Hi Mates, Style Surf School is here now & waiting for restrictions to lift so we can get back to teaching you surf skills in a safe way in Byron Bay.

We are still Temporarily Closed due to the Covid-19 but we are still here now to answer your enquiries:

Thanks. Gaz & V. 

Email: stylesurf@bigpond.com

Text / Call / WhatsApp:

About Us:

We have Owned & Operated our surf school in Byron Bay since 1999. We cannot wait to get back into the surf with you and improve all your surfing skills to the Max..

I have been surfing here in Byron Bay & the Far North Coast since the 1970s. I am an ASI Level 3 Surfing Coach and have been surf coaching for more than 30 years. We have been involved in the local surfing scene with the Local Boardrider Club & Surf Life Saving Club, organizing Local Surfing Events & Fund Raisers for many years.

I used to work in a Byron Bay Surfboard Factory during the 1980s & 1990s. I was selling Surfboards & Surfing Products both Locally, Nationally & Internationally whilst working alongside my brother John [MADDOG] and working with local surfboard shapers & manufacturing at Maddog Surf Centre.

Maddog has now retired and goes surfing & fishing everyday. Maddog Surfboards 

I teach surfers to be “Surf Instructors” in Byron Bay. Academy of Surfing Instructors.

All my life I have travelled over the world surfing & Byron Bay has some of the best learning waves on earth for you to have a go!! 

About You:

  • We only surf in the waves in Byron Bay.

  •  We always take you to the Best & Safest Waves in Byron Bay.

  • We have all the gear for you to go surfing with us.

  •  We wont take you surfing if the surf is real bad or un-safe for you.

  • We will get you standing up & surfing straight away on your first day.

  •  We teach you how to do it all, paddle and catch waves yourself properly and do all the basics on your own on the first day.

  •  We cater for all your ages and abilities.

  • Kids, Teenagers, Adults, Grandparents, Students & Backpackers. 5 to 95 years of age.

  • We are so Happy to be the BEST.

  • The Fact is no other surf school operator has taught as many students as Gaz or owned their surf school as long as our family.

  • We have more experience in teaching surfing skills in Byron Bay than anyone.

  • We employ local surfers / Instructors.

  • We have all the gear for you to hit the surf & all you need is swimmers and a towel and the payment.

  • Style has the smallest groups and the best Student/ Instructor ratios. 

  •  We cater for first time Beginners to Advanced surfing abilities.

  •  We suggest to start with 1 lesson then take your surfing from there.

  • We give you more instruction & information than any other school in Byron Bay.

  • Other Schools want to book you in for multiple lessons but we teach you more on your first day so you progress quickly.

  • Check this out: Some Surf Safety we teach you! 

Talk to Gaz direct:
Call / Text/ WhatsApp

Please be Aware of the “FALSE ADVERTISING” with Byron Bay Group Surfing Lessons? 

Byron Bay has plenty of Surf Schools so do your homework.

A few Surf Schools use only the waves in Byron Bay but we have other schools that advertise Byron Bay for their Group lessons but they do not have a licence in Byron Bay for the group lessons, so they cannot surf in Byron Bay.

So why advertise that they can?

They hold a licence for other surf spots that are 30 minutes drive & 30 km away, but it is not Byron Bay. These beaches do not have the safe waves we get at Byron Bay. Great for experts, but too big and rough for beginners, it will be white water only on most days of the year or they take you into a river???

These guys take Groups of up to 20 students but we can only take 10 students per class.

These guys tell you false facts & stories to lead you to believe they go somewhere better?? What The??? 

Do your research or miss out on the “Real Deal Byron Bay Experience”. Gaz.

The Surf Schools that are licenced for group lessons in Byron Bay are:

1. Style Surf School. 2. Blackdog Surfing. 3.Byron Bay Surf Camp. 

The other Surf Schools advertise Byron Bay but cannot even use the waves in Byron Bay and leave town…


There are only 4 Licences available in Byron Bay for Surf Schools and are given to the Best Operators.

Other beaches on the north coast are amazing with some of the best waves in the world but do not have the safe beginner waves of Clarkes Beach in Byron Bay.

My mates from these beaches all bring their own kids to Clarkes Beach in Byron Bay for them to get the best waves for learning to surf.

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I have a Daily Byron Bay Surf Report & I know where the Best Learning Waves are every day.

Style Surf is Licenced with Byron Shire Council, Cape Byron National Parks and the Byron Bay Marine Park.

We also have free photos taken with you on the Sand.

It’s always “Happy Days”

We have lessons at 9 am & 1 pm Daily.

We don’t have a ‘BOOK NOW BUTTON’

We offer a “full refund” if the surf is not safe for you.

Just Pay On The Day so there is “No Problem at All” if the lesson is cancelled due to dangerous surf conditions.


Click here to watch one of our students..

Mobile +61416162969

Office +61266855634

Email: stylesurf@bigpond.com

Group & Private Surf Lessons:

2 hour Private Lessons & 3 hour group lessons.

