Australian Surf Tours
Australian Surf Tours is more than just a surf camp or surf school. We represent a culture and a lifestyle. Connections between people and nature, people and the ocean and people with each other.
There is something different about starting your life-long surfing adventure with Australian Surf Tours than starting it by yourself or with anyone else.
We are energised by the ocean and the lifestyle that surfing brings. We pass on that knowledge and energy through surfing programs that educate and empower our ‘students’. Into the life the that they dream about.
Fun loving, healthy, easy-going, friendly and free.
One of the Best Weekends of my Life
“If you want to meet nice people, learn how to surf with cool teachers, see wild kangaroos just in front of you when you get up in the morning, feed stingrays, live a camp life, have a good time around a fire camp on the beach, swim in awesome rocks pools, see AMAZING and BEAUTIFUL beaches and landscapes, just go there. I went for a week-end of surf with Australian Surf Tour and I LOVED it. Everybody is just so kind, the food is delicious and you just want to be able to take pictures with you eyes, because everything is beautiful. Really something to do ! You’ll feel so good, and you’ll have an amazing time !”
WHY CHOOSE US?
Australian Surf Tours is Sydney’s leading provider of Surfing Tours and Surf Camps. We offer you an unforgettable experience that you will remember for a lifetime. Our attention to detail is second to none, ensuring you have everything you need to make your stay with us beyond amazing. The locations we take you to are some of the most stunning on this continent and our staff are with you every step of the way! Check out the links below to find out why you should always choose Australian Surf Tours as your number 1 Surf Camp!
WORLD’S BEST PROGRAMS
At AST we believe in excellence in everything we do. Our surfing programs are therefore designed to maximise the involvement and enjoyment of our clients as well as to accelerate their learning. We believe that learning to surf (and everyone who surfs is always learning) relies on a holistic approach. For someone to truly develop their skills they require behind the scenes knowledge. This includes information about the ocean and how it works, why waves break in certain ways, what weather attributes to good and bad surf, how a surfboard works, surfboard design, timing and a whole host of other factors. Each one of our surfing programs have been meticulously designed to combine exactly the right ratio of theory and practice and are done in accordance with Surfing Australia’s standards of excellence.
As our motto says, we are “More Than Just a Surf Camp” and we live and breath this belief. We represent what surfing and life means to us. Connecting with nature, enjoying and respecting the ocean and having fun with friends. Expect to be thrown deep into Aussie surf culture whenever you join a session with AST. From feeding kangaroos on our Weekend Surfari to aboriginal dancing on our Winter Surf Camp, camp fires, hanging at AST’s Beach Bar with our Surf Instructors or lounging around in the little Aussie surf town of Thirroul. At every chance we will immerse you in Australian surf culture…Why? Because we live it and love it and want you to as well!
AST has two Surf Camp locations and ten beautiful beaches on which we run surf lessons including a National Surfing Reserve. This gives us options to make sure that our clients get perfect conditions everyday, and it also allows us to showcase some of Australia’s most amazing beaches and best waves. You won’t be confined just to one beach, we will find the best conditions and take you on a real life Surfari. Stunning beaches, national parks, epic waves and true Australian surf towns are waiting for you!
Maybe the most memorable part of any surfing holiday is the people you meet on your trip. Maybe the most important piece of the puzzle when you are learning something new is your instructor. Well, not maybe, but definitely!! Your Surf Instructor is also your guide. They will take you surfing, teach you everything you need to know, discover amazing places with you, buy you a drink at the bar, sing songs by the fire and quite simply show you the best time that you have ever had. That’s what we pay them for! We have a selection of amazing characters that share our vibe and passion for surfing and Aussie surf culture that will make your time with us just as amazing as the stories they tell you and tips they give you. Our Surf Guides are professional, kind, funny and humble and they just can’t wait to meet you!
Our commitment to our clients is more of a commitment to ourselves. Our commitment is to share our live’s, our town, our passion and our vibe with anyone who wants to share it with us. In doing this we think everyone deserves the best. So whether you are a backpacker or a traveling doctor, a young child of 5 years or a retiree we will tailor a surfing program suitable to you and give you the guidance you need to succeed and the love you need to enjoy the ride. You won’t find anywhere better.
Air-conditioned and comfortable coaches for your journey up and down the coast to and from our surf camps.
Australian Surf Tours have acquired exclusive beach licenses so you can surf perfect uncrowded waves.
When you surf all day, you need to refuel! We serve healthy, nutritious food that’ll give you the energy needed!
Our staff are here to share their passion and love of surfing. From the office to the ocean our staff we are here to help!
