East Coast Learn to Surf

5 days from £519

Trip Highlights

  • Learn to surf with qualified instructors who cater for absolute beginners!
  • Stay at a beachside surf camp located on Australia's East Coast
  • Finish in Byron Bay where you can continue with your travels 
  • 5 Surf Lessons and use of surfboards and wetsuits are all included (during lessons)

Trip Summary

Starting in Sydney, you’ll head up to the beachside surf camp for four days of surf lessons with our qualified instructors. Don’t worry if you’ve never picked up a surfboard before, the instructors are trained to cater for beginners and you’ll be surfing the waves in no time at all!

The surf camp is located right on the stunning beachfront in between Coffs Harbour and Byron Bay and has plenty to keep you entertained after you’ve finished surfing. How does chilling with your mates around the campfire, playing volley ball on the beach and beach parties sound?

This tour, which has been voted the best tour in NSW three times, will finish in Byron Bay where you can continue your travels up the East Coast! 

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Trip Info

Day 1: Travel to the Surf Camp

Today you’ll leave Sydney by train and head North to Spot X – The awesome surf camp right on the beachfront, which will be your home for the next four days. 

Once you arrive at the surf camp, you’ll have time to check-in and chill out before hanging out around the camp fire with your new friends in the evening.

Day 2 – 4: Learn to Surf! 

Over the next three days you’ll learn to surf with the help from the professional instructors. Our instructors cater for all levels, so don’t worry if you’re a complete beginner, you’ll get all of the assistance that you need and you’ll be riding a wave in no time!

You’ll have two surf sessions each day and there’s plenty of other activities to do around camp when you’re not surfing. Breakfast, lunch and dinner will be served at the surf camp, giving you loads of energy to hit the waves.

In the evenings you can join in with the camp games, chill out around the campfire or get an early night so that you’re ready to hit the waves in the morning.

Day 5: Transfer to Byron Bay

After your last surf lesson in the morning, its time to head to Byron Bay by bus. You'll get into Byron Bay at around 5pm with enough time to check into the accommodation of your choice (which will be at an additional cost) and hit the town with your new friends! 

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What's Included

  • 4 nights dorm accommodation at the Surf Camp
  • Transport from Sydney to Spot X
  • Transport from Spot X to Byron Bay
  • 5 Surf Lessons & 2 Afternoon Expression Sessions
  • Use of Wetsuits and Surf Boards during lessons
  • All meals included whilst at Spot X Surf Camp

What's Not Included

  • Flights
  • Visa's
  • Travel Insurance
  • Airport Transfers
  • Accommodation on Night 5

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What were the highlights of your trip?

Everything, when I was still in the UK dreaming about backpacking across Australia this surf camp is exactly what came to mind. Gorgeous beach, amazing people, camp fire and surfing. The location is incredible and you're really made to feel at home there. Aside from everything else, if you go to Australia and don't surf then you haven't really been!

Tips for other travellers?

1 - Typical English girl I turned up saying I couldn't wait to get in the sea etc. I quickly learnt it's called the ocean out there and they will think you're a bit of a strange one if you wander around calling it the sea. From then on I was (I like to think affectionately) known as London. Ocean = good, Sea = bad. 2 - Not everybody gets to go and live on a surf camp, make the most of it! I wish I'd stayed longer. 3 - Stay in touch with people, you'll meet the most amazing people who will become your life long friends.

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Accommodation & Meals

You’ll be staying to dorm accommodation in clean and comfortable accommodation at the surf camp.

The surf camp has facilities including a laundry, an entertainment area, internet access, movie room, volleyball court, a cooking area and tour desk to help you plan your onward travel.

Accommodation is not included whilst in Sydney and Byron Bay. 

You will be provided with 3 meals a day whilst at the surf camp on days 2 – 4.

Lunch will be provided on day 1 and Breakfast and Lunch will be provided on day 5. 

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The minimum age for this programme is 18 years old. 

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