Solitary Islands Surf School
Solitary Islands Surf School is fanatical about surfing! They are located here at the heart of one of the most beautiful and wave rich regions in Australia, and their mission is to create a healthier and happier Australia through experiencing the joy of surfing for life.
Solitary Islands Surf School opened in the summer of 2011, and has quickly become one of the leading surf schools in NSW. They offer surf lessons, programs and courses to all ages and abilities, and can customize a package to suit your exact needs. They are a Surfing Australia approved surf school, meaning they meet and exceed the stringent safety and quality standards set by the national governing body, and all of their coaches are qualified beach lifeguards and accredited surf instructors.
If you want to try something new and exciting; stay strong and healthy; build confidence; and make new friends, Solitary Islands Surf School has the program for you!
Solitary Islands Surf School’s History…
Solitary Islands Surf School was founded by Coffs Coast locals and Woolgoolga Boardriders members – Harley Ingleby and Darryn Quigley.
Both Harley and Darryn were born and bred at Emerald Beach on the Coffs Coast of NSW. Harley has been surfing since he was 4 years old, and surfing competitively since attending high school at the age of 12. Soon after leaving school he went pro, and in 2009 and 2014 he reached the pinnacles of his career when he was crowned World Longboarding Champion on the ASP WLT tour. Harley now spends much of his time coaching and sharing his skills and passion with others.
Also born and bred at Emerald Beach, Darryn has been coaching both locally and internationally for the past 12 years. Over the past 3 years, Darryn has pioneered the development of surf coaching in a wave pool environment, and as the former Surfing Development Manager for Surfing WA, there is no one better to help get you up and riding, or to take your surfing to the next level.
WBC are extremely grateful for the support provided to our Club by Solitary Islands Surf School.