A Christmas you'll NEVER forget!

Have you ever considered experiencing an authentic Aussie Christmas? Spend a week living the surfing lifestyle at our AST Surf Camp located only 1 hour south of Sydney in beautiful Thirroul, NSW right on the beach. Picture yourself living with new friends and the AST crew, wake up, go have a surf in the surrounding idyllic beaches and enjoy a cold beer after your sessions!

You may be a beginner or a pro surfer (you can bring your own surfboard), our 7 days surf camp is suitable for everyone. We will ensure you get the coaching you need and the best conditions to take your surfing to the next level. 

Our 7 Day Surf Camp involves x9 surf sessions with a professional coach, a trip to see a functioning Surf Board shaper so you can understand the dynamics under your feet and a video correctional session will also show you where you can quickly improve your techniques. You will learn about the Ocean, how to read swell/surf charts, oceanography and how to effectively work with the Ocean so your surfing can progress as far as you want it to.  

Our 7 day surf camp is so much more than just a surf camp, and apart from surfing, we will take you to local attractions, nights out or even jump off a waterfall or two! 

Accommodation (we have amazing and comfy beds in our surf Camp), breakfast daily , wetsuits and surfboards are all included. We will prepare an amazing Christmas Feast and a beach party to make you feel at home!

This Christmas will be one to remember! If you are far from home and alone, or just looking fo an extra special way to celebrate Xmas this year come along, let us be your family and enjoy this special time of the year with us!


AST Surf Lodge - Thirroul Beach, New South Wales, Australia

Arrival is on Sunday. You are more than welcome to self-drive, otherwise our friendley Australian Surf Tours team will pick you up upon arrival from Thirroul Train Station. Just let us know with a quick phone call to 1800 711 189 which train you plan to catch, and your arrival time into Thirroul.

From Thirroul Train Station, we will take you to the AST Surf Camp and show you our surf town and get you settled in and ready for the best time of your life!

Trains depart from Central Station in Sydney every hour.  You can find out when trains leave by clicking - Train Timetable

Theres not much you need here!  Towels, bedding and even soap are provided. As lunch and dinner is not included you will have to bring a few dollars to spend on that, but thats where it ends.  Oh.. you will need clothes ;-)


The following is included in your 7 Day Christmas Surf Camp:

  • 7 nights accommodation in our bright and clean beachside Surf Camp
  • 5 days of surf coaching (x9 coaching sessions; x1 video correctional session; and a trip to a local surfboard factory)
  • Free surfboard/wetsuit hire anytime of the day you wish
  • Choose between x3 incredible surfing locations every day
  • Choose an afternoon tourism activity (Climb Illawarra Escarpment or take a trip to Macquarie Waterfall, etc.)
  • Christmas Feast and beach party
  • Daily surfers' breakfast included - its amazing!
  • AST's legendary Pre-NYE Friday night BBQ and Celebrations
  • Free Australian Surf Tours Dry Bag (very useful for your week with us!)

Our surf camp is located one hour south of Sydney by train from Central Station, and we are in the heart of Thirroul a small surfing town.

We have a beach right opposite our Surf Camp, numerous pubs (not to mention the best cocktail bar in town on-site!), banks, post office, surf shops and grocers are  within 5 minutes walk where you'll be staying.

Thirroul is a thriving little town on the Northern beaches of Wollongong with surfing and live music at its heart.  Only 15 minutes by train to the centre of Wollongong (Australia's 9th largest City) and only an hour to Sydney.  It's Sydney's closest and Australia's best positioned Surf Camp there is!  Come and find out why....

Adults Only
Camp - overnight trip or excursion
AST Surf Lodge
Thirroul Beach, New South Wales, Australia
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