Who we are ?
Sick of life as city slickers, two mates put everything on the line to follow the dream of surfing, sun and adventure. They quit their corporate jobs, burned their suit and ties and started what today is known as Australian Surf Tours. It sounds like a cheesy movie doesn’t it?? But this one is a real story! Armed with the idea of combining the love of surfing with the love of the Australian outdoors and a lot of passion, Sam, Jason and a couple of side-kicks set about creating a unique experience that all travelers will love. After the first two years, a couple of European Summers gathering information and a lot of hard work, the dream of owning and operating a successful Surf Camp started to come true!
Australian Surf Tours has been in operation for seven years specialising in learn to surf adventures. We pride ourselves on delivering te highest standard of service and leaving our clients with amazing experiences like none other. Based just one hour south of Sydney on the Beautiful south coast of NSW, AST offers a range of learn to surf experiences to suit every level of surfer.From all inclusive one day surf trips, uniquely Australian camping adventures, 7 & 14 day surf camps as well as 4, 8 and 12 week Surf Development courses at the AST Beach Motel.
Our trips :
AST engages guests with an informative, fun and safe learn to surf programs to suit every level of surfer. We aim to indulge them with delicious food, beautiful scenery and wildlife experiences to remember. On a weekend surf camp with AST you will hand feed giant stingrays, surf with dolphins, feed lorikeets, pat wild kangaroos, swim in natural crystal clear rock pools, tell stories around a campfire at night and make some amazing new friends. For those who are looking to immerse themselves in the Aussie surf lifestyle, AST offers a brand new Surf College in the small South Coast town of Thirroul offering 7 and 14 day Surf Camps as well as 4, 8 and 12 week Surf Development Courses for those wanting to get technical in their surfing or for who want to work in the surf industry.
Two Day Surf Camp
On our most popular weekend camp we will take you to a beautiful place on the NSW South Coast in the region of Shoalhaven. It is roughly 220 km’s South of Sydney or about 3 hours drive. Our Surf Camp is located in a small coastal village called Bendalong and is a popular tourist destination for Sydney-siders looking for a quiet break from the City. The area has 6 amazing beaches all facing in different directions which is great for us as we can find perfect surf conditions for learning to surf on any day. Our Surf Camp is surrounded 3 sides by water as it is stuck out on a peninsular and 1 side by Conjola National Park which makes for great wildlife interaction. By coming on a camp with us, you will save money on going to Sea World and Australia Zoo as you will see everything you need down here. At certain times of the year it is also the perfect place to watch the annual Humpback Whale migration with whales passing only metres away from the point.
7 Day and more :
AST’s base is in the small South Coast surf town of Thirroul in the Northern suburbs of Wollongong, a University town with beautiful beaches and great nightlife. Thirroul itself is a lively, vibrant, Australian surf community which is only an hour South of Sydney and has direct train access its city centre. We are Sydney’s closest Surf Camp and it enables all of our guests the opportunity to enjoy a real taste of Australian coastal life, its surf culture and breathtaking scenery as well as having great access to the local nightlife or that of Sydney or Wollongong.
Live life as a surfer. Experience the love, the fun and complete engagement with the ocean.
Enjoy what its like to live your dreams and take in all the fun that comes with life in an Aussie surf town. Everyday is a day to enjoy at AST Surf College and we promise everyday will be a day to remember!
The 4, 8 and 12 week Surf College program has been designed purely with the development of an individual’s surfing in mind. The program covers the entirety of the skills that are associated with the early to intermediate developmental phases of surfing. The first 2 weeks of the Surf College involve our intensive 14 Day Surf Camp program designed at taking your skills from an absolute beginner level to intermediate and giving you the foundations to go beyond. During the next period of your stay, whether that be on the 4 week, 8 week or 12 week program, you will experience all the fun of life as a surfer in Australia with the aim to totally develop your surfing and take it to the next level.