KIDS SCHOOL HOLIDAYS surfing – BULLI / WOLLONGONG / SHELLHARBOUR
Our Local Holiday Surfing Programs are an exciting and safe activity to get your kids into over the holidays. Running over 3 days and every week of each school holiday period, this is a great way to get the kids out of your hair and know they are in a fully supervised and extremely safe environment while learning new things about the ocean and developing new skills as a surfer.
This program has become hugely popular with local working parents and holiday makers alike as it runs daily from 9am – 3pm giving parents who don’t wish to stay around the opportunity to go to work or simply take some time out to relax.
Over the 3 days, we take a holistic approach to the kids’ surf education, teaching them about things such as Ocean Safety, Beach Safety, Surf History and the Weather. We also take the kids through a variety of skills that help them develop the coordination needed to become better surfers.
A typical day out will consist of 2 water based surf sessions, beach games and a break for lunch. On days when the ocean is too angry, we will go inside for some video sessions or surf specific skateboarding sessions. Either way the kids will be loving it and learning a lot at the same time.
“The BEST SURF SCHOOL EVER!!!!!! Jose, Elliot and Sam at AST Surf School are great with the kids. My boys want to go ALL the time. My boys can surf like the pros (almost) thanks to the expert coaching. I highly recommend AST.”Kellyanne W
“The guys AST are very attentive , give you the necessary support to learn to surf , do their jobs with perfection and do it for love of the sport , I had many experiences with them and learned a lot, I will remember the rest of my life, the guys are awesome !! It seems that you’re part of the family !”lucasshimazu
School Holiday Programs
AST Surf School runs surfing programs for kids throughout every school holiday period, at all 3 locations.
#1 NSW Surf School - 2018
We have been voted the #1 SurfGroms delivery centre in NSW and the Ilawarra region. Come find out why!
We run School Holiday Surfing Programs at x3 locations across the Illawarra – Bulli; Wollongong; and The Farm.
EXPERT FRIENDLY STAFF
We employ only the best surf coaches in Australia, all of whom have over a decade of coaching experience and are all qualified by Surfing Australia.
We provide all of our nudie SurfGroms with the latest Waverats Softboards to make learning easier!
PHOTOS & VIDEO
We can have a professional photographer and videographer on hand every trip to capture your best moments.
All of our school holiday programs are approved by Surfing Australia, meaning you will only experience the very best in quality and safety.
VOTED #1 IN AUSTRALIA
Australian Surf Tours and AST Surf School have been voted the #1 adventure activity in/around Sydney by Trip Advisor. Check out our reviews and ratings online!
What To Bring?
You don’t need much as we include almost everything you need! Just make sure you bring the following along for your lesson:
- Warm Clothes
- Your SurfGroms Logbook (we will give you this on your first session)
AST HOLIDAY PROGRAM Locations
When booking into a school holiday surfing program with AST Surf School you have the choice of the following spectacular locations.
1. Bulli, NSW
Bulli 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 Bulli 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. Wollongong, NSW
Welcome to Wollongong City’s premier beach location. Situated in the heart of Wollongong, City Beach (South Beach as its known to locals) is surrounded by cafe’s, parks, bars and restaurants and is an ideal location for anyone seeking some sunshine and a day at the beach. There’s a bike track and walking path that runs along the ocean and is great for a bit of people watching, there are BBQ facilities that are free to use, wading pools to swim in, rock pools to check out and last but definitely not least, there are great waves!
3. The Farm, Shellharbour
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!
4. Bendalong - 3.5hrs sth of Sydney
Around 220kms south of Sydney, on NSW’ pristine South Coast region, and hidden by a highway and a mountain range is the beautiful little seaside village of Bendalong. It takes about 2.5 hours by car, a little more by bus and about 4 weeks if you want to walk. It is known by most Sydney-siders that surf but by nobody from anywhere else.
What gives Bendalong its charm is the fact that its so close to Sydney, but barely anyone goes there.
It’s surrounded by a National Park to the West so there is ‘heaps’ of Australian Wildlife and to the East.. well.. 6 of the most beautiful beaches with epic waves that you can find anywhere on earth. You see Bendalong is stuck out in the ocean on a Peninsular that used to be called ‘Red Head’. To the North there is the tranquil beach called Washerwomans that is absolutely perfect for learning. South of the point is Bendalong main beach which has perfect A-Frame style beach breaks right along it and catches almost every piece of swell that the ocean dishes up. Further South again (3 mins drive) is arguably the most beautiful beach of all. Conjola Beach sits at the entrance of Lake Conjola which glistens on sunset and is a beach break for all levels. But the main attraction at this location is Green Island and its very tasty 500 metre long left hand point break! Perfect walls that run forever and one of the South Coast’s hidden treasures. Woops.. maybe I shouldn’t have said….