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Become a Surf Instructor with our 3 Month Instructor Course.

This awesome 3 month surf instructor course focuses on building your experience and knowledge of surfing, the ocean, and instruction. Over the 3 months you will develop the necessary skills required to pass all qualifications needed to become a licensed surf instructor. Besides the qualifications we’ll also focus on your teaching techniques and surfing abilities to make you a well rounded and employable instructor.

To pass the licensed surfing instructor qualification, you need to have intermediate surfing skill level. (see FAQ re how long does it take to develop intermediate surfing skill)

3 Month Surf Instructor Course

3 Month Surf Academy - Become a Surfer

The 3 month surf development course facilitates the development of the following skills:

  • Practical development of beginner to intermediate surf skills
  • Ocean safety, ocean awareness, fitness training
  • Access to a variety of waves
  • Expert instruction by qualified coaches to achieve catching, riding, and turning on unbroken waves
  • Increased surf theory, and exposure to more challenging waves
  • Increased ocean fitness, paddling power and confidence
  • Provide up to 40 hours of practical coaching experience
  • Use of video analysis to improve surfing techniques

This Academy course costs $8,350. To become a Level 1 Surf Instructor you must attend all classes, demonstrate the required surf skills, be found competent in the qualifications, and pay an additional $1000 local payment for the statutory certification & accreditation.

Mojosurf 3 Month Instructor Course

  • Mojosurf’s 6 Day 6 Night Great Aussie Surf Adventure
  • 90 nights at Mojosurf camp Spot X
  • Transport- Return transport from Sydney, Byron or Brisbane to Spot X
  • Food- Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily
  • Free time- Weekends off to explore the surrounds
  • Equipment- All equipment provided (we recommend purchasing your own wetsuit)
  • 5 x weekly practical surf development lessons
  • 2 x weekly surf theory lessons
  • Lessons by highly qualified & experienced instructors
  • 4 x fitness sessions weekly
  • Weekly video analysis
  • Level 1 Surf Coaching qualification**, Ocean Surf Safety Coach Award (OSSCA), Senior First Aid, Advanced Resuscitation and Work with Children Check

*Start your course with a 6 Day 6 Night Great Aussie surf adventure and then get inducted into the Academy program. The 6 Day 6 Night Great Aussie is included within the 90 night course program.

**To become a Level 1 Surf Instructor clients must attend all classes, demonstrate the required surf skills, be found competent in the qualifications and pay a $1000 local payment for the statutory certification and accreditation.

Accommodation and meals are provided for the entire academy package. The only difference on weekends is there are no academy classes so you have the chance to practise your surf skills and explore the local area. Spot X Surf camp has many optional activities in and around the camp that the academy students can participate in on the weekends, these include Ocean Rafting, Kangaroo Golf, Kayaking, hiking and exploring the local beaches and surrounds. There is also night-time activities and camp fires to entertain you at night.

Kangaroo Golf at Spot X Surf Camp

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

On the beach with Byron Bay Surf School

The local payment of $1000 AUD is only for those wanting to do the 3 Month Surf Instructor Course once you have passed the internal assessments. Internal assessments are provided before you do the actual qualification assessments in order to give you the best chance at completing the required qualifications. The local payment covers the following qualifications:

  • Ocean Surf Safety Award
  • Apply First Aid (Senior First Aid)
  • Work with Children Check
  • Surf Coaching Level 1 Award

Everyone progresses in their surfing at different stages 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.

The transfer to the camp is included in your Surf Academy package. All Surf Academy packages begin with the 6 Day 6 Night Great Aussie Adventure so you can become orientated to the surf lifestyle on one of our best-selling surf tours. Choose to depart from Sydney, Byron Bay or Brisbane and choose to be dropped in either of these locations at the end of your course.

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!

To surf at the intermediate level requires ability to ride waves, perform manouevres in the correct section with correct balance. Most importantly, it requires an ability to read the waves and how they perform, knowledge of the ocean and surf, hazards, and conditions at different types surf breaks. 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 and ocean and surf knowledge and experience, it takes approx. 500 – 1500 hours to be able to surf at the intermediate level.

