Below is a list of commonly asked questions. If yours is not on the list please do not hesitate to get in contact.
HOW OLD DOES MY CHILD NEED TO BE TO START THE CLASSES?
The minimum age for group and private lessons is 5 years old, the maximum age is 12
HOW MANY KIDS ARE IN THE AFTER SCHOOL CLASSES?
There are a maximum number of 8 kids in after school/group classes. This is to ensure kids are fully attended to and receive enough one-on-one time to improve. Due to this classes fill up quickly, so make sure you get in fast to register!
HOW DO I KNOW MY CHILDS SKILL LEVEL?
The classes are split into three categories: beginner, intermediate and advanced. It does not go by age, but rather skill level.
Beginner = little or no skateboarding experience, just learning the basics and improving confidence.
Intermediate = comfortable on a skateboard and beginning to learn tricks.
Advanced = confident/experienced and already able to do tricks and skate on ramps.
ARE THERE GIRLS CLASSES TOO?
Absolutely! Our girls class runs every Thursday. We also offer a mum's class. Please see our timetable for more details.
CAN MY CHILD DO A TRIAL CLASS?
Yes, kids may do a free trial class before registering for the term to make sure they like it and to determine their skill level. To organise this please contact us to find a time that suits you.
DO I NEED MY OWN GEAR?
No, you do not need your own gear, BBSS can lend you everything free of charge for as long as you need. When the time comes to purchase your own stuff, we sell boards via our online store or in person at our Byron Bay warehouse.
DO YOU OFFER A SCHOOL HOLIDAY PROGRAM?
Yes, we offer a school holiday program which is generally a full day of skating at either our Byron Bay warehouse, or a guided skatepark tour. Please check out our day camp page for more information.
WHAT SHOULD I BRING TO A CLASS?
You do not need to bring anything other than a water bottle and a positive attitude. If you have your own gear that's great, but if you don't you can borrow ours.
IS IT SAFE FOR BEGINNERS?
Skateboarding involves falling over (and getting back up!) so one of the first things students learn is how to fall safely while wearing safety gear. This practice minimises risk of injury and makes the whole experience more fun, giving students the confidence and skills to skate on their own.
HOW CAN I REGISTER?
To register please head to our lessons page for a list of available classes, fill out the registration form and pay, then you are ready to go!