I always recommend my group lessons as they are cheaper with the same Instruction in the surf.

How to become a Surfing Instructor ?


You need is a minimum of 5 years Surfing Experience.

& AIR B&B Reviews.


Best Surfing lessons ever…..

I recently had 3 consecutive days of surf lessons with David and had the best time! At the end of day one, I could confidently stand and surf the wave, at the end of day three, I am now confident to go out surfing on my own with no issues. David came and picked me up from my accomodation in Byron each day and dropped me home – super convenient! They also provided all equipment including wetsuit, rash vest and surfboard. Gaz and David are some of the nicest guys you will ever meet with a wealth of surfing knowledge and really easy personalised instructions to make you the best surfer you can be. We surfed right in the heart of Byron Bay and only small groups each day, meaning the instructors had plenty of time to spend with you one-on-one. Thank again guys!! Emma C.

“Best Surf Lessons in Byron Bay”


Gaz and V go above and beyond for their clients, they were extremely accommodating for our family with young children. Gaz will have you surfing he is a fantastic teacher! He pays attention to all his students, gives individual advice,even helps you catch the wave(pushes you on), picks you up and drops you back from your accommodation ……Gaz and V make it too eeeeasy! After struggling to surf for years three lessons with Gaz and I can now surf along the face of the wave and I am hooked!!! These surf lessons have changed my life….Thank you Gaz you’re a LEGEND!

“Best surf instructor there is!”

Gaz is the best surf instructor I’ve ever encountered! I’d just completed a 10 day surf camp but I learnt more in one session with Gaz than I had during those 10 days! He taught me completely new techniques that had me surfing better than ever! He is an excellent teacher, who really knows what he’s doing. He’s patient, kind, funny, and made the experience so enjoyable! Everyone in our group was standing and surfing pretty quickly! He can have you surfing green waves and jumping to your feet in one session! And Gaz has great communication skills so he’s perfect even if English isn’t your first language. He’s a local who knows the best spots to surf at and he genuinely cares about teaching you properly, whether you have one lesson or ten! If you want to surf, this is the guy you need! I honestly wish I’d taken more lessons with him! He even takes pictures and sends them to you for free! He picks you up and drops you back off where you’re staying, and he even drove us up to see the lighthouse where we spotted a whale! Couldn’t recommend this more!

“Surfing at its best”

My son and I had a surf trip booked and we left it up to the amazing Gaz, what he doesn’t know about Byron and the waves is not worth knowing.
He is patient, informative and cares about you having the best experience doing something he obviously loves.
He had both of us up and surfing catering for our different abilities with subtly and professionalism. I will always have these memories to share with my son, thank you.

“Gaz is a stella guy”

Not sure on his teaching skills but Gaz seems like a real stand out guy. He found my wallet at an airport, with around $900 in it, tracked me down by phone, and went out of his way to give it back to me. I offered him a reward but he would not take it. Helped restore my faith in humans.

 “Raining and Ripping”

Had a great experience with Gaz! No BS kind of guy and tells it like it is. Definitely worth every penny and the time. You will have loads of fun with him. Super accommodating and will have you surfing in no time! Too bad there isn’t a 6th star option. He’d get mine!

“Thank you Gaz for entertaining, safe surf lessons and sharing your life passion of surfing”

Gaz stopped us on the beach with some free surf advice for our daughter who has a prosthetic leg. She joined his class the next day, Gaz changed her surf style and she had a blast surfing with him and the team. I (Mum) joined in the next day with Gaz and the team as our daughter had such an amazing time and had a great time myself!! Thank you Gaz for everything you did for our daughter as she had such a wonderful time and is now hooked 🙂 You taught us more than just how to be pushed on to waves, so we learned about surfing as a whole and not just about standing up. See you next time!

 “Life changing morning!”

5 of 5 starsAfter being extremely reluctant to sign up to do a surf lesson as a very unconfident swimmer and someone who doesn’t like water I can say it was one of the best things I have ever done. It was absolutely the best decision to go with Gaz at Style Surfing. He was absolutely incredible! He devoted his time to me 1 on 1, taking my out further and teaching me techniques and to be more confident. He is so knowledgeable and was so patient with me. He got everybody up on the waves and feeling good. I was actually really inspired by Gaz and am so grateful. We had random people on the beach interrupt our session to just say how great he was and that he taught them to surf and he is the best. He turned me from someone who would have never considered surfing into someone who wants to do it again. Would highly recommend!


Absolutely amazing

Going with Style Surfing was definitely the best decision! Gaz is an amazing surf instructor..probably the best you can get!!! He absolutely loves surfing and made this passion his profession. He grew up in Byron Bay, knows where to find the best waves and how to get you standing up on your first lesson. He’s also great fun and gets you motivated from the very beginning. He even helped me and my boyfriend to fix up the second-hand surfboards we had bought..legend!!!
Too bad we had to leave the next day, otherwise we would have loved to take more lessons.


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Happy Days & catch you in the Waves.



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Daily Surf Report with Gaz:


Surf Safety Guid