Bribie Island Surf School

Bribie Island Surf School

70 Bayside Drive, Beachmere QLD, Australia

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.

What to Expect from Surf Lessons Bribie Island

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).

What’s included in the Learn to Surf Bribie Island Lessons

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:

  • Soft safe surfboard
  • Rash shirts
  • Wetsuits

Surf students need to bring along:

  • Pair of boardies
  • Towel
  • Hat
  • Sunglasses
  • Water
  • Sunscreen

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.

Safety First!

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.

Surf Lesson Options

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.

More Bribie Island Things to Do

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.

Pumicestone Passage

A tranquil fishing haven, Pumicestone Passage is also a popular area for water sports including water-skiing, kite surfing, jet-skiing and kayaking.

Pumicestone Passage Foreshore

Located along Pumicestone Passage foreshore are a number of BBQs, picnic tables and playgrounds perfect for kicking-back, or enjoying a romantic sunset.

Bongaree Beach

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.

Bongaree Jetty

Located along the beach, Bongaree Jetty is a popular spot to cast a line in, or bomb dive into the passage waters.

Bribie Island National Park

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.

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Acknowledgement of Country - We would like to acknowledge the traditional owners of the lands and waterways of the Moreton Bay Region, the Kabi Kabi/Gubbi Gubbi, Jinibara, and Turrbal people and pay our respects to their Elders, past, present and emerging. We recognise the ongoing connection that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people have to this land and recognise Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people as the original custodians of this land.