Learn how to surf in uncrowded waves on pristine beaches with Byron Bay’s original and most experienced surf tour operator.

Kool Katz Learn to Surf school specializes in surfing lessons that get you to your feet and riding waves safely – first time, everytime! group lesson pic

Whether you join an introductory, 4 hour group surf class, commit to some serious fun with a 3 or 5 day learn to surf package or choose one of our great value private surf lesson options - we guarantee you the ride of a lifetime.

Discover why Kool Katz surf school owner Terry Hannon is the Steve Irwin of learn to surf. Discover what other schools in Byron copied.Why GO with the COPYCATS, when you can GO with the original CAT himself and meet the other passionate members of our elite coaching team who can show you why they are among the best around Byron Bay surf schools. They work hard during your surfing lessons to deliver our world exclusive surfing guarantee: "Stand and ride a wave for 40 metres or your money back!"

Our Byron Bay surf lessons are available all year round with a choice of 2 group surf lessons daily and private surf lessons for 1 person, 2, 3 or more by appointment.

Looking for a surf camp in Australia? We've tailored the best value Surf 'n' Stay packages in Byron Bay and Lennox Head. Make loads of savings on the cost of your Byron Bay surf camp experience while enjoying the best of Byron Bay's accommodation.

   The Byron Twin Adventure – Learn to Surf + Nimbin

   Ring us on 0419 207 965!


" You'll feel the unparalleled joy of hanging out with really cool dudes."

Our learn to surf lessons have a reputation for being fun in and out of the water. Learn the easiest methods of standing up on a surfboard, basic surfing techniques, safe surfboard handling and general water safety awareness – the essentials for taking your personal surfing to the next level. Everyone rides good, long waves on our Byron Bay surf lessons.

You're in safe hands. Our professional team of experienced and accredited instructors hold current senior first aid and Life Saving Club proficiency certificates. They have good local knowledge of the best beach breaks around Byron. All Byron Bay surf lessons include free use of all surfing equipment and transfers.

" When you learn to surf with the Kool Katz, you always land on your feet!"

"Feel the adrenalin surge like so much blood coursing through your veins ... crack an unwipable smile as you stand up and ride a wave for the first time ... immerse yourself in the moment and be at one with your body and nature.''

Surfing is fun and easy when you learn to surf with Byron Bay's original and best surf tour operator. Coaching since 1991, Terry Hannon and his professional team of accredited and sponsored instructors guarantee:

"Stand and ride a wave for 40 metres --- or we'll give you your money back!''

Single lesson .......... $49   private lessons
2 day package ........ $85   Groups
3 day package ........ $115   Surf 'n' Stay packages
5 day package ........ $160   Surf and Glide
7 day package ........ $210  
kids 6-up & families   team building
Nimbin and Surf Trip   Board Hire

Budget Price

We recognise that your wallet is only as big as your hip pocket and whether you're travelling the world or getting away for a family vacation you haven't got endless cash. Kool Katz Learn to Surf has the philosophy that quality need not come with a big price tag. We are competitive at what we do and we can pass on the savings to you. So --- you pay less for surf lessons in Byron --- in fact up to $ 16 cheaper than the cost of a single lesson with any other licensed surf school on Byron.

Single Group Lesson ..........$49

We teach you the safest and easiest surfing methods on the beach first with a demonstration and practise. Here we teach you about safe board handling and good water practise. Then it's into the water for 2 hours of guided surfing. Our surf lessons begin with individually pushing you onto small waves of about 1 ft. Once you're standing up and riding them with our help, we teach you how to paddle on and catch your own. By the end of the session you will be catching and riding good, long waves to the beach.

2 Day Package ........... $85

Day 1 Exactly the same as the single lesson

Day 2 Skip the demo from here on in and surf each day for 2.5 hours. Today we'll teach you how to do small turns.

3 Day Package ........... $115

Day 1 Exactly the same as the single lesson

Day 2 Skip the demo from here on in and surf each day for 2.5 hours. Today we'll teach you how to do small turns.

