Long before Byron Bay’s sheltered beaches and warm-all-year water put it on the learn-to-surf map, there was Rusty Miller, 1965 USA surfing champion, who moved here in the early ’70s and became the area’s first surfing instructor. Now, unlike most surf schools in Byron, Miller and his daughter, Taylor, specialise in private lessons and surf coaching sessions (they have the exclusive licence to teach one-on-one at Wategos and The Pass). They’ll even surf with you if you just want someone to paddle out with – and what could be better than catching Byron’s legendary waves with a local legend?

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