SURF DEVELOPMENT COURSE - 4 WEEKS

Become a skilled surfer in only 4 weeks.

 

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BECOME A SKILLED SURFER IN ONLY 4 WEEKS

Our 4-week Surf Development Course is the ULTIMATE learn to surf program.

 

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SURF DEVELOPMENT – 4 WEEKS

AST’S SURF DEVELOPMENT courses

“I joined the Surf Development Course at AST and can honestly say it was the best decision of my life!”  Julius Smitz

 

SURF DEVELOPMENT COURSE – 4 WEEKS – $3,400

There is a good reason why our 4-week Surf Development Course is becoming so popular!  We focus on bringing you and other like-minded young travellers together in a stunningly beautiful and wave rich region of Australia, and immerse you straight into the Australian beach lifestyle!!

Australian Surf Tours prides itself on providing you with much more than just a 4-week surf camp.  We provide a complete experience that you won’t forget for a lifetime.  You’ll be wanting to come back time and time again once you leave…as many of our guests do!
Your accommodation, known as ‘The Surf Lodge’ is situated right on the beach in a small beach-side town called Thirroul.  Once you are here, you are only an hour away from central Sydney, and you’ll be staying in the most comfortable surf camp accommodation in Australia.  The Surf Lodge offers you the option of shared (max of 4 per room) or private accommodation for the duration of your stay.  We have communal kitchen and lounge areas which have been purpose built for your comfort, and you are only seconds from the surf and the town centre, where you’ll find a wealth of cafes, bars, restaurants and shops to indulge in.

The waves on the south coast of NSW (where you will be staying) are some of the best waves on the east coast of Australia.  The water is crystal clear and beautifully warm almost all year around (20℃+), and the crowds in the water are almost non-existent!

Our surf coaches and trip leaders are some of the most experienced and easy-going surfers you will ever meet.  And we guarantee you will leave our 4-week Surf Development Program with the skills and experience in the surf you never thought possible!

During your stay with us, you will have access to daily coaching sessions; video analysis; strength and mobility classes; breath enhancement training; yoga session on the beach; streetboardz training sessions…and much more!  And if you still have some energy remaining in the evenings, we have a licensed bar and restaurant on site which offers some of the best food and cocktails in the region.

Here at Australian Surf Tours, we are energized by the ocean and the lifestyle that surfing brings, and we are super excited to pass on our knowledge, energy and experiences to you as our guests.
If you have any questions about our 4-week Surf Development Program please do not hesitate to call or email us at anytime.  You can contact us on our free-call number, or reach us via social media; email; or Whats App.  Scroll down to the footer of this web page for all of our contact details.

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 4-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.

Our Surf Development courses

If you are serious about becoming a good surfer, and want to develop the skills needed to take on different surf breaks all around the world, our 4-week Surf Development Program is right for you.

We take that desire you have to become a good surfer extremely seriously and ensure the quality of the course we deliver to you is unmatched anywhere else. You will be in small groups of 6-8 surfers, and will be guided by our professional and highly experienced surf coaches every step of the way. You will have access to the best equipment in the industry and some of the best waves on the east coast of Australia.

We take a very thorough and individual approach to surf coaching including video analysis sessions, streetboardz cross-training; strength & conditioning classes; breath enhancement training, and more to get you to your surfing peak!

8 Week - Surf Development

Improve your surfing skills and ocean knowledge by 2 Developmental Stages*
$6,600.00
  • 56 nights’ accommodation at our all-inclusive AST Surf College
  • 40 days of expert surf instruction and video analysis from our experienced team of coaches
  • Surf specific fitness sessions
  • Board/wetsuit hire before and after sessions included
  • Surf at over 20 amazing surf beaches
  • Visit a working surf board factory
  • Weekly tourism activities
  • Daily continental breakfast included
  • Free Friday night BBQ’s and presentation
  • AST Dry Bag and welcome pack
  • Bike access
  • Free WiFi

12 Week - Surf Development

Improve your surfing skills, ocean knowledge and fitness by 3 Developmental Stages* and attain the skills required to complete your international surf coaching accreditation
$9,600.00
  • 84 nights’ accommodation at our all-inclusive AST Surf College
  • 60 days of expert surf instruction and video analysis from our experienced team of coaches
  • Surf specific fitness sessions
  • Board/wetsuit hire before and after sessions included
  • Surf at over 20 amazing surf beaches
  • Visit a working surf board factory
  • Weekly tourism activities
  • Daily continental breakfast included
  • Free Friday night BBQ’s and presentation
  • AST Dry Bag and welcome pack
  • Bike access
  • Free WiFi

Accommodation

We call our accommodation The Surf Lodge – right across the road from one of the best surfing beaches in the region.  We have an on-site bar selling tasty craft beers and a kitchen serving the best fresh food in town.

