All of our surf coaches are ASI accredited and local to the area, whether you are beginner to advanced these guys know how to get the most out of your trip! Having local guys surfing with you can do wonders if you are here on a trip away with your friends, with as many nooks and crannies as we have on the Mid North Coast, why don't you let us take you to the spots to ensure you don't spend all you time searching instead of surfing

Meet The Team


Manager/Head Coach

After a number of years surfing/working and running surf businesses in and around Sumatra, Ben has moved back to continue his passion at home in Crescent Head, providing guests with amazing surf experiences



Sandra is French and as such enjoys good food. She loves even more to cook, and share her cooking with you. After visiting family in Australia from a young age, she decided to move here in 2015 with her doggy Ozzy, met Ben and chose Crescent Head and Surfaris to call home.


Surf Coach

Steve is a local surfer/shaper and now a baby maker. If he is not down the beach with his groms or doing lessons you can bet your bottom dollar he is chasing waves somewhere!


Surf Coach

Jj is a charismatic character, you will generally find him at The Station Boardstore where he hides some treasures, or down at the point checking to see what's on offer, with his furry mate "Bonnie"!


Owner of Surfaris

Brad is a Family man with 3 children he is an entrepreneur, life adventurer, Financial adviser, business coach who has a passion for all adrenaline sports, surfing, kitesurfing, motor cross, flying He has plenty of energy and a real zest for life and creating amazing experiences. Brad and his family are based in Newcastle and are regularly at Surfaris.

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Surfaris Retreat

271 Loftus Road, Crescent Head, 2440 NSW

Ph: 02 6566 0009   Mobile: 04 08 561 046


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