SURF DEVELOPMENT

BECOME AN EXPERT SURFER IN JUST A FEW WEEKS

SURF DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMS

Live out your dreams and discover a new way of life by joining one of our Surf Development Courses.  Enjoy an endless Summer surfing around the globe and be sure you have the skills to enjoy it properly by getting real instruction from qualified coaches for a bit longer than your average surf camp.

The AST surf development courses are all about helping you live out your fantasies and develop your skills as a surfer all the while giving you the opportunity to live on the beach in a real Aussie surf town and enjoy life as it should be.

AST’s SURF DEVELOPMENT COURSES

“Choose a job you love, and you will never work a day in your life”  Confucious.

Find out what Australian Surf Tour’s Surf Development Courses are really about!

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Surf Development Programs - Australian Surf Tours
Surfing Australia Approved

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 Approved

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.

Accommodation

Our College accommodation has been purposely renovated for your comfort while you stay with us…

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No more bunk beds and 6 man dorm rooms…we care too much about your health to do that to you! We have tri-share, twin or private rooms available for your stay, all equipped with en-suites, televisions, kitchenettes and luxury king size beds. These are serviced weekly with fresh sheets and new towels. After a hard days surfing, you will appreciate the difference and get the best night sleep available, waking up to a new day of fun feeling refreshed. Included with your accommodation is a healthy breakfast served daily in our restaurant that will give you the energy required to get through the day.

Facilities
We have a bar and restaurant that serves up fresh, local and organic meals for your convenience whenever you like and has the best coffee in town. We have the biggest range of craft beers on the South Coast for those end of day refreshments and have a full recreation room for your enjoyment with a pool table, TV, Netflix and free WIFI throughout the entire place. There is also onsite washing facilities for you clothes so you can look and feel your best everyday. Again, we care too much about you to have anything less!

Healthy Food

Our camp food is all freshly made; locally sourced and largely organic…and our chef is amazing!

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We provide you with a healthy breakfast every-day for the duration of your stay. Breakfast consists of fresh bread; fresh seasonal fruit; yoghurt; house-made muesli; tea & coffee; fruit juice; and any special dietary requirements can be catered for upon request.  There are also cafes, shops & restaurants on-site and close by, plus AST’s famous Friday night BBQ.

Healthy Food

Our camp food is all freshly made; locally sourced and largely organic…and our chef is amazing!

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We provide you with a healthy breakfast every-day for the duration of your stay. Breakfast consists of fresh bread; fresh seasonal fruit; yoghurt; house-made muesli; tea & coffee; fruit juice; and any special dietary requirements can be catered for upon request.  There are also cafes, shops & restaurants on-site and close by, plus AST’s famous Friday night BBQ.

Entertainment

As part of our weekly itinerary we take our guests somewhere fun one afternoon per week away from the surf…

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This could be on a hike up Sublime Point to take in some breathtaking scenery, an afternoon exploration of the Royal National Park, a visit to Macquarie pass and its famous waterfall jump rock or to the Eat Street markets in Wollongong.

Local Activities
As part of our weekly itinerary we take our guests somewhere fun one afternoon per week away from the surf. This could be on a hike up Sublime Point to take in some breathtaking scenery, an afternoon exploration of the Royal National Park, a visit to Macquarie pass and its famous waterfall jump rock or to the Eat Street markets in Wollongong. There are amazing activities all around our Surf Camp that you can enjoy during the week with us or on the weekend on your own. There is amazing scuba diving, para-gliding at Stanwell Park, sky diving at North Beach and so many other things to do that you will probably have to stay a year to get through them all.

Location

We are located smack bang in the middle of a small surfing town called Thirroul.

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The waves are epic and you will have more than 20 beaches to choose from when picking some waves to surf.  Surrounded by the Illawarra Escarpment and the Royal National Park, this little town is about as picturesque as you can get and has a vibrant surfing, music and art scene as it’s core.  There are plentiful cafe’s and bars, pubs and surf shops to enjoy and as many waves as you can handle and everything is within 2 minutes walk from our Beach Motel!

Finding Us
Thirroul is only an hour and 10 minutes south of Sydney Central or 1 hour South of the airport.  It is also on the Northern beaches of Wollongong which is a vivacious university town brimming with nightlife, shopping and amazing beaches.  Why does this matter?  If you are staying for 1, 2 or 3 months, being stuck out in the middle of nowhere can send you crazy and we certainly don’t want that.  We want you to enjoy your life as a surfer as we do.  Spend the weekends partying in Sydney or Wollongong, go sight seeing, eat out or surf some new beaches in your spare time and have the ease of staying in your own bed.  Thirroul has an express train station that will link you with the rest of the world and is a 3 minute walk from where you live.  You’re in Australia now, so enjoy it!

Location

We are located smack bang in the middle of a small surfing town called Thirroul.

Read More

The waves are epic and you will have more than 20 beaches to choose from when picking some waves to surf.  Surrounded by the Illawarra Escarpment and the Royal National Park, this little town is about as picturesque as you can get and has a vibrant surfing, music and art scene as it’s core.  There are plentiful cafe’s and bars, pubs and surf shops to enjoy and as many waves as you can handle and everything is within 2 minutes walk from our Beach Motel!

Finding Us
Thirroul is only an hour and 10 minutes south of Sydney Central or 1 hour South of the airport.  It is also on the Northern beaches of Wollongong which is a vivacious university town brimming with nightlife, shopping and amazing beaches.  Why does this matter?  If you are staying for 1, 2 or 3 months, being stuck out in the middle of nowhere can send you crazy and we certainly don’t want that.  We want you to enjoy your life as a surfer as we do.  Spend the weekends partying in Sydney or Wollongong, go sight seeing, eat out or surf some new beaches in your spare time and have the ease of staying in your own bed.  Thirroul has an express train station that will link you with the rest of the world and is a 3 minute walk from where you live.  You’re in Australia now, so enjoy it!

Best Experience of my Life!!!

“I joined the 8-Week Surf Development Course at AST and can clearly say that it was the best decision of my life!

I felt at home right away because the AST crew treated me as if we had been friends for a long time. My surf coach Christian was a bloody legend. Not only because of his amazing surfing / teaching skills, but also because he took us to every event or party nearby without hesitation which made the stay even nicer.

I was able to meet so many locals around my own age, which probably wouldn’t have been possible if I had stayed read more

Jul_smtz

Sydney, Australia, Trip Advisor

Life Changing!

“The 8 week surf development course at Australian Surf Tours turned out to be the best holiday of my life. Every single member of the AST crew is really kind and easy going, but they do take their job seriously and really want to improve your surfing. They give you helpful advices and tips no matter if your in or out of the water; if you’re having a surf lesson or if you’re drinking a beer with them during the delicious Friday Barbie.

All of them are interested in what you do, where you come from and what you wanna do in the future. I don’t think I’ve ever seen so many friendly and cheerful people in one place like I did at the AST Base in Thirroul – the whole crew is amazing!” read more

Robin R

Germany, Europe, Trip Advisor

AMAZING – Don’t Miss This!

“AST is the best place ever, since the first day I arrived I was already a part of the family here. I’ve never met so many friendly people. The surf lessons are really good and they help you a lot to improve yourself. Every Friday Lili makes some awesome pictures of everyone surfing. We went to beautiful waterfalls and did awesome hikes. The party’s are also really good here. The breakfast is the best, and after a long day of surfing you can sleep in a really good bed. Every Monday you can enjoy the BBQ in the restaurant with everyone from AST”

Bouke T

Holland, Europe, Trip Advisor

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