Lessons are available at Kings Beach just south of the patrolled lifeguard area. Closest to main tourist hub of Caloundra, Kings Beach is protected from northeast winds better than any surf beach in Queensland. The predominant wind direction for spring and much of summer, northeast winds make all other Sunshine Coast beaches choppy (poor for surfing) whilst at Kings Beach the waves are still smooth and easy to ride on.
Lessons are available at Dicky Beach near the patrolled lifeguard area. Dicky has protection from southerly winds, though the waves here can be shorter and dumpy (good for more experienced surfers) with the right sandbanks, small swell and south or west winds conditions can also be excellent for beginners.
North Caloundra Surf School is back and operating after three years break from Happy Valley as of the 1st of July, 2019. This is consistently the best spot to learn to surf on the Sunshine Coast, especially in northerly winds. As it is unpatrolled at Happy Valley it is highly recommended to do a lesson here with an instructor who is experienced with the conditions. As the original and most experienced surf school at this location North Caloundra Surf School is best placed to look after your safety needs and ensure you make the most of the great conditions that this location offers. Long, gentle rolling waves are the norm here and are perfect for beginner surfers of all ages.
North Caloundra Surf School is back doing lessons at Currimundi from July 1st 2019. Conditions are good for beginners to intermediate surfers here in offshore westerly winds and in smaller swells. This location offers less crowded conditions than the other beaches and is at its best during the winter months and early mornings throughout the year with a more gentle breaking sand bottom beach break than at most areas of the coast. This is also the location of the Ann Street reef where advanced coaching sessions are run for competitive surfers.