2 MONTH ACADEMY SURF DEVELOPMENT COURSE
SPOT X - Arrawarra
- Beach Activities
- 1 Meal Per Day At Camp
- Mojosurf Guide
- XPRESSION SESSIONS
- Lessons By Highly Qualifed Surf Instructors
- Weekends Off To Explore The Surrounds
- 3 Fitness Sessions Weekly
- Return Coach Travel
- All Equipment Provided During Lessons
- 5 Weekly Practical Surf Development Lessons
- 2 Weekly Surf Theory Lessons
- 60 Nights Shared Accomm
Take it to the next level with Mojosurf 2 Month Academy Surf Development Course.
Come live the dream in Spot X! Make friends, have fun, explore the area, develop your surfing and have the time of your life.
Includes surf development training, accommodation, daily breakfast, fitness sessions, video analysis, transfers and so much more
Surf Academy based at our Spot X Camp in Arrawarra
2 Month Academy Surf Development Course
Surf Development Course Summary
From the moment you arrive in 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 three month surf instructor 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 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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- Live the dream 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 2 x 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 4 x fitness sessions every week
- Improve week on week with video analysis sessions
- All equipment provided (purchasing your own wetsuit recommended)
- 60 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
- Explore Byron Bay with weekend free time
- Return transport from Sydney, Coolangatta or Brisbane to Byron Bay
- And much more
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!
About The Arts Factory Lodge, Byron Bay
The Arts Factory is an enchanted 5-acre subtropical haven only 5 minutes walk from town and Byron Bay's beautiful surfing beaches. You’re in for a treat with groovy accommodations, funky facilities and a whole array of various activities and workshops to experience. For more information click the ‘Accommodation’ tab.
Dates and Start Time
The 3 Month Academy kicks off again on Monday 17th January 2022.
To do the Byron Bay Surf Academy you must be 18 years or older.
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.
Alternatively, if you’re in town you can drop into our Mojosurf Shop at The Wreck Surf Shop at Shop 6/4 Jonson St, Byron Bay NSW 2481
Frequently Asked Questions
What facilities are available in camp?
The Mojosurf Academy Camp is located at Arrawarra – Spot X and has all the facilities you would need including:
- 24 Hour Reception
- Communal kitchen
- Free Luggage Storage
- Free Wifi
- Travel Shop
- Laundry Facilities
- Onsite Parking
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 only about 2 hours North 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! Accommodation in Byron Bay at your own cost.
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?
Hand Sanitiser – We provide hand sanitiser that you’re encouraged to use.
Wash Your Hands – Regularly washing your hands with soap and water is important and this is backed up with signage on site and in our transfer vehicles.
The 1.5m rule – We request that you stay at least 1.5metres away from other people. There are markings in reception and communal areas to help us all adhere to this.
Rooms – Our rooms are at 50% occupancy. Meaning an 8 bed dorm will only house 4 people. . Most of our hostels have private rooms if you’d prefer your own space. Please enquire about availability.
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!
How long does it take to develop an intermediate surfing skill?
To surf at the intermediate level requires the ability to ride waves and perform manoeuvres in the correct section with correct balance. Most importantly, it requires an ability to read the waves and how the elements and conditions alter their state. A general knowledge of the ocean and surf, hazards and conditions at different types of surf breaks are all important factors to give a holistic understanding of intermediate level surfing. No wave is the same. No surf break is the same. Conditions can change constantly. This knowledge and skill can only be acquired by time in the surf and practice.
Depending on your ability, ocean and surf knowledge and experience, it takes approx. 500 – 1500 hours to be able to surf at the intermediate level.
- Day 1: Pick up and Day Preparation Pick up and Day Preparation Arrive into Byron Bay
Your surf course begins with comfortable complimentary transfers from Sydney, Ballina, Coolangatta or Brisbane. When you arrive into Byron Bay our Academy Leader will meet you at the bus stop and bring you to the Arts Factory Lodge 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
- Day 2-60 A Typical week in Byron Bay
Begin each day with a tasty breaky available from 7am at the Arts Factory Cafe. 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Saturdays & Sundays It's 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!
- Day 61 Depart Byron Bay
It’s see ya later, not goodbye! After 91 Days at the Byron Bay Camp you leave a surf legend and possibly 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!
The Arts Factory Lodge
From the moment you arrive in Byron Bay you will feel a real surfy, artsy vibe, which will reach its peak when you arrive at the Mojosurf Academy Camp in Byron Bay, located at the world-famous Arts Factory lodge. The Mojosurf Academy Camp Byron Bay is the perfect place to meet new friends, surf together, and explore the sights of Byron.
Exclusive Mojosurf Academy Dorm Rooms
The Mojosurf Academy Camp provides dedicated and separate 4 or 6 shared dorm accommodation exclusively for Academy members.
Surf Camp Facilities
The Byron Bay Mojosurf Academy Camp is located at Arts Factory Lodge and has all the facilities you would need including:
- 24 Hour Reception
- Communal kitchen
- Free Luggage Storage
- Free Wifi
- Travel Shop
- Swimming Pool
- Laundry Facilities
- Onsite Parking
- Volleyball Court
Every Tuesday night in the Arts Factory a whole host of talented individuals perform, ranging from musicians, right through to comedians and mime artists. The Arts Factory is only a 10 minute walk into the centre of Byron Bay town where there is a plethora of nightlife and additional activities to choose from.
For down time you can just chill by the pool, relax in a hammock, or even join in a game of table tennis, pool, basketball or volleyball. It is also only a 10 minute walk into town which is ideal for exploring all the sights and relaxing on the beach. There are numerous other activities and workshops around the camp including Didgeridoo making, African drumming as well as the famous Bush Tucker walk and bracelet making with Cockatoo Paul.
There is a free Arts Factory shuttle bus running people from the main bus stop, located in the centre of town, right to the front door of the hostel, where you check in to the Mojosurf Academy Camp.
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