1 1/2 Hour Surf Lesson in Apollo Bay

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    This tour is provided by

    Apollo Bay Surf & Kayak

    We operate in the beautiful environment of Apollo Bay on the Great Ocean Road. Our most popular tours are our surf lessons on the Apollo Bay foreshore and our ocean kayaking tours within the Marengo Marine Sanctuary which hosts a Seal Colony, home to at least 100 fur seals! We are also right next to the Great Otway National Park and the Great Ocean Walk, so if you want to explore this iconic trail whilst you are here, just get in touch! 

    • Surf Lesson
    • Apollo Bay, Australia

    1 1/2 hour lessons learning to surf with qualified coaches who teach in the water with you.

    Instruction in Surf Safety and Ocean Awareness on Apollo Bay’s safe surf beach. Learn in waist deep water with easy to ride waves.

    Full-length wetsuits and safe soft ‘G’-Boards with no sharp edges are provided to help to make your whole experience fun. We aim to get you standing first lesson!

    Make new friends, meeting fellow learners and local, friendly instructors. Our staff are happy to answer any questions you may have.

    Learn how to carry the boards safely and be respectful of other surfers. Our supportive and relaxed staff will help build your confidence in the water.

    Please Note

    These tours do not run daily outside of the January & Easter school holidays.


    You need to be able to swim at least 25m.


    Please meet in front of the Surf Lifesaving Club in Apollo Bay.


    The following prices are G.S.T inclusive- (Note this is not a private tour):
    Kayak Tour $85 per person  (no child price applies – need to be age 12 and over to participate). Tour needs minimum 2 people to operate. 

    Join A Surf Groms Holiday Program!

    SURF GROMS is available over the Christmas/Jan School Holidays- 4 day programs for kids 5-12.

    How do we book & pay?

    Surfing Victoria ask that you book SURF GROMS directly with them online… so you pay them & they pay us! Surfing Victoria provide some cool merch which comes with your booking, so they will ask you to register your childs size details, age etc. If you have participated in the Surf Grom program before you can use your previous login details. Please note, if you need to change your booking or request a refund at any stage, please contact Surfing Victoria with your booking reference.

    Dates and times for Surf Groms 2020 in Apollo Bay are to be confirmed shortly.

    PRICE $220 per grom, no rego fee included

    START- FINISH 10.30am – 12.30am 90mins

    Price Includes

    • 1 1/2 hours of instruction and touring
    • Paddling with qualified guides in easy to use sit-on-top-kayaks
    • Instruction in Surf Safety and Ocean Awareness at Marengo Marine Sanctuary
    • All equipment is provided including wetsuits, helmets and PFDs (life jackets)

    Class Breakdown

    • Meeting the instructor and other students and fitting of wetsuits. Boards and leg ropes are issued and sunscreen is applied!
    • Surf awareness talk to educate students and make them aware of the surf environment. Demonstration on how to carry the board safely and how to enter the water whilst being aware of other surfers
    • How to lie and paddle on the board and how to catch broken waves
    • Practising back on the beach, how to stand on the board and get to your feet, and how to aim the board
    • In water instruction given and continued help of pushing students onto the waves
    • End of class with an opportunity to ask further questions