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Gosford City Surf School

Gosford City Surf School - // Australia's surfing coast //

Gosford City Surf School began operations in 2002 at Terrigal and Umina beaches.

Manager Nick Leslie first took to the waves at nearby Avoca Beach aged seven in the mid-80s, when Central Coast surfing was ruled by Aussie legends Ross Clarke-Jones and Shane Powell.


Nick was the Central Coast’s under-16 champion in 1994 and under-18 champion the following year, and then joined the World Qualifying Series tour, where he travelled and competed from 1997 to 2002.

Having retired from professional surfing, Nick served as president of Avoca Boardriders Club for five years and earned accreditation as a level two surf coach.

Working alongside Nick are a dozen qualified instructors with a passion for the water and waves, among them national iron-woman competitor Tami Hunt and swim star Lachlan Staples, a member of the Australian team at the 2009 world championships in Rome.

In partnership with the local state government leisure centre, the school has special expertise in running learn-to-surf programs for school, community and cultural groups but can also tailor weekend classes for visitors.


Surf school:
Gosford City Surf School

Local beaches:
Avoca
Terrigal
Umina