Surfing Australia Approved Since 2004
Surfing Australia
Mark Richards

“Miles has many years of local surfing and coaching experience and he will really help you whether you are a beginner or a competent surfer looking to improve. I am happy to recommend Miles for your surf coaching needs.”

Mark Richards

Five times Surfing World Champion, Richards Surf Shop

Book a surfing lesson and start making progress today!
Bookings are Essential

Surfing takes a while to master and you will always be learning new things from your surfs, but you may need some help. Just working out when and where to go surfing takes experience. Travelling to find the right waves is part of the fun of surfing and if you learn from an experienced coach you will know where to go and at the best time
Miles runs surfing lessons in the Newcastle area year round. Lessons from $40 for 1.5hrs.
SurfGroms - Newcastle Learn to Surf


Nudie SurfGroms is the perfect way to get your child experienced and safe in the surf.

Group Lesson - Surfing
Miles runs School Sports & Special Needs programs year round. Sporting Schools Registered.

Qualified Level 2 Surf Coach Miles Niddrie, Professional coach  since 2003
Level 1 SUP coach
Surfing Australia licensed surf school
APOLA Lifeguard Surf Coach Accredited
1st aid and working with children accredited
Surf Safety instruction and education.
All equipment – soft surfboards, wetsuits, rash vests and sunscreen
Local councils approved surf school
Sporting Schools licensed delivery centre

Just bring your towel and swimwear.


Established 2004 with more individualised instruction and local beach safety education

Group lessons up to 6 per coach, max. 12 per session(13yrs to Adult)

SurfTeens 13yrs-19yrs beginners to advanced.

Under 13’s/nudie SurfGroms 10-12yrs 5 per coach, 5-9yrs 4 per coach max of  12 surfers.

Larger groups also available for Schools, Sporting clubs and Corporate events

Individual 1-on-1 coaching and private groups

School Sports & Special Needs Programs year round

NDIS registered to deliver surfing sessions for NDIS funded people

Apola Lifeguard-Dept. of Education approved Ocean Surf Safety Award (OSSA) available all year round

Birthday parties, Bucks/Hens groups, family groups.

SUP lessons 1 on 1 or 2 person groups for a great intro to SUP fun!

Gift vouchers available

“Learning to surf is a skill for life and there is so much more to surfing than just standing up on a board. Just like learning to swim or snow ski correct technique is the key. Surfing is my passion and coaching surfing is my full time job. I’m there in the water for every session building your confidence and surf safety education is a big part of every lesson I conduct. So make a lifestyle choice to become a surfer and surf for the rest of your life! I have friends still surfing in their late 60’s and 70’s, surfing really is the fountain of youth and I’ll teach you to love it just as much as I do.”

Miles Niddrie

Surfer for over 35 years, Learn to Surf Newcastle

Redhead Beach
Newcastle, NSW


Book your Surfing Lesson Today

Our local beaches have lots of differences and I will teach you how they work and why. Remember to find suitable waves for your level of surfing involves tide, wind, swell size and sandbanks. Every beach works differently and 1 beach can be dangerous and unsafe but a short drive away another beach can be perfect on the SAME day! All lessons include vital surf safety education and information on wave types, rips and currents, sandbanks, tides and much more.

If you want to improve your surfing then book a lesson to get further instruction on more advanced surfing, including wave and beach selection, improving your turns, choosing the right board and equipment, fitness and stretching for surfing. Don’t forget paddling fitness, catching waves is what surfers do, so make sure you include some paddling in every session so you can build up the muscles you use for paddling and increase your wave catching.

nudie SurfGroms



We are Newcastle’s only licensed nudie SurfGroms Delivery Centre

Nudie Surfgroms is a national learn to surf and surf safety education program for ages 5-12yrs. It’s all about building confidence and teaching the safe way to use our beaches in a non-competitive based progam. Every session has new skills and more information for the kids to learn. Adults will also get great tips on our local beaches and how to spot the hazards, like rips and dumping waves so please join in with the kids. I teach the importance of timing your beach visits to tides and surf conditions to make sure the kids are in the water at a suitable beach and in water the correct depth for their age. Available all year round, join a program anytime. Each child gets a great backpack from Rip Curl and nudie.

SurfGroms Newcastle NSW
SurfGroms Riding a Wave in Newcastle NSW
Surfteens Surf Program


Small class size 12 surfers with 2 coaches

5 Skill  LEVELS modeled on the nationally accredited SurfGroms program.  Learn all about surf safety, correct technique, board safety, how to read the weather, rips, waves and how our local beaches work.

Choosing the correct equipment for your ability and surfing style. Sessions are tailored for 1st time surfers, intermediate and advanced surfers.  We supply all the equipment and you can also bring your own surfboard softy or fibre glass. Sessions run weekends and after school at a variety of beaches timed to the tides and surf conditions.  Fun, fitness and surf safety education in a relaxed environment. Groups are up to 12 surfers with 2 coaches.

School Sports Programs


Learn to Surf Newcastle School Surfing programs

We can organise your schools surfing programs for beginner to advanced levels including surf safety certificates for high school and primary school.  APOLA lifeguard association and Dept of Education approved OSSA surf safety course and Teacher supervisor SSSA awards are delivered as part of the term or as a stand alone course.

Equipment supplied including wetsuits and rash shirts including winter wetsuits. Students can also bring their own equipment too. Fully qualified Surfing Australia coaches with lifeguard, 1st aid and working with children checks. Council approved for Newcastle and Lake MacQuarie beaches. Prices vary with numbers and amount of sessions.

I have been conducting surfing for sport with Whitebridge, Swansea, St Marys, Belmont Christian, Charlton Christian, Jewells Public, Hunter Ortho, Wakefield, Kotara, Belmont Nth, Belmont Public, Scone Grammer and Singleton Christian schools since 2005.

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