14 Days Surf Camp in New South Wales, Australia

  • 222-226 Lawrence Hargrave Drive, Thirroul, New South Wales, Australia

Australia Surf Camp

Australian Surf Tours experience is an in-depth learn to surf course for those who not only want to stand up and learn the basics, but for those who want to get the feeling of riding waves, becoming critical with their surfing technique while testing a range of boards and styles as well as living the life of a surfer. You can have the weekend in between to enjoy the local area, surf as much as you want or even take a short train ride up to Sydney for a night on the dance floor.


  • Afternoon tourism activity
  • Daily continental breakfast
  • Board and wetsuit hire included
  • 10 days of surfing lessons and video correction
  • 14 nights accommodation in beachside motel
  • Free Monday night BBQ and presentation
  • Choice of 3 different surfing locations
  • Visit to a working surf board factory
  • 13 days with instruction
  • English
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All AST guests are housed at our base the Beach Motel. It is literally across the road from the beach and not more than 3 minutes walk into the town center making it the perfect place to stay. The serviced rooms house a maximum of 3 guests and all have private bathrooms and kitchenettes with refrigerators. This is not your normal surf camp and it sure isnt a seedy old hostel, you will live and sleep in comfort! The motel itself has a games room and hang out place and has an amazing restaurant and bar downstairs with great discounts for AST students. A perfect place to have the time of your life.

Surfing for 2 weeks with our fully qualified and professional staff will have you super confident when you leave (if you ever do). We leave no stone unturned in ensuring that you have the best Surfing experience possible and improve to the level you are capable of.

We will surf at 3 different locations with varying degrees of waves and difficulty, provide you all the support you need with different styles of boards and film you surfing with our space age equipment. You will cover the basics but also get into weather patterns affecting the surf, reading the ocean, timing, video correction and almost anything you want to know.

Choosing this package will have you complete our 7 Day Surf Camp with the obvious addition of another 7 night accommodation and 5 days of surf lessons. When your second week commences, be prepared for some serious surfing, getting technical about your style and pushing your level even higher. This is the perfect way to start your surfing dream.

A visit to a working surf board factory

2 afternoon tourism activities

  • Elliott Binkins

    Local Kiama Rippa Elliott is one of AST's surf instructors. Having competed in the pro juniors for four years, he's not short of experience! You'll often see him having a cheeky surf before and after lessons.

  • Evan Gee

    Local surf guru Evan, some say he has spent 95% of his life in the ocean and he solely survives on a diet of seaweed and marine life washed down with some frothy barrels. As everyone knows, he is the Geeman!

The Illawarra Region is only an hour South of Sydneys city center but with the Royal National Park in between and the cliffs of the escarpment towering over it, you will feel a world away. The actual AST Surf House is located in the surfing hot spot of Thirroul and has over 20 beaches surrounding it to surf. We are solely licensed to surf at 3 of the premier beaches in the area including The Farm which has been classified as a National Surfing Reserve due to its perfect waves and beautiful eco-system. The town itself has everything you need (besides waves) to make your stay enjoyable with pubs, restaurants, shops and a local live music venue called Anitas Theatre that attracts Australias top performing artists. What more can you want!

Nearby places

  • Sydney - 1 hour
  • Cycling nearby
  • Hiking nearby
  • Shopping nearby
  • Stand up paddle boarding nearby
  • Surfing
  • Bar
  • Barbecue facilities
  • Beach
  • Beach nearby
  • Caf nearby
  • In-room safe
  • Kitchen
  • Restaurant nearby
  • Bicycle rental nearby
  • Board rental
  • Board rental nearby
  • Convenience / grocery store nearby
  • Free bicycle
  • Local market

Everyday a continental breakfast is provided of teas, coffee, cereals, fruit, bread, bacon and eggs to ensure you have the energy to start the day and the variety so you dont get bored. As an AST student you will also receive a discount on any on food at the Beach Motels bar and grill and for any extras you want for your room, the local supermarket is just a short walk from your room.



