Quick Facts

Camp opening Year
Suitable for Solotravelers, Couples, Students, Groups,
Water temperature 27-29°C
Additional offers Board Factory, Nightlife, Culture

Overview

The surf camp is located in the north of Wollongong in the middle of a spectacular landscape, just an hour’s drive from Sydney. Wollongong is a university town with beautiful beaches and exciting nightlife. During the surf course, you will be coached by experienced professionals whose only goal is to perfect your surfing skills and give you the fun of surfing. In addition, you will get to know the way of life of the locals, climb mountains, surf at beautiful & protected spots, look over board-shapers at work and enjoy the best time of your life. What are you waiting for?

4 REASONS FOR A SUDDEN RUSH SURF TRIP TO AUSTRALIA:

  1. Perfect location in Wollongong: 30 seconds to the beach, 2 minutes to the centre and only 1 hour from Sydney
  2. Surrounded by dream beaches and beautiful nature
  3. Local crew that knows the environment perfectly
  4. Bar and restaurant with local products and delicious craft beer
Happy Surfergilrls on the beach

View of two surf spots

Surfers on the beach in Australia

Guests feed Kangaroo in Wollongong

Surfers pose on the beach

Skating with the Surfcoach

View of the main beach at Wollongong

Skate trip along the coast of Australia

Sunset above Wollongong

Beachcruise with bike and skate

Skater rides towards the sunset

Sunset on the coast of Australia

Sunset in Wollongong

Guests explore the waterfall

Accommodation

We call the accommodation of the AST Surfcamp the “Beach Motel” because only one street separates the motel from one of the top beaches in the area: Thirroul Beach. The rooms can accommodate a maximum of three people. Each room has a private bathroom, kitchenette, and fridge. Each week the rooms are cleaned 2times incl. new sheets & shower towels. There is also a common room with billiards, TV (countless surf movies..) and sofas. There you can chill out with other camp participants and plan excursions, exit, surf sessions, etc. The proximity to the city, be it Wollongong or Sydney, offers countless excursion possibilities. But the most beautiful thing is right on the doorstep: nature!

The package includes a daily Continental Breakfast with tea, coffee, fruits, cornflakes, bacon, eggs and toast. This will certainly provide you with enough energy for the intensive surf sessions. And just 2 minutes from the surf camp you will find a supermarket where you can stock up for the rest of the day. For dinner, the village offers various restaurants & pubs, as well as a “Beach Motel Restaurant & Bar” on site, where you can enjoy discounts as a surf camp guest.

The property also offers bicycles & skateboards, which can be used free of charge to explore the surroundings.

Lounge at the Australian Surf Tours Surfcamp

Multi-bed room with kitchenette and TV

Bedroom with two single beds

Garden and dining table in the surf camp

Breakfast buffet at AST Surfcamp

Exterior view of the Surfcamp accommodation

Bedroom with three single beds

Two surfers on their way around Surfspot

BBQ in the Surfcamp Garden

Surf

The Illawarra region is only an hour south of Sydney, but with the Royal National Park in between, you feel in a different world. There are more than 20 surf spots in the area, which can accommodate swells from different directions. The surf course team is licensed to teach at 3 beaches, including “the farm beach”: due to its perfect waves and eco-system as “National Surfing Reserve” under special protection. The Surf Coach will select & drive the appropriate spot every day together with the group.

There are 5 days (2 sessions per day, a total of 9x 2h) per week with theoretical and practical elements. In addition, videos are always made in order to provide optimal analysis. It is incredibly instructive to be able to observe oneself “from the outside” in order to always improve its positioning, paddle technique, etc. And in order to get to know the surf culture even better, we allow a look behind the scenes: In the surf package included is also always a visit to a local surfboard factory, where you get to know the whole process of a board. And if you are in the camp longer, you can even shape your own board on request.

Surfergirls in lineup at Wollongong

Stoked surferduring the surf course

Gopro shot of surfer

Surfing theory during the course on the beach

Surf session at sunset

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Lonely wave with barrel

Warming up on the beach in front of the surf course

Surfer surfs wave in surf course

Surfing beach in Australia with waves

Shaper during the shape of a surfboard

Surfcoach analyzes the wave after the surf course

Two surfers sitting in the sand on the beach

Group picture of surfers in the water

Surfer rides on the skateboard to the surf spot

Prices

7 Days “Learn to Surf Package”
7 nights accommodation in the beach motel with Continental breakfast including 5 days surf course (9x in the water, 1x video analysis), board/wetsuit (also available before & after the course), choice between 3 different surf locations, visit to a surfboard factory, afternoon excursion, Friday evening BBQ with video/photo presentation of surf pictures, surf camp cap.

14 Days “Learn to Surf Package”
14 nights accommodation in the beach motel with Continental breakfast including 10 days surf course (18x course in the water, 2x video analysis), board/wetsuit (also available before & after the course), choice between 3 different surf locations, free weekend for surfing/excursions/recreation, visit to a surfboard factory, 2x afternoon excursion, Friday evening BBQ’s with video/photo presentation of surf pictures, surf camp cap & shirt.

4 weeks “Surf Academy Package”
28 nights accommodation in the beach motel with Continental breakfast including 20 days of intensive surf course (28x course in the water, 4 theory session, 18 fitness sessions, weekly video analysis), board/wetsuit (also available before & after the course), choice between 3 different surf locations, free weekend for surfing/excursions/recreation, visit to a surfboard factory, 2x afternoon excursion, Friday evening BBQ’s with video/photo presentation of surf pictures

8 weeks “Progression Package”

56 nights accommodation in the beach motel with Continental breakfast including 40 days of intensive surf course (48-course sessions in the water, 12 theory sessions, 18 fitness sessions, weekly video analysis), board/wetsuit (also available before & after the course), choice between 3 different surf locations, free weekend for surfing/excursions/recreation, visit to a surfboard factory, 2x afternoon excursion, Friday evening BBQ’s with video/photo presentation of surf pictures, surf camp cap & shirt.

Prices per person (3-bed room)
Escapade
Per person
7 Days "Learn to Surf Package"
CHF 700
EUR 620
14 Days "Learn to Surf Package"
CHF 1335
EUR 1180
4 weeks "Surf Academy Package"
CHF 2525
EUR 2235
8 weeks "Progression Package"
CHF 4805
EUR 4250

Arrival

An airport transfer from/to Sydney costs approx. USD 180.- each way. We recommend arriving by train: The property can be reached by train in just 1 hour 15 minutes from the “Sydney Central Train Station”. At the “Thirroul Station” you will be picked up by a friendly staff member and driven directly to the camp.

Further information

Flights: from CHF 1100 / EUR 950, information and booking with Sudden Rush
Climate: Average temperature of 28°
Health: No vaccinations are required