Soul Surf School (Byron Bay, Australia)

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4/14 Bay Street, Byron Bay, New S. Wales, 2481, Australia
Tel: 0034 679 375 341,
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Summary

Soul Surf School is the number 1 provider of surf camps and surf courses on the East Coast of Australia. We offer Surf and Stay packages in the heart of the hippy surf town Byron Bay. Byron Bay is regarded as one of the premier surf destinations in Australia and is suited for surfers of all abilities.

Stay with us at our beachfront surf hostel and immerse yourself in a surf experience with our elite surf guides who each boost over 10 years of personal surf coaching experience. This level of experience is one of the main reasons we have achieved a coveted award on Tripadvisor as the number 1 surf and activity provider in Byron Bay.

 Byron Bay and the surrounding area is a mecca for surfing for all abilities from entry level beginners to budding professionals we have you covered. Each day our elite team of Instructors will pick you up from our hostel and take you on a surf safari to the beach that offers the best surfing conditions. We have developed our business so we are fortunate to have a licence to teach at up to 15 different beaches. This allows us to find secluded perfect beaches that offer great waves whatever the swell size, wind direction or tides.

After the surf take the opportunity to relax on the stunning beaches of Byron Bay or take in a beautiful lighthouse walk to witness migrating whales and dolphins at the most Easterly point of Australia. Byron Bay has a great hippy surf vibe so soak it up on a daily basis as you relax and unwind in paradise. As part of your trip you will also get a daily free rental from our beach side surf shop so you can further practice your surfing skills in between structured lesson time or go for a cruise around town on one of our retro cruiser bikes.

All of our Surf camps are bespoke trips tailored to suit the individual requirements of each surfer and we can organize additional activities such as kayaking with whales and dolphins or skydiving to add further adventure and excitement to your surf camp experience with us.

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ABOUT THE SURF CAMP


LOCATION AND SURF CONDITIONS



We are a mobile surf camp, this allows us to find great learn to surf waves all within a 20K radius of our surf hostel. We are lucky to be surfing at some of the most pristine beaches on the East Coast of Australia. All of our beaches are safe sand bottom surf breaks, which create spilling safe waves. We will be surfing at world renowned spots that are National surfing reserves and protected due to their beauty and wave quality. All beaches back onto stunning vista of national parks offering breathtaking views from both the water and land.



CAMP CHARACTER



We are a professional surf camp and our number one priority is to offer fun, professional surf experiences to everyone that books a camp with us. Being based in Byron Bay we are close to all of the nightlife that our bustling town offers. Essentially if you want to party you can or if you want a more chilled out trip there is a option to relax go to bed early so you can be fresh each day for your surf sessions. The target market is 18-35 years however we do cater for ages out of this demographic. We do not accept dogs or cater for children under the age of 6



CAMP OPERATOR



Sean Riley is the owner of the camp and has been operating Soul Surf School for over 8 years. The company was born from his passion for teaching surfing and he has created a fantastic surf experience based around a strong team of coaches. Sean believes to offer a first class experience each coach must have a solid background of individual surfing and years of personal coaching. This ensures each person receives a technical session and the progression is very fast from one lesson to the next. 

ACCOMMODATION AND CATERING


ACCOMMODATION TYPES



We boost a spectacular Hostel situated in the heart of Byron Bay, key features include rooftop bar/café and sun terrace with splash pool, communal TV room and Internet facilities, laundry room, massive communal kitchen and multiple communal balcony’s offering unique views of Byron Bay. Our hostel couldn’t be better situated as it offers 2-minute walk from all of the amenities that Byron Bay boosts. Our hostel is the closet to the beach in the town as well so this is the place to stay to make the most of the stunning surfing beaches that Byron Bay has to offer

We have rooms to suit all requirements and price range from larger budget dorm rooms at the lower price point. We can also cater for couples and singles who wish a more private experience as we also have private rooms with or without ensuites.



CATERING



We are a self catering surf camp however we have facilities at our hostel to ensure that each of our guests can manage their budget to ensure costing’s can be kept down. We are a short two-minute walk from major supermarket Aldi and Woothworths. The onsite facilities make cooking very easy, as we have an industrial styled kitchen equipped to deal with each guest’s requirements. We have got catering onsite at our roof top bar where we sell pre made sandwiches, wraps, freshly made juices and fresh coffee through the day. This is regarded as one of the best hangouts in Byron Bay and is only available for hostel guests. What better way to chill out after the session then with a snack by the plash pool enjoying the Australian sun.

