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Surfing takes a while to master, and you always learn new things from your surfs. Come learn to surf in Newcastle with us.


About Us


Our surf school was established in 2004 as Redhead Mobile Surf School, offering the smallest group sessions in town. In 2012, owner Miles Niddrie changed the name to Learn to Surf Newcastle to better reflect the school’s Newcastle-wide area of operation.

We are licensed with Surfing Australia, which oversees over 80 affiliated surf schools Australia-wide, and local council approved. We’re open all year-round, including winter. Our surf school was the first in Newcastle to offer smaller class sizes and lower coach-to-surfer ratios in 2004. Come learn how to ride the waves with us!

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See What Surfers Say About Learn to Surf Newcastle

Learn to surf newcastle reviews Great Experience

"My daughter completed the Surf Teens 4 Day course and had a fabulous time. Miles and his coaches are very professional, kind, thoughtful and dedicated to sharing their knowledge of surfing to any age. Love that they put safety first and taught everyone about the dangers of the ocean and how to "read" the surf. There was a variety of ages and skill levels, and each coach shared their time evenly amongst everyone participating. Highly recommend Miles and his team. We will definitely be booking more lessons."

– Kfinley73 | TripAdvisor
Learn to surf newcastle reviews So much fun!

"Did the learn to surf class with my daughter. Was a little anxious - slightly scared of waves. Was doing the class to get over my fear. It was over an hour and a half of complete fun! Didn’t end up getting up on 2 legs but nearly there! Would definitely recommend this for all ages - Miles and his team are so encouraging and made the whole experience easy and enjoyable."

– r0bynk71 | TripAdvisor
Learn to surf newcastle reviews Encouraging & Supportive

"They do a great job and I would highly recommend them for learning to surf. My son loved it! Thank you Miles."

– Klaudia Harding McCann | Facebook
Learn to surf newcastle reviews Highly Professional

"Miles provides a relaxed, yet highly safe and educational environment for kids through to adults to learn to surf. Miles and his team of super friendly and highly professional instructors will make you feel at ease in the water whilst improving your ocean awareness and safety and surf skills. Miles carries out lessons at some of my favourite safe beaches (Blacksmiths and Caves Beach) and it is impossible to finish a lesson without a huge smile on your face! Miles’ passion for the water and helping people of all ages progress with their surfing is undeniable!"

– Martine Cox | Facebook
Learn to surf newcastle reviews Instructors are fantastic

"My boys have done one term of classes, and a school holiday intensive (or maybe two) with these guys and we love them. The kids always have a ball, and Miles is patient enough to really teach them about the surf, and even safety & rips etc. I can't recommend them enough."

– Sarah Foskett | Facebook
Learn to surf newcastle reviews Very informative

"Miles was a calm, relaxed instructor made learning easy and fun. Full of great advice for surfing and water safety in general. Great bloke to get along with! Definitely be having a few more sessions in the near future."

– Aaron Ayoub | Facebook