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South Coast Weekend Surf Camp

Go on the ultimate Aussie surfing weekend just a few hours south of Sydney!

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  • Small-group lessons with passionate professional instructors
  • Beautiful beachside camping a few hours south of Sydney
  • See kangaroos, parrots, stingrays and experience beach life

What we'll do

Join Australian Surf Tours on a real Aussie surfing adventure on the South Coast!

Departing Sydney on a Friday evening, you'll head south to one of NSW’s most beautiful surf spots. You'll camp out under the stars surrounded by wildlife, surf uncrowded beaches and make friends that last a lifetime. This is a real learn to surf experience that will provide you with the practical skills and theoretical knowledge needed to surf confidently by yourself.

The weekend includes 3 x 2-hour progressive learn to surf lessons that include everything from board design, correct positioning, paddling, catching waves, timing and getting to your feet. For those who learn quickly or have surfed before you will progress through to turning your surfboard and basic manoeuvres. On top of surfing, you'll have a wildlife experience to remember! Feed giant stingrays by hand, pat kangaroos, surf with dolphins and interact with playful possums and parrots! You'll also go swimming in crystal clear natural rockpools, eat fresh oysters from the rocks and maybe catch an octopus or two. 

A weekend of surfing with Australian Surf Tours will have you begging for more!

What to know

  • Tour days: Departs every Friday (except in winter)
  • Price includes: 
    • 2 day, 2 night weekend surf camp
    • All camping equipment, sleeping bag etc provided
    • All meals (2 lunches, 2 breakfasts, 1 dinner plus snacks)
    • 3 x 2-hour progressive surf lessons
    • Experienced and knowledgeable professional instructors
    • All surf equipment and wetsuit/rash shirt
    • Guided bushwalks and activities
    • Wildlife feeding
    • Return transport from Sydney
  • Language: Tour is given in Australian (kind of like English)
  • Perfect for: Solo travellers, couples or small groups. You'll be in a fun and friendly group consisting mostly of young travellers. 
  • Group size: Up to 8 people with 1 instructor. Total participants on the surf camp fluctuate based on the time of year. 
  • Age range: Most participants are in their 20s and 30s but everyone is welcome!
  • Open Date bookings: must be confirmed at least 7 days in advance.

About your guides

Australian Surf Tours is a small learn to surf and surf guiding business. It was established in 2008, by two friends who love to surf. Australian Surf Tours is the number-one-rated surf camp operator in Sydney.

This weekend surf camp is based 3 hours south of Sydney in a beautiful location surrounded by world-class surf spots and more Australian wildlife than you will see anywhere outside a zoo. Everyone is welcome at Australian Surf Tours. You will never forget this surf camp experience!

    Frequently asked questions

    • What should I bring? A small backpack, sunglasses, hat, swimwear, warm jumper and a raincoat (for cold nights), water bottle, beach towel, sunscreen, insect repellent, camera, power bank (limited charging points). Don't forget your sense of fun and adventure! You're welcome to bring alcohol or snacks. No need to bring a sleeping bag or other camping equipment, this is all provided.
    • Where do we start and finish? Your tour starts and finishes in Sydney. You'll meet and be returned to outside Wake Up Hostel on 814 George Street, close to Central Station.
    • How long does the tour go for? Tour departs from Sydney on Friday at 5:00 pm and finishes in Sydney on Sunday at 7:00 pm.
    • What days does the tour operate? Tours depart every Friday, returning Sunday.
    • What meals are included? All meals are included - 2 breakfasts, 2 lunches and 1 dinner plus snacks.
    • Do you cater for specific diets? The tour can cater for a range of dietary requirements, as well as medical conditions/food allergies. Please contact us when booking if you have any specific dietary needs.
    • Can I bring alcohol? Yes, you're welcome to BYO (bring your own).
    • Who can come? Everyone is welcome on this tour, provided you're over 18! While most travellers are in the 20s and 30s, all ages are welcome and there are regularly a few older guests.
    • How many people in the tents? The tents are 5-person tents, but you'll only have 2 people in them, to guarantee maximum comfort. You'll also not be sleeping on the ground but on specially made comfortable camping beds. All bedding including sleeping bags is included to make your camping experience feel like sleeping in a hotel.
    • I can't swim. That wasn't really a question, was it? You need to be able to confidently swim on your own to take part in this surf camp. Some upper body strength is also required, as surfing can be a physically demanding sport.
    • What if the weather is bad? Will my tour be cancelled? This trip goes out in all types of weather, provided it is safe to do so. If the tour operator cancels for any reason you will be given a refund or credit to join the tour on another weekend.

    Cancellation policy

    • Cancellations made 7 days or more before the tour starts will incur a $20 fee.
    • No cancellations can be made within 7 days of the activity. 
    • Surf lessons will not be cancelled due to rain. Surf lessons may be cancelled if the conditions are deemed to be dangerous, or if the surf is too small to run a class.
    • You will be given a refund or credit if your surf camp is cancelled.

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