Train ride to Sydney

  • 2 afternoon tourism activity
  • 10 days of surfing lessons (18 in-water sessions, daily video correction)
  • 14 nights accommodation in bright clean beachside motel
  • AST dry bag and welcome pack
  • Daily continental breakfast
  • Equipment hire before and after sessions
  • Monday night BBQ and presentation
  • Visit to a working surf board factory

Arrival by train

Thirroul is an express train station on the South Coast line. What this means is that it only takes 1 hour and 14 minutes to get from Sydneys Central Station. When you arrive one of our friendly staff will meet you at the Station and take you to check in.

  • The deposit is fully refundable if the booking is cancelled up to 7 days before the arrival date.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid on arrival.


  • Review by a traveler from Australia

    "The Bendalong Surf Camp was excellent! The tents and camp stretchers were surprisingly comfortable, food was delicious and abundant, staff were happy and knowledgeable. 10 out of 10. Despite rain we were comfortable all the time and I finally got some surf instructions to get me past my 10-year stagnation point. Happy kids, happy dad."

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  • Review by a traveler from Australia

    "Never has there been a finer time or money well spent, than on the four-day and three-night Christmas surf camp with Australian Surf Tours. Doing a surf camp has always been on my list of thing to do, naturally, this led me to building up the whole scenario in my head, and I have quite the imagination believe me. I built up my expectations of what i believed a surf camp should be, and boy did Australian Surf Tours deliver! The campsite and its location is simply a very beautiful piece of Australia and the world, the peninsular upon which it sits allows 180-degree access to various beaches, allowing the best possible conditions for surfing to be optimized. There's the friendly resident kangaroos that regularly stop by to say hi and be fed before jumping off again. The whole vibe is just the perfect life in my eyes, sun, sea, sand, surf, hammocks and great company. All of the students at the camp were in similar situations, kind of like an orphans Christmas where everyone creates one big happy family :) All of this was orchestrated to perfection by the amazing staff at Australian Surf Tours. I found myself a part of the team by becoming CP for my driver Abby, the banter levels were high on these trips. My instructor, Ruben, was incredible, so much knowledge, and wisdom to pass on and of course patience with all of my questions. Ben, Max, and Vanessa, whilst they weren't my instructors, they did amazing jobs also with their groups and were all around great people. I have to mention Friso, Willy Nelson, and Jesse, these boys made our campsite that we called home for the holiday period, they cooked up a storm everyday to keep everyone satisfied and again, top blokes! We had an incredible photographer that helped capture those all important surfing "first steps", keeping memories forever. I want to shout out the man behind a lot of the organisation for the Xmas surf camp and that is Tom, all round diamond geezer that is genuinely pleased to meet you and in part any knowledge he can, or simply make your stay and experience a memorable one! All up! I can't recommend Australian Surf Tours enough, I've definitely caught the surfing bug from this motley crew, it's hard not too when they make it so infectious through their teachings and passion. I will be surfing again very soon and hopefully seeing some faces also, I feel as though I have made some good friends with Australian Surf Tours and for that I am grateful. Best Christmas ever!!! :)"

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  • Review by Sam
    10 out of 10

    "It was one of the best weekends that I spent in Australia. We learned so much about Surfing. The teachers were patient all the time and always happy. The food was very delicious. A big thank you to Tom and his team."

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  • Review by a traveler
    10 out of 10

    "I had a great time. The way surfing was broken down to easy to follow steps was amazing. Everyone in my group stood up within an hour. Amazing!"

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  • Review by a traveler

    "It's a fun, friendly, and informative way to learn how to surf. Love Jose and the team he's made. I can't wait to do it again!"

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  • Review by a traveler

    "I came to Australia for my very first time, and I was determined to learn how this surf. I looked at a lot of different camps and came across this one. Best decision I've ever made. The instructors are amazing, super helpful and compassionate about surfing! I loved that I was able to feed kangaroos and sting rays."

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  • Review by a traveler from Switzerland
    10 out of 10

    "It was an amazing experience, even if the weather was not that good. The whole team from AST did an amazing job. Food was delicious all the time, the surf coaches had a lot of patience and Tom did a lot of great photos. I really enjoyed the weekend in Bendalong and I won't forget this days for a long time! Thanks a lot to the whole team."

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