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Learn to Surf

Learn to surf and have awesome adventures on your gap year! You're guaranteed to have an amazing time and meet lots of like-minded people as you learn how to surf the seas. You'll find surf schools set in beautiful beachside locations abroad. Enjoy surf lessons taught by expert surf instructors and learn how to ride the waves in style!

Surf-central has to be Australia's East Coast, where you can learn to surf and meet other surfers from all over the world. Alternatively, head to the beautiful beaches of Indonesia and learn to surf in stunning Bali. Enjoy adrenaline-fuelled action on the ocean waves during the day and make the most of the chilled-out surfer's beach lifestyle at night. Once you know how to surf you can enjoy all the world's best surfing hotspots from the crest of a wave - the view from your surfboard will be hard to beat!

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Learn to surf in Australia

If you want to learn how to surf in one of the world's best surf spots, head to surf camp on the Aussie East Coast. Located between Sydney and Byron Bay, on our learn to surf in Australia programme you will find out how to ride the waves. Taught by expert surf instructors, you'll soon master some serious surf moves!

Surf in beautiful Bali

Another world-famous surfing destination is the beautiful Indonesian island of Bali. Famous for its golden sands, stunning surf spots and fascinating Asian culture, Bali is bliss for any surf-seeker. Surf in Bali and learn new skills as you discover the delights of this amazing island.

Train to be a surf instructor

Fancy training to become a qualified surf instructor? Sign up for our surf instructor academy in Australia and spend up to 3 magical months at surf camp. Gain a level 1 qualification and then set off to teach surfing anywhere in the world!

Set off for unforgettable sun, sea and surf adventures around the globe!

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  • Africa
  • Asia
  • Australasia
  • Central & South America
  • Europe
  • Middle East & Central Asia
  • North America
  • Polar Regions
  • Travel Around the World
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