Welcome to Philippa Anderson Surf School!

Learn to surf with Newcastle’s Philippa Anderson and coaches at Philippa Anderson Surf School. We cater for all ages and all levels. Whether it’s your first time learning to surf, you’re a competitive surfer or maybe a recreational surfer who wants to improve in different areas.
We’ve got you covered! 

Beginner, private, and group lessons are held at Nobbys Beach and run for 80mins. Each student is provided with a soft surfboard, wetsuits and a surf rash vest. 
Intermediate and Advanced surf coaching lessons run for 90 minutes or 1.5hrs and are held at a variety of beaches within the Newcastle City Council Area. Check ‘lessons’ for more information. 

Philippa Anderson Surf School operates all year round with lessons available daily. All our coaches are certified through Surfing Australia and have many years of experience on a board. Most importantly, we have created a team that loves their job and are here to help you catch your next wave.



If you’re a first timer, any age, WE want to get you standing on a surfboard and having a whole lot of fun. With all our coaches having incredible surf knowledge, Surfing Australia qualifications,  years of experience surfing and the excitement to help you get to your feet and riding those waves.


This is aimed at surfers who have transitioned from a foam board to a fibre glass surfboard and can independently paddle out the back and trim across the waves. Intermediate coaching offers 2 options, both focusing on improving your technique, ocean awareness, decision making in the water and really focusing on the three basic surfing turns – bottom turn, top turn and cutback.  


Focusing on that next level of surf performance. Philippa Anderson offers in each session a wide variety of competition coaching, focusing on heat drills, headspace, all around performance and technique through video analysis and review.

LEARN TO SURF / DISABILITY SURF SUPPORT SESSIONS please contact Philippa directly mobile: 0492 972 234 or via email: info@philippaandersonsurfschool.com.au


IF YOU are unwell and showing any flu-like symptoms please don’t book in for a lesson.

At Philippa Anderson Surf School we have the all clear to go ahead from Surfing NSW to run surf lessons. We have protocols in place to keep the community safe. 

All of the other protocols that have been in place, still need to be adhered to, no exceptions; 

  • Staff adopting good hand hygiene 
  • Wiping down all surfboards before and after each lesson
  • All rashvests/ wetsuits get washed after lessons
  • BYO wetsuit and sunscreen if possible
  • Only one staff dispensing sunscreen and sanitiser to participants (limiting touching of the bottles)
  • Participants can use hand sanitiser before and after each lesson
  • Encouraging participants to arrive in their swimwear and limit the use of change rooms

Each wetsuit and rash vest used at the Philippa Anderson Surf School is clean and sanitised for each and every participant.

Click on the link below for more COVID information related to Philippa Anderson Surf School.