Surfing Victoria has developed an extensive performance coaching program, with offerings for surfers of all levels and disciplines. 


Surf Better Now is a new program developed by the Surfing Victoria Performance Division. It is a surf coaching website that will help you surf better sooner and provide you with the tools to improve your surfing ability.

Surf Better Now is a paid subscription service that has been created by former Rip Curl Pro Bells Beach Finalist Adam Robertson and Surfing Victoria’s High Performance Division. The subscription will provide you with the following:

  • Exclusive tutorials on how to improve your surfing.
  • Specific instructions on how to perform skills in the water (speed generation, bottom turn, carve etc..)
  • Exclusive blog posts on technique, equipment, biomechanics and nutrition
  • Exclusive breakdowns on WSL Championship Tour surfer performances
  • Offers from SV Plus Partners
  • Access to Surfing Victoria Performance Division Coaches for one-on-one and group training sessions

Head to to see more! 


This is the newest offering of Junior Development Programs by the team at Surf Better Now. Coaching content for these programs has been built by the Surf Better Now team over the past decade and refined for delivery to junior surfers at URBNSURF since the facility opened.

These programs are held exclusively at UBRNSURF Melbourne in a private booking. This means it’s only the WaveKilla Club surfers in the water, no one else! The priority of the program is to bring developing and enthusiastic young surfers from around the state together in a safe, welcoming environment. We focus on fun whilst introducing proven fundamental surf skills designed to accelerate development.

The coaches are willing to cater for groms with push in assistance, right through to state and national champions.

URBNSURF is the ultimate venue for developing junior surfers. The guaranteed wave count leads to immeasurable time on feet, allowing young surfers to challenge themselves to grow with no fear of waiting half an hour for another wave. The compressed and controlled environment also allows them to watch their peers ripping, fuelling the development and stoke.

Participation in this program is for surfers aged 15 and Under from Victoria wide.

Bookings for this program are on a first in best dressed basis and are capped to fit URBNSURF’s requirements. If you are unable to secure a position in an upcoming WaveKilla, please register for the wait list and you’ll be notified if a position becomes available.

If your child needs assistance in the water, that is fine let us know and either you’ll be able to assist from the water, or we will have a designated parent assistant in the water with the group. Sessions will be conducted in either Intermediate, Progressive Turns sessions (depending on the fluctuations in URBNSURF’s schedule and other private bookings), there will be no barrels or big takeoffs! All are appropriate for this demographic.

Included in the registration fee.
– 2 hours private surfing at URBNSURF
– Coaching with Cahill Bell-Warren and Adam Robertson before, during, between and after the sessions.
– Video package compiled by our two filmers on the day = all your waves across both sessions in 4k quality.
– Discounted video reviews through the Surf Better Now website.

Stay tuned to the Surfing Victoria events page for upcoming dates. 


Surfing Victoria affiliated Surf Schools are the leading deliverers of Surf and SUP lessons in the state. All deliverers are held to the highest possible safety and knowledge qualifications with each coach having Australian Government Accredited Qualifications, Ocean Safety Certificates and First Aid ensuring that participants have the most fun and stay safe!

Find your nearest surf school here. 


Surfing Victoria’s Surf Better Now coaching team offer a wide range of programs designed to take a junior surfer from trimming the green face for the first time through to becoming a World Champion. 

Offers include;
– Regional development programs.
– After school coaching on the Bellarine and Surf Coast
– URBNSURF coaching days. 
– School Holiday Programs. 
– Week long intensive programs. 
– Land training offerings. 
– State Team Training. 
– Exclusive offers. 

These offerings are communicated quarterly, subscribe to the email list by contacting 


Submit your video to the Surf Better Now for review, allowing our professional team of coaches to set the priority tasks specific to taking your surfing to the next level.

We prioritise our Video Review coaching services offered through Surf Better Now. This is available to all surfers, not just Victorian Junior Pathway athletes. 

Video provides a true representation of a surfer’s performance, providing the perfect platform for the SBN team to review and offer feedback in a simple, easy to consume manner.

For further information, pricing, or to submit your video for review click here.  


    One on one, or small group sessions are a great way to receive immediate feedback from the Surf Better Now coaching staff. These private sessions are tailored to each participant and can be delivered Victoria wide, pending coach availability. Each surfer receives individualised feedback following the session, with a review of the performance and key targets set for ongoing development.

    Pricing and further information is available at this link.


    The Saltwater Institute provides an opportunity for students to pursue their love of surfing while embracing educational excellence. It delivers a unique, extended program of high performance surf coaching in the mornings followed by our custom designed “In the Pipeline” curriculum.

    The Surf Better Now coaching team deliver the performance coaching part of the program, encompassing valuable time in the water, fitness training, equipment refinement and video analysis. This is followed by a school curriculum program that is surfing and coastal focused while maintaining national education standards.

    The curriculum harnesses the students’ interests with units such as Wind, Waves and Motion, Coastal Formation and Surfers’ Nutrition.

    Applications for Term 2 2023 open soon.

    Further information can be found at


    The Victorian Junior Team (Shortboard) is offered a series of training sessions and programs to help them prepare for the Australian Junior Surfing Titles, culminating in the Victorian Junior Surfing Team winning the overall Australian Junior Surfing Titles at Margaret River in 2019.

    Further information on these offerings can be found in by contacting


    Surfing Victoria’s coaching team support the development and affiliation of coaches within the state. After completing the Performance Coaching course online, Surfing Victoria will support a coach’s ongoing development, starting with the shadow coaching hours required to complete the qualification. Once qualified and affiliated, the Surfing Victoria team are available to provide ongoing coach and athlete specific support to ensure the coach continues to grow beyond the online course component.

    Athletes identified in Surfing Victoria’s performance and development pathway, working in their home region with a Surfing Victoria affiliated coach will receive further support towards their individual goals.

    Further information on performance coach development can be found in by contacting

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