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Address: 4/5 11 Byron St, Byron Bay, New South Wales 2481, Australia
Phone Number: +61 2 6680 9828
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 18:30
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours

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Friendly, fun, pro, easy going and safe surf lessons. Thank you BD team!

Our family had surf lessons with Blackdog during our two week Byron Bay holiday. The staff were excellent, we always felt safe and everyone managed to stand up and have fun... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
TurnerFamilyOz
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Sydney, Australia

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Sydney, Australia
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11 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Our family had surf lessons with Blackdog during our two week Byron Bay holiday. The staff were excellent, we always felt safe and everyone managed to stand up and have fun surfing. Thank you Stu, Jamie and Tam for looking after all of us. Our 11, 15 and 16 year olds are now hooked :)

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Ballaigues
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Overall positive experience with dom and stew, we had fun time, learned stuff and got to stand on the board. A great day to many standard. The only thing is that the course was advertised for 3h30 and barely last for 2. Not that it matters immensely but this is misleading guys. I think all the businesses around are inflating... More 

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Mechelen, Belgium
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We took 3 day classes and would recommend this school to everyone. Teachers are super friendly, patient, relaxed, funny and enthusiastic for every progress we have made! Their method works quick and they give lots of personalised tips. After class you can return to the shop to watch slideshow with all pictures while enjoying fresh popcorn :) Very friendly and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

All the staff were really friendly and Stu our instructor was excellent. Made you feel really relaxed, perfect for beginners

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

The staff it's always such nice, I'm really enjoying going surfing with them. Highly recommended!!!!!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

4 ladies reluctantly turned up for our very first surfing lesson - organised for us - and it ended up being the highlight of our weekend in Byron Bay. Stu and Dom were excellent teachers; so patient and good-humoured. Tam, back at the store, was extremely helpful and friendly. We all loved George and Bear! Will seek them out again... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016 via mobile

Lonely planet is a guarantee and I trusted it to try surfing for the first time in my life. Amazing experience with this company. Very professional, competent, patient and friendly staff, very good quality equipment and two awesome morninitgs with these guys. Excellent photographer quick enough to take shots of me in those few seconds I was able to stand!... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

Highly recommend going with black dog, hands down the best place to learn to surf in Byron Bay. Went once, fell in love and ended up going three times. Friendly, fun and attentive with the added bonus of having two lovely dogs at their shop to have a quick cuddle with. Would recommend to anyone, you will get hooked!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016 via mobile

Amazing good teacher! You learn all the basics you need, and everyone managed to stand up. I've been to other surfing schools, but this one is by far the best.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016

My friend and I had two days of private lessons at Blackdog Surfing and cannot stop talking about it months later! Dean was a brilliant instructor and helped us improve more than we ever expected. He was also so enthusiastic and knowledgeable! The other staff are super friendly (Tam in the office is lovely!) and we heard only great things... More 

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Blackdogsurfing, Owner at Blackdog Surfing, responded to this review

Hey guys, thanks so much for the review! We really appreciate it. So stoked you guys had a great time. Hope you keep it up and look forward to seeing you both when you're back in Byron. Cheers, Deano More 

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