Style is Born & Bred in Byron Bay.

Locally Owned & Operated by the same Byron Bay family that started the business more than 21 years ago.

We must follow all the Covid-19 Protocols for your Safety. 

Happy Days from Gaz & V. 

Enquiries and Bookings:

Best to Contact with Text / Call / WhatsApp:

Email: Currently as of 7.102020 my Bigpond account / Telstra may take longer than normal to reply so best contact is by text +61416162969

3 hour Group Lesson: $70

About Us:

Gaz & V have owned & operated our surf school in Byron Bay since 1999.

We have been surfing here in Byron Bay since the 1970s. Teaching in Byron Bay since the 1980s. Gaz is an ASI Level 3 Surfing Coach and has been surf coaching for more than 30 years.

We pride ourselves on being Byron Bays’ Most Experienced with more local knowledge than any other operator by far…The owners are at the beach each day checking the surfing conditions for the classes and running the best surf lessons.

We have been involved in the local surfing scene with the local board-riding clubs & surf life saving clubs, sponsoring, organizing local surfing events & fund raisers for many years.

Gaz also worked in a surfboard factory for many years at Maddog Surf Centres in Byron Bay during the 1980s & 1990s.

Teaching and selling the right size and type of surfboard to suit the surfers ability was my specialty. 

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

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

During my surfing life, I have travelled over the world surfing. Byron Bay has the best learning waves on the planet.. 

About You:

  • We only surf in the waves in Byron Bay.

  •  We always take you to the best & safest waves in The Bay, always at Clarkes Beach near The Pass.

  • We have all the surfing equipment for you.

  •  We will cancel if the surf  is not good for you.

  • We always have our beginners standing up & surfing straight away on your first day.

  •  We teach you how to surf by yourself so you can paddle and catch waves properly, then stand up and surf to the beach on your own.

  •  We cater for all your ages and abilities…Kids, Teenagers, Adults, Grandparents, Students & Backpackers.     5 to 95 years of age.

  • We do not worry about having the biggest surf school we will just stay the best.

  • The Fact is that No other surf school operator has been teaching surfing skills as long as I have here in Byron Bay

  • We Employ local Byron Bay surfers as your instructors.

  • All you need is swimmers, a towel and water bottle & payment/receipt.

  • Style has the smallest groups. 

  •  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 instruction & information with every wave you catch.

  • Check this out: Tallows’ & RIP Surf Safety! 

Talk to Gaz direct:
Call / Text/ WhatsApp


There are only a few Surf Schools that use only the waves in Byron Bay 100%.

We have surf schools that advertise Byron Bay for group lessons but they have to drive to Lennox Head and Ballina beaches for their lessons as surf schools must hold a licence to teach in Byron Bay. They cannot provide what they are selling?

These 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 Lennox & Ballina 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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We are on the beach each morning & I know where the best waves for learning are each 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 when the waves are best on the day with winds & tides being the best for you. 

Mornings at 9 am & Afternoons at 1 pm.

We don’t have a ‘BOOK NOW BUTTON’ as we go when the surf is good to go. We offer a “full refund” if the surf is no good & not safe for you.

Just Pay On The Day if the lesson is cancelled…

Click here to watch one of our students..

Mobile +61416162969

Office +61266855634


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.

The family have holidayed at Byron Bay 3 times in the last 4 years.
Each time we have taken surfing lessons. We went with Style Surfing this year and it left the other surf schools for dead.
Gaz is a larger than life character who is committed to get you up and enjoying surfing. We made huge progress and were then able to go off on our own and continue the improvement and fun.
What is special about Gaz – his energy, commitment, humor, ability to get across the right information and skill of helping beginners reach their potential.


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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Lessons This Week

Monday - Friday

9am & 1:30pm

Saturday - Sunday

9am & 1:30pm





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  • Byron Bay Surf 26.8.2020

    Hi Mates, We have a few thunderstorms out at sea today and the surf is looking ok. The next lesson will be at 11am on Thursday 27.8.20. Happy Days, Gaz