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Style Surf is a Locally Owned & Operated 100% Byron Bay Surf School.

We have the smallest group sizes with only 6 or 8 surfers per class.

Welcome to Style Surfing Byron Bay. 100% Lessons in Byron Bay. Gaz & V, Owners / Instructors / Operators.

  • I started surfing Byron Bay in the 1970s’
  • Worked in the Surfboard building Industry since the 1980s’.
  • I have been teaching surfing since 1986 & full time since 1998 at Byron Bays’ Clarkes and Belongil Beaches. 
  • I will get you standing up and surfing in your first few waves during your very first lesson in Byron Bay.
  • I have all the surfboards & wetsuits that are included for your lesson & I always surf in town.
  • Style Surf also has a free pick up and drop off service from your accommodation in town.
  • It’s always “Happy Days” surfing with Gaz.

$60 for 3 hour Group Lessons:

$250 for 2 hour Private Lessons:

We are a long time local family & proud to be the ‘Best’ and not the ‘Biggest’  Our small groups offer you personalized service that gives individual attention for your unique Style Surf Session in Byron Bay.

“Best Surf Lessons in Byron Bay”

14.7.2017. Meagan H
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!”

17.6.2017: Reviewed by Rachael M
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”


Reviewed April 2017

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”

Reviewed 5 of 5 stars13 Mar 2017
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”

Reviewed 4.12.2016

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!

“Seriously THE BEST Surf School in Byron!”

5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3.11.2016

I signed up for 5 lessons with Style Surfing and Gaz is THE best Byron has to offer. I’ve been surfing about a dozen times before at different locations around the world with several introductory lessons, but the teaching technique never stuck with me until this I went with these guys.

Gaz was also super flexible about letting me finish up my lessons at a later date when I had conflicting Freediving plans. I’m glad I listened to the locals and businesses saying to go with Style Surfing. They far exceeded my expectations and have the funniest “cheesy” jokes!

“Life changing morning!”

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2.9.2016

After 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!

Visited August 2016

Absolutely amazing

Reviewed. 3.8.2016.

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.


Clarkes Beach [below] is why Byron Bay is so famous for Surfing Lessons with Longest rides and Safest Waves. If your lesson is not at Clarkes Beach, then it is either flat with no waves or you are NOT getting the 100% Byron Bay Real Deal lesson…..wp-content-gallery-region-byron-bay-aerial

Beware of Bullsh#t…

Booking Surf Lessons for you and/ or your family, make sure you book a Byron Bay Licenced Surf School.

If your surf school is NOT licenced in Byron Bay, you will sit on a bus for an hour of the lesson & surf in Ballina Shire 30km away from Byron Bay and the surf is not as safe or good for your lesson. Bugger That!!


Book Direct with Style Surf:

Text Gaz:

+61 416 162 969

WhatsApp Gaz:

+61 416 162 969


+61 2 6685 5634

Email: stylesurf@bigpond.com




  • 100% of our lessons are in town when we have the Best & Safest surf conditions for you with the smallest groups.
  • 100% Cancellation Policy if the Surf is not good for you.
  • The Instructor is in the surf 100% of the water time.
  • The best experience with individual attention in Byron Bay.       




  • Style will NOT sit you on a bus for 1 hour to go to Ballina Beaches are 25 km away from Byron Bay, each way.
  • Style Surf will NOT have lessons DANGEROUS waves.
  • Style Surf will NOT have big groups only 10 per class.
  • Style Surf has a 100% refund policy if the surf is NOT Safe.

Happy Days & catch you in the Waves.


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Lessons This Week

Monday - Friday

9am & 2pm

Saturday - Sunday

9am & 2pm





Daily Surf Report

  • 16th October #byronbay Surf Report

    Hi Mates, We have more swell rolling thru for Monday and inside The Bay is
    the only place to go surfing.

    The Pass has waves for the experts for both long and short boards.

    Main Beach thru to the wreck is best early or late with the higher tide
    being the pick there today.

    Have a great day surfing The Bay. Happy Days.

    B.O.M. WEATHER: Strong Wind Warning for Monday for Byron Coast

    WINDS: East to southeasterly 20 to 30 knots.

    SEAS: 2 to 2.5 metres.

    SWELL: Easterly 1.5 to 2 metres.

    WEATHER: Cloudy. 95% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm.

    SURF ACTION: www.worldsurfleague.com

    SURF SAFE BYRON: https://www.facebook.com/search/top/?q=surf%20safe%20byron

    Happy Days & Catch U in The Waves..


    GAZ & V.

    02 6685 5634
    0416 162 969
    F: stylesurfingbyronbay