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The rooms are beautifully renovated for our Surf Camps and there is a selection to suit everybody's budget.

The Surf Lodge:  With tri-share and double rooms that have King Singles or Kind Size Beds this is the most comfortable nights sleep you will get anywhere.  The Surf House has a full kitchen with all you need to cook, has a large dining and lounge area with a Table Tennis table, Netflix and free WiFi throughout.  There is also a balcony looking out to the ocean with outdoor seating and a BBQ for those hot Summer days. Rooms can be shared or upgraded to private double both with shared amenities.

The Surf House:  This is a 4 bedroom shared house and is the smaller brother of the Surf Lodge with all the same amenities: Big kitchen, Balcony with water views, Netflix, WiFi throughout and a TV in each room.  It sits above our bar and restaurant for easy access and looks across to the beach.

Private Motel Suites: For an extra fee you can have a place all to yourself (or you and up to two friends). Our private suites all have en-suites, a TV; comfy beds, and we have even installed kitchenettes and a fridge so you can chill your beer! The rooms are all serviced weekly during your stay with bedding and new towels.

All of our guests have access to the common garden area toward the back of the Surf Lodge that has a BBQ, big common table, chairs and a fire pit.  A great place to hang out, tell stories and enjoy a genuinely Aussie surfing life.

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.

AST Transport

During your stay with us, you will have full access to our fleet of air conditioned mini buses...

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There are dozens of stunning beaches and surf breaks surrounding our surf camp just south of Sydney. We can take you to the best surf breaks each day during the week, and we can organise vehicle access and hire over the weekend if and when required!

AST Transport

During your stay with us, you will have full access to our fleet of air conditioned mini buses...

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There are dozens of stunning beaches and surf breaks surrounding our surf camp just south of Sydney. We make sure you can access all of them whenever you want, so you will have complete access to our fleet of air-conditioned minibuses and vehicles...even if it is just to head into town to grab some supplies or snacks!

The highlight of Australia for me!

“The last 4 weeks absolutely blew my mind! Thank you to all of the coaches at AST that helped me out – Sam; Jose…you guys rock! The food was amazing; the AST restaurant served the best food I’ve eaten in Australia; and the accommodation was luxurious when traveling as a backpacker! Highly recommend to anyone wanting to learn to surf whilst in this beautiful country.”

Bouke T

South Africa, Trip Advisor

AST – the place to be!

“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”

Mylene

Holland, Trip Advisor

1 Day Surf Camp Map

development Camp Locations

During your 4 weeks stay with us, you will be visiting the following renowned surfing locations (plus many other lesser known locations).

1. Thirroul - 1.2hr South of Sydney

Thirroul NSW Australia Thirroul Beach is on the Northern end of the Wollongong City coastline. In fact, it’s only about an hour drive South of central Sydney which makes it a perfect destination for a trip out of the city. Driving South along the Grand Pacific Drive you can get a glimpse of the beautiful coastline this region has to offer, stop and have some lunch at Scarborough Hotel (best pub ever) and be sitting on beautiful Thirroul Beach before you even think about it. Coming from the South its only about 15 minutes drive from Wollongong City Centre making it a perfect beach to escape the crowds.

2. The Farm, Shellharbour - 1.75hrs sth of Sydney

The Farm NSW Australia There’s no cows on this farm!! There used to be though which is how this beach got it’s name. Actually when you see this beach you will wonder why ‘in thy Lords name’ the farmer actually sold his farm! The old farm that used to be here is now called Killalea State Park and the only history that can be seen are a few foundations of barns from a bygone era that used to stand here. While past surfers used to make the trek through the old farm and pay 20 cents at the gate to get in, it is now hidden from the road by a large housing estate that anyone can get to. It is managed by State Parks and is a beautiful mix of manicured grassland, lagoons, rolling hills, a campsite and two sensational surf beaches. One of these beaches is called ‘The Farm’, for obvious and recently explained reasons and the other is called ‘Mystics’ aptly named after the fogs that roll over the cliffs in Winter time from which Mystical (and perfect) waves appear. While Mystics is strictly for ‘advanced’ surfers only due to its incredible power and thick hollow barrels, ‘The Farm’ has a much more forgiving set up and presents beautiful lines of swell and turns them into peaks right down the beach. The South End here is the main break for the more advanced, but only a 5 minute walk up to the North End will give you long shallow rolling waves… perfect for beginners!

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