so much for your feedback on our TripAdvisor page. We value feedback as it helps us to improve our service and manage our staff. The girls did an amazing job and I had a great time teaching them how to surf. It...More

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