Kids Group Lessons (5-12 Years)2018-10-25T12:44:41+00:00

KIDS GROUP SURF LESSONS BYRON BAY

Learn to surf with Soul Surf School, Tripadvisor’s number one surf school in Byron Bay.

Our kids surf lessons are safe, fun, small group sessions with experienced instructors for children aged 5-12 years to learn the ins and outs of surfing. We always welcome parents to come along on lessons as cheerleaders or join in on the lesson themselves, however if you are looking for some quiet time, feel free to leave your kids in our capable hands for the duration for their lessons.

Browse our kids group lesson options below where you’ll find all the information you need, however if you are unsure which lesson would be best for your child, contact us and we can help.

Included in our kids group lesson:
  • All equipment including surfboard suited to children. For the kids lessons we use soft safe stable surfboards which are easy to balance, paddle, stand & surf on
  • Kids Wetsuits and rash vests
  • Surf Safety education
  • Tuition is progressive, so they will learn something new each day.
  • Water and Sunscreen
  • Experienced & friendly surf instructors
  • Secure storage for their valuables at our surf shop
  • If you book a multiple day package your children can break up their lessons and use them over the length
    of your stay
  • Free transfer from your accommodation (Byron Bay, Lennox Head Area)
  • 20% off all board and bike hire at our beach front surf shop
  • Extras – Surf Photo packages (Please see when finalising your booking)
  • During 2-5-day packages we aim to surf multiple beaches, so your children get to experiencing different beaches and waves around stunning Byron Bay – conditions dependant
Please bring:

Towel
Swimwear
Travel agent voucher
Please don’t bring valuables to the beach we have lockers in our surf shop.

  • Your child’s safety is our main priority that is why we run 1:6 ratio of instructor to kid’s lessons.
  • For children ages 5-6 year we add extra coaches to give more attention.
  • All of our instructors are upper level qualified ASI/ISA surf coaches & APOLA qualified surf life savers.
  • All instructors have vast knowledge of the local area and will only conduct lessons in surf conditions in waist deep water with easy spilling broken waves perfect to ensure your child’s safety.

All of our instructors hold certificates in:

  • Australian professional lifeguard certificates
  • Level 1 & 2 surf coaching Awards with Surfing Australia
  • Senior First Aid
  • Working with Children Check

HALF DAY $65

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2 DAY $110

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3 DAY $155

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4 DAY $170

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5 DAY $200

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MORNING LESSONS 9am – 1pm | AFTERNOON LESSONS 2pm – 6pm
NEW SOUTH WALES TIME | Lesson times may vary depending on conditions.
Lessons start at 8.30am & 1.30pm April-October
kids surf lessons byron bay

THE MINI FROTHER $65

The first lesson is a complete introduction to surfing. Whether the kids have never surfed before or want a refresher course we will tailor the experience specifically for them, so they get the most out of their lessons

  • 1 x 3-hour lesson (from pick up to drop off)
  • We spend time explaining Ocean safety – this ensures that at the end of your child’s experience they will know where is a safe area to surf or swim.
  • We will teach the kids all the necessary steps to get them up and surfing and riding waves on their first lesson.
  • Our instructors are really patient with the kids and always make sure they feel safe and comfortable in and out of the water.
  • Your child’s safety is always our main priority on our lessons.
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2 DAY PARTY WAVE COMBO $110

The two-day course is your child’s natural continuation from their first surf lesson, further extending their skills and confidence in the water.

  • 2 x 3 hour lessons (from pick up to drop off)
  • In this lesson, we aim to improve stance, pop-up technique and introduce paddling.
  • The aim of lesson two is to improve consistency and length of ride so we focus on weight distribution and how to slow and speed up the surfboard.
  • In lesson two, we always find your child will be more confident than in their first lesson and they’ll really get a feel for surfing.
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3 DAY GROMMET PACKAGE $155

This course is suited for kids that are keen to spend a few days in the water and it allows us to show them a wide range of techniques to start their surfing careers!

  • 3 x 3 hour lessons (from pick up to drop off)
  • We aim to improve paddling technique and timing to enable them to catch every wave they go for.
  • Confidence building in the water is a key feature in lesson 3.
  • We work at making their pop-up technique perfect so that their feet consistently land in the sweet spot on the board.
  • We focus on stance and work on slowing and speeding up the surfboard.
  • In the 3 day course, we also introduce a frontside turn and a backside turn and help your child practice both in the water.
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4 DAY MINI SHAKA PACKAGE $170

The 4-day course is suited for kids of all abilities and is one of our most popular packages. We show them many surfing techniques and get them feeling very confident over a short period of time.

  • 4 x 4-hour surf lessons (from pick up to drop off)
  • We aim to improve paddling technique and timing to enable them to catch every wave they go for.
  • We work at making your child’s pop-up technique perfect so their feet consistently land in the sweet spot on the board.
  • We focus on stance and work on slowing and speeding up the surfboard.
  • We introduce a frontside turn and a backside turn and help them practice both turns in the water.
  • Once the kids are confident at turning their board both ways we introduce S-turns (this is doing multiple turns on one wave) and surfing with flow!
  • We aim to start catching unbroken waves if the conditions on the day allow.
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5 DAY MINI PRO PACKAGE $200

Our Mini Pro course is suited for kids of all abilities and is one of our most popular packages as we can show your child a wide range of techniques to turn them into a competent surfer. It is aimed at kids who really want to get into surfing as each lesson is different and the course is packed with content.

  • Improve paddling technique and timing to enable them to catch every wave they go for.
  • Confidence building in the water is key in this course.
  • Work at making their pop-up technique perfect so that their feet consistently land in the sweet spot on the board.
  • Focus on stance and work on slowing and speeding up the surfboard.
  • Introduce a frontside turn and a backside turn and help your child practice both in the water.
  • Aim to start catching unbroken waves if the conditions on the day allow.
  • Work on outback surfing techniques (showing them how to sit up and spin your board prior to paddling for a wave).
  • Experiment with riding different surfboards and possibly introducing more manoeuvrable smaller soft boards.
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KIDS LESSON REVIEWS ON TRIPADVISOR

“My daughter and I had a lesson with Zak and it was so much fun! Zak was really encouraging and my daughter stood up and caught her first wave all the way to shore! We both really enjoyed ourselves and we will definitely be back!”
Freya
“My daughter had three days of tuition, the instructors were extremely patient using their knowledge and skills to get the very best out of an eight year old. Ella had a fantastic time and experience, thanks soul surf you are the best.”
Alastair
“Great first surf lesson! This was my daughter’s first surf lesson and she really wanted to surf in Byron Bay. The instructors were brilliant – really encouraging. It was lots of fun and my daughter will definitely be back!”
Tracy, Islamabad Capital Territory, Pakistan