SURF COURSE AND ACTIVITIES


SURF COURSE DETAILS



Soul Surf School is widely regarded as one of the premier surf schools in Australia with one of the main reasons being our industry-leading student to instructor ratio. The governing body Surfing Austrlia states that one instructor can take a maximum of eight students something that a lot of companies follow. We feel that this number isn’t contusive to offer technical surf lessons so we run sessions that have a more private feel to them (1:6 max) this enables each student who has individual requirements to progress very quickly.

We run two sessions per day
Summer time
9am-1pm and 2pm – 6pm

Winter time
8.30am-12.30pm and 1pm-5pm

Each session is a four-hour experience from pick up to drop off and includes all equipment hire top of the range learner surfboard, wetsuit (season dependent) and rash vest.

The lessons are taught by English speaking instructors so we cannot guarantee a German instructor to run the course. This may change as we progress. For example if we start to run lots of camps with German clientele we could look to implement this.



SURF MATERIALS



Primarily we use safe foam boards for all of our lessons as these are suited for the vast majority of people who book a camp with us. We have a range of sizes to suit each individuals weight, height and ability. We do have a range of fiberglass boards as well that we can use for surfers who are already capable of surfing beyond the whitewater.
Ultimately our aim is to offer each individual the perfect surfboard to ensure maximum progression on the surf experience.

Each surfer will be required to bring swimwear, a towel, water and sunscreen. We provide everything else. Out side the structured surf lesson each guest can utilize our offer to practice their skills by taking out a free board rental for two hours each day. This is redeemed from our beach side surf shop (30 second walk from the hostel)



OTHER ACTIVITIES




Kayaking with Whales and Dolphins
Kayaking the most Easterly point of Australia to get up close and personal with these stunning animals. This 3-hour trip is led by professional guides who take you on this stunning, fun educational experience. Learn about the natural flaura and fauna of Byron Bay from indigenous guides.
$69 per person

Skydiving the most Easterly point of Australia
For the adrenaline junkies, jump out of a plane with a professional guide. This experience will blow your mind and offers the best views in Byron Bay. 14,000 ft jump is the highest in Australia offering over 1-minute free-fall and then 8-10 minutes of gliding back to earth under your parachute. You will get amazing views of the Cape of Australia, all the way to the Gold Coast and inland to the stunning hinterland.
Prices from $299 + $35 licence
(Prices does not include photo or video packages this can arranged at the jump site)

Yoga
Byron Bay is synonymous with Yoga and we can organize daily classes to suit all abilities and practices.
Yoga has massive benefits for surfing so its great to practice outside of the surfing sessions
Prices = $!5 per session

Snorkeling trips
Go on a adventure of a lifetime to Snorkel Julian rocks. Julian rocks is regarded as one of the premier snorkeling or dive locations anywhere is Australia and it is teeming with life. Julian Rocks sits within Byron Bays protected Marine Park so it is a thriving area and the clarity and visibility in the Ocean is stunning.
Prices = $69 pp (2 hour experience equipment included)

MORE INFO, HOW TO GET THERE & FAQ


SURF CONDITIONS
Breaks directly at the main spot and at nearby spots

We have a licence to teach surfing at up to 15 beaches within a 20k radius of our surf camp. This ensures each guest gets the best conditions on a daily basis and gets to explore some stunning locations

Seasonal conditions

Byron Bay is a great year round destination for surfing. As we have multiple licences to teach at a variety of safe beaches we can always find great conditions.

November – May – Summer season we have very warm water and land temperatures that only requires board shorts or Bikinis to surf in (we provide a rashvest to protect against the Australian sun) We will occasionally wear wetsuits due to cooler days during these months.

June-October
We get more offshore winds, with cooler days (still like a nice European summers day) and we wear a thin summer wetsuit as the water is slightly cooler

Both seasons are blessed with good waves for all abilities.

