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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 Come live the dream in Spot X! Make friends, have fun, explore the area, develop your surfing and have the time of your life. And while you’re at it, why not develop the skills required to pass all qualifications needed to become a licensed surf instructor!? Includes surf development training, accommodation, daily breakfast, lunch and dinner, fitness sessions, video analysis, transfers and so much more Surf Academy based in Spot X – Arrawarra

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  • Level 1 Surf Coaching Qualification - additional fee icon

    Level 1 Surf Coaching Qualification - additional fee

  • 3 month academy

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    Beach Activities

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    All Equipment Provided For Lessons

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    Fitness Sessions Weekly

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    Return coach travel

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    Weekly Surf Theory Lessons

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    All Meals Included



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

Live the dream at Spot X Surf Camp! Surf, Explore, and make lifelong friends in a breathtaking setting. Level up your surfing skills and get certified as a surf instructor! Experience the time of your life in a surfer’s paradise.

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 three-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 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
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?
  • 90 nights of exclusive Mojosurf Academy dorm 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
  • 3-4x fitness or yoga sessions
  • Unlimited board hire
  • Weekends off to explore, relax and surf, surf, surf
  • Return transport from Sydney or Brisbane
  • Option to pay $1,000 AUD ($1200 in April 24) additional to get your ASI Level 1 Surf Coach certification by the time you graduate the 3 Month Academy. Some people just want to improve their surfing skills for 3 Months, and others want to walk away with a surf coach certification that enables them to teach lessons anywhere in the world.  The choice is up to you, and the payment will only be collected after you pass the Mojosurf internal evaluation that is completed by our Head Surf Instructor. This payment covers the following: Your ASI Level 1 Surf Coach, CPR, First Aid, & Ocean Rescue certifications.

Day 1

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. You are then free to head to the beach, explore or just relax for the evening. Itinerary is subject to change

Day 2-89

Day 2-89
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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. During the week there will be fitness and surf theory to get involved in. After class, chill out at the beach or around the fire at night.

Saturdays and Sundays

Saturdays and Sundays
Spot X

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 90

Day 90
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It’s see ya later, not goodbye! After 90 Days, 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!


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!

When do I pay the local payment for the surf instructor qualification and why?

The local payment of $1,200 AUD is to cover the cost of the official certification and accreditation as a level 1 instructor through ASI. This is not a mandatory charge and the Academy courses can just be used as a personal developmental tool if preferred. To ensure a successful pass rate, we also use internal assessments prior to the student commencing the official certification process. The local payment covers the following qualifications: Ocean Surf Safety Award Apply First Aid (Senior First Aid) Surf Coaching Level 1 Award Advanced Resuscitation

What are the chances to pass the instructor test?

Everyone progresses in their surfing at different speeds, but with the support and instruction from the qualified and experienced academy coaches we give everyone the same chance to pass the instructor course and gain your qualifications. You will attend surf fitness sessions that will increase your overall fitness including swim training giving you the best chance of passing the Ocean Surf Safety Award. Surf theory lessons and coaching practical opportunities will increase your chances of being completely prepared for the qualifications assessments. The academy is a challenging and exciting experience where you learn new skills and make new friends along the way.

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.



  1. Rosalie Reuter (verified owner)

    I had the best time here doing the three months academy program. The instructors were really nice and always helpful. I lived with amazing people and made some friends for life. The food was delicious and every night there was something different. The instructor lessons were a lot of fun and the instructors really helped me with how to be a good instructor and gave a lot of tips especially outside of the instructor lessons (e.g. during lessons or free surf). If I struggled with something, I could always talk to them at anytime and they gave me great advice.
    The fitness program was a good preparation for the qualifications and also to get in shape. I really enjoyed the yoga classes.
    I would recommend this place to anybody who wants to learn how to surf, be an instructor or just enjoy life.
    Yeeew ?

  2. Tiantian He (verified owner)

    Legendary amazing epic surfing experience.
    I did this course after completed 7 days surf&stay which is my first time surfing adventure.
    I progressed from very beginner to confident surfer.
    After that, surfing lifestyle continue, I bought some surfboards size range from 9ft to 7ft using for my own daily surfing…
    keeping surfing till the end, and see what happens, take action depends on the situations, this is how we yeeeewww!

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