PHOTOS & VIDEOS
A professional photographer and videographer on every tour to capture your special moments forever.
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Australian Surf Tours
Our Surf Camp is a Surf Camp with a difference. We have been rated the best Surf Camp Sydney has to offer. You will experience all the joys of surfing on any one of our Surf Camps. We will add some Australian culture, a lot of passion and true surfing spirit to make sure your stay with us becomes a life long passion.
You will feed kangaroos and giant stingrays. Jump off waterfalls and scale cliff faces. Visit a surfboard shaper, hang out with local Aussies and surf over 10 beautiful beaches. These are all typical days in the life of Australian Surf Tours.
We operate under the National Body’s code of excellence. We deliver programs that provide maximum improvement, fun and safety.
Exclusive access to Bulli, Wollongong City Beach and The Farm means we have the option to surf great waves everyday in an uncrowded environment.
We only use the best Softboards and Wetsuits to maximum the comfort of our clients. All equipment is included with every lesson.
All of our coaches are qualified through Surfing Australia. They hold a first-aid certificate, a bronze medallion and a NSW Working With Children Check.
Don’t be shy! We take people surfing aged from 4 years old to 94 years. There is fun for the whole family and we tailor individual programs for you.
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AST SURF SCHOOL
Australian Surf Tours
At AST Surf School having fun in the sun is what we are all about. There is no better a way to spend your days than hanging at the beach with friends. Riding waves, staying healthy and just generally enjoying life.
Here at AST Surf School we educate our customers and friends on how to get all this right! How do we know? We are professional beach bums! There is an art to it and we have mastered it.
Learning about the ocean is a science and a necessity if you want to improve your surfing. It’s also how we stay safe while doing it. In a surfing lesson with AST you will learn more than just how to stand up. Our coaches are there to give you inside tips on how the ocean works and how to master it. This will help you enjoy your days in safety and have a barrel of fun along the way. If you want to learn to surf the right way, scroll down. Choose an option that suits you and let’s get out there together!
SURFING AUSTRALIA - APPROVED
Surfing Australia is the peak body for surfing in Australia. They govern the sport of surfing and are at the forefront of creating development programs for surfing around the globe. Our Surf Development Courses meet the standards required to be endorsed by the national governing body.
INTERNATIONAL SURFING ASSOCIATION - CERTIFIED
We are a certified member of the ISA or International Surfing Association. The ISA is the global governing body for surfing and is recognised by 114 member countries at a governmental level. What that means is that what we deliver is recognised all around the world and has tuition that is of a global standard.
AUSTRALIAN SPORTS COMMISSION - ENDORSED
The Australian Sports Commission has the role of developing and guiding sport in Australia from a governmental level. We are endorsed by the ASC as representing the standard that is required to deliver educational and performance based programs for Surfing in Australia.
GRADUATE TRAINEESHIPS - GUARANTEED
All graduates of our exclusive 12 week training program that wish to continue to pursue a coaching certification through Surfing Australia’s coaching accreditation program will be offered trainee-ships with our company or one of our partner surf schools around the world.
SURF DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMS
Australian Surf Tours
Surfing is more than just a sport. It’s a way of life. To truly develop your surfing you need to engage with the ocean, the people and the culture.
Our 4, 8 and 12 week Surf Development programs take care of all of that. You will harness the skill of surfing through daily lessons, fitness sessions and theory. We will examine your surfing technique with regular video correction sessions. We will explore the movement patterns of turning through specific skateboarding and balance boards. You will be challenged and you will develop.
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One of My Most Memorable Trips in Australia
“The lessons were extremely concise and insightful. Never had a problem following along during any session both in and out of the water. I’m sure you can get similar lessons in many camps, but you won’t get the same type of personality, attention, and care that the team at AST will give you. I’ve already recommended this camp to all my colleagues at work and many are signing up or have signed up and raved about it.
If you’re looking for a surf camp, really don’t look any further. You’ll have an amazing time here and I guarantee you’ll leave a better surfer and with great memories.”
Epic Surf Week!
“This was truly an amazing experience! Everything from the delicious breakfast to the accommodation is meant to make you feel at home, with a functional kitchen, a really nice common room with TV, guitar, ping pong table, etc…
As for the surfing, I don’t even know where to begin. 2 lessons per day, at different locations for different conditions, a video correction session, an amazing day trip to the Farm (the most beautiful secluded beach I have ever seen) and even surf-like skateboarding that really helped me understand how turning works.
By the end of the day, there are also plenty of things to do, from relaxing after the surf, to taking a skateboard along the coastal cycle way, beautiful landscapes from Thirroul to Bulli (and even further if you have enough energy)…”