There are 15 beaches in Port Macquarie, so it’s no wonder this place is considered a surfer’s paradise. If you’ve always wanted to live the surfer lifestyle, Port Macquarie has everything you need to know to learn how to surf and get involved in Australia’s favourite pass time.
Town Beach has three main breaks along its 800-metre shore. Flagstaff is the protected southern headland of Town Beach and is probably the best spot for beginner surfers depending on the conditions on the day.
Lighthouse Beach, 9km South of Port Macquarie, is often considered one of the best surf beaches in the area.
Flynns Beach is a great spot to surf particularly for kids and beginner surfers. This is where the local surf school run lessons almost year round.
One of the most effective ways to learn to surf is by taking lessons with a paid professional. These lessons will give you the foundational skills you need to get your new surfing hobby off to a great start.
Port Macquarie Surf School is a highly respected local family-owned business. At Port Macquarie Surf School you can pick a lesson package that suits you. Choose from either 3 or 5 lessons, do it with a group, or alone. The Port Macquarie Surf School offers lessons to people of any age and any skill level.
Soul Surfing is another surf school in Port Macquarie. The owners are a married couple who live and breath surfing and want to share their passion with as many people as possible. Soul Surf promises they will adapt their teaching methods to suit you and you’ll have fun while learning to surf.
If you want to practice your skills before investing in a surfboard, Surf Garage in Port Macquarie can help you out. This store rents out everything you might need to go surfing including wetsuits, beginner surfboards and fibreglass boards.