Surf Camp Packages in Australia
95% Rating
(17 Reviews)

Surf Camp Packages in Australia

Surf Camp Australia's packages are diverse, ensuring you find the one that fits you! The following packages are currently available:

The Ultimate Search - 10 Days: Spend 5 days at camp before leaving to test your skills in Yamba and Byron Bay for the second half.
The Search - 7 Days: Learn how to surf for 5 days at camp, and then work the waves in Byron Bay.
The Ultimate Experience - 5 Days: A 5-day long progressive course in surfing at camp.
The Experience - 3 Days: Focus on learning how to surf with this 3-day progressive course.
The Weekender - 2 days: 2 days of Surf Camp progressive courses, and a party to top of the weekend!

What’s Included in the Program:

Progressive surf course for Absolute Beginners
Personal Professional Surfing Photography & Videos

Locations
Oceania » Australia » Sydney
Oceania » Australia
Program Tags
Adventure Travel
Length
1-2 Weeks
Accommodation
Apartment
Primary Language
English
Starting Price
$500.00
Currency
USD
Price Details
The cost of your package will depend on the length of the program. Programs fees are $350 - $1,000 USD.
Other Locations
Gerroa, Byron Bay, Yamba, Coolangatta

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Program Reviews

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Program Reviews (17)

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Cain
Male
32 years old
Australia
University of Richmond

5 days at Surf Camp Australia

9/10

All I can say is, if you can, do. Go to surf camp. We surfed in the rain, and I still wouldn't trade a moment of it. It doesn't matter your skill level, the coaches will bring out the inner surfer in everyone. You will be tired, wet, half naked, red eyed, maybe even sunburned, and see waves every night when you close your eyes, but you will feel amazing about yourself. After hours, you might find yourself sharing a beer with your mates, singing songs on a beach under a full sky of stars.

The camp is located in a fairly isolated little beach camping community. I always felt safe. The rooms are merely 4 walls and bunks, but you will spend all your waking hours outside anyways. Each day, the camp will write a schedule on a board outside that breaks down the following day's activities for each of two groups. Surfing sessions are broken roughly into morning and afternoon sessions, with allotted times for breakfast, lunch and dinner. The schedule allows for ample time in between surf sessions, so you never should feel rushed. The surf coaches will often carry a go-pro and take pictures of you at your best, which you can view on the slideshow at dinner, or download for yourself. With a constant stream of music, every evening seems to anticipate a party. After 10pm, it's lights out. The party typically moves to the beach, and the commons is left quiet for those who want to sleep.

How can this program be improved?

The camp will feed you every day, three meals a day. It'll fill you with sustenance for surfing. The only downside is you might feel like you are eating just about the same thing every day. I say variety is the spice of life, but if salad and sandwiches are your jam (or if you have been living the backpacker life), you will little care. Hey, we actually ran out of grilled chicken one night! I was a bit disappointed I couldn't get seconds.

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Charlotte
Female
19 years old
Sydney

AWE...SOME SECOND SURF CAMP

9/10

I did the surf camp this wk, and it was AWESOME! And the only proof that you have to go there, it's because it wasn't my first time. I did a lot of surf and thanks to the instructors who where really helpful I learned a lot of thinks. Thanks to them, now I really want to improve my surf and do more and more again. I'm not going to say that the food was good, the place too,... Because everybody already told it and the only think that I can do, It's give my agreement. Just thank you, and I hope I will see them again.

How can this program be improved?

I would said MORE SURF, but I know that for some people It's already enough.

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Denise
Female
32 years old
Byron Bay, Australia
Other

Good teachers - Good food

8/10

The surf camp was located about 2 hours from Sydney. The ride was quick and safe and everything was organized really well. Camp was on a campsite close to a small town. The rooms were clean as well as the facilities. The food was really healthy and good and there was plenty for everyone, free coffee, tea and milk was available. There were 3 teachers for about 15 people and they made sure everybody got the support they needed. Equipment was in very good condition and the teachers knew exactly what they were talking about. Tried surf camp before in Europe and Surf Camp Australia was way more professional.

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Candace
Female
24 years old
Sydney

Best trip

10/10

Incredible experience, as soon as we arrived the staff were lovely and welcoming, the food at the camp was excellent and was never without anything. The staff made it the trip for me, they were all so helpful and friendly took their time in teaching everyone step by step how to surf. I would highly recommend in going. Most fun ever!

How can this program be improved?

It couldn't it's excellent!

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Alex
Male
24 years old
Sydney, Australia
Leeds Metropolitan University

EPIC TIME AT SURF CAMP

10/10

Big shout out to Jordy and the team for the epic weekend at Surf Camp. I had an awesome time and met some awesome people from all over the world. 100% recommend anyone to give it ago whether surfing is for you or not for you!

