Manly Surf School Head Coach Goes West to Coach Nathan Hedge in ASP Event


Manly Surf School Head Coach has gone over to Margaret River, Western Australia to coach Nathan Hedge. Nathan is due to go up against Kelly Slater in Round 2 of ASP World Tour Surfing.

Check out the waves that got Hedgie to this point.



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Check out this review of Manly surf School from total travel

Whether you’re 5 or 75, the charming surf instructors at Manly Surf School will manage to get even the most novice surfers up standing, and feeling like a pro. As novices we didn’t quite know how successful attempts at mastering this essential Australian skill would be. But there was no reason to worry! Manly Surf School’s accredited instructors are not just there to teach, they also help you have a lot of fun while you learn! Running classes for all ages, ranging from private lessons, to day tours at surrounding northern beaches, group bookings and even advanced, intensive surfing courses, there really is a lesson for everyone.

You don’t have to bring a thing, just wear your swimming costume and the guys will take care of you. Located at the base of North Steyne Surf Lifesaving Club they provide boards, wetsuits, private change rooms and a safe place to store your valuables while you tear it up on the beach. After conquering the waves, we’re only left disappointed we’d waited this long to learn how to surf. It’s never too late to get involved, so why not give it a go!


Undies from Manly Surf School


Robert Underwood (Coach at Manly Surf School) spending some time in the shade at the Mentawais, Indonesia.


Matt Grainger talks with Swellnet about advanced surf coaching


So what type of technical advice are you offering?
For technical, looking at all the way from foundations like your paddle on technique to using the wave, getting speed, all the way down to the bottom turn, re-entry, cutty and the higher level guys doing aerials and air reverses, so depending on the level we tailor it to that person.


Read the full article on swellnet here


Bush to Beach


Manly Surf School is really proud to be a part of the Bush to the Beach again this year. We got to take these kids from Brewarrina and teach them about the ocean and how to surf! You can also see the article on the Sydney Morning Herald website here.


Manly Surf School teaching at long reef last school holidays the kids from Brewarrinna part of the Warringah Council / Manly surf school Bush to the beach program. Photo shot by Tasman Grainger

View the segment that from Sevens Sunrise program below.


Thanks, Sue from the Burdekin Association


Thanks Sue for the kind words.

Dear Matt,
On behalf of The Burdekin Association I would like to extend a heartfelt thanks to you and your team (in particular our fabulous instructor Tom) for the opportunity to experience what surfing is all about.

Our young people had such a great time trying something new and we even have a convert who would like to get her own board some day and continue on the journey of learning to surf.

There were several others who were unable to attend on the day due to appointments, etc so we hope to make another booking down the track with your great school. I noticed some young people with smiles so wide who rarely have much to smile about. For me seeing their happy faces was the highlight

Tom did a great job in getting everyone up on waves and gave great individual attention. Please pass on our thanks to Tom from us.

Yours very kindly,

Sue McComb
Case Manager
The Burdekin Association



Cheers to GW Lacrosse team for coming down under for a surf!



Testimonial from Mandie


Hello Manly Surf School,

My Son Murray is doing 4 days of Surf Lessons at Long Reef Beach this week, I wanted to let you know that I am so impressed with Manly Surf School.

The initial telephone call was efficient and friendly. Then we arrived on Monday and the staff were so friendly and helpful. I am honestly so impressed and I have spoke to a few of the parents on the beach this week and they are equally impressed. I will definitely be using you again and definitely be recommending you.

Keep up the great work and thanks for everything!

Mandie S


Thanks to Coaches at Palm Beach


Dear Manly Surf School
I just wanted to express my deep appreciation for a third year of awesome surf coaching at Palm Beach provided by your team! I feel my surfing has moved to another level and am keen to come back for more this Easter. The team is really professional and great fun.
Again, many thanks and see you guys again in April.
Kind regards
Chris B


Fraser Dovall U18 Australian Champion



Fraser Dovall, 15 years old from Avalon Won the Australian Title U18 Blue Ribbon event yesterday. 
It was a frantic Final with NSW Champion Monty Tait leading the final with Luke Hynd and Jacob Willcox. Fraser was coming 1 minute to go.  Fraser took a 2 metre left hander of the Leader Monty Tait and Smashed  two powerful backhand  re-entries to lock in a 9.5 point ride and take the lead. Monty needed a 4 point ride to overcome Fraser . The clock counted down and Fraser was the new Australian Champion. Fraser was Chaired up the beach by his fellow Surfing NSW Team Mates.  (Fraser 1st, Monty Tait, 2nd, Luke Hynd 3rd, Jacob Willcox 4th, Mikey Wright 5th).

It was a great week for the Surfing NSW Team . High Performance Coaches Matt Grainger (Surfing NSW High Performance Coach), Blake Johnston (NSW Coaching Director),Glenn Hall (WCT Surfer), Sandra English , Martin Dunn and Andy KIng( SURFING Australia Head Coach) conducted a 2 day Training camp running the 35 person squad through  various training drills to get the team Sharp and focussed. 

Fraser had a great preparation plan leading up to the Australian Titles. He went on a Surf Trip to the Mentawai Islands in Sumatra scoring a 2-3 metre swell surfing Green Bush, HTs and Macaronis. Honing his backhand attack.

He started a 6 week High Performance Training Program with Matt Grainger with  Manly Surf School / High Performance Surf Coaching , with 9 of his fellow Team Mates at Knox College training twice a week.  He Trained with his fellow school mates on Technique and competition drills,at Long Reef Beach scoring some good swells.  Fraser did regular Fitness Training sessions with Mick Seaton to improve his core strength and leg power.  Fraser Continues to train with Matt Grainger in between competition. 

Fraser started surfing as a 6 year old attending a Manly Surf School program at Palm Beach  9 years ago, taught by fellow Avalon surfer Shane Conwell. We went to surf with his dad Andy Dovall. Fraser will be teaching at Palm Beach these school holidays teaching young kids alongside Shane Conwell. 

Fraser has come full circle willing to impart knowledge and expertise onto the next Australian Champion.

He will also be heading to P Pass with his mum Sue and Andy Dovall to work on his frontside tube riding in January.

Fraser is sponsored by Channel Islands, Rip Curl and FCS. 

Other Northern Beaches surfers results . 
Harley Ross- Webster . 2nd u16 boys.
Holly Warne . 4th U18 girls.
Alysse Cooper . 5th U16 Girls.
Darcy Crump . 5th u16 boys.