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SURF LESSONS within this academy are definitely boutique - either 'private' or conducted in small groups and ALWAYS tailored to incorporate 'hands on',
quality tuition. 

All Schools and educational institutions, Corporate companies and other Specific groups (eg Hens, Bucks, Weddings, Schools, Clubs, Birthdays, Parties etc) are most welcome and assured of a safe, educational, fun time.

"The Best Surfer in the water is the one who has the most fun"  

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school of surf & surf consultancy

since 1997

Surf Schools in Seal Rocks, Blueys, Boomerang and Elizabeth Beaches, Booti Booti, Forster, Tuncurry

Pacific Palms, Mid North Coast.

Gary Hughes School of Surf & Surf Consultancy is comprehensively insured, accredited & licensed to operate "LEARN to SURF" Classes on the beautiful beaches in the NSW Great Lakes region from Forster Tuncurry to Seal Rocks, notably the pristine playas of BLUEYS, BOOMERANG and ELIZABETH in Pacific Palms region on mid coast NSW.

"We care a lot!" - Gaz and instructor team


~ Photo by Dave Shaw


Gary and the team are highly recommended. We spontaneously inquired the evening before and were able to book for our children at short notice for the next day. The team took great care and helped our children in a child-friendly way. Absolutely top class! We would do it again in a heartbeat.



Gary Hughes has surfed all over the world for over fifty years and is a former World Tour professional surfer and Executive Director of Surfing NSW.

For over 25 years, he has professionally taught surf board riding, surf safety, awareness & etiquette to literally thousands of students, from absolute beginners to intermediate through to the advanced level and from ages 3 to 78 years.   

He is currently an accredited Surfing Australia (Level 2) coach and is the founder and President of Boomerang Beach Board Riders Inc. for 18 Years from its inception. 

All other instructors from this surf school will also be only of the highest calibre and naturally expert surfers.   

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Gaz pulling the trigger of his Godfrey Gun.


Gaz finding the tube on his Itchy shapes board.

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