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Surf with Mark Occhilupo!

Coolangatta, Australia

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Experience hosted by Mark

2.5 hours
Up to 2 people
Hosted in English

What you'll do

Are you ready for the surf sesh of a lifetime? Meet me at the Iconic Kirra Surf Store, Kirra QLD, grab your board, and we'll choose the best surf spot for the day and your experience level. (Kirra, Snapper, Rainbow Bay, Dbah) These are the spots I grew up surfing and competing, so I'll introduce you to some friends and we'll share waves and surf knowledge for the day!

Don't worry about your level of surf experience. If you're just learning, I can teach you how. And if you're an intermediate or expert, I'll get you to the next level. We'll always start with the basics and make sure you're building on solid fundamentals. Let's get you some fun waves!

**If you are buying this experience as a gift, message us first so that you can book it properly and we get the surfer's information.

* for an extra $200AUD have you entire experience with me filmed and sent to you. Note: this must be paid in cash on the day of your session and 7 days advanced notice is required.
Other things to note
If you do not have surfboards, guests can hire equipment at the meeting location.

**If you are buying this experience as a gift, message us first so that you can book it properly with surfer's info.
Are you ready for the surf sesh of a lifetime? Meet me at the Iconic Kirra Surf Store, Kirra QLD, grab your board, and we'll choose the best surf spot for the day and your experience level. (Kirra, Snapper, Rainbow Bay, Dbah) These are the spots I grew up surfing and competing, so I'll introduce you to some friends and we'll share waves and surf knowledge for the day!

Don't worry about your level of surf experience. If you're just l…

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Tue, Mar 2
9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
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Wed, Mar 3
9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Join 1 other guest
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Thu, Mar 4
9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
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Meet your host, Mark

Host on Airbnb since 2018
  • 35 Reviews
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Hi I'm Occy. Welcome to my hometown of the Gold Coast, Australia! This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to surf with an Iconic Australian surfer and 1999 World Champion at my favorite surf locations Kirra, Snapper, Rainbow Bay or D-bah.
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In partnership with World Surf League

World Surf League approved
This experience is hand-picked by the WSL, home of the world’s best surfers.


As the governing body for the sport of professional surfing, the World Surf League (WSL) oversees a global tour of men’s and women’s shortboard, longboard, big wave, and development tier competitions, and has crowned annual world champions since 1976. Its members include more than 2,500 of the world’s best surfers, and millions of fans around the world. Supporting pros and beginners alike, the WSL believes that the more time we spend in the water, the better the world will be.

Where you'll be

Surf some of Australia's most iconic surf destinations including:
Kirra
Snapper Rocks
Rainbow Bay
Greenmount
D-bah

Rated 5.0 out of 5 from 35 reviews.

Justin
February 2021
From start to finish Occy was an absolute legend!!. It was a smaller day but Occy new where the best waves would be and he surely delivered some sweet Peelers!! He set us up in the best spot on the break and was coaching us into some radical runners!! between waves he tells loads of cool stories about his life. not a dull moment the while time. he really is a down to earth legend. highly recommended giving it a go cheers Clarkey and Shaun
From start to finish Occy was an absolute legend!!. It was a smaller day but Occy new where the best waves would be and he surely delivered some sweet Peelers!! He set us up in th…
Olivia
January 2021
What an amazing experience this was! Got this for my dads 50th birthday and he was stoked. But the day turned out even better than we expected. Occy was so down to earth and super friendly. Dad said it was like surfing with a mate! Definitely something to tick off the bucket list! Could not recommend this experience enough to anyone- something that will be remembered forever! Thanks Occy!
What an amazing experience this was! Got this for my dads 50th birthday and he was stoked. But the day turned out even better than we expected. Occy was so down to earth and super…
Jillian
January 2021
Some people get to meet a rock star say something stupid get a bit star struck, with occys experience you get to live it breath it with a super down to earth man. tick it off your bucket list it's a definite must. Life's too short not to get on this one if you love surfing and admire the man. I will die a happy man.
Some people get to meet a rock star say something stupid get a bit star struck, with occys experience you get to live it breath it with a super down to earth man. tick it off your…
Melissa
January 2021
I bought this for my husband and his brother for his birthday. They have surfed all over the world together, and they loved the experience to surf with their boyhood idol Occy. Occy was great to meet! They both loved it and enjoyed his many stories of his career etc, abs enjoyed surfing with him! Said it was like surfing with a mate. We got the surf clip also, which i highly recommend. I thought the clip could have been slightly longer and perhaps choice of music given to us. Thanks Occy!
I bought this for my husband and his brother for his birthday. They have surfed all over the world together, and they loved the experience to surf with their boyhood idol Occy. O…
Kent
December 2020
Memorable day in the surf with a true legend. Occy is a great guy, really helpful, and was great for even the beginner surfers. A great experience
Blair
October 2020
The best present ever! I surprised my partner with this experience and he loved it so much - definitely in the running for girlfriend of the year now! ;) My partner is a good surfer and this was perfect for him and mark to just surf and hang. Splitting peaks and just having the best time. Mark is such a legend - really kind and everyone respects him in the water. Would highly recommend!!! Thanks so much! Yew!
The best present ever! I surprised my partner with this experience and he loved it so much - definitely in the running for girlfriend of the year now! ;) My partner is a good surf…

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Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Government ID

You’ll need to take a picture of yourself that matches the photo on your ID. This is so Airbnb can confirm who’s actually going on the experience. You’ll only have to do this once.

Guest requirements

Up to 2 guests ages 10 and up can attend.

What to bring

Surfboard (personal or can hire at Kirra Surf)

PERSONAL TRANSPORT required to travel from kirra Surf to Surf destination.