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SPOT X – Arrawarra

10% OFF ALL ACADEMY BOOKED BETWEEN 23/05/2024 – 30/06/2024 WITH TRAVEL DATES FROM 23/05/24 – 31/08/24 Become a surfer on our 1 Month Surf Development Course. Our surf development courses are the ultimate learn to surf experiences. During your time at our camp, you will be totally focused on improving your technical skills. Ocean experience, ocean awareness, fitness, and living the life of a surfer will become the main priority. We’ll challenge and coach you through various levels of your development and get you well on your way to becoming a surfer. Includes surf development training, accommodation, daily meals, fitness sessions, video analysis, transfers and so much more Surf Academy based at Spot X in Arrawarra  

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10% OFF ALL ACADEMY BOOKED BETWEEN 23/05/2024 – 30/06/2024 WITH TRAVEL DATES FROM 23/05/24 – 31/08/24

Join our Surf Academy! Level Up Your Surfing Skills with Our 1-Month Surf Development Course! Dive into Ocean Experience, Awareness, and Fitness as You Embrace the Surfer’s Lifestyle.

Surf Development Course Summary

From the moment you arrive at Spot X, you will feel its salty, creative, laid back vibe – known for its incredible waves, lifestyle and natural wonders. You’re in for a treat.

This unforgettable one-month surf development course will be packed with a carefully curated array of practical and theoretical lessons, hosted by fully qualified and experienced instructors. Get ready to lap up your days under the sun learning all the necessary skills with expert tuition, instructors and feedback. You’ll be catching, riding, and turning on unbroken waves in no time. 

Immerse yourself into the Spot X – Arrawarra surfer’s lifestyle with included accommodation at the Mojosurf Camp, an included meal per day, free camp activities, accommodation facilities, surf equipment and so much more.

Course Lessons

  • Live the dream to develop the skills to become a qualified surf instructor
  • Develop your surfing with 5 x weekly practical surf development lessons
  • Get to know the nitty-gritty with 1-2 weekly surf theory lessons
  • Learn how to read a wave with ocean safety and awareness lessons
  • Gain your confidence with lessons provided by highly qualified & experienced instructors
  • Get in shape with 3-4 fitness sessions every week
  • Improve week on week with video analysis sessions
  • All equipment provided except for wax. Purchasing your own wetsuit is recommended

What to bring?
  • Swimsuit and/or boardshorts, Beach towel, Hat and sunscreen
  • Basic workout gear for fitness sessions
  • Camera / your smartphone
  • Party Funds
  • Insect Repellent
  • Funds for photos and merchandise if required
  • A hoodie for cooler evenings


Whats included?
  • 30 nights of exclusive Mojosurf Academy dorm or teepee accommodation
  • 3 meals a day – breakfast, lunch and dinner daily including at weekends
  • Free wifi
  • 90-105 minute surf lesson 5x week (M-F)
  • Photo and video analysis
  • 1x surf theory lesson per week
  • 2-4 fitness or yoga sessions
  • Return transport from Sydney or Brisbane

Optional Add-ons

  • A month is too short, options to extend once in the camp are available. (subject to availability)

Day 1

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Pick up and Day Preparation

When you arrive at Spot X our Academy Leader will meet you at the bus stop and bring you to the surf camp to check into your dedicated Academy Camp, explore the location, socialise and meet your new crew. Depending on where you are coming from you will have a meal included that day and then an orientation session. Itinerary is subject to change

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A Typical week

Begin each day with a tasty breaky available from 7am. Then head off on your surf lesson with Mojo’s elite instructors who will take you to the break of the day to begin your surf lesson. Approx from 3pm-5pm Monday to Friday you will have a theory lesson or fitness classes.

Saturdays & Sundays

Saturdays & Sundays
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Typical Weekend

The weekends are all yours! You can chill out, surf, hang out with friends or go visit some of the sights and scenes the local area has to offer. This is also a good time to practice and hone those developing skills and be ready for the week to come! 

Day 30

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Depart Spot X Surf Camp

It’s see ya later, not goodbye! After 30 Days at the Byron Bay Camp you leave a surf legend, or why not extend and stay on, become an instructor too! You can then catch your included transport back to Sydney or Brisbane, or stay on in Byron Bay and keep living the dream. Yew!


