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Girls on Board Surf School!

Rated 4.92 out of 5 from 12 reviews.Smiths Beach, Australia

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Experience hosted by Jess

90 mins
Includes equipment
Up to 5 people
Hosted in English

What you'll do

Get on board the surfing lifestyle

We will meet at the Girls on Board van in the YCW Beach car park (Unless otherwise specified.)

This session is perfect for a complete beginner or someone who has surfed a bit but would like some tips to move to the next level. Please let me know your level of experience.

All sessions will start with a rundown & overview of the location followed by surf safety and awareness tuition on the beach. I will then teach board handling skills, correct technique, and surf skills. This won’t take long! Once you’re feeling confident with this we will hit the water! A majority of our session will be spent in the water. Once the session is over we will de brief and I can provide you with any information you would like whether it be advice on surfboards or on where to eat & what to do on our beautiful Island!

Please don't be late! If you are late it will cut in to our surfing time.
Get on board the surfing lifestyle

We will meet at the Girls on Board van in the YCW Beach car park (Unless otherwise specified.)

This session is perfect for a complete beginner or someone who has surfed a bit but would like some tips to move to the next level. Please let me know your level of experience.

All sessions will start with a rundown & overview of the location followed by surf safety and awareness tuition on the beach. I will then teach board handling skills, correct technique, and surf skills. This won’t take long! Once you’re feeling confident with this we will hit the water!…

What's included

  • Equipment
    Sunscreen
    Rash Vest
From $70
/ person
No dates available

Meet your host, Jess

Host on Airbnb since 2016
  • 12 Reviews
  • Identity verified
Hi! My name is Jess Laing. I grew up on Phillip Island and have been surfing here for over 20 years. I was a competitive surfer until I was 18 years old where I decided to hang up the contest shirt and go down a different path. My passion is now in free surfing and the incredible lifestyle that surrounds it, surf coaching and traveling the world. I hope to be able to pass on as much knowledge that I can and hope that surfing can give you as much as it’s given me!!
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Where you'll be

We have access to the two premier learn to surf venues on Phillip Island. Whilst they’re both safe learning environments, they also offer opportunity to step your surfing up to the next level. Both Smiths Beach and YCW Beach are protected by headlands on either side.

Rated 4.92 out of 5 from 12 reviews.

Jess
April 2019
I’ve been wanting to surf for most of my life and was thrilled to finally get to fulfil this dream. Jess was awesome and has continued to provide advice and her expertise well after the lesson was done. I had an amazing time and would do it again in a heartbeat. An experience I’ll never forget.
I’ve been wanting to surf for most of my life and was thrilled to finally get to fulfil this dream. Jess was awesome and has continued to provide advice and her expertise well afte…
Nina
January 2019
My daughter had the absolute best day today with Jess! Jess is lovely and very skilled, after a few tries my daughter was able to stand on her surfboard and managed to surf for a few meters to the beach. I can highly recommend Jess to anyone! Thank you!
My daughter had the absolute best day today with Jess! Jess is lovely and very skilled, after a few tries my daughter was able to stand on her surfboard and managed to surf for a f…
Angela
January 2019
I’m 50, female and have always wanted to learn to surf. Jess was the perfect coach: clear, extremely competent, patient and attentive. Would deffo recommend.
Abigail Kalaya
January 2019
I loved how structured and organized the lesson was. Jess gave me some really good tips to help me get on the board and ride a wave or two.
Tiffany
December 2018
Jess is a very caring coach. She briefed us well on how to deal with the ocean safely before the lesson starts. She also gave detailed instructions for us beginners. The lesson was very fun, and thanks to Jess for taking good care of us!
Erin
December 2018
Just brilliant! I was a bit concerned, as this was my 10 year old's first time in the sea. Jess was very relaxed, caring and great with instructions. My daughter went from being a bit nervous to being totally at ease, and absolutely loved the experience..........now wanting to come back (everyday........)
Just brilliant! I was a bit concerned, as this was my 10 year old's first time in the sea. Jess was very relaxed, caring and great with instructions. My daughter went from being a…

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Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 5 guests ages 9 and up can attend.

More tips

Wetsuits-
From Dec- Feb wetsuits are optional. They must be worn at all other times & can be hired from the surf shop around the corner for $10p/h. Information will be provided on booking.

What to bring

Wetsuit- If you don't have your own, these can be hired from the surf shop around the corner. I will provide information on booking!

Towel