Ever since Duke Kahanomoku first demonstrated the art of board riding to an entranced crowd at Freshwater Beach, Sydney people have formed a lasting love affair with surfing. Sydney is blessed with many beaches along the eastern coastline and many are ideal for learning how to surf. They have gentle slopes, minimal rips, and enough space so you won’t be getting in the way of the local pros. And don't forget a nice post surf scene. Kicking back with your gang by the sea side, recalling the epic moments is what the seaside life is all about. Further out of Sydney, the central coast and north coast all the way to surf mecca Byron Bay offer amazing opportunities for a surf trip.
If you are new to surfing, don’t forget to check out Seasider's learning to surf guide.