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Australian Surf Tours

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There’s something different about starting your life-long surfing adventure with Australian Surf Tours than starting it by yourself or with anyone else. Australian Surf Tours is more than just a surf camp or surf school. We represent a culture, a lifestyle, connections between people and nature, people and the ocean and people with each other.

We are energized by the ocean and the lifestyle that surfing brings and we look to pass on that knowledge and energy through surfing programs that educate and empower our ‘students’ into the life the that they dream about.

Founded
2009
Headquarters

222-226 Lawrence Hargrave Drive
Thirroul NSW 2515
Australia

Reviews

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Joseph
10/10

Australian Surf Tour was my first introduction to Australia ever. As such the impression the Tour has left on me remained the impression I took home about Australia, along with the home feel of the small immediate town and the landscape we explored with the Tour nearby. Australians and the the organizers and staff, along with other surf mates I have come to meet and know were truly exceptional people, very kind, patient, welcoming, funny and went out of their way to make us feel home. I only learned about AST surf camp online and knew no one in Australia. I found out the AST publicity and claims were honest and accurate and beyond. It is also truly a great opportunity to meet other participants from other countries. I have already signed up for a reunion soon. I will make the trip over and over again to hone my technique and just enjoy an awesome place to be with truly remarkable people. The trip is very straight forward and found the transit system from the airport to the AST camp truly impeccable. I highly recommend signing up at least 1 week if not several if you have time. I also found it very cost effective and banks for your buck, which renders the the AST surf camp truly all the worthwhile. Australians and the embedded surf culture in the region is truly life sustaining.

How can this program be improved?
I do not see what else the program can do to improve, they are always going out of their way to make you feel home and learning. One should however spend more time if they can because only with practice that one can hone their technique, and the longer one stays they enjoy the region fully.
Yes, I recommend this program
Rachel
10/10

Signed up for one week and ended up extending my stay for two more weeks—it’s that good. The staff and people connected to the camp are incredibly kind and are what makes the camp so special. I came to AST having no surf experience, but left learning how to ride the face of the waves and a greater knowledge on reading the ocean. If you’re looking for an authentic Aussie experience, I highly rate AST. Much thanks to all the wonderful people there, already looking forward to coming back to camp in the future.

Yes, I recommend this program
Bouke
10/10

When i first arrived in Australia back in 2016, Australian Surf Tours was my first stop on my travels throughout the country. And propably the best so far.

When I first came around I didn't know anything about surfing. The coaches taught me from step one, and within 1 week I was busy practicing turning on waves. The coaches are very patient and helpfull, and without them I wouldn't be able to surf the way I am today.

Another huge plus is the accomodation. You spend your time out of the water in a surfhouse literally 5 minutes from the beach, and during the nights you can hang out with all your surfbuddies in the lounge and possibly have a feed together in the huge kitchen.

All in all, I stayed for about 2 months, and I wouldnt have missed it for the world!

Yes, I recommend this program
Lena
10/10

When I booked the 8 Week Development Surf Course, I never expected such a excellent Team and work behind this. Now I have the freedom to travel around everywhere, watch a beach, observe the waves and go into the water on my own. Even in a pretty crowded lineup like in Byron Bay-The Pass, I now the rules, now what I need to do to catch a wave and develop my surf skills by going on. After 8 weeks getting such a confidence and the right tools from the coaches of AST, is unpayable. I never surfed in my life before - booking this course was life changing for me!

How can this program be improved?
continue this great work ;)
Yes, I recommend this program
Anna
10/10

Earlier this year I did a 4 week surf development course with AST and it was an amazing experience and definitely a highlight of my travels in Australia so far. As I had already tried surfing a few times before but never quite gotten the hang of it, I was excited to find AST who offer such long programs which made it possible for me to really improve and progress in my surfing. I feel more confident in the water than I did before and I have gained a lot of understanding when it comes to reading waves and different surf conditions. Something that I find is unique to AST's surf development course compared to other surf camps that I have done in the past, is the incredible focus on detail to enhance individual progress. Other than surfing the program includes reading surf forecasts, video correction, breath training and a visit to a surfboard factory. The coaches and the rest of the staff are amazing at spreading good vibes and there is no secret that they love to share the surfing lifestyle with everyone who comes to the camp. The little surf town Thirroul, where the surf motel is located, is an absolute gem! Beautiful nature and beaches in the surrounding area and all necessary facilities such as supermarkets, pharmacy, train station, restaurants etc can be found just down the street. I would highly recommend AST to anyone who hope to have an epic surf adventure while they are in Australia!

Yes, I recommend this program

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