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Kool Katz Learn-to-Surf

‘STAND AND RIDE A WAVE FOR 40 YARDS OR GET YOUR MONEY BACK!’
15 years of coaching experience to back our EXCLUSIVE GUARANTEE. Have fun and get results.

In an industry crammed beach to point break by its competition, Kool Katz is a stand out!
Simply, it is the most experienced and expertly run surf school on the east coast of Australia.

Kool Katz owner Terry Hannon is Byron Bay’s original and most experienced surf tour operator. He has been instructing on a daily basis since 1991. In his indomitable quest for safety and success he has honed the art and skill of beginner surf coaching. It is why Kool Katz is the only surf school in Australia that provides this exclusive guarantee: “Stand and ride a wave for 40 yards or get your money back!”

Enjoy all the benefits of the NSW far north coast’s year round tropical climate and let Terry and his professional team of accredited and sponsored surf instructors take you to fun, easy and uncrowded waves.

Not just a surf school but a surf tour, Kool Katz takes you on a fun-filled 20-minute scenic coastal ride to the pristine sands of Seven Mile Beach at Lennox Head – or to Shaws Bay in Ballina to which it holds exclusive rights. Experience the vast indigenous and migratory bird life attracted by the surrounding wetlands, surf with the dolphins and watch the whales.

Kool Katz runs 4-hour group lessons twice daily all year round and caters for beginners to intermediate levels. Their prices are among the industry’s best and include free pick up from Byron Bay or Lennox Head; use of safe, soft surfboard, wetsuit or rash vest; and free food, drink and internet vouchers.

Private lessons, corporate bookings and kids 6-Up are catered for. Kool Katz is a leader in the use of confidence and esteem-building techniques as part of its successful teaching method.

‘Learn to surf with the Kool Katz and you’ll always land on your feet!’

Touring Options

2.5 Hour Private Beginner Surf Lesson

One-on-one surf lesson teaching the basics of surfing. Get our undivided attention. One of our professional coaches will teach you the easiest method of standing up on a surfboard on the sand first. Then they’ll work with you in the water pushing you onto the waves until you are riding them. You’ll then be taught to catch your own waves. We guarantee you’ll ride a wave for 40 yards or your money back! Price is $110 for 1 person, $150 for 2 people, $180 for 3 people.

7-Day Learn-to-Surf Package

7 X 4-Hour Group Surf Lessons

Day 1 you’ll learn to stand up and ride waves of at least 40 yards (we guarantee it) and learn to catch your own waves; day 2 you’ll learn to do small turns; day 3 you’ll learn to do bigger turns and “take the drop”; Day 4 you’ll consolidate what you’ve learned; Day 5 you’ll get more tips and advice tailored to where you’re at; Day 6 you’ll be “ripping”; no time for rest on Day 7, plenty more tips and action in the waves. Price is $170

4 Hour Group Surf Lesson

Learn to surf in one easy lesson. Get individual attention in the water. Guaranteed to ride a wave for 40 yards or your money back.

4 hour tours daily at 9.15am and 2.15 at Ballina and Lennox Head including exclusive use of Shaws Bay, East Ballina

Safe surfboard and wetsuit or rash vest included. Price is $39

3-Day Learn-to-Surf Package

3 X 4-Hour Group Lessons
On day 1 you’ll learn how to stand up and ride a wave of at least 40 yards and catch your own waves; Day 2 you’ll learn to do small turns; Day 3 you receive instruction on how to do bigger turns and “take the drop”. Individual attention in the water. Safe surfboard and wetsuit included. Price is $90

5-Day Learn-to-Surf Package

5 X 4-Hour Group Lessons

On day 1 you’ll learn to stand up and ride waves of at least 40 yards (we guarantee that) and learn to catch your own waves; Day 2 you’ll learn to do small turns; day 3 you’ll learn to do bigger turns and “take the drop”; Day 4 you’ll consolidate what you’ve learned so far; Day 5 you’ll get more tips and advice tailored to where you’re at. Price is $130

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