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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.
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
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.
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!
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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
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.