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3 Month Academy Instructor Course in Byron Bay, New South Wales
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Epic Surf Instructor Camp

Beginner difficulty
Breakfast included

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This awesome 3-month surf instructor course focuses on building your experience and knowledge of surfing, the ocean, and instruction. Over the 3 months, you will develop the necessary skills required to pass all qualifications needed to become a licensed surf instructor. Besides the qualifications, you’ll also focus on your teaching techniques and surfing abilities to make you a well-rounded and employable instructor. To pass the licensed surfing instructor qualification, you need to have intermediate surfing skill level.

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  • All equipment
  • Weekly video analysis
  • 4 fitness sessions weekly
  • 2 weekly surf theory lessons
  • 5 weekly practical surf development lessons
  • One meal included daily
  • 90 nights accommodation

Skill level

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate


52 days with instruction
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The Arts Factory Lodge encapsulates the social fabric that defined the cultural revolution of the 70’s, stuck in a time capsule the Arts Factory has sustained the cultural spirit that Byron was built upon.

The unique sub-tropical oasis was the location setting for the feature film The Inbetweeners and is popular for fashion shoots, if you’re lucky you might just find yourself in the background!


The 3-month surf development course facilitates the development of the following skills:

  • Practical development of beginner to intermediate surf skills
  • Ocean safety, ocean awareness, and fitness training
  • Access to a variety of waves
  • Expert instruction by qualified coaches to achieve catching, riding, and turning on unbroken waves
  • Increased surf theory, and exposure to more challenging waves
  • Increased ocean fitness, paddling power, and confidence
  • Provide up to 40 hours of practical coaching experience
  • Use of video analysis to improve surfing techniques


To become a Level 1 Surf Instructor you must attend all classes, demonstrate the required surf skills, be found competent in the qualifications, and pay an additional 1000 AUD additional payment for the statutory certification and accreditation.

Itinerary (subject to change)

Day 1 - Arrive at Byron Bay Camp

  • After your arrival at Byron Bay Surf Camp (where you will spend the next 3 months) with comfortable transfers included from Sydney or Brisbane. Check in, explore the camp, enjoy your first dinner, socialise around the campfire, and meet your new mates.
  • After dinner, you might want to head around the fire, have a drink, socialise, and head to bed nice and early for another day of beachside fun or you might be ready to party. Whatever you’re in the mood for, Mojosurf Australia has got you covered.

Day 2- 90 - A typical week at Byron Bay surf camp

  • Begin the day with an early morning sunrise surf lesson with Mojo’s elite instructors. After working up an appetite grab breakfast, which is available from 6 a.m. until 9 a.m. and chill out.
  • The rest of the morning is free for you to grab a surf board and perfect your surfing skills anytime you like, with unlimited surf board hire as part of your package, or you can just chill out on the beach before lunch. Lunch time is from 12pm to 1pm.
  • After lunch, you have 2 hours to yourself to go surfing, take a nap in the hammock, or hang out with your mates. From 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Monday to Friday, you will have a theory lesson or fitness classes.
  • Dinner is served from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m., followed by a nightly camp fire and night time activities.

Day 91 - Depart Surf Camp

  • After 91 days at our Surf Camp, you became a surf legend and possibly an instructor. You can now catch your included transport back to Sydney or Brisbane.


Mondays - Surf fitness

  • Surf fitness includes either swimming training in the local pool or ocean based fitness where you will be taught to be safe and competent swimming in the ocean.

Tuesdays - Theory lesson

  • Participate in a surf theory lesson where you will be taught all things surfing, such as; ocean awareness, surf etiquette, and even surfboard repair.

Wednesdays - Bonus theory lesson and circuit training

  • Each Wednesday, the 3-month instructors have a bonus theory lesson where they are taught all the essential skills to become an awesome surf instructor. After which, the whole academy crew will take part in circuit training to strengthen the core muscle groups essential to surfing.

Thursdays - Time to chill

  • Thursday afternoon is time to chill with a relaxing yoga style surf flexibility session to relax your muscles after a hard weeks surfing and calm your mind with some chilled vibes.

Fridays - Video analysis

  • Fridays involve video analysis with a qualified instructor, arguable the best weapon in the coaching arsenal, to help improve your surfing and see exactly what you can work on.

Saturdays and Sundays - Up to you!

  • The weekends are all yours! You can chill out, surf, hang out with friends, or go visit some of the sights and scenes the local area has to offer.
  • Any day of the week, you can participate in one of the free camp activities such as kangaroo golf, ocean rafting, kayaking, volleyball, beach soccer, and slip and slide to name a few.




A short 5 minute walk into town you’ll find pristine beaches, street buskers and eclectic bars.



  • Surfing
  • Table tennis
  • Volleyball court


  • Kitchen


  • Bicycle rental
  • Board rental
  • Internet access
  • Laundry


Your surf camp with Mojosurf Australia will include daily breakfast.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast

The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:

  • Regular (typically includes meat and fish)
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

What's included

  • 5 weekly practical surf development lessons
  • 2 weekly surf theory lessons
  • 4 fitness sessions weekly
  • Weekly video analysis
  • All equipment provided
  • Breakfast daily
  • 90 nights accommodation
  • Free time - Weekends off to explore the surroundings
  • Lessons by highly qualified and experienced instructors
  • Ocean Surf Safety Coach Award (OSSCA), Senior First Aid, Advanced Resuscitation, and Work with Children Check

What's not included

  • Alcohol
  • Beach towel
  • Sunscreen
  • Certification fee

How to get there

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Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Brisbane Airport (BNE), Sydney Airport (SYD), or Ballina Byron Gateway Airport (BNK).

Mojosurf Australia offers transfers from train stations in Sydney and Brisbane and can organize a transfer in Byron Bay for additional cost.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 100% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
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