Your booking with Newcastle Surf School

We’re looking forward to seeing you and getting out on the water. New students often have questions about the lessons. We highly recommend you read the terms and conditions below and check our FAQ page. If you still have unanswered questions or concerns please call Dan on 0405 500 469.

Indemnity waiver form

It will save time before the lesson if you print the indemnity waiver form, fill it in and bring it with you on the day. Download the indemnity waiver form here.

Terms and conditions

The following are our standard terms and conditions.

  • Bookings for all surf lessons are essential. Bookings for our daily group surf lessons must be made at least the day prior to your lesson. We recommend bookings for all other surf lessons be made at least 48 hours in advance to ensure we can make a time suitable for you.
  • Risk Acceptance: While it is an exciting pastime, surfing does involve some dangers that are unpredictable. There is always the chance that participants can be hurt of injured in this activity and so every participant is required to complete our Declaration Form before entering any Port Macquarie Surf School program. Parents / guardians must complete the form if the participant is under the age of 18.
  • We meet at the beach 10 minutes prior to surf lessons.
  • 24 hours notice must be provided to cancel your surf lesson.
  • Unfortunately no refunds can be given if, for any reason, you have to leave early while participating in a surf lesson.
  • Once you have started your course, surf lessons are not transferable to anyone else.
  • Our beaches, and all beaches for that matter, are at times subject to currents, troughs, rips, shallow sandbanks and strong winds. We strongly advise you to take the time to consider these factors before you sign the Declaration Form and participate in a surf lesson.
  • We reserve the right to cancel or postpone surf lessons due to poor or dangerous surf conditions.
  • Cancellation Policy: Cancellations advised with 24 hours notice before your surf lesson are fully refundable. Cancellations inside of 24 hours of surf lesson will be charged a $15 administration Fee. Cancellations made inside 4 hours of your surf lesson will result in full amount for the lesson payable by you.
  • Even on rainy days, lessons will be still be held. We’re all going to get wet anyway.
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