Manly Surf Guide - Frequently Asked Questions

Manly Surf Guide is the preferred surf tour operator by the following: YHA, Budget OZ  Travel, VIP Back Packers, Sprachcaffe Language Plus International,  Peter Pans Adventure Travel, OZ Travel Bugs, The English Language Company, Access Language Center. Manly Internet & Travel Center. IAE Tours.

WHAT DO I BRING?

  • Bottle of water
  • Towel, swimmers, sun-cream
  • Camera

I’M TRAVELING ALONE, DO YOU TAKE SINGLE BOOKINGS?

Yes we do.

Is there An AGE LIMIT?

There is no age limit, although any kids under 13 need to be accompanied by an adult on our surf tours.

I’VE NEVER SURFED BEFORE, WILL I BE OK?

90% of the people that attend The Beginners Surf Adventure have never surfed before. That is what the Beginners Surf Adventure is 
all about.

I’M NOT A VERY STRONG SWIMMER, WILL I BE OK?

Most of our beginners surf sessions are held in waist to chest deep water. Although we do recommend that you are able to swim 1 lap of a 25m pool.

I WEAR CONTACT LENSES, WILL I BE  OK?

Yes, lots of people surf with contact lenses in. We also provide surfing sunglasses if needed.

MY FRIEND WANTS TO COME and JUST LIE ON THE BEACH and WATCH, IS THAT OK?

For your friend to attend our surf tour and just relax on the sand and explore the coast line it will only cost them $69 (or they can follow in their own car for free). This includes a buffet lunch, cold drinks and a tour of Sydney’s Northern Beaches. 

What About SHARKS?

Statistics show that only about 10 people per year world wide die from shark attacks. In Australia 2012 there were only two fatal shark attacks recorded. Compare that to the 7.8 million people who die from cancer each year.

“I’ve surfed almost every day for the last 20 years and I have never seen a shark”. Ryan Hayfield, owner of Manly Surf Guide

WHAT BEACHES DO WE GO TO ?

It depends on the conditions on the day. We don’t often surf at Manly 
due to the crowds.

WHAT IF I RIDE A BODYBOARD, LONGBOARD, etc?

That’s fine, everyone is welcome.

WHAT IF THE SURF IS FLAT?

Usually we can always find some small fun waves. 

What sort of gear do you provide?

For our beginner surfers we have nice stable Soft Boards made by Global Surf Industries in a large range of sizes to suit everyone’s build. They are extremely safe as they are made with soft foam and rubber fins.

For our advanced and intermediate surfers we have a large range of Mini Mals, Long Boards, Fishes and high performance Short Boards shaped by some of Australia’s best shapers. 

All our wetsuits are extremely warm and flexible. We only use the best brands, Rip Curl, Oneill, and Billabong Wetsuits.


If you have any other questions please email or call us anytime! Click here for contact details.