Frequently Asked Questions

Preparation & Transportation

What Should I Bring To Surf Camp?

We recommend bringing: Swimwear/Board Shorts, a huge appetite, Lots of Energy, Booking confirmation receipt, Camera, Sun protection, Comfortable walking shoes, Warm/wet weather clothing, light snacks, Valid ID, Towel & Toiletries.

Can I Bring My Own Board?

Depending on the type of board you’ve got, we generally prefer you to use our custom made boards, especially designed for beginner surfers. However, if you have done some surfing before, you are welcome to bring it on the bus but make sure you bring it in a board bag!

Can I Drive Myself Or Make My Own Way To Surf Camp?

Yes. Just call us for the directions. There are other transportation options such as rail if you need to leave early or arrive late.

How Do I Physically Prepare For Surfing?

There are numerous ways to prepare for surfing. It is a very physically demanding sport that requires some upper body strength to excel. Click here for more info on training exercises.

Where And When Does The Bus Depart For Surf Camp?

Our Monday pickup is at 9am, and the Friday pickup (for Weekenders) is at 6pm, right outside of the Wake Up Hostel in Sydney Central..

What Time Will We Arrive Back To Sydney?

Depending on which trip you are on, you will arrive back to Sydney at the following times:

2 Day Weekender- Sunday at 6pm

3 Day- Wednesday at 6pm

5 Day- Friday at 6pm

7 Day- Finishes at Byron Bay at 12pm

10 Day-Finishes at Byron Bay at 12pm

Accommodation & Lessons

Can My Friends And I Stay In The Same Room?

We don’t allocate people to rooms until you arrive at the camp, so you are more than welcome to go in a room with your friends! Just mention this upon arrival.

What About Private Rooms?

Private accommodation in the caravan park we operate in may be available for around $100 extra per night. You can check availability at +61242341233 or click here. We do not provide a discount for people staying in private accommodation.

Do You Cater For Vegetarians?

Yes. We also cater for other dietary requirements upon request. Please request this upon arrival at camp.

How Many Instructors Per Student?

You’ll get loads of one-on-one tuition. We have a maximum of 8 students per 1 instructor.

What Happens If It Rains?

The lessons will still go on! Unless the conditions are unsafe, lessons will continue even if it rains. We VERY RARELY have to cancel a lesson as the beach we use is the safest in NSW!


What Should I Do When The Payment Does Not Work?

Please try your payment again, and if it still doesn’t work, try another card and double check the details.  Also make sure there are sufficient funds in your account.  Otherwise, please contact your bank and then try again.

The Camp Is Fully Booked, Can You Put Me On A Waiting List?

Absolutely! Just shoot us an email and we will mark you down in case any spots open up.

How Does The Return Surfer Discount Work?

The return surfer deal ($75 a day) is only available as a last minute price due to it being a rather healthy discount – only available if there are spaces at camp. It is best to ask 1 week before the trip.


Why Choose Surfcamp Sydney?

Surf Camp Australia is the original surf camp for beginners. Dating back since 1999, our successful format has enabled many people to experience the thrill of surfing. Our multi-day progressive course is designed for the beginner surfers in mind. Most people who undertake the course are able to stand up within the first lesson! Our beachside cabins are only a short distance from where the lessons are held. We’ll only ever accommodate a maximum of 7 people per room to ensure a comfortable stay. We’re only based 2 hours away from Sydney so you won’t be wasting your surfing and party time with travelling.

I've Never Surfed Before. Is That OK?

Definitely! Our progressive surf course is designed for absolute beginners in mind. We can’t stress enough that you don’t need any previous surfing experience to join our camps!

What's The Average Age Of Participants?

Surf Camp Australia welcomes all ages. However, most of our surfers are 18 to 27 years of age. There is no age restriction, although we do require a full paying adult to accompany anyone under 17 years. 17 year olds are obviously not allowed to drink!

When's The Best Time Of Year To Go To Surfcamp?

The weather is warmest during our summer months of December through to February. However, some of the best waves are before and after this period. Surf Camp Australia operates between August and May.

Can I Still Participate If I'm No Longer A Beginner?

Of course! We often have surfers return to us just to hang out and enjoy the waves, whether you participate in the lessons or not is up to you.

What Are Your Terms And Conditions?

Click here for our Terms and Conditions.