australia's surfing coast

from eden to bondi, to byron bay & beyond

Coastlife Adventures

Coastlife Adventures - // Australia's surfing coast //

Coastlife Adventures began operations on the beautiful NSW Sapphire Coast in 1995.

Owner-operator Col Funston, a long-time local physical education teacher, started his own surfing adventure during family holidays at Flat Rocks, Inverloch, in Victoria.


Riding waves on a succession of borrowed McTavish boards and most often wearing a worn and ancient wetsuit, Col discovered the surfing mojo he was soon to transplant to warmer northern climates in NSW.

Bewitched by the unfathomably green and pleasant stretch of coastline from Mystery Bay down to Green Cape near the Victoria-NSW border, Col found there was indeed interest in surfing instruction among the beachside communities of Tathra, Merimbula and Pambula.

His experience since has been that learning to surf brings out the same joy and inspiration whether among kids, teenagers, middle-aged weekend warriors or sprightly retirees.