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Torquay Surfing Academy. We offer surfing lessons for all ages and abilities! Lessons held around Torquay and the Surf Coast daily. Surfboard hire also available, as well as body boards, wetsuits, kayaks, Stand Up Paddleboards and bikes. Contact us...more
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34a Bell St, Torquay, Victoria 3228, Australia
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+61 3 5261 2022
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Reviewed 28 May 2018

Both me and my three young children had a great time learning how to surf with the TSA during two lessons on Sat and Sun last weekend. The instructors (Kevin and Dave) were great with both the adults and kids and everyone ended up being...More

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Reviewed 20 May 2018

It may be a little colder in the car park but the ocean is still only a little cooler since summer! The best bit about having a surf now and as winter starts is that there are so few people in the water so you...More

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Reviewed 1 May 2018

Hired private lessons. Kev is a freaking good surfer. He teaches you not only the techniques in the surfboard (paddle, stand-up, turn...) but also to read the clues of the sea, understand how the beach is working at each moment. That's my 2n time hiring...More

Thank Tamer V
Pat C, General Manager at Torquay Surfing Academy, responded to this reviewResponded 20 May 2018

Was great seeing you progress and perfect your surfing throughout the 5 private lessons with Kev. The team at TSA are very glad to hear that you have achieved a lot and we will be sure to pass on the success of your lessons to...More

Reviewed 23 April 2018

I was so happy I chose this company. They even let me rebook my surf lesson due to some outside circumstances. I highly recommend to book a surf lesson to anyone with Torquay surf academy, at any age!More

Thank Julia N
Pat C, General Manager at Torquay Surfing Academy, responded to this reviewResponded 1 May 2018

We were very happy to ensure that we could reschedule your lesson after you unfortunately were unable to attend. Very glad to see it all worked out and that you could still surf with us. Hope to see you again Julia for another surf down...More

Reviewed 16 April 2018

Had a multi-private lesson with Brad, he did an outstanding job of teaching us the basics and assisting us to improve whilst on the water. Both my girlfriend and I went from having no surfing experience to being able to ride multiple waves! Highly recommend...More

Thank Andre S
Pat C, General Manager at Torquay Surfing Academy, responded to this reviewResponded 1 May 2018

It's great to hear that your multi private lesson with Brad was quite successful and that you and your girlfriend learned and improved the basics skills of surfing. Will be sure to let Brad know that you were very appreciative of his coaching and we...More

Reviewed 1 April 2018 via mobile

Took my son (8 years) for his first lesson. It was a private lesson for 2 hours. The instructor was attentive and had patience for a young kid. After 2 hours my son was up and riding (in fact 30 minutes). He had a great...More

Thank Christopher D
Pat C, General Manager at Torquay Surfing Academy, responded to this reviewResponded 2 April 2018

Sounds like your son has quite the knack for surfing! Glad to hear he enjoyed the lesson and surfing down at Torquay. Hopefully see you again. Regards Jake.

Reviewed 13 March 2018

4 families (3 adults and 8 children) booked a 2 hour group lesson. We had dealings with both Brad and Kevin - both were very knowledgeable, a lot of fun and great with the kids. They also took us to a quiet and protected beach...More

Thank RomBoz
Pat C, General Manager at Torquay Surfing Academy, responded to this reviewResponded 23 March 2018

Happy to hear that all 11 of your group had a great experience and all stood up. The coaches like Brad and Kev love hearing positive feedback on their successful lessons. Hopefully some of your kids are now more eager to pursue surfing or at...More

Reviewed 12 March 2018 via mobile

Haven’t had that much fun in a long time. Kevin was a great teacher especially the tips he gave while out in the water. Would definitely recommend it to others. Thanks guys!

Thank DaniandBen0404
Pat C, General Manager at Torquay Surfing Academy, responded to this reviewResponded 23 March 2018

Glad to hear you had such great lesson with curly Kev, love hearing of lessons that are full of enjoyment and improvement. Keen to see you again soon. Thanks Jake.

Reviewed 11 March 2018

Had a follow up group lesson today on my own, following a lesson with my 11 year old daughter a few weeks ago. today I scored Kevin who proved to be a fountain of knowledge and managed to give me a few pointers that completely...More

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Pat C, General Manager at Torquay Surfing Academy, responded to this reviewResponded 18 March 2018

Hey David. Thanks so much for the positive feedback. We are constantly aiming to improve everyone's surfing each sessions so it is great for us to hear some of the success stories. Glad to hear that your family had a enjoyable experience with Kev. Hope...More

Reviewed 24 January 2018

Torquay and the whole area is famous for surfing, and I thought it would be great to start learning the basics of surfing in this place. I checked online for any available lessons, and Torquay Surfing Academy was the first and obvious choice and also...More

Thank Jelena M
Pat C, General Manager at Torquay Surfing Academy, responded to this reviewResponded 25 January 2018

Hi Jelena, Thank you for your review! It's great to hear that after taking the group lessons that you took the step forward to also getting a private lesson, as you found out it makes all the difference. As for the group lessons not being...More

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