Welcome to SURFARIS SURFCAMP
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Surfaris invented the remote area "learn to surf" format in 1994 in Australia.
Surfaris is situated at Crescent Head, half way between Sydney & Byron Bay and boasts the most uncrowded surf beaches in NSW, a fabulous surfing zone, making the area particularly suitable for our learn to surf & surfing customers.
At Surfaris you set your own pace. Wake in the morning to YOGA, surf all day, with structured lessons both practical and theory. Start an afternoon game of volleyball or head to the local Tea-Tree lake to wash away the salt. Go to bed early or stay up to enjoy one of our live music nights. The options are endless and its all about the surf experience.
Kitchen, Lounge, DVD Corner,
Swimming pool, internet,
Wifi, Laundry Facilities.
Services non Included
Beach Volley Ball, Table Tennis, Hammocks
We have an experienced and qualified massage therapist at the Camp and you can access these additional services anytime.
For the early risers we offer morning yoga. Energize your body and calm your mind in preparation for the day ahead, this is the perfect compliment to surfing. We focus on basic postures, deep breathing, relaxation & meditation.
We are regularly surfing with dolphins and the whales are amazing through the Winter and Spring seasons. There are plenty of Kangaroos, Dingoes and a wonderful array of Bird life.This area has a very ancient Aboriginal Culture with Caves and Beautiful Secret Beaches to discover.
The Surfaris Surf Camp is nestled amongst 15 acres
of bush land opposite the beach, creating the prefect retreat to relax,
put your feet up and enjoy a cold drink after a gratifying day of
We offer shared dorm accommodation or 3 star private self contained rooms. The option to upgrade is also available.
You will spend full days, on the beach and in the
water, focusing on the theory and practice of surfing, each day gaining
more ocean knowledge, developing your board skills and your
understanding of the ocean. Our coaches will be surfing with you every
step of the way.
Surfaris has access to 15 different surf breaks all within 30 min drive of our surf camp including our beach out the front of our surf camp. Every morning, like real surfers, we check conditions and surf the best break to suit those conditions. This means we could be surfing a beautiful Point Break one day and an amazing Back Beach the next or 4WD up the beach to find a perfect sand bank, your progression will develop faster.
Surfaris Surf Camp is constantly mobile, traveling around the many national parks. We are always surfing the best waves of the day which means your progression will be at it's peak. Our customers have the option to advence form SOFT BOARDS TO HARD BOARDS during the week as we assess and instruct your skills.
If you have surfed before and know what you are doing, Surfaris Surf Camp is the perfect place for you. This stretch of coast we have access to at Crescent Head is one of the "must surf" destinations on the planet, with countless uncrowded breaks.
79€ per day
All your food, accommodation, surf lessons, surf gear & transport from the station are set in the price. You can stay as long as you like & pay the daily rate.
5 DAYS 488 €
All meals, accommodation, surf lessons, surf gear & transport are set within the price ?
This is our most popular trip, you will depart from Sydney or Byron Bay on Monday morning at 7:15 am You will head to our surf camp in Crescent Head, halfway between Byron Bay and Sydney. You will arrive at our lodge around 2 pm and will be out in the water surfing for the afternoon, possibly until the sun goes down. Surf all day Tues, Wed, Thur & Fri morning. After lunch on the Friday around 2 pm, you will depart and return back to Sydney or Byron Bay. Arriving in either location around 8 pm.
SURFARIS ADVANCED TOUR
4 DAYS 618€
We are perfectly situated to be able to access 20 Different Surf breaks all within a 30 min drive. Surfaris is mobile and our 4X4 will take you to the best surf breaks to suit the conditions at any given time.
Surfing remote quiet spots, enjoying good healthy food, video footage analysis and Yoga,
The best season is the austral winter from May to October, period of substantial swells and offshore winds on the coast near Sydney.
In the North, from December to March, the influence of Northeast’s tropical storms in the Coral Sea engenders steady waves from 0.6 to 2.50 meters. Some Antarctic storms coming from the Southeast also bring good conditions up to Australia’s 2 Northeast coasts.
The Sunshine Coast, a tropical area, is the most Northern part of the East Coast, before the great coral reef that prevents the swell to come near. The Gold Coast swings between the tropical and moderate climate.
This is the world’s most intense surf area with coasts gathering legendary surf spots.
WINDS & TIDES
On the Northeast coasts, the propitious winds blow in winter from May to August from Southeast to Southwest.
From January to April, they blow from East to South. September and October are northerly wind-driven and go onshore. Tides rise up to 2 meters. Check the surf spots according to the tides’ time-tables.
Bring boots along and watch out for extremely toxic jellyfishes (blue bottles) in the North. Try not to surf in stormy weather, in rivers’ mouths or in late evenings, we can often meet some sharks’ fins…
Weather / Temperature
Air temperature : 28°C (Summer) / 22°C (Winter)
Water temperature : 24°C (Summer) / 20°C (Winter)
A very ideal coastal territory : the East coast with well-known surf spots : Narabeen, Coolangata, Noosa, Kirra…
A cool atmosphere and wild landscapes within a relaxed mood. An incredible surf level, a variety of spots and always miles of different mountainous coasts.
