Sydney Surf Camp

Add a 5-day Surf Camp to your Australia Working Holiday Experience and learn to surf like a local! Our Sydney-based surf camp is all-inclusive, meaning all of your surf lessons, gear, transportation, beach-side accommodation and meals are included!

Start Dates

Every Monday


5 days



Program Overview

Our 5-day Sydney Surf Camp takes place at one of the most beautiful and beginner-friendly surf beaches in Australia. The waves are safe, the instructors are fun and the experience is epic!

You’ll be met in central Sydney and take the train two hours up the stunning coastline to our surf camp. During your time at the camp, you’ll stay in a beachside cabin dorm and enjoy delicious cooked meals to keep you fully energized between lessons. When you’re not surfing, you can hang out in the hammocks, at the pool, or the bar. The camp is located in a national park so you might even spot some dolphins and kangaroos!

What’s Included:


  • Everything included in your chosen Australia Working Holiday Program, of course!
  • Meet in central Sydney and transport along the scenic coastal train to the surf camp (return to Sydney also included)

In Country

  • Five days all inclusive stay at beachside accommodation
  • Tasty meals and BBQ’s (veggie options available)
  • Internet and laundry provided
  • Rip Curl wetsuits to wear
  • Custom designed beginner surfboards
  • Fully qualified and experienced surf coaches
  • Daily video review of you surfing
  • Purpose-built surf camp
  • Friendly camp staff

The Fun Stuff!

  • Eight two-hour surf lessons
  • Photos of you surfing to share with friends
  • Hang-out area with hammocks and a swimming pool
  • Yoga sessions
  • Oceanview pub to enjoy sunset drinks
  • Surf at one of Australia’s best beaches and make new friends!

What’s Not Included:

Flights, medical insurance, visa and/or work permit application fees, local transportation, food & rent.

What Will I Do?

During your time at the surf camp you will quickly learn how to surf. In fact, almost everyone is able to stand up on the very first day! After all your hard work out in the waves, you’ll kick back and enjoy the laid back Aussie surf lifestyle. Whether you’re in the water or out, our accredited and friendly surf coaches will take great care of you!

  • Learn to surf waves – not just stand up!
  • Get informed on ocean knowledge and wave selection
  • Master catching waves
  • Surf both left and right breaking waves
  • Practice making turns
  • Understand important surfing etiquette
  • Learn board design and what board is right for you
  • See yourself surf on the daily videos

Want to Learn More?

Interested to chat with us to learn which program is right for you?

Let’s Get Started!

Every Monday!

On Monday morning you will be picked up in central Sydney (at the same location where you will finish up our Sydney Discovery and Sydney Adventure Experiences). You will return to Sydney on Friday evening of that same week.

You can begin your surf camp experience at any time during your Australia working holiday. Whether you choose to add it to your Send-Off Package, or following your Sydney arrival orientation it’s up to you! Starting your working holiday in Melbourne? Let us know when you’re passing through Sydney and we can reserve your spot!

Want More?

Melbourne Discovery Experience

Begin your Australia Working Holiday in Melbourne, with a personal airport pickup, your first three nights of accommodation taken care of and our team to show you the ins-and-outs the city.

Sydney Adventure Experience

This eight-day program has one adventure after another, including an epic beach-bound road trip. Start your Australia Working Holiday adventure in Sydney off with a bang!

Travel Insurance

We know that travelling with a peace of mind is important to you. That’s why it’s a good idea to have travel insurance in case something unexpectedly goes wrong while you’re abroad.


Do I need to have surf experience?

No! Classes are available for all levels, and can be catered to your abilities. Complete beginners are welcome!

How many instructors are there per participant?

There is a maximum of eight students per instructor to ensure that you receive plenty of one-on-one time.

Can I go any time of the year?

The surf camp operated year-round, rain or shine. The weather is nicer in summer but the waves tend to be larger in winter. Either way, wetsuits are provided to help keep you warm.

Australia has scary wildlife! Is it safe?

Statistically speaking, more people are killed by toasters each year in Australia than by sharks. The annual average number of deaths by shark attacks in Australia is only seven individuals, while electrocution by a toaster average 55 people annually. The media isn’t interested in reporting death by toasters – so often people have an unrealistic view of the risks posed by Australian wildlife. The most popular surf beaches are monitored by lifeguards and helicopters in summer to minimize risks, and as long as you use common sense and follow local signage then you are very unlikely to have any issues.