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South Coast Surf School


Address:  51 Thompson Way, Clifton Beach, Australia, 7020 | Phone:  0400 489 895 | Email: [email protected]

About Us

South Coast Surf School owner operator Pat Fasnacht first began surfing on a Midget Farrelly foamy at Blackmans Bay in 1976. 10 years later he was coaching surfing at Sport & Rec aquatic camps and was one of the first level 1 coaches in Tas.

As one of the States most experienced surf coaches Pat coached around the State from 1987- 1999 on behalf of Surfing Tas through summer clinics, girls programs and school surfing programs all around the State. South Coast Surf School was Tasmania’s first registered surf school in July 99

Now in its 12th year of operation South Coast school provides Hobart and surrounds with the best surfing experience that is safe, fun and easy. With level 1 & 2 coaches, surfers from beginner, intermediate to advanced are catered for. We are the preferred service providers for school Outdoor Programs, After school Programs, end of year school functions and athlete development programs.

The best coaches are here! Level 2 coaches Pat Fasnacht, Chris Collins, Dara Penfold and Dustin Hollick head an impressive team including Jy Johannesen, Brooke Robinson, Alice Hunter, Damon Beveridge and Clare Mc Manus.

As a PE/Outdoor education teacher for 23 years Pat is a level 2 coach and former State junior team coach and manager. Over the last 20 years he has been a contributor to the development of surf coaching, Adventure Safety Standards in Schools and The National Parks system, as well as a volunteer in almost every official capacity at Club, State surfing, School surfing and a Newspaper surfing columnist. A competitor in shortboard and longboard disciplines Pat is a regular finalist in many of the senior divisions.

South coast Surf School is Hobarts Original and Best!