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Surf Byron Bay with Wilko

Byron Bay, Australia

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Experience hosted by Matt

3 hours
Includes drinks
Up to 5 people
Hosted in English

What you'll do

Meet me at my local coffee shop and we'll devise a plan to get the fun started. From here we'll jump in our super spacious 14 seater minivan & head to wherever the waves are best for your skill level & style.
We'll trade waves and work on techniques like equipment fine tuning, reading the waves, taking off, positioning, turns, and maybe even some barrels & airs.
Join me to share some laughs and the best waves Byron has to offer!
Other things to note
This experience is for adequate surfers only. This is not a lesson.

Matt's commitment to safety

This host committed to Airbnb’s COVID-19-related safety and cleaning guidelines—including adhering to social distancing guidelines, practicing good hygiene, and ensuring that all participants wear a mask.
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What's included

  • Drinks
    Morning coffees
From $199
/ person
Thu, Jan 28
7:30 AM - 10:30 AM
$199 per person
$199 per person
Fri, Jan 29
7:30 AM - 10:30 AM
$199 per person
$199 per person
Sat, Jan 30
7:30 AM - 10:30 AM
$199 per person
$199 per person

Meet your host, Matt

Host on Airbnb since 2015
  • 6 Reviews
  • Identity verified
I'm Matt Wilkinson & I've enjoyed 9 years of bringing fun and colour to WSL Championship Tour, with 3 WT event wins and top 5 in the world finishes in both 2016 and 2017.
I'm a 30 year-old Australian goofy footer who grew up in the small town of Copacabana, New South Wales. For years as a child, my father and I lived in the local Surf Life Saving Club and wandered the coast in our old van. I know every nook and corner of this coastline, so I know where to head in every condition.
In between World Tour events, I love coming home to Byron and scoring its points and world class beach breaks.
I'm Matt Wilkinson & I've enjoyed 9 years of bringing fun and colour to WSL Championship Tour, with 3 WT event wins and top 5 in the world finishes in both 2016 and 2017.
I'm a 30 year-old Australian goofy footer who grew up in the small town of Copacabana, New South Wales. For years as a child, my father and I lived in the local Surf Life Saving Club and wandered the coast in our old van. I know every nook and corner of this coastline, so I know where to head in every condition.
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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

Byron Bay is a surfer's dream, located an hour south of the Gold Coast. Byron has a wide variety of beaches facing different directions, so in condition we can escape the crowds and find some of the best point and beach breaks this beautiful area has to offer.

Rated 5.0 out of 5 from 6 reviews.

Stefania
January 2021
I bought this as a gift for my partner to go with his brother and they absolutely loved it. Not a lesson (as stated) just the boys hanging out and having a surf. Wilko took them out to a quiet beach with the best conditions and no competition for waves. He’s a top bloke, easy going, and made sure they had a memorable time. Thank you so much ☺️
I bought this as a gift for my partner to go with his brother and they absolutely loved it. Not a lesson (as stated) just the boys hanging out and having a surf. Wilko took them ou…
Caroline
January 2020
What a great morning. .....3 hours with Matt, a new surf spot, a few tips and heaps of chat. A truly unique and memorable experience. Thanks Matt!!
Michael
December 2019
This is an absolute must-do for anyone visiting Byron Bay. Wilko is a legend in the surf industry and knows the town better than anyone. He took us to a few different waves that we never would’ve found on our own and it was pumping! 5/5 stars is an understatement. I highly recommend!
This is an absolute must-do for anyone visiting Byron Bay. Wilko is a legend in the surf industry and knows the town better than anyone. He took us to a few different waves that we…
Greg
December 2019
Matt took me to some of the coolest surf spots in Byron Bay that I would never have sought out myself. He’s a world class pro surfer and knows everyone in town. This experience made my trip to Byron Bay very special. Thanks Matt!
Robert
November 2019
Wilko was absolutely amazing. He showed me some great spots for surf, made sure I was able to catch some waves, provided some excelled pointers that allowed me to improve, and was super friendly and encouraging the entire time. It was a once in a lifetime experience and I would highly recommend it for everyone who wants to surf in Byron Bay.
Wilko was absolutely amazing. He showed me some great spots for surf, made sure I was able to catch some waves, provided some excelled pointers that allowed me to improve, and was…
Teny
February 2019
What a wonderful morning with a Legend ! Thanks Matt !

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Activity advisory

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Know your comfort level
Please note outdoor activities carry risks, and you may be exposed to dangerous situations as part of this experience. Make sure you can participate safely given your abilities and the conditions (such as location, weather, and equipment).

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.

Guest requirements

Up to 5 guests ages 16 and up can attend.

What to bring

Surfboard, fins, leg rope etc.

Towel