Are meals and accommodation included on weekends?

Accommodation and 3 meals per day are provided for the entire stay at The Surf Academy package. Students have the weekends off to give them the opportunity for R&R as well as the chance to practice their surf skills and explore the local area. 

Do I need to bring my own wetsuit and board?

No, we supply all the equipment for you including surf boards, wetsuits, rash vests, surf wax and sunscreen. If you prefer to bring your own wetsuit you can do so. If you decide that you would like to purchase your own equipment, the surf academy staff can assist in helping you choose the most appropriate surf equipment and surf boards from local shapers and surf shops.

Do you have flexible booking options?

Yes, the date can be changed for free up to 14 days before travel.  

What is Mojopay?

Mojopay allows you to make a deposit and pay the remaining balance 30 days before your start date. The repayment plan, frequency and value of payments is definable by the customer.

I am not very fit, will I still be able to join?

You will become very fit by the end of your Academy package! It’s a good idea to start some swim training if you can before the Academy, but if you don’t get around to it we will whip you into shape in no time!


  1. Pleuni Bartels (verified owner)

    Having never surfed before, I started my 1 month academy in november. I arrived by myself and felt at home straight away. Staying in the academy house with the other academy students for me meant a lot of surfs as often and whenever I wanted, a lot of fun nights and new friends for life! The food was great and staff is super friendly and enthusiastic. The surfinstructors really look at what you’re doing and help you improve wave after wave.
    Overall, great vibes and a good time, so I decided to come back for 2 more months!

  2. Kirstine Falk (verified owner)

    I did 1 month of the academy cadet program and I absolutely loved it! I ended up staying another two months just because of the surf, the place and how the people made me feel. I worked in the photo team which allowed me to spend a lot of time on the beach. The people in photo team and the staff at Spot X in general are always very open and welcoming and till this day they are some of my very best friends. I am definitely coming back later this year so I can improve my surfing even further. I would recommend everybody who loves to surf and meet new people to go to Spot X for at least a month of academy, because you’ll have the time of your life!

  3. Marie Dupont (verified owner)

    I did the 1 month academy and I loved it! The academy group really feels like a little family. I improved my surfing a lot, you have your academy lessons every day of the week when the conditions are the best. There is also surf theory classes and fitness 2 times a week. On friday they show the videos that have been taken and you analyse your surfing with the whole group, which is super useful! Theres also always nice and funny pictures so the video analysis is always one of the favourite parts of the week. I really came here to improve my surfing but next to the surfing the vibes are so good! The camp was my favourite part of travelling in australia so I extended for 2 weeks before going home. I probably will come back soon again!!!

  4. William (verified owner)

    The surf academy camp was awesome, we learnt loads and had a blast. All depends on your commitment, but regardless of progression, you’re going to have fun for sure.

  5. Tom heydenreich (verified owner)

    Great instructors, a lot of good tips and individual attention whenever you need it. Stayed in our own academy house with a big group of people, good times! Parties every week, really liked the open mic nights as well. Will be back for sure!

  6. Hanna Haas (verified owner)

    Stayed for a month, came with a friend! This was my favourite month in Australia! Really cool people in academy and overall in the camp as well! The surfing is great, really enjoyed the lessons every morning, always went surfing with most of the academy people in the afternoon and weekends as well! At night you can just hang out around the campfire or do the activities! I progressed my surfing a lot in 1 month and I made great friends for life!

  7. Tabea Paul (verified owner)

    Came here while travelling with my friend Hanna! I had surfed a few times before but after the academy i feel like i progressed a lot. I really liked the surflessons each morning because theres no one else in the water and the conditions are always the best then. The instructors talk about the conditions and then there is some theory about the ocean or manoeuvres that you focus on that day. Everything together makes you feel more comfortable in the water and improved my surfing a lot. I loved the people in academy, it felt like a little family! One day I will come back:)

  8. patrick (verified owner)

    I was a little hesitant to sign up for a full month since I’ve never surfed before, but I ended up loving it. I wish I could have stayed longer! Everyone was very welcoming and friendly and I learned so much from the surfing instructors in my short time there. I’ll definetly be back!

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