Learn to Surf in Australia
Master surfing on this fun course
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Group Size: Varies
Trip code: AULS
Duration: 7-9 days
Imagine waking up near the glistening Australian ocean and running barefoot across the beach in your wetsuit to surf the waves. Get ready to dip your toes in the sand and jump on board as you learn to surf on a fantastic trip Down Under in paradise, staying in a nearby Surf Camp between beautiful Sydney and Byron Bay. You will learn to catch a wave like a true pro as expert instructors guide you throughout on spectacular coastlines. Befriend fellow surfers and chill before riding the tide. Come on down and make a splash!
- Choose from a 7 or 9 day learn to surf experience
- Live a stone throw away from the beach
- Surf, sunbathe or soak up some rays at a beach BBQ as you embrace the Aussie life
- Don’t worry if you’re a surfing novice - you’ll be on learner surf beaches, using beginner-friendly equipment with excellent guidance
- Fantastic instructors, lessons and photo/video analysis to help you see where you’re at - meaning 100% surf satisfaction!
Learn to surf at some of Australia's most amazing beaches, relax and make new friends at surf camp and even add in two extra days in Byron Bay - awesome! Surf's up!
Option 1: 7 day learn to surf programme
Option 2: 9 day learn to surf programme (includes 2 nights in laid-back Byron Bay)
Day 1 - Land in spectacular Sydney and meet your guide at the meeting point in the city centre at 10pm or 11pm (depending on season). Travel overnight in style by bus to the fantastic Spot X Surf camp to begin your adventure!
Day 2 - Rise and shine as you hit the waves for your first surf lesson on the beautiful Australian beach. Sunbathe in the afternoon or go ocean rafting, kayaking or kangaroo trekking!
Days 3-6 - Surf, eat, repeat! Learn how to catch a wave in the morning alongside your expert pro guide and take part in ‘surf expression’ during the afternoon. Listen to music, kick back and relax or engage in a range of super fun activities on the beach - you’ll be living like a true surfer in no time.
Day 7 - Depart wonderful Spot X Surf and let your hair down around gorgeous Byron or Brisbane for a beachy afternoon stroll. Either end your trip here or continue your adventure for an extra two days in paradise!
Option 2: 9 day trip (8 nights)
Day 8 - Surf the glistening waves in Byron before taking the afternoon into your own hands for a chance to explore Australia.
Day 9 - Enjoy your final surf lesson before waving goodbye to beach life as you return home to tell everyone about your adventures!
Interested in becoming a Surf Instructor? If you want to gain some serious surfing experience why not check out our 3-month surf instructor course instead?
Please note this itinerary is subject to change. Occasionally changes are made to improve our trips based on previous customer feedback, our own research and other factors beyond our control such as the weather or wave conditions.
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You'll need to be at Central Station in Sydney to meet everyone for 10pm or 11pm on Day 1 (depending on season). Because of this we recommend that you arrive into Sydney before 3pm to give you enough time to collect your luggage, relax and find the meeting point. If you want to arrive in Sydney before your trip, we can help you book extra accommodation in Sydney.
The trip ends in Byron Bay late on your end date. We recommend booking your onwards travel plans out of Byron Bay for the following day.
Option 1: 6 nights' accommodation included at Spot X Surf Camp
Option 2: 8 nights' accommodation included (4 in Spot X Surf Camp and 2 night 2 nights at the surf camp in Byron Bay)
After your overnight luxury bus journey to Spot X, you’ll be staying at Spot X Surf Camp for 5 nights in beachfront shared dorms - a hidden gem housing 6 to 8 surfers. Living directly across from the beach means you will be living the true surfing lifestyle, and will have a beautiful place to hang out after plenty of surfing and sunbathing throughout the day. There are numerous additional activities you can get involved in at the camp including volleyball, beach soccer, beach cricket and kayaking. In the evenings, catch up with friends around the cosy campfire, play games or gather everyone together and hit the beach for a party.
If you opt for the 9 day trip, you will get to experience all of the above as well as 2 extra nights in a one of a kind surfing camp in the unique and hippy town of Byron Bay - where you will all stay in funky tipis! Breakfast and dinners are also included during your stay here.
All meals while staying at the surf camp are included and generously prepared by the chefs onsite. There is a variety of food to choose from including Mexican, Italian, BBQs and roasts - all served alongside salad and bread. The surf camp caters for specific dietary require-ments too. You can also help yourself to water, juice and coffee served at mealtimes.
We have a minimum age requirement of 18, and all visitors to Australia (excepting those from New Zealand) will require a visa or Electronic Travel Authority (ETA) to enter. These must be applied for before departure, and if you’re planning on working in Australia whilst you’re out here, you’ll need a Working Holiday Visa. If you are just heading to Australia for fun however, an ETA should suffice. Both visas can be applied for online.