Crowd factor and local people

We are a very professional surf school that is respected for being so in the local community so we are welcomed at all of the locations we surf at. That being said we always aim to seek uncrowded waves as this is the Holy Grail in surfing and we are know lots of spots that are off the beaten track. This gives the guests a real sense of surf exploration


SURROUNDINGS / REGION



Characterization of surroundings/region

The Wave rich Northern NSW region is a wave rich stretch of coastline that is a paradise for ocean goers. The safari to the beach is all part of the experience as we drive through sugar cane fields, past stunning t-tree lakes to find our surf destinations

Activities and facilities

Byron Bay is a small surf town yet due to its beauty, I regard it as the premier town in all of Australia it has all of the amenities to make your trip more then comfortable.
If you wish to party Byron has stunning nightlife with a thriving live music scene, or if you wish to relax why not take in one of the many beach side coffee shops (The coffee culture to some is a attraction alone to come to Byron) or dine out at the countless restaurants which cater for all tastes and budgets


JOURNEY



Ways to get to the camp

Byron Bay is a hot spot for tourism so we have all of the links you would imagine, road, bus or shuttle transfer.
We have International airport  Brisbane (3 hours away) = $70 pp shuttle
Gold coast airport transfer = $40 pp
Ballina airport (gateway to Byron) = $30 pp

PACKAGES & PRICES


The Shaka package  - from 174 € ($ 250) for 2 days / 2 nights



This package includes:

(Can be started on any day)
2 x night’s accommodation dorm style
2 x 4 hour surf experiences including all equipment hire for the duration of the session.
2 x 2 hour beach hire
Local discounts (discounts at hostel bar and café/restaurant)

Price = 174 € ($250) per person



Surf Escape package - from 262 € ($375)  for 3 day’s / 3 nights



This package includes:

3 x nights accommodation
3 x 4 hour surf experiences including all equipment hire for the duration of the session.
3 x 2 hour beach hire (this will enable you to practice your surfing outside of the surf class)
Local discounts (discounts at hostel bar and café/restaurant

Price = 262 € ($375) per person



4  Day Semi Pro Package - from 332 € ($475) for 4 days/4 nights



This package includes:

4 x nights accommodation
4 x 4 hour surf experiences including all equipment hire for the duration of the session.
4x 2 hour beach hire (this will enable you to practice your surfing outside of the surf class)
Local discounts (discounts at hostel bar and café/restaurant)
 
Price = 332 € ($475) per person



5 Day Soul Surfer Package - from 402 € ($575) for 5 nights/5 days



This package includes:

5 x night’s accommodation
5 x 4 hour surf experiences including all equipment hire for the duration of the session.
5x 2 hour beach hire (this will enable you to practice your surfing outside of the surf class)
Local discounts (discounts at hostel bar and café/restaurant)

Price = 402 € ($575) per person



5 Day Deluxe Surfer Package - from 470 € ($675) for 5 nights/5 days




This package includes:

5 x night’s accommodation
4 x 4 hour surf experiences including all equipment hire for the duration of the session.
1 x 2 hour private experience (This is the last lesson you will do at the end of the course to fine tune your new surfing skills on a one to one basis with the instructor of your choice)
5x 2 hour beach hire (this will enable you to practice your surfing outside of the surf class)
Local discounts (discounts at hostel bar and café/restaurant)

Price = 470 € ($675) per person


½ day learn to surf adventure - from 45 € ($65) per person




What’s Included

•    1 x 4 hour Surf Safari (From pick up to drop off)
•    All equipment is included, we have top of the range learner boards that are very safe and 
      help you to get standing and surfing quickly, we provide O’Neil wetsuits in the winter
      months so you are guaranteed to be warm throughout your session
•    We are the only surf school in Byron Bay that has license’s in three shires (Byron, Ballina
      and Tweed this enables us to find you perfect safe learner waves whatever the swell
      size/direction, wind.
•    The first lesson is a complete introduction to surfing so whether you have never surfed
      before or want a refresher course we will tailor the experience specifically for you.
•    We spend time explaining Ocean safety (This ensures at the end of your experience you
      have knowledge to know where is a safe area to surf or swim for the future
•    We will teach you all the necessary steps to get you up and surfing and riding waves on 
     your first lesson. Our Instructors use hands on teaching techniques to get you standing
      very quickly.
•    Free Surfboard Hire
•    Free wetsuit
•    Free transfer from your accommodation
•    Free dinner voucher

