Coolum Surf School. Run by an expert surfer and local lifeguard, Coolum Surf School offers 2-hour group and 90-minute private lessons, as well as board and gear hire. It's the only surf school in the area: find it 50 meters north of Coolum Surf Lifesaving Club, next to the skate park. Coolum Boardriders Clubhouse, Tickle Park, David Low Way, Coolum, QLD, 4573. 5446–5279. www.coolumsurfschool.com.au. A$110 single private lesson, A$55 beginner class (prices include gear). Daily, dawn–dusk; lessons by appointment.