Surf instructor at Mojosurf Academy


SPOT X - Arrawarra

from $AUD4,226

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 breakfast, fitness sessions, video analysis, transfers and so much more

Surf Academy based at Spot X in Arrawarra

1 Month Surf Development Course

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.

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Course highlights

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

Accommodation Inclusions

  • 30 nights of exclusive Mojosurf Academy dorm accommodation
  • Enjoy your choice of complimentary breakfast or lunch daily 
  • Utilise kitchen facilities available at the surf camp at your leisure
  • Enjoy onsite parking, swimming pool and BBQ 
  • Free wifi

Bonus Inclusions

  • Explore Byron Bay with weekend free time
  • Return transport from Sydney, Coolangatta or Brisbane to Byron Bay
  • And much more

Optional Add-ons

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

See more information below under ‘Important Information’

About Your Surf Academy Leaders

Each Mojo Instructor is a fully accredited Surf Instructor equipped with their Level 1 Surfing Instructor Qualification, First Aid Certificate, Ocean Safety Certificate and Working with Children Check. 

Our staff include coaches from world ranked WSL (World Surf League) competitors, to legendary life-long watermen (and ladies!). Even our younger crew have years of coaching and surfing experience under their belts and they ALL have one thing in common - they LOVE to surf and share it with the world.   

Following a Surf Academy Instructor program nothing is missed, the instructors will take you through each step of becoming a surfer and then, a surf instructor. Safety, learning and fun are all paramount for us and we pride ourselves on being the pioneers of the Academy Program in Australia. We have been introducing people to surfing and the ocean for over 20 years and even now, no one does it quite like us!   


Age Policy

To do the Surf Developmental Course you must be 18 years or older.


Looking for flexible payment options? Contact Mojosurf and a friendly representative will be able to discuss your options. Learn more about Mojopay here.

Booking Policy & Cancellation Policy

You can book with confidence with free date changes available*. With all the changing regulations on travel, we wouldn't have it any other way!

If you have to cancel as a direct result of Covid 19, rest assured you will receive a 100% refund.

*If your booking is within 7 days a $55 admin fee will be charged.

Looking for our Mojosurf Refund Policy and T&Cs? You can find it here.

Got a question?

Of course, you do! We have a wonderful team of Mojo Legends on hand to answer your questions and make your booking 7 days a week 10 am - 4 pm AEDT.


Frequently Asked Questions

What facilities are available in camp?

The Byron Bay Mojosurf Academy Camp is located at Spot X and has all the facilities you would need including:

  • 24 Hour Reception
  • Communal kitchen
  • Free Wifi
  • Travel Shop
  • BBQ
  • Campsite
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Onsite Parking
  • Volleyball Court

Are meals and accommodation included on weekends?

Accommodation and 1 meal 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. With Byron Bay at your fingertips there is plenty to do including, hiking, kayaking, horse riding, skydiving and hot air ballooning, not to mention the multitude of eateries and bespoke artisans around every corner!

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.

What do I need 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

Do you have flexible booking options?

Yes, the date can be changed for free up to 14 days before travel.  If you have to cancel as a direct result of Covid 19, rest assured you will receive a 100% refund.

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.

What is your COVID safety plan?

Contactless Check-in

Download Goki to use your phone as your room key. Goki can also be used to extend your stay and message staff without having to visit reception, so you can stay safe and keep your distance.


Housekeeping – Our housekeeping staff are working hard to keep everything clean. They focus on high traffic areas and surfaces which are likely to be frequently touched.

Common Areas – Some common areas in some hostels may be out of use, but for those that can be safely used, please keep your distance from other people.

Vehicles Staff and Surf School – Our vehicles and surf equipment are all cleaned daily.

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!

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  1. Day 1 Pick up and Day Preparation Arrive into Byron Bay

    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. You are then free to head to the beach, explore the town of Byron or just relax for the evening.

    Itinerary is subject to change

  2. Day 2-30 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. Arriving back at camp around 11am you can then chill out, head to the beach or grab some lunch in town.

    From 3pm-5pm Monday to Friday you will have a theory lesson or fitness classes.

    After 5pm you are free to head into town for a multiple choice of dinner venues, grab something tasty from the Arts Factory Cafe or cook yourself dinner using the kitchen facilities of the camp.

  3. Mondays Surf Fitness

    Start the day with your surf development practical lesson. Surf fitness includes either swimming training in our local pool or ocean based fitness when conditions permit.  This allows us to give you direct ocean safety experience and awareness as well as practice negotiating ocean based swimming. 

  4. Tuesdays Surf Theory Lesson

    Start the day with your surf development practical lesson. Participate in a surf theory lesson where you will be taught all things surfing, such as; ocean awareness, surf etiquette and even surfboard repair.

  5. Wednesdays Fitness Session & Bonus Surf Theory Lesson

    Start the day with your surf development practical lesson. Each Wednesday, 3 month instructor students have a bonus theory lesson where you are taught all the essential skills to become an awesome surf instructor. After which the whole Academy crew will take part in circuit training to strengthen the core muscle groups essential to surfing.

  6. Thursdays Flexibility Session and Time to Chill

    Start the day with your surf development practical lesson. Thursday afternoon is time to chill with a relaxing yoga style surf flexibility session to relax your muscles after a hard week of surfing and to calm your mind with some chilled vibes.

  7. Fridays Weekly Video Analysis

    Start the day with your surf development practical lesson. Fridays involve video analysis with a qualified instructor, arguably the best weapon in the coaching arsenal, to help improve your surfing and see exactly what you need to work on.

  8. Saturdays & Sundays Up to you!

    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! 

  9. Day 31 Depart Spot X Surf Camp

    It’s see ya later, not goodbye! After 31 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!

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Accommodation Overview

Exclusive Mojosurf Academy Rooms

The Mojosurf Academy Camp provides dedicated and separate 3 or 4 shared accommodation exclusively for Academy members.

Surf Camp Facilities

The Byron Bay Mojosurf  Academy Camp is located at Spot X Arrawarra, 30 mins north of Coffs Harbour and has all the facilities you would need including:

  • Beachside living
  • Communal kitchen
  • Free Wifi
  • BBQ
  • Campsite
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Onsite Parking
  • Volleyball Court


Robyn tells us about her time at the Mojosurf Academy

Overall Rating
Reviewed On 09/05/2019

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!

Tabea Paul
Reviewed On 06/05/2019

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:)

Hanna Haas
Reviewed On 06/05/2019

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!

Tom heydenreich
Reviewed On 06/05/2019

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!

Reviewed On 06/05/2019

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. Yeeeeww!!!


options available
1 Month Surf Development
30 nights ( Byron Bay)
Includes 30 nights at Byron Bay, 1 meal per day, return transport (subject to border restrictions) from Sydney or Brisbane to Byron Bay, weekends off to explore, all surf equipment, surf lessons, surf theory and surf fitness sessions.