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Surf with Mark Occhilupo!

Coolangatta, Australia

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Experience hosted by Mark

2.5 hours
Up to 2 people
Hosted in English

What you'll do

Are you ready for the surf sesh of a lifetime? Meet me at the Iconic Kirra Surf Store, Kirra QLD, grab your board, and we'll choose the best surf spot for the day and your experience level. (Kirra, Snapper, Rainbow Bay, Dbah) These are the spots I grew up surfing and competing, so I'll introduce you to some friends and we'll share waves and surf knowledge for the day!

Don't worry about your level of surf experience. If you're just learning, I can teach you how. And if you're an intermediate or expert, I'll get you to the next level. We'll always start with the basics and make sure you're building on solid fundamentals. Let's get you some fun waves!

**If you are buying this experience as a gift, message us first so that you can book it properly and we get the surfer's information.

* for an extra $200AUD have you entire experience with me filmed and sent to you. Note: this must be paid in cash on the day of your session and 7 days advanced notice is required.
Other things to note
If you do not have surfboards, guests can hire equipment at the meeting location.

**If you are buying this experience as a gift, message us first so that you can book it properly with surfer's info.
Are you ready for the surf sesh of a lifetime? Meet me at the Iconic Kirra Surf Store, Kirra QLD, grab your board, and we'll choose the best surf spot for the day and your experience level. (Kirra, Snapper, Rainbow Bay, Dbah) These are the spots I grew up surfing and competing, so I'll introduce you to some friends and we'll share waves and surf knowledge for the day!

Don't worry about your level of surf experience. If you're just l…

Mark's commitment to safety

This host has committed to Airbnb’s COVID-19-related safety and cleaning guidelines – including adhering to social distancing guidelines, practising good hygiene, and ensuring that all participants wear a mask.
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From £171
/ person
Tue, 8 Dec
09:00 - 11:30
£171 per person
£171 per person
Wed, 9 Dec
09:00 - 11:30
£171 per person
£171 per person
Thu, 10 Dec
09:00 - 11:30
£171 per person
£171 per person

Meet your host, Mark

Host on Airbnb since 2018
  • 28 Reviews
Hi I'm Occy. Welcome to my hometown of the Gold Coast, Australia! This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to surf with an Iconic Australian surfer and 1999 World Champion at my favorite surf locations Kirra, Snapper, Rainbow Bay or D-bah.
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In partnership with World Surf League

World Surf League approved
This experience is hand-picked by the WSL, home of the world’s best surfers.


As the governing body for the sport of professional surfing, the World Surf League (WSL) oversees a global tour of men’s and women’s shortboard, longboard, big wave, and development tier competitions, and has crowned annual world champions since 1976. Its members include more than 2,500 of the world’s best surfers, and millions of fans around the world. Supporting pros and beginners alike, the WSL believes that the more time we spend in the water, the better the world will be.

Where you'll be

Surf some of Australia's most iconic surf destinations including:
Kirra
Snapper Rocks
Rainbow Bay
Greenmount
D-bah

Rated 5.0 out of 5 from 28 reviews.

Blair
October 2020
The best present ever! I surprised my partner with this experience and he loved it so much - definitely in the running for girlfriend of the year now! ;) My partner is a good surfer and this was perfect for him and mark to just surf and hang. Splitting peaks and just having the best time. Mark is such a legend - really kind and everyone respects him in the water. Would highly recommend!!! Thanks so much! Yew!
The best present ever! I surprised my partner with this experience and he loved it so much - definitely in the running for girlfriend of the year now! ;) My partner is a good surf…
Shari
September 2020
My sisters and I purchased this experience for my brother for his 50th. Honestly, there's not much I can say besides if you're thinking about doing it or buying it as a gift for someone else, just do it. I think it seems a bit intimidating the thought of going surfing with a world champion and a childhood hero for so many but my brother said that Occy couldn't have been a nicer guy or more generous with sharing his knowledge and experiences. Would also recommend getting the videographer as I think the experience is a bit surreal so it's fantastic opportunity to look back on an awesome couple of hours. My brother got some really nice stills and the video was great for those of us who got him the experience to watch as well as you could see he couldn't keep the grin off his face! Also want to say thanks to David from Kirra Surf. Great service with no issues answering all my (many) questions. Again, a big thanks to Occy, it really couldn't have been a better start to his birthday.
My sisters and I purchased this experience for my brother for his 50th. Honestly, there's not much I can say besides if you're thinking about doing it or buying it as a gift for so…
Caroline
January 2020
Occy was super welcoming, helpful and enthusiastic. My kids felt safe in his hands in unfamiliar surf conditions. So grateful! Kids said it was lit!
Heather
January 2020
Seriously so cool! I suprised my fiancé with a surf session with Occy and he cannot stop talking about it! The team at Kirra Surf helped with the surprise as well, thanks!! What a special opportunity to get access to such a surfing legend. Occy is super personable, responded quickly via message and obviously knowledgable with this sport. Thanks for the amazing experience and HIGHLY RECOMMEND!
Seriously so cool! I suprised my fiancé with a surf session with Occy and he cannot stop talking about it! The team at Kirra Surf helped with the surprise as well, thanks!! What a…
Christine
December 2019
What a bloody legend! Mark was so great to be around and even took the time to take photos with our kids. I gifted my husband this experience for Christmas and I think I will have the ‘best wife’ status for a loooong time amongst his mates!
Claire
December 2019
I was a little nervous at the thought of hanging out with a world champ but really I had nothing to worry about. Mark was very friendly and made me feel completely at ease. He was happy to chat about anything and managed to push me in to a few waves at one of Australia’s busiest and most iconic surf spots. A unique chance to hang and surf with someone who reached the pinnacle of their sport. Would highly recommend.
I was a little nervous at the thought of hanging out with a world champ but really I had nothing to worry about. Mark was very friendly and made me feel completely at ease. He was…

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Know your comfort level
Please note that outdoor activities carry risks, and you may be exposed to dangerous situations as part of this experience. Make sure you can participate safely given your abilities and the conditions (such as location, weather, and equipment).

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Government ID

You’ll need to take a picture of yourself that matches the photo on your ID. This is so Airbnb can confirm who’s actually going on the experience. You’ll only have to do this once.

Guest requirements

Up to 2 guests ages 10 and up can attend.

What to bring

Surfboard (personal or can hire at Kirra Surf)

PERSONAL TRANSPORT required to travel from kirra Surf to Surf destination.