Evans Head Surf Shack


Evans Head, New South Wales, Australia




Office phone: +61 432 773 967

Website: www.evansheadsurfshack.com

Learn how to surf and have surf lessons at Evans Head Surf School, an ASI accredited surf school, located at Evans Head, near Ballina and just south of Byron Bay.


Evans Head Surf School is owned and managed by John Plenkovitch. He's been surfing for more than 30 years and is an elite advanced surfer having surfed around Australia, Asia, Europe and Africa.

John was born and grew up in Evans Head and has extensive knowledge of the surf beaches. He holds ASI Level 3 Surfing Coach accreditation and has worked for surf schools, as surf guide on yacht charters and surfing tour companies taking people for extended surfing trips in remote surf locations in Australia.

He's also an accomplished kayak guide and ASI Level 1 SUP Instructor (Enclosed Flat Water).


Evans Head Surf School offers group and private surfing lessons, beginner and intermediate surfing certificate courses, surfing guide trips, team building, surfing awareness for kids, adults, parties, backpackers, school groups and corporates. 

There is a range of surf breaks from perfect beginner waves to the more advanced level.  No matter what the conditions, there is generally a wave to be found! 

The school also provides SUP and kayaking - so you can try a range of activities and experience the natural beauty of the area.

Transport to and from Byron Bay is provided. If you are on public bus transport, phone in advance and we'll pick you up from the highway.


Surf lessons are held are various beaches in Evans Head.

Evans Head is a picturesque town set on the magnificent Evans River with amazing white stretches of beach and surf, inland waterways, surrounded by national parks. Whales and dolphins are often seen and kangeroos and other bird and wildlife are bountiful.

Evans Head is a must do place to visit and explore.   John and his team will ensure you have fun and enjoy this picturesque part of Australia.