Australia → New South Wales → Gerroa
Surfing in two iconic Australian locations – Seven Mile Beach, Gerroa, and Byron Bay. With ideal conditions for beginners and fantastic waves for intermediates, these destinations offer an unparalleled surfing experience.
Located just 2 hours from Sydney, Seven Mile Beach in Gerroa is Australia's premier "learn to surf" spot. With consistent waves ideal for beginners, coupled with expert instruction and top-notch equipment, it's the ultimate surf destination. Fun fact: This beach was home to World No.2 Female surfer, Sally Fitzgibbons, who developed her skills here. Surrounded by the beauty of the National Park, you'll encounter diverse wildlife, from honeyeaters to dolphins. The beach has a rich history, hosting races in the 1860s and serving as a runway for Sir Kingsford Smith's historic flight in 1933. Explore the northern end's fossil-rich Black Head, a testament to the region's geological wonders.
Byron Bay, known as Australia's surfing mecca, beckons with its ideal waves for intermediate to advanced surfers. Just an hour south of the Gold Coast, this vibrant town offers not only exceptional surfing but also a lively nightlife and a rich cultural scene. It's a place where you may find yourself reluctant to leave.
With a history dating back thousands of years, the Aboriginals traded, married, and shared stories in Byron Bay, originally called "Cawanbah." Captain Cook, in the 1770s, found safe anchorage and named Cape Byron after his navigator, Lord Byron. The town's transformation from a dairy farming hub in the 1890s to a surf and hippy culture haven in the 1960s showcases its diverse heritage.
Since 1999, surfing enthusiasts have been introduced to the sport through carefully crafted programs. Expect multi-day progressive lessons covering everything from paddling to riding waves. Daily video coaching ensures continuous improvement, and intermediate surfers receive personalized technique analysis for enhanced performance.
Experience the joy of surfing fast, catching unbroken waves, and mastering surf etiquette. Learn about ocean knowledge, wave selection, and board design. The qualified coaches at this Surfing Australia accredited school prioritize safety, with all staff trained in surf rescue.
After a thrilling day of surfing, unwind at the purpose-built Surf Camp. Comfortable dorms, each with a cool balcony, are just a short walk from the beach. The camp offers outdoor dining and entertainment areas, shaded and surrounded by palm trees – perfect for relaxing between lessons.
Facilities include hot showers, a swimming pool, internet access, laundry, and a cafe. For those seeking a bit more, deluxe upgrades and private/double room options are available. All meals are included, providing delicious and nourishing options to satisfy your appetite.
Surfing at Seven Mile Beach, Gerroa, and Byron Bay promises an unforgettable adventure.