Surf With An Award Winning Surf School - Port Macquarie Surf School

Few things in life can give you a bigger buzz than surfing.

Watching perfect swell lines being chased to shore by the rising sun. A light offshore breeze painting rooster tails of spray from the wave tips. The rising excitement as you “paddle out”. The swell builds. You spot your wave. You feel its power as you turn and speed down the rising crest. Your heart quickens as body, mind and board are swept along with Mother Nature’s roller coaster.

Sounds poetic? Ask any surfer and they’ll tell you, its all that and a whole lot more.

And its time you had a go!

With Port Macquarie Surf School learning how to surf is fun, safe and easy. We’ve been surf coaching in the Port Macquarie/Hastings area since 1981. Which is longer than most surf schools in Australia!!! We know surfing, we know our beaches and we know how to give you the kind of personalised, professional attention that’ll get you up and surfing in no time.

Port Macquarie Surf School is a “Huddo” Operation. Owned and operated by the well-known and respected, father and sons team of Peter, Wayne and Grant Hudson.

All three Huddos were born in Port Macquarie and are pretty handy surfers in their own right with a stack of Aussie Titles under their belts. With over 100 years of surfing and just on 60 years of combined coaching experience, we can get beginners standing up and surfing almost right away, help intermediate surfers reach for the next level, or fine tune the skills of the high performance surfer.

The Hudson family were awarded the "Surfers Of The Century" at the Port Macquarie-Hastings 100 Years of Surfing (1912-2012) Awards as well as taking out the prestigious 2012 Commonwealth Bank Greater Port Macquarie Business Awards for the Childcare, Education and Training section.

Port Macquarie Surf School also employs six Level 12 accredited coaches who are excellent surfers themselves and give you personalised service within flexible programs that meet your needs. Plus, because we’re in the water with you at all times you get immediate feedback and instruction.

Even if you are a complete beginner, it’s no worries. We hold Learn-To-Surf Lessons every day of the week, all year round, and you’ll not only learn how to surf, we’ll “clue you in” on water safety and awareness as well. All Port Macquarie Surf School coaches are fully accredited, licensed and insured with Surfing Australia and have Bronze Medallion and Advanced Resuscitation Certificates, plus Senior First Aid Certificates. Most of our coaches are also professional lifeguards employed with the Hastings Council. Our goal is to teach you how to surf in a safe and fun environment.

Port Macquarie Surf School is the complete package but we can get pretty busy, so bookings for all lessons are essential. Lessons are held on all beaches in Port Macquarie, Lake Cathie and Rainbow Beach, Bonny Hills.

At Port Macquarie Surf School you choose the lesson package that suits you.

Beginners can join in one of our Daily Group Lessons or take a 3 Lesson Package or 5 Lesson Package. Book a Private Lesson or organise your own Private Group Lesson. There are Corporate Lessons, Birthday Parties, School Programs, Women’s Groups or Backpackers. Hens and Bucks Days are also loads of fun and very popular. A great new children program that parents should look at for children aged between 5 & 12 yrs is Vegemite Surf Groms

Intermediate lessons suit those who know the fundamentals of surfing, have their own equipment and want to improve their surfing skills.

High Performance coaching is also available for the surfer who is looking to excel at the competition level.

Bookings for all lessons are essential.

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Statement from Surfing Australia and endorsed by Surfing NSW
Port Macquarie Surf School is a Licensed Member of the Surfing Australia Surfschool Network through Surfing NSW, its affiliated state branch.
Surfing Australia is the peak body for Surfing in Australia and a non-profit organisation who promote a safe learning environment that is provided by licensed surfschools such as Port Macquarie surf School. They offer quality coaching to all their clients and maintain the standards expected of Surf Schools who are part of the Surfing Australia Surfschool Network and delivering the Safe Surfing Program endorsed by the Australian Sports commission.”