Sal's Surf School


Umina Beach, Central Coast, New South Wales, Australia

Blacksmiths New South Wales, Australia




Office phone: +61 2 4341 1483



Learn how to surf and have surfing lessons at Sal’s Surf School, an ASI accredited learn to surf school located at Umina Beach, Central Coast NSW, only 1 hr 15 mins drive (88 km) north of Sydney city centre.

The school’s mission is not only to teach people to surf but to educate everyone about the importance of surf, beach safety, surf etiquette, environmental responsibilities and the value of leading a healthy and active lifestyle.

With Sal’s experience and background in health, education and sport she is able to combine her passion for teaching with surfing to ensure the sport is available, accessible and affordable for the next generation of surfers.

Learn to surf at Sal’s Surf School; Umina Beach where there are consistent, fun waves in a safe, patrolled beach. Have a one off lesson to try it, but we’re sure you will be signing up for a weekend course straight after.



Sally Oman is an experienced surfer and has surfed for the last 15 years. She has travelled the world working and surfing at many of the classic surf breaks. She regularly enters boardrider surf competitions and is a valued member of the local boardriders club.  Sal has a degree in education plus a Health and Physical Education teaching qualification.

After teaching abroad for 4 years, Sal returned to her hometown of Ocean Beach Central Coast NSW.  She noticed that there was a lack of surfing services in the local area for locals and visitors that offered affordable access to surfing in a safe, social and educational environment.   She decided to combine her teaching experience with her love of surfing and started Sal’s Surf School.

Sal and all the surf coaches at Sal’s Surf School hold their ASI level 1 surfing instructor qualification as well as their Senior First Aid, Bronze Medallion and Working with Children certificates.

Sal’s Surf School offers group and private surfing lessons, beginner to advanced surfing certificate courses, team building, surfing awareness for kids, adults, parties, school groups, and corporates.

Sal’s Surf School’s also specialises in running kids after school surf programmes and kids weekend surf programmes from 1 day to 8 weeks.  She developed her kids surf programmes to give local kids the opportunity to learn about beach safety, develop their surfing skills all while socialising with other local kids.

Sal also offers adult learn to surf weekend programs that run for 8 weeks.

The surf school operates at: 

  • Umina Beach, Central Coast, NSW 

Surf lessons are held at the beautiful Ocean Beach in Umina. It is a protected bay that offers consistent waves all year round that are perfect for learners and for intermediate surfers to develop their skills.

It is a very safe beach that is patrolled year round. The surf school utilises multiple beach breaks, depending on the surf conditions, which are all within walking distant of the car park.