Australia Learn To Surf
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  • Relaxation 4 out of 5
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Trip Highlights

  • Live the surfers dream down under Aussie style!
  • Ride your first wave within an hour of starting!
  • Chill out (and party) at your beach-side cabin accommodation
  • See how quickly you progress your surf skills in just 5 days!
  • Explore the stunning Seven Mile Beach National Park
  • Party with free beer and pizza with new friends upon return to Sydney

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Travel the east coast of Australia, learning to ride the waves and living the surfing lifestyle – that means barbies, parties and relaxing by the beach. A highlight of any gap year!

 

Surfing in Australia is a dream. You get 5 days learning to surf from at one of the country’s most beautiful and unspoilt beaches. We will find the best waves for progressing your surfing from beginner to advanced level. You’re going to be travelling down to Seven Mile Beach, living a surfer’s dream of freedom, travel, good waves and good times. 


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What will I be doing?

  • What will I learn (5 days)

  • Day 1 (1 day)

  • Day 2 (1 day)

  • Day 3 and 4 (2 days)

  • Day 5 (1 day)

What will I learn: 5 days

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Destination info

The East Coast of Australia is an astounding 18,000km long. Eastern Australia is the epitome of beach life and water sports. Other than the stunning ocean, you'll find there are other treasures to discover: mountain ranges, rainforest, the outback and three buzzing capital cities; Cairns, Brisbane and Sydney.

  • Location: Sydney, Gerroa

Learn to surf at some of Australia’s most pristine white sand beaches. Travel to Seven Mile Beach; living a surfer's dream of freedom, good waves and good times – nothing could be better! Whether you are taking a full gap year to Australia or are there as part of a round the world trip, learning to surf is an absolute must.

 

We will find the best un-crowded waves for progressing your surfing from beginner to advanced. The crew of all-Australian experienced instructors are experts at teaching absolute beginners. Their office is the beach so it’s no wonder their laidback, outgoing personalities will ensure you have fun catching the waves. Our instructors will take you through all the basics and by the end of the week you will have learnt the following:

 

  • Standing up 
  • Paddling
  • Wave selection
  • Taking the drop
  • Cutting across waves

Not sure how you’ll go? Expect to be standing and riding your first waves within an hour of starting. This surf trip embraces all aspects of the surfer’s way of life. Expect some fun on-tour parties and jam sessions!

 

All surfing equipment is provided, and you will be given equipment appropriate to your size and ability. 

Day 1: 1 day

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Destination info

The East Coast of Australia is an astounding 18,000km long. Eastern Australia is the epitome of beach life and water sports. Other than the stunning ocean, you'll find there are other treasures to discover: mountain ranges, rainforest, the outback and three buzzing capital cities; Cairns, Brisbane and Sydney.

  • Location: Sydney, Gerroa

Departing from Sydney in the morning, sit back, relax and enjoy the view as you travel down the South Coast to the surf school in Gerroa. You will then arrive at Seven Mile Beach, not only is it a picturesque national park beach but also the location for beginners to learn to surf.

 

For your first lesson you’ll be taken straight to the beach and receive tuition on tides and conditions, how to identify the safest part of the beach to surf, followed by teaching you the paddling technique. When you are comfortable with this, your instructor will then go on to teach you how to stand up on your board and take you into the water to experience catching your first wave. From our experience most people will stand up within the first lesson. Each of your lessons will be two hours long and will progress your technique and skills from the one before. Between each lesson you will have a rest period and be provided with lunch. After your lessons, it’s your time to relax in this stunning location. Why not unwind in a hammock or go for a walk along the National Park beach.

Day 2: 1 day

Next Leg

Destination info

The East Coast of Australia is an astounding 18,000km long. Eastern Australia is the epitome of beach life and water sports. Other than the stunning ocean, you'll find there are other treasures to discover: mountain ranges, rainforest, the outback and three buzzing capital cities; Cairns, Brisbane and Sydney.

  • Location: Gerroa

Wake up to the sounds of surfing life, as you all meet up for breakfast, before starting your first lesson of the day and heading to the beach. After your first two hour lesson you will have a chance to relax and have lunch before another lesson in the afternoon. In the evening chill out and enjoy all that surfing life brings.

Day 3 and 4: 2 days

Next Leg

Destination info

The East Coast of Australia is an astounding 18,000km long. Eastern Australia is the epitome of beach life and water sports. Other than the stunning ocean, you'll find there are other treasures to discover: mountain ranges, rainforest, the outback and three buzzing capital cities; Cairns, Brisbane and Sydney.

