Tourist Bucket List: Memorable Things To Do In Adelaide

learn how to surf with Surf and Sun

South Australia is a fantastic destination for outdoor activities and with spectacular beaches to rival Queensland’s Sunshine Coast, Sydney’s Northern beaches or Western Australia’s diverse coastline it’s understandable why travellers flock here for adventure tourism.

Adelaide is South Australia’s tourist hotspot so if you’re looking for memorable things to do in Adelaide, there’s plenty to choose from. Here we explain more about that iconic Aussie activity on many tourists’ bucket list - learning to surf in Australia – so join us as we delve into one of the most popular things to do on the Fleurieu Peninsula.

Beaches on the Fleurieu Peninsula

The Fleurieu Peninsula is within an hour’s drive from Central Adelaide, has some of South Australia’s best beaches ranging from sheltered coves, to wild rugged stretches of sand, to sandy bays perfect for swimming and surfing.

Two of the best are Moana and Middleton where you can learn to surf at both beaches with our partners at Surf & Sun.

Surf & Sun know this region inside out and are the best people to teach you how to surf in South Australia.

Here’s 5 reasons why we recommend them:

Qualified surf instructors

All instructors hold Level 1 surf qualification and many have represented South Australia in surfing titles. They place importance on teaching about surf safety, which is crucial when joining surf lessons from surf schools Adelaide because there are specific beach and marine conditions many tourists aren’t familiar with including rip currents. Of course, they’ll help you on your journey to learn to surf, teaching you the main elements such as standing up on a board, falling off safely, etc.

Great timings for surf lessons

Travellers often have busy itineraries and try to juggle operating hours for activities and attractions into their travel plans. Surf & Sun is a brilliant company for maximizing your time as they hold group surf lessons at least 3 times a day, every day of the year. Join one of their 2-hour lessons at 9.30am, 12.30pm and 3pm, and if you visit Fleurieu Peninsula in summer, there are extra sessions in the morning and afternoon.

Licensed surf school

We understand the importance of working with reputable companies that promote Fleurieu Peninsula so it's a peace of mind for our customers that Surf & Sun is a licensed surf school and have been previously awarded ‘Best Adventure Tourism’ business in South Australia in 2013.

Surfing for a great cause

For every surf lesson you join with Surf & Sun, AUD$1 from each participant is donated to a local community nursery, for the purposes of replanting and revegetation along the beautiful South Australian coastline that locals and tourists love.

Bring some buddies and get a discount

Learning to surf with family and friends is great fun and if you book 4 or more people, you will receive a 10% discount. If you book 8 or more, you’ll get a 20% discount. If you’re looking for a unique idea for a gift voucher for a birthday or Christmas, you can also buy a ‘Learn to Surf’ voucher.

Keen to learn to surf in South Australia? Grab a board and get in the water today!