"Happy Days, Jose and his team are a great school who really care about not only their students but the education of the whole surf community. My son has been surfing with Happy Days since their inception had learnt not only to surf, but be educated about ocean conditions and safety. He has made some great surf buddies and is eager to learn more. I can not recommend them highly enough!"
"Such an awesome group of very experienced instructors. Extremely welcoming and encouraging! Both my 9 year old daughter and I surf with Happy days and have learnt and progressed so much. My daughter can't wait to get to surf lessons every week and knows that she will progress with her surfing whilst having fun! As a mother I know I can completely trust the instructors to not only care for my daughter and progress her surfing, but also know that they are teaching her ocean awareness skills."
"My daughter has been surfing with Happy Days Surf crew and cant get enough of it! At first I was hesitant as she was only 5 years old and very timid, but since meeting JP and his team I know this is where she belongs. She not only stands up on a board but she is starting to understand surf safety. His team consists of male and female teachers who are not only approachable but come to me 1st with an evaluation of my daughters lesson and what they look to improve on next week."
Why Choose Us ?
“Everyone should enjoy and share the true stoke of surfing! Being part of other people’s surf journeys is our purpose and passion.”
Jose Moutinho, Happy Days Surf School owner.
Happy Days Surf School provides the Illawarra community with surf lessons suitable for all levels beginner through to advance. Our team are passionate, professional and dedicated in giving you an epic surfing experience. Lessons and programs are designed in educating you on your surf skills and ocean knowledge whilst having a whole lot of fun along the way!
Top-notch lessons & programs
Happy Days has created the finest lessons and programs to suit all surfers. Our ladies and kids surf programs pave the way for progression to a desired level; offering guidance on surfing techniques, ocean knowledge and surf safety, whilst building ocean confidence. Happy Days lessons offer options for private and group sessions, and can be extended into personalized surf programs. All lessons and programs follow our instructor to student ratio of 1-5 (kids) and 1-6 (adults) to ensure you receive the attention you deserve.
Our passionate surf coaches are highly qualified, knowledgeable, friendly and fun. Each coach is fully qualified and accredited through Academy of Surf Instructors (ASI), and adhere to strict safety guidelines and precautions to guarantee premium surf lessons. All Happy Days coaches are also First Aid trained, and hold a current Bronze Medallion or Surf Rescue Certificate, Working with Children and police clearance checks.
To keep you comfortable all year round, we provide Quiksilver 3/2mm steamer wetsuits in all sizes for kids, men and women. Our softboards are safe and stable, with a range to suit all levels of experience, ages and body types. Happy Days uses top quality equipment to ensure you are both safe and comfortable throughout your lesson, enabling you to enjoy the experience and focus on progressing to that next level.
Quality education & school programs
Happy Days Surf School is a licensed partner of Surf Education Australia; providing premier water safety and surf education programs to schools throughout the Illawarra. As an ASI accredited surf school, Happy Days also provides the internationally recognized Surf Wise program; a unique modulated educational surf program making learning to surf fun and safe.
South Sandon Point Beach
Woonona Beach and Sandon Point are two prime locations, allowing us to deliver lessons in a variety of surf conditions. This means Happy Days surfers can experience a range of different surf breaks and subsequently develop surfing skills faster!