Day 3 We'll work on improving your surfing. Try some bigger waves and we'll teach you how to "take the drop''.

5 Day Package ........... $160

Day 1 Exactly the same as the single lesson

Day 2 Skip the demo from here on in and surf each day for 2.5 hours. Today we'll teach you how to do small turns.

Day 3 We'll help you improve your surfing and teach you how to "take the drop''.

Day 4 We'll teach you how to ride bigger waves and improve your turning

Day 5 We'll continue working on improving your surfing and wave selection. Get longer and better rides and feel the joy!


Private Lessons

Private Surf Lesson for 1 ..... $129 (3 hours)

Maximise your full potential while receiving one-on one instruction. Stand up and ride long waves with confidence as we push you on. We'll then teach you how to paddle and catch your own. If you're surfing well, we'll even teach you how to turn.

Private Surf Lesson for 2 ..... $159 (3 hours)

Team up with a friend and get the most out of your learning experience. We will work with you individually to ensure you're surfing with ease.

Private Surf Lesson for 3 ..... $180 (3 hours)

Surfage à Trois - Buddy up with 2 of your pals and pay only $60 each to get all the attention you need to paddle, catch and surf waves on your own.
It's the best student to coach ratio anywhere in Byron for the price and still only adds up to the individual cost of a group surfing lesson with other Byron surf schools.
It's hot! You pay only $180 for a 3 hour private surf lesson for 3 people. That's the same individual cost of $60 per person to join a 3 hour group lesson with other Byron Bay surf schools. So take advantage of Byron's best student to coach ratio for the price and learn much, much more. Our surfing lessons all include free use of the equipment you need and to top it off, we have more choice of uncrowded waves and exclusive locations than any other surf school.

Private Surf Lesson for 4 ..... $230 (3 hours)

Quadratic Equation - 4 people ... 4 times the fun + pay only $230 for your private group lesson.
The equation is simple ... the more people in your private surf party — the more fun, while still getting the best student to coach ratio for the money anywhere in Byron.
Save dollars, get more for your money QED (it's proved!)

4 people pay $230 for a 3 hour private surfing lesson. Incredibly that's less than what a party of 4 pays to surf on a group lesson with other Byron surf schools. Band together, create your own private fun!


Surf ‘n’ Stay Packages

Our Surf n Stay packages will maximize your surfing performance while minimizing the cost of your stay in Lennox Head or Byron Bay.

You will not only SAVE on surf lessons but also on your accommodation costs

Tailored packages are designed to suit your varying surfing and accommodation needs so you can choose either 3 or 5 Day Surf 'n' Stays from hostels and guesthouses in Byron Bay or Lennox Head. Please visit the websites below to see where you could be STAYING n SAVING(either Byron or Lennox Head). Kool Katz will work around the dates you choose and will provide pick up and drop off to and from surf lessons each day FREE of CHARGE.

Main Beach BackPackers

Lennox Head YHA

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Surf and Hang Gliding $175

Kool Katz Learn to Surf has teamed up with Byron Air Waves to offer you an exclusive Surf 'n' Tandem Hang Glide deal.

• A 4 hour beginner surf lesson
• Tandem hang glide over Cape Byron or Lennox Head

Transfers and equipment included

Normally $194 for both activities, our price is $175 making you a total saving of $18.
Book this now.

Team Builder and Conference Breaker

Learn to Surf is proven as an excellent activity and corporate team builder. Challenge the fear within, dive into the unknown and together achieve goals you never dreamed possible! Kool Katz Surf School promises plenty of positive outcomes for the team situation:

  • confronting fear of failure
  • taking risks
  • building confidence and self-esteem
  • experiencing collective success
  • boosting team morale
  • group bonding
  • recognising potential to achieve goals believed not possible

Large group discount rates apply.

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"If you want to get ripping, here's the proof --- you'll be all over a wave like a cat on a hot tin roof.''



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