If you, or your child is eager to learn to surf, Bribie Island is the best place to build your skills and grow your confidence. Bribie Island's warm waters and small rolling waves make it perfect for little ones wishing to learn to surf, adults keen for lessons in calmer waters, and also visiting tourists who’d like to dip their toes into the sport.
With white sandy beaches and a protected, zoned national park covering over 80% of the island, Bribie is a unique nature lovers paradise home to the closest surf beach to Brisbane.
Bribie Island Surf School encourages the progressive development of surfing via a wide variety of professionally delivered ‘learn to surf’ programs, tours and surf camps for all ages, delivering a fun, exciting, safe and structured, surfing experience.
Whether jumping on a board for the very first time or trying to perfect a round house cutback – the qualified and accredited instructors will be there to guide you all the way.
Daily surfing classes are held year round for different ages and varying levels of talent. All Surf Lessons Bribie Island run from around 8:30am to 10.00am (depending on the weather and tides).
A wealth of surfing experience and know-how will be passed onto beginner surfers by friendly, super-knowledgeable and professional Australian accredited level 1 learn to surf coaches.
Surf students will be provided with:
Surf students need to bring along:
The coaches also encourage keen students to participate in the sport outside of lessons – recreationally and/or competitively. Meeting Point: Park in the foreshore main beach car park adjoining the Bribie Island Surf Club in Woorim. The instructor's ‘meet and greet’ area is adjacent to the main surf club building.
Bribie Island Surf School endeavours to provide a safe surfing experience, in a supportive environment giving participants, and parents of young students peace of mind.
Learn to Surf Bribie Island Program – Tailored to children between the ages of 5 and 12.
The Beginner’s Basics Introductory Lessons – Geared towards those who have never surfed before.
Basic Intermediate Classes – Designed for those who have surfed a little and know the fundamentals, but are feeling pretty rusty in their skills.
Private Coaching/Private Group Class – Personalised one-on-one lessons, or private group lessons with friends at a time which suits you.
Surfing Mums Lessons – Ideal for mums wishing to learn to surf.
School and Community Group ‘Safe Surfing’ Packages are also available for interested parties.
Stand Up Paddle boarding (SUP) lessons are also available held at Bongaree Beach.
Relaxation, romance, adventure and fun for the whole family await on Bribie Island. This water-rimmed paradise offers so much to do by the shore and on the water.
A tranquil fishing haven, Pumicestone Passage is also a popular area for water sports including water-skiing, kite surfing, jet-skiing and kayaking.
Located along Pumicestone Passage foreshore are a number of BBQs, picnic tables and playgrounds perfect for kicking-back, or enjoying a romantic sunset.
Feel the soft sand between your toes at Bongaree Beach and surrounding passage beaches. This beach is a popular spot for families with young children as the waters are often very calm and shallow. Contact Bribie Island Surf school for SUP lessons at Bongaree.
Located along the beach, Bongaree Jetty is a popular spot to cast a line in, or bomb dive into the passage waters.
Covering a significant portion of the island is the Bribie Island National Park, a beautiful forested area perfect for exploring both from Pumicestone Passage, inland and on the beach side. The park is only suitable for 4WD vehicles. If you do intend to drive on the beach, ensure you have purchased the correct permits before starting your journey.
Bribie Island Seaside Museum near Caboolture makes for a great museum day trip from Brisbane experience for the kids and adults alike. Right near the beach, the Bribie Museum is in the heart of the Moreton Bay Region.
Watch history come alive at the Abbey Museum Caboolture near Brisbane, you’ll step back in time through an anthropological porthole. DISCOVER TODAY!
The Bribie Island Community Arts Centre is one of Australia’s largest and busiest arts centres, with space for display, retail, workshops and studios, and catering for more than twenty kinds of arts and crafts.
The Old Fire Station Community Arts and Volunteer Hub is a Redcliffe art gallery located along the peninsular; showcasing some of the finest local art. This facility holds exhibitions of some of greatest art pieces of the Moreton Bay Region and beyond.