Surfing Lessons with Dan Frodsham’s Newcastle Surf School

Learn to surf with Newcastle’s most experienced surf school!

Dan Frodsham’s Newcastle Surf School is the longest-running surf school in the Newcastle and Lake Macquarie area. We cater for all ages and levels of surfing, from beginners to intermediates and advanced.

The school operates all year round for daily lessons out of two great locations; Nobby’s Beach and Blacksmiths Beach. We are a permanent fixture at both beaches throughout the NSW school holidays.

Lessons run for two hours and include soft/safe surfboards, wetsuits and sun shirts. All you need to bring is a towel, sunscreen, swimmers and an adventurous spirit!

We have a number of lessons and packages to suit your surfing level and ability.

The 4 lesson package can be used any way you like – four days in a row, once a week, or whenever you are available.

Once you have completed your four lessons and you want to keep surfing we can teach you new challenges. We can even get you riding different boards to make you into an even more capable surfer.

After your four lessons you are eligible to become part of the Newcastle Surf School Frequent Surfer Program – so every lesson after that is only $25.00*

*Conditions Apply – To take advantage of $25 per lesson, participants must attend a surf lesson at least once a month.

ONCE YOU HAVE BOOKED THE FIRST LESSON OF YOUR 4-SESSION PACKAGE ONLINE, PLEASE CONTACT DAN TO BOOK YOUR REMAINING 3 LESSONS.

Teaching surfing technique and mastery,

Educating on surf safety and etiquette,

Inspiring a life long passion for surfing,

Creating safer waters for all.

Lesson Times

Regular lessons run at both Blacksmiths Beach (Lake Macquarie) and Nobbys Beach (Newcastle) at the following times:

  • Mon-Fri 9am and 11am
  • Sat-Sun 9am, 11am and 2pm

During school holidays we run lessons 7 days a week at 7am, 9am, 11am and 2pm. All group lessons go for two hours. Private lessons go for 90 minutes.

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Prices

Open group lessons

($40.00 pp)

Perfect for getting out in the water for the first time and feeling the thrill of surfing. Maximum numbers per group is 12 people where we will have two coaches so you wont miss out on a wave.

4 x package

($140.00 pp)

These can be used anyway you like, four days in a row or once a week or once a month. Once you have completed your four lessons and you want to keep surfing we can teach new challenges and even get you riding different boards to turn you into a capable surfer. Every surf lesson after that will only cost $25 per lesson!

*Conditions Apply – To take advantage of $25 per lesson, participants must attend a surf lesson at least once a fortnight

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Private Group

($50.00 pp, min 4 people)

These lessons are for the people who want to get out in the water with there friends and have a laugh, whilst learning the skill of surfing. You can choose your own times for your lesson, we will work our lessons around you.

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Private One on One

($70.00 pp)

These lessons are customised to suit your surfing needs, you can use your own equipment or ours if you’re a beginner. If you have your own fibreglass board you are more than welcome to bring it along. You can choose your own times for your lesson, we will work our lessons around you.

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Surf Coaching

($40.00pp/$90.00 for a private session)

Surf coaching can be done at any beach within the Newcastle and Lake Macquarie area.

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What Happens In Your Lessons

First 5/10 minutes

  • Meet and greet your coach and other participants
  • Fit wetsuits
  • Board size selection

On the Beach – 15/20mins

What you will learn about:

  • Surf conditions, surf safety and stretching
  • Surf equipment (the various parts of your board)
  • How to read the ocean, tides & weather

We’ll also give you a demonstration on paddling, standing up on your board and how to catch waves while in the water.

In the water – 60-70 minutes

(Your coach will be in the water the whole time with you)

You will learn how to:

  • Stay safe in the water
  • Paddle, stand and turn
  • Identify waves and which waves to catch
  • Launch from shore, and paddle through the waves
  • Position and prepare to catch a wave
  • How and when to begin paddling for the wave and when to stand
  • Trim and turn

You’ll also learn all about surfing etiquette.

Lesson finish

Come in, wash equipment, and back to the van.

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