A 30-minute ferry ride from the city, Manly has a load of activities for families. Manly Surf School is a case in point: with a variety of options that range from elite programs to school holiday care, the fully qualified staff are there to make sure your family gets the most out of their time on the beautiful Northern Beaches.
Kids programs are offered daily, and prices vary according to number of lessons, from $50 per child for one, to $330 per child for 10 (which works out at $33 a lesson - a significant saving).
For something more intensive, the Surf School offers 4-day courses on different beaches for kids every school holidays - even in winter. Under the guidance of surf pro Matt Grainger, your child is provided with a surfboard and wetsuit and placed in an appropriate age group to encourage their learning. Classes run for one or two hours, and kids are taught safety tips as well as technique.
For program details and locations visit their calendar.
There are also after school surfing sessions, for $30 per person, which includes sunscreen, rash vests, wetsuit, surfboard and body board.
When: Year round.
Who: From 5 yrs.
Price: For 1 hour, children cost $70. For 2 hour classes, children cost $120.