Doing the surf development course is an amazing experience. You will spend a couple of months developing your surf skills on some great Australia breaks. Everybody at the camp is so enthusiastic that you will have a good time and enjoy the surfers life style. Our professional surf instructors help you to push your surf abilities and you will become a real surf dude. Together with beach parties, BBQ’s, sun and your new friends, this will be an awesome experience!
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Livin’ by the beach, lovin’ the surf…
The surf camp is located about a two hour drive from Byron Bay in a secret surf spot, right on the beach. No stress in finding it though, because we will take you on a cool “surfbus” starting in Sydney or Byron to take you to the awesome surf camp. This gives you plenty of time to get to know others.
For the next one or two months you ´ll enjoy the secluded beaches and the surf camp where you will eat, breathe and live surf! You will develop your surfing abilities and live the life! You can start the surf development course without surf experience. You do have to love the sea, because this will be your class room.
You can join the course for one or two months. You have the opportunity to train every day and you will get lots of one on one attention. This will improve your surf skills in a very short time. Top instructors will mentor you, assessing your surfing by photo´s and video´s and you will learn about water safety awareness and surf fitness. The instructors at the camp are some of the best in Australia, John the head instructor was ranked in the top ten in the world for eight consecutive years. He certainly knows a thing or two about surfing.
Highlights Surf Dude Course Australia
- Live by the beach surfing everyday
- All food included take all surf camp
- All equipment included
- Lots of one on one instruction from ex-pro surfers
- Pick up from Sydney or Byron included
- Great social scene
On the Monday morning you will be picked up from the Wake Up Hostel. You can just go there by yourself, which is really easy and we will explain it to you in your pre-departure pack or we can book you into the Wake Up Hostel. Just ask us if you would like that.
After getting on the bus early on Monday morning you will head north and this epic adventure begins. The bus will take you from Sydney to Spot X, your home for the next few months!
Tip: If you want a few days in Sydney before you start, check out our Wake Up Sydney Pack. This is four days of fun, new friends, cool activities and nights out in Sydney and perfect to bolt onto this trip.
Onto Spot X
Your new home will be in the legendary Spot X surf camp. This is just North of Coffs Harbour, and located on a huge sandy beach. A prime spot for surfers to hang-out. A great place to party and to hook up with lots of travellers all trying out some surfing. For the extra brave you can also do a skydive from this location.
There is a great vibe at the camp as quite a few surf trips stop here ” Oz Experience and Contiki Tours to name a few. It is not exclusive to us, but we do occupy the best spot, with a cool club house, bar, chill out zone and all the surf equipment you could need located right on the beach. There is an internet cafÃ© to show your mates on Facebook the awesome (or serious) wipe outs of the day. The team are on hand not only get you out in to the waves, but keep you entertained with some serious partying!
Just a few rules that govern this place, so be warned.
- Look cool and have fun.
- No nudity (before 11am).
- Speedos are banned.
- No shit music.
- Respect the local wildlife by not littering.
- The surf instructor is always right and the customer is always wrong!
- And if you go in November, the growing of an offensive tash is mandatory in Australia.
Set in a beautiful surf spot in a National Marine Park, this is a unique opportunity to spend time in one of Australia´s most beautiful coastal areas. You will be living in a beach front cottage with other surfers. The secluded beach is situated between Sydney and Byron Bay. There will be short term surfers here and others like you who are staying for a couple of months. It is a good and safe community, everyone is supportive and open to meeting new people. There is a nice communal area, camp fire area, free coffee and tea and a big TV room where you can chill if you wish.
Please note that you will be living in your own room right next to the beach, so your have easy access to the waves and can get out in the surf as soon as you wake up.
Take time to get to know the crew, get involved in the games and activities. Experience kayaking, skydiving, music around the camp fire and much more. Time on the beach can be as exciting or relaxing as you like.
Three times a day you will have the best fresh and healthy food you could wish for. Surfing makes you hungry. In the mornings there will be cereal, milk, fresh fruit, toast, jam, Marmite etc. For lunch there will be all kinds of salads, beans, meat and spaghetti. In the evenings there will also be fresh salads, pasta, meat, rice, desserts you name it! All freshly prepared for you! The portions are HUGE so that surfer appetite will be well catered for.
What you can expect to learn
- The basics, like standing up and catching a wave
- The more advanced stuff, like cutting back and linking waves
- How to read the ocean, currents and check for the best surf conditions
- Ocean safety, and awareness
A lot of the knowledge is gained through practice, but when you are out in the surf you always have instructors overseeing you and getting your surf skills improved through positive and interactive surf coaching. Of course because you have your own surf shack with the rest of the long term surf dudes, you can avoid that when you wish. If you want to get up and hit the swell as the sun comes up…grab an early night and avoid a hangover, well for one day anyway!
Because the surf camp is really popular, with groups from Oz Experience and Contiki arriving every couple of days to learn to surf with the rest of the crew, it goes without saying that there is a great social scene there. Beach parties, BBQ ´s and lots going on if you dare.
Surfer dudes get sixpacks
And we are not talking beer either, you can expect to get extremely fit during the course, surfing uses and abuses every muscle in your body, and with the great food, you will get in shape in no time. Nice little bonus eh?!
Frequently Asked Questions
- Technique – Learning made easy with our time tested coaching techniques.
- Safety – is the highest priority. Every day we take you to the friendliest and safest surf beaches, we use new learner specific equipment, as well as abide by Surfing Australia guidelines by maintaining a ratio of one instructor to eight students. With major focus on ocean safety, equipment, respect for environment, and surf etiquette, our lessons are sound and experience complete.
- Fun – A wise and cool dude once said, “The best surfer in the world is the surfer who is having the most fun”.So remember, whether you’re wiping out or catching a wicked wave, surfing is all about having the time of your life.
|1 (Month)||One month||USD 2659 USD 2606 (Early Bird)|
|2 (Month)||Two month||USD 2719 USD 2665 (Early Bird)|
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Terms: $250 USD deposit required on booking. Full payment 12 weeks prior to trip start.
- 30 or 60 nights accommodation in the surf centre right on the beach
- Bed linen
- Hot showers
- Breakfast, lunch and dinner during the course, seven days a week!
- Two days off a week to explore surrounding surf locations
- Qualified level two surf instructors available to assist and support.
- Use of all surf equipment
- Travel Insurance
- Snacks and other drinks than coffee and tea
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“This was the best three months of my life. I would recommend this to anyone thinking of spending a couple of months in Australia.”
“I have recommend you to a few people thinking about travelling.. I ended up working in Australia for 8 months as an instructor after my course had such a great time and now surfing in Bali for 4 months!”
“I would really recommend someone doing their surf instructor courses are Xtreme Gap. You spend three months living by the beach surfing every day afterwards who knows you can go on to become a surf instructor in Bali Fiji or somewhere like that.”