Illawarra Surf Academy


Our passion is to share a lifetime of ocean knowledge and competitive juices to help surfers, from beginners to the elite, to improve their experience in the ocean and experience the joy of surfing. Join in the fun at Corrimal, Thirroul and Warilla beaches.




Illawarra Surf Academy was founded in 2013 by Professional Surfer Nic Squiers. Nic is Wollongong born and bred through and through. A huge advocate for the local area, Nic has spent over 20 years surfing in the Illawarra area, and has an undeniable love for this region. Nic has been competing against the worlds best surfers on the World Qualifying Series for over 7 years and has had many great results over the years. Nic the 2014 Australian Surfing Champion and 2014 International Surfing Association China Cup Champion. Nic still competes amongst the world’s best surfers, however he realises how important the next generation of surfers are to the region. Nic’s major passion is to share his lifetime of ocean knowledge and competitive juices to help surfers of all levels to improve their experience in the ocean.

  • Learn to Surf Programs for kids to the not so young are run by Nic Squiers and his experienced and enthusiastic team that are all Surfing Australia Level 1 Qualified; hold current first aid certificates; surf rescue certificates; and Working with Children’s checks.
  • We provide safe and stable soft-top surfboards as well as C-Skins Steamers to provide warmth and protection from the elements.
  • Our Private Lessons are tailored to the individual, and our group lessons are designed to outline a broader range of topics to gain maximum knowledge.
  • We provide safe and stable soft-top surfboards as well as C-Skins Steamers to provide warmth and protection from the elements.
  • All our lessons and programs have a major focus on safety as well as surf awareness so you walk away closer to becoming a true surfer!
  • Our next progression programs are Micro-Groms 5-12yrs, Super-Groms 12-17yrs then Intermediate & Elite Coaching Sessions. Programs are run by Nic Squiers and take a video analysis approach to coaching. We film each surf session, then we watch the footage back - you see where the dynamics of your body are going right or wrong, then we put things in place to better your surfing experience.
  • What ever your age and ability, we will guarantee you will have an amazing surfing experience with us!

For sustainability

The ocean is our playground, so it is very near to our heart that we look after it. It's so important we all do this.
When we finish every session we have a quick check around to be sure there is less plastic on the beach than before we arrived.
Talking about plastic in the ocean with students, especially kids, we hope leaves them with a greater responsibility to the environment in general.
We encourage students to bring reusable water bottles rather than single use bottled water.
Where ever possible we recycle plastics and other waste.
When buying supplies for the business we are always aware to be making choices that have least plastics and generally are better choices for the environment.



Illawarra Surf Academy

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1/3 Lake Parade, Corrimal East NSW 2518 Australia

Phone: 0409 111 665

Opening hours

Mon 07:30 AM - 06:00 PM
Tue 07:30 AM - 06:00 PM
Wed 07:30 AM - 06:00 PM
Thu 07:30 AM - 06:00 PM
Fri 07:30 AM - 06:00 PM
Sat 08:30 AM - 05:00 PM
Sun 08:30 AM - 05:00 PM

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