School Holiday Programs

Give your kids something fun and exiting to do in the holidays.

Try our school holiday safe surfing program. Every school holiday, we provide a specially structured series of surfing lessons for kids as young as 6 years.

We specialise in building children’s self-confidence, surf safety, ocean awareness and safe board riding skills. Even if you don’t surf yourselves or live near the ocean, get the kids into this great program while they are young and encourage them as they grow older. Surfing is a wonderful sport that brings enjoyment to all who participate and which will teach the kids lifelong skills in a safe and supportive environment.

Starting out on the beach the participants learn about the ocean ebbs and flows, how to read rips and currents and recognise any dangers in the ocean. Next, the kids learn correct paddling and standing techniques, and then into the water to practice what they have been taught.

All our surfing lessons are progressive, fun and informative. The kids will finish this fun program with heightened respect for the ocean and correct board riding skills allowing them to hone and master them throughout their lives.

Rainbow Bay is one of the safest beaches to learn to surf. We are in waist-deep water at all times.

What’s Included?

  • All equipment including surfboard suited to your abilities. For beginners we use soft, stable surfboard which are easy to balance, paddle, stand & surf on
  • Wetsuits and rash vests
  • Professional and friendly surf instruction
  • Showers
  • Storage for your valuables

What to Bring

  • Bring a swimsuit & towel
  • Wear clothes suited to the weather on the day, and wear lots of sunscreen
  • Don’t forget a camera to document the fun you’ll have


Coolangatta surf school operates all year round. We supply our customers with warm full-length Billabong wetsuits for the colder months or rainy days.

Your safety is important to us. Knowing surfings universal code of conduct is essential to your enjoyment and reputation as a surfer. Learn more here

Want photos for your socials?

Our surfing social media package allows our customers to have their surfing session captured on video and photos.  Find out more 

School Holiday Programs