  • Location: Gerroa

By day three you will probably be dreaming of catching waves, waking up raring to hit the surf. The way the next two days are structured will be very similar to the second day; however you will continue to build on your surfing techniques, making turns and riding across the waves. 

Day 5: 1 day

Destination info

The East Coast of Australia is an astounding 18,000km long. Eastern Australia is the epitome of beach life and water sports. Other than the stunning ocean, you'll find there are other treasures to discover: mountain ranges, rainforest, the outback and three buzzing capital cities; Cairns, Brisbane and Sydney.

  • Location: Gerroa, Sydney

This will be your last day at the surf school before heading back to Sydney. After your second 2 hour lesson you will have time pack and get ready for the journey back to Sydney. You should get back to Sydney at roughly 6pm. This is your chance to enjoy some free beer, pizza and party at Scubar! 

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What's included?

  • 5 Day progressive surf course
  • Use of quality Rip Curl equipment
  • 4 nights beachside cabin accommodation
  • All transport from Sydney - Gerroa - Sydney
  • All Meals

What's not included?

  • All flights
  • Visas
  • Personal travel insurance
  • Alcoholic beverages

Additional Information & FAQs

Minimum age

18 years

 

Accommodation

You will stay in a modern beachside cabin at the surf camp in Gerroa. The cabins are only a short walk to the beach and local bar. The accommodation also has great facilities that you can use during your stay, including; hot showers, a swimming pool, hammocks, internet, DVD movies, laundry and café. You will be staying in either a 4 or 6 berth dorm room. 

 

Meals

All your meals are included while staying at the surf camp in Gerroa. We know that you use up lots of energy when surfing which means you’ll be hungry for some tasty food so we provide plentiful, tasty and healthy meals to meet your big appetite! Vegetarian options are available along with any other special dietary requirements; please let us know at time of booking if these apply.

 

Orientation

The surf instructors will take good care of you. They have years of experience and will give you lots of individual attention in the water to ensure your safety. They are there with you for the whole trip so they can help with any questions or advice you may need.

 

Advice & Safety

Throughout your programmes you will have the support and guidance of the programme co-ordinator and team. You will be provided with competent assistance and help with any questions or advice you may need during your stay.

 

You will be assigned a personal travel advisor who will co-ordinate your programme with you. Feel free to contact them at any time before you go, or when you are on your travels.

 

In addition, you will have access to a 24 hour emergency contact number so you can contact one of our UK staff at any time should you need to.

 

FAQ

1. What locations do I surf at?

All of the surfing is done on Seven Mile Beach, outside of Sydney. This stunning white sandy beach is the perfect place for learning.

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2. Why does the programme not run in winter?

During the winter months, the water is too cold!

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3. How fit do I have to be?

You will need some level of fitness, but you don't have to be an athlete.

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4. Does it matter if I have never surfed before?

No. You will be taught everything from Paddling to Cutting Across waves!

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Australia Learn To Surf

Sarah Allman - July 2011

How would you rate your overall experience?
(10/10)
Give us up to 10 words that sum up your experience: for example - "Great experience, made new friends, totally unforgettable!"

Paddle paddle paddle!! I had such an amazing time and I really want to go back!!

Please rate the service received from our team before departure
(10/10)
Please rate the service provided by the team in country
(10/10)
Please rate the accommodation during your stay
(10/10)
What were the highlights of your trip?

Actually standing up on a surfboard for the first time!! Pretty much everyone was standing in the first 2 hour lesson!!

Do you have 3 top tips for future travellers?

Take a fair few bikinis unless you want to be putting on a wet bikini as well as a wet wetsuit! Always put suncream on when you go out even if it's cloudy - I got burned even when there wasn't any sun!! Keep an eye out for whales and dolphins!!

Would you travel with our company again?

Yes

Would you recommend us?

Yes

Australia Learn To Surf2011-07-04

Emily Blight - July 2011

How would you rate your overall experience?
(10/10)
Give us up to 10 words that sum up your experience: for example - "Great experience, made new friends, totally unforgettable!"

The most unforgettable experience I have had so far!

Please rate the service received from our team before departure
(10/10)
Please rate the service provided by the team in country
(8/10)
Please rate the accommodation during your stay
(9/10)
What were the highlights of your trip?

Getting up at 6am to go surfing and watch the sunrise was pretty amazing, and when we saw dolphins whilst we were out surfing. But the whole trip was awesome!

Do you have 3 top tips for future travellers?

Just throw yourself into it; don't hesitate; and just enjoy yourself, as it goes so quickly!

Would you travel with our company again?

Yes

Would you recommend us?

Yes

Australia Learn To Surf2011-07-04

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