In the South, the water is colder, waves are well-shaped and surfers are hardcore. This is the native land of Rip Curl and Billabong. The West coast is the Indian Ocean’s light and its wild reefs with waves breaking with no one around, just maybe some big prowling whites….
We are with our buddies, rugby and tubes stories, around an iced beer in the corner of a pub, never too far away from the surf spot.
White Australians are originally from Great Britain and Ireland. But since World War II, Greek and Italian communities have been emerging. And more recently, numbers of Asians have settled in Australia. Australia was first inhabited by the Indigenous Australians.
Throughout many centuries, they have been removed from their lands by white settlers, if not murdered. And the consequences of this genocide can still be seen today: Indigenous Australians are the racial group the most socially and economically deprived in the Australian society. Their life expectancy is 20 years lower than the Whites.
They take advantage of the disastrous and preconceived image of the indigenous man wandering the streets, drunk and sometimes stoned. If you can indeed meet people in this situation, most Aborigines are living in their community where alcohol consumption is forbidden or regulated.
Australia is the world’s biggest island but also the smallest continent. It is surrounded by the Indian and Pacific Oceans and is extending over 4 000 km from West to East and 3 200 km from North to South. Its perimeter is 36735 km.
In the East, there is a coastal belt going from North to South that gathers the most beautiful beaches of the country, worthy of the Polynesian ones, especially facing the great coral reef! This is where the majority of the population is concentrated.
The West is composed of a plateau (mountains in the South) and a fertile coastal belt where the rest of the population is settled (particularly in Perth, on the side of the Indian Ocean).Until the East fringe of the country, lands are arid and desert. This is the Outback. Only some mountains are disturbing the quiet desert like the Mac Donnell Ranges.
States : The Australian Capital Territory (Canberra), New South Wales, the Northern Territory, Queensland, South Australia, Tasmania, Victoria, and Western Australia.
Formalities : For tourism stay of less than 3 months, the Visa has been replaced by the electronic travel authority (ETA) for most Europeans. It will be delivered to you when you will get your plane ticket for 20 Australian Dollars.
Language : The official language is of course English. However, many other languages are daily spoken (mostly Italian, Greek and Cantonese) which shows the country’s great melting-pot.
At the same time, Indigenous Australians have their own languages (about 300 languages, different according to the communities), the most used one is the kriol. Some of them are kept secret because they can not be discovered by the white man.
Health : There is no danger in a matter of health in Australia. No vaccines are required to enter the country. However some unpleasant things can happen: the most serious ones are due to the climate, be careful to the hot weather and sunburns.
Time differences : The country is divided in 3 zones :
- Eastern Standard Time (EST): GMT + 10H, for New South Wales, Canberra Territory, Victoria, Tasmania and Queensland.
- Central Standard Time (CST): GMT + 9H30, in South Australia and in the Northern Territory.
- Western Standard Time (WST): GMT + 8H in Western Australia.
Weather : Every season is great to travel in Australia. But be careful as everyone knows, Australia is located in the Southern Hemisphere; seasons are reversed compared to ours.
Winter : from June to August
Spring : from September to November
Summer : from December to February
Fall : from March to May.
In general, it is very warm, from 30 to 40 Celsius degrees from November to March with cool nights in the South and a strong humidity in the North. From April to December, there is still a nice weather in the North and the Centre (this is the best season) and more fresh and humid in the South.
Driving conditions : Driving left side of the road. The European driving license is necessary. Australia, because of its size, is a big scale country with great air and road infrastructures. Distances to cover being large, it seems difficult not to take the plane in Australia.
Environment : Most Australians’ lifestyle looks like any other one from Western countries with American habits like barbecues on Sundays! English habits are also there: cricket, beer at the pub, school uniforms…Indigenous Australians have kept their costumes and traditional ceremonies which consist in protecting their holy places in order to let the spirits of the dead people wandering and protecting them.
Water/ Electricity : 220-240 V, 50 Hz. Outlets have three flat connections. You will need an adaptor for your electrical equipment.
Currency : Australian dollar = 1€ = 1, 65 AU$.
Credit card is the best to use in a foreign country. Banks = important Australian banks = ANZ, Commonwealth, National and Westpac own branches in the whole country, with ATM machines opened 24 hours. MasterCard can be used anywhere, on the contrary not the American Express.
79€ for 1 night
DAY AT CAMP
79€ per day
All your food, accommodation, surf lessons, surf gear & transport from the station are set in the price.
5 DAYS 488 €
All meals, accommodation, surf lessons, surf gear & transport are set within the price
SURFARIS ADVANCED TOUR
4 DAYS 618€
We are perfectly situated to be able to access 20 Different Surf breaks all within a 30 min drive.
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No intermediaries, no extra cost
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