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Adam
Male
32 years old
Sydney, Australia
University of Nottingham

Shame about the weather

8/10

I did the 5 day camp down at Seven Mile Beach, just south of Wollongong. Bus transport provided from Central in Sydney, we arrived at lunchtime got split into groups for lessons and had our first lesson that afternoon. Most people were just about standing on a board by the end of that first lesson. The training board are "soft boards" which are easy to stand on, but not the best for turning on waves etc. Weather was a bit rubbish for mid-december through the rest of the week, so it was chalks he to get towels and swimwear dried between lessons but that's not the camp's fault. Great waves for training on and some bigger waves out the back for those who can paddle hard and want more of a challenge. Friday Funday was great with dress up and the chance to try some of the hardboards that Ripcurl sell.
Social life was a bit hit and miss. Movies play in the communal area every evening. Some people go up there he road to the pub, some go to the beach. But again, the weather limited this a bit.
Overall a great experience and I can now get up on a lot of waves which was the main aim of th camp for me :)

How can this program be improved?

More organised social activities between the two groups who have different surf/meal timetables each day.

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Kate
Female
24 years old
Sydney, Australia
Other

Surf camp australia 10 day package

9/10

Best time I had in Australia! Did the 10-day package. The 5 day surf camp down at 7 mile beach was a lot of fun. It was cloudy and rainy the entire time there, but the surfing experience made up for the lack of sunshine. The rooms are like typical hostel dorms with bunk beds. Would have been pretty hot at night I reckon if it had been sunny during the days, so it was nice to have a bit cooler weather. Food was really good considering the amount of people they had to feed every meal.
Went down to yamba next and feel in love with the town and especially surfing! Went surfing with Shane and the group on Monday morning. He helped me get out back to the green waves. Caught an unbroken wave on a 6'8 hardboard. Amazing feeling dropping into a wave and riding it to shore. I'd say that one wave was by far the highlight of my trip in Australia so far (hopefully I'll be catching many more before I go home). I'm actually thinking of changing my flight dates back home to go to yamba to surf for a month before I head home.
After yamba we headed up to byron bay, which is a very chill town. The waves weren't as good, but the party seen is a bit bigger in byron bay if you're wanting to have a fun night out.
Highly recommend this if you're into meeting new people and learning how to surf! It's hard work though, your muscle will definitely feel sore after a few days... But it's all worth it :)!

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Michael
Male
24 years old
Sydney

Surf camp is an essential for any backpacker in Australia

10/10

There are 2 two hour lessons per day (except 1st and last days) so you lived and breathed surfing, which is what I really loved. The lessons were very thorough and they have a great location to teach surfing. The teachers all loved their job and made it an even more enjoyable experience. They make the meals for you and they certainly don't cut corners, they make plenty of food! The accommodation is basic hostel standards but I guess nothing but that was really promised! Overall up there with one of the best weeks of my life, a definite must if you are serious about learning to surf while in Australia!

How can this program be improved?

Sometimes it felt like the common area wasn't quite big enough for the whole group but apart from that I can't think of any reasonable improvements!

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Emily
Female
24 years old
Sydney

Surf Camp was SICK

10/10

From the day we got there, the vibe around camp was just buzzing. The instructors were having just as much fun as we were.
The food was incredible and there was SO much of it!!!! No one ever went hungry and there was fresh fruit always available as well as hot beverages.
Surfing was so much fun; they got straight to the point, straight in the water and went to extra lengths to get you standing. Made such a difference to morale and eased the frustration!!!
Absolutely loved everyone there and could not recommend it more.
Can't wait to go back!

How can this program be improved?

Provide alcohol instead of making us poor tired surfers walk up the MASSIVE hill!!!!

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Niklas
Male
24 years old
Australia outside sydney

Surf camp 5 days

9/10

I loved to be at surfcamp. The staff were very friendly and fun. I learned to surf in a few days and they made it so fun so i've bought my own board and going to surf the whole eastcoast. The teachers were very proffessional and took time with all the visitors that needed extra help. And they got the real shaneo there!

How can this program be improved?

A little more food

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Trine
Female
24 years old
Melbourne, Australia

Best experience ever!!

10/10

The surf camp was so awesome and the staff there is very professional and surporting. It has definitely been the best week in Australia. I met so many nice and cool people and got to travel further with them on roadtrips, love the social atmosphere and team spirit. Really, go there!!