Price: 45 € ($65) per person


2 day progressive lesson - from 79 € ($115) per person




What’s Included

•    2 x 4 hour surf safari (from pick up to drop off)
•    All equipment is included, we have top of the range learner boards that are very safe and
     help you to get standing and surfing quickly, we provide O’Neil wetsuits in the winter
     months so you are guaranteed to be warm throughout your session
•    We are the only surf school in Byron Bay that has license’s in three shires (Byron, Balinna
      and Tweed this enables us to find you perfect safe learner waves whatever the swell
      size/direction, wind.
•    This course is suited for people looking to progress they’re surfing very quickly as we pack
      lots of techniques in to both sessions.
•    The two day course is a natural continuation from your first surf lesson and we aim to
      improve stance, Pop up technique and introduce paddling. The aim of lesson two is to
      improve consistency and length of ride so we focus on weight distribution how to slow and
      speed the surfboard up.
•    Free Surfboard Hire
•    Free wetsuit
•    Free transfer from your accommodation
•    Free dinner voucher

Price: 79 € ($115) per person


3 Day Ultimate wave rider - from 107 € ($155) per person




What’s Included

•    3 x 4 hour surf safari (from pick up to drop off)
•    All equipment is included, we have top of the range learner boards that are very safe and
     help you to get standing and surfing quickly, we provide O’Neil wetsuits in the winter
     months so you are guaranteed to be warm throughout your session
•    We are the only surf school in Byron Bay that has licences in three shires (Byron, Balinna
      and Tweed this enables us to find you perfect safe learner waves whatever the swell
      size/direction, wind
•    We will take you to different surf locations so you have a real sense of surf adventure
•    This course is suited for all abilities and ages and again allows us to show you a wide range
     of techniques
•    The three day course is a really fun technical course as we get lots of time to show you a
      wide range of techniques and you get lots of water time to perfect your new skills
•    We aim to improve Paddling technique and timing to enable you to catch every way you go
      for
•    We work at making your Pop up technique perfect so your feet land in the sweet spot on
      the Board on a consistent basis
•    We focus on stance and work on slowing and speeding up your surfboard
•    We introduce a Front side turn and a Backside turn and help you practice both turns in the
     water
•    Free Surfboard Hire
•    Free wetsuit
•    Free transfer from your accommodation
•    Free dinner voucher
PLUS FREE TRUCKER CAP

Price: 107 € ($155) per person


4 Day epic surf experience - from 128 € ($185) per person



 
Whats Included

•    4 x 4 hour surf safari (from pick up to drop off)
•    All equipment is included, we have top of the range learner boards that are very safe and
     help you to get standing and surfing quickly, we provide O’Neil wetsuits in the winter
     months so you are guaranteed to be warm throughout your session
•    We are the only surf school in Byron Bay that has licences in three shires (Byron, Balinna
     and Tweed this enables us to find you perfect safe learner waves whatever the swell 
     size/direction, wind
•    We will take you to multiple beaches so you a experiencing different beaches and waves
      around our stunning Shire
•    This course is suited for all ages and abilities and is one of our most popular packages as
      we can show you so many surfing techniques and get you feeling very confident in a short
      period of time
•    We aim to improve Paddling technique and timing to enable you to catch every way you go
      for
•    We work at making your Pop up technique perfect so your feet land in the sweet spot on
      the Board on a consistent basis
•    We focus on stance and work on slowing and speeding up your surfboard
•    We introduce a Front side turn and a Backside turn and help you practice both turns in the
     water
•    When you are confident at turning your board both ways we introduce S-turns (This is
     doing multiple turns on one wave) and surfing with Flow !!!!!
•    We aim to start catching unbroken waves if the conditions on the day allow.
•    Free Surfboard Hire
•    Free wetsuit
•    Free transfer from your accommodation
•    Free dinner voucher
PLUS FREE TRUCKER CAP

Price: 128 € ($185) per person


5 Day Amped surf tour - from 221 € ($320) per person




Whats Included

•    5 x 4 hour surf safari (From Pick up to drop off)
•    All equipment is included, we have top of the range learner boards that are very safe and
      help you to get standing and surfing quickly,we provide Oneil wetsuits in the winter
      months so you are guaranteed to be warm throughout your session
•    We are the only surf school in Byron Bay that has licences in three shires (Byron,Balinna
      and Tweed this enables us to find you perfect safe learner waves whatever the swell
      size/direction, wind
•    We will take you to multiple beaches so you a experiencing different beaches and waves
      around stunning Byron Bay
•    This course is suited for all ages and abilities and is one of our most popular packages as
       we can show you a wide range of techniques to make you a competent surfer !!! It is
      aimed at people who really want to get into surfing as each lesson is different and the
      course is packed with content. Our guides love teaching the 5 day course as we can really