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  1. Day 1 Arrive at Spot X Surf Camp

    Your surf course begins with a 6 Day 6 Night Great Aussie Surf Adventure where you will head to Spot X Surf Camp (where you will spend the next 3 months) with comfortable transfers included from Sydney, Byron Bay or Brisbane. Check in, explore the camp, enjoy your first dinner, socialise around campfire and meet your new mates.

    After dinner you might want to head around the fire, have a drink, socialise and head to bed nice and early for another day of beachside fun… or you might be ready to party. Whatever you’re in the mood for, we’ve got you covered.

    Itinerary is subject to change

  2. Day 2-90 A Typical week @ Spot X

    Begin the day with an early morning sunrise surf lesson with Mojo’s elite instructors. After working up an appetite grab breakfast, which is available from 6am until 9am and chill out on the deck overlooking the surf.

    The rest of the morning is free for you to grab a surf board and perfect your surfing skills anytime you like, with unlimited surf board hire as part of your package, or you can just chill out on the beach before lunch. Lunch time is from 12pm to 1pm.

    After lunch you have 2 hours to yourself to go surfing, take a nap in the hammock or hang out with your mates. From 3pm-5pm Monday to Friday you will have a theory lesson or fitness classes.

    Dinner is served from 6pm to 7 pm, followed by a nightly camp fire and night time activities.
    You’re going to love every minute of it!!! Yeeeew!!!

  3. Mondays Surf Fitness

    Surf fitness includes either swimming training in our local pool or ocean based fitness where we will teach you to be safe and competent swimming in the ocean.

  4. Tuesdays Theory 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 Bonus Theory Lesson & Circuit Training

    Each Wednesday our 3 month instructors have a bonus theory lesson where they 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 Time to Chill

    Thursday afternoon is time to chill with a relaxing yoga style surf flexibility session to relax your muscles after a hard weeks surfing and calm your mind with some chilled vibes.

  7. Fridays Video Analysis

    Fridays involve video analysis with a qualified instructor, arguable the best weapon in the coaching arsenal, to help improve your surfing and see exactly what you can 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.

    Any day of the week you can participate in one of the free camp activities such as Kangaroo Golf, Ocean Rafting, Kayaking, Volleyball, Beach Soccer, Slip and Slide, to name a few.

  9. Day 91 Depart Spot X Surf Camp

    After 91 Days at Spot X Surf Camp you became a surf legend and possibly an instructor, catch your included transport back to Sydney, Byron Bay or Brisbane.

Mojosurf Camp - Surf rafting activities
Kangaroo Golf at Spot X Surf Camp
2-5 Day Stay & Play Spot X Surf Camp

Ultimate beachfront, that’s how close our camp is to the beach. If you’re a slow walker, it might take you 2 minutes. Spot X has a range of accommodation from dorm rooms, waterfront cabins or tipis.

Accommodation is provided at our ocean side beach camp (Spot X Surf Camp) in a designated Surf Academy beach house.

Spot X aerial view


Accommodation is in 4 -10 share dorms rooms in comfortable bunks. The academy house is self- contained with its own lounge and deck areas. Academy students always refer to the academy house as their home away from home.


Stay at Spot X Surf Camp


Spot X has all the facilities including absolute beach front accommodation, WiFi, kiosk/shop, beach activities, dorm share & tipi style accommodation, private room upgrades, powered & unpowered campsites, surf board hire, bike hire, volleyball, river Kayaking tours, Surf rafting, kangaroo golf (nearby), chill out zones, hammocks, fire pit, laundry, party room, camp kitchen, TV room.



Robyn tells us about her time at Mojosurf Academy Spot X

Overall Rating
Tiantian He
Reviewed On 07/05/2019

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!

Rosalie Reuter
Reviewed On 05/05/2019

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 ?


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3 Month Surf Instructor Course
90 nights
Includes 90 nights at Spot X Surf Camp, all meals, return transport from Sydney, Byron Bay or Brisbane to Spot X, weekends off to explore, all surf equipment, surf lessons, surf theory and surf fitness sessions. Additional $1000 local payment for the statutory certification and accreditation.