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Kelsey
Female
24 years old
Sydney, Australia
Other

Great camp, great people, great experience

10/10

When I went to surf camp I really enjoyed the instructor's enthusiasm to teach us how to surf. They wanted everyone to stand up on their own and ride out a great wave. They filmed everything with the Go Pro and went all out to get great pics. Instructors worked together to get a student standing on the board while another instructor surfed alongside to get a great action shot. They got a face full of water, but loved it. I appreciate that I was able to save this memory and share it with others back home. The video made of the weekend at the end was also a great memory to keep to share with family and friends as it really encompasses the fabulous weekend. I like that the photos and videos were included in the program cost because I don't like to pay extra for those things. The free shirt and hat are both nice keepsakes as well :)

How can this program be improved?

I feel that the program was VERY sponsored by Rip Curl. They pushed the brand very hard and it was very obvious. It was a bit unnecessary at times. I liked the wetsuits and boards and can ask about the brand if I want to, but I don't need it pushed on me.

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Thandara
Female
24 years old
Sydney

Surf Camp Australia - Guarantee of a great weekend

10/10

I went to the Surf Camp expecting just a few lessons in a board. But what I've founded was a great and complete experience.

In those three days I learned how to surf and meet great people. I've also a chance to party at night.

The program is perfect because you have the better qualities of a exchange travel: people, adventures and party.

How can this program be improved?

Maybe, would be better if we had a person responsible just for the pictures. We have photos, but they're taking by the instructors, so they are not that good.

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Alex
Female
24 years old
Sydney, Australia
University of Arizona

Surf camp 2014 experience

10/10

I really enjoyed my entire experience I had during surf camp. I am from over seas and have never gotten the chance to try out surfing but have always wanted to. This weekend I was able to accomplish my desire to learn how to surf and I also had the opportunity to meet new people and share the experience with them along the way.

How can this program be improved?

If there was something that needed to be changed I would recommend that they offer a vegetarian dish or substitute for the meals involving meat. Also, having water on the beach would have been good.

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Andy
Male
32 years old
Sydney Australia

Surf camp australia experience

10/10

I really enjoyed surf camp australia and I would recommend it to anyone who is looking for an exciting adventure while in oz. The instructors all know there stuff and are really friendly and fun. The food was great and overall feeling when being there was you were all a tight friendly group. All staff and instructors helped out with any problems and issues. I was standing up on the surf board after my second lesson and am now hooked to surfing. Recommend to everyone.

How can this program be improved?

Only small thing id change is the toilet facilities

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NALUFC
Female
24 years old
sydney
University of California- Santa Cruz

You will want to go back again and again!

10/10

I can't mention Surf Camp Australia without being totally excited about it! First time I`ve been there was one of my best weekends in Australia, I was imediately caught by the surf bug! 7 mile beach indeed is a great place to learn how to surf, only a couple of hours south from Sydney. I went with some mates, but we met many new people there, which became very close friends! The food is great, the surfboards and the wetsuits as well, as much as the accomodation!! The camp has the BEST atmosphere. The surf lessons are awesome, and you won`t get out from there without knowing how to stand up and having so much fun! You gotta go to understand what I`m talking about, everyone loves it!

How can this program be improved?

I wish I could have stayed longer!!

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suzy
Male
32 years old
leeds
Leeds Metropolitan University

Surf Camp AMAZING!!!

10/10

Suf camp is amazing! I had the best time of my life and sooooo want to go back again!
I went for only 5 days and want to buy a surf board (after never being able to or learnt to surf before I might add).
You may look at the price and think its too expensive, but in the grand scheme of things, when you way it up with how much you'd spend on travel there, food, accommodation, drink and lessons, you realise how cheap it is!!
You arrive about midday on the Monday, have lunch and already you have your 1st lesson, where you stand up, even if it is only for a couple of seconds. The rest of the week, you are perfecting what you learnt with really good, informative, friendly, experienced instructors. You are even taught more experienced positions on the board later in the week even though you think you're still a beginner, which you can apply later on once you are an experienced surfer yourself.
If you are not really interested in sports, I still strongly reccommend you go. You learn something new (which is kind of a right of passage in Oz) which all your friends back home will be really jealous of, you meet so many different people to which you may not meet otherwise and the set up down at 7 mile beach is so good that you aren't going to get knocked around by massive waves or crash into rocks. If you're a bit scared of the water, the instructors are there to look after you, so you'll be fine. They help as well if you feel you're not catching a good wave or feel you can't stand up when everyone else around you seems to be.
Your muscles which you didnt realise you had before do ache, but only because its a new sport and your using them how you wouldn't have before. Some people didn't go on a lesson because their body ached, but push through it, because once you are in the water your body forgets about it and you may even end up having the best surf of your life!
The instructors at the end of the week also tell you about what to buy when looking for your first board, along with beach and surfing safety, which is invaluable when wanting to carry on surfing up the east coast, or anywhere else for that matter.

You just HAVE to go while in Sydney, I even miss it while writing this review!

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