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Address: Lot 2, Old Burleigh Rd, Broadbeach, Gold Coast, Queensland 4218, Australia
Phone Number:
+61 415 572 775
08:00 - 16:00
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Best surf lesson

Had a private surf lesson with Johnny. He was great at explaining things, very encouraging, and even leant me some board shorts to wear. Was able to get up on a few waves before... read more

Reviewed 7 February 2017
Jeanie G
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Reviewed 7 February 2017 via mobile

Had a private surf lesson with Johnny. He was great at explaining things, very encouraging, and even leant me some board shorts to wear. Was able to get up on a few waves before the end of the lesson. He was amazing ❤

Thank Jeanie G
Sydney, Australia
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36 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 January 2017 via mobile

I booked lessons for two teenage girls with little or no experience. The lessons were at the southern end of surfers paradise, away from the throngs. So it was a bit more private than the other surf schools. Johnny was very patient with them and spent some time in between teaching the basics (unlike some others). All the lessons were... More 

Thank Elas117
Melbourne, Australia
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3 reviews
Reviewed 20 December 2016

Just an amazing group helping novices from down south and OS experience life Queensland style. Helpful Sensible Able to group according to need not just age or height. Just brilliant

Thank raitman_stephen_l
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13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 16 June 2016

Great way to end our trip on the goldcoast. If we found this earlier we would have booked surfing lessons each day rather than doing theme parks. Johnny was great, very patient, explained things well, talked us through it and then demonstrated on how to and not to do things. He also explained about rips, which I found very valuable.... More 

Thank Alice_Wilson_1983
A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 21 April 2016 via mobile

Amazing lesson. The Instructors, Nat and Tristan were great, so professional, relaxed and patient . Thought I might be a bit overwhelmed being older but really learnt the fundamentals of how to surf! Cant wait to practice at home.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Boise, Idaho
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279 reviews
121 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 March 2016

We were on holiday with the kids (ages 14 & 12 -> 16 year old opted to not do it and take photos). Johnny did an excellent job as kids and wife were up within about 60 to 75 minutes into first lesson. I struggled a little bit but had a blast. He was very patient and really looked after... More 

Thank Jeff N
gold coast
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 December 2015 via mobile

Does lessons at times are that are suited best for beginners.smaller classes, more fun. Chose the Academy through past references

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Gold Coast
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178 reviews
65 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 December 2015

Great to see the expressions on the faces of people that have never caught waves before, when they are riding a wave standing up. Lots of fun.

Thank JeffGoldCoast
1 review
Reviewed 21 November 2015

I took private lesson with Johnny and don't regret. It was my first time, I hadn't tried surfing before and John demonstrated high professional level during the lesson. He taught me in a polite and friendly manner how to go to the ocean with the board, how to keep balance and control surfboard. It was pure fun and time flew... More 

Thank Denis K
Saint-Petersburg, Russia
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149 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 May 2015 via mobile

John is great instructor. It is not my first surfing in my life, but first in Australia. I learned quite a few new things from lessons, which were really friendly with enough attention to all group lesson participants.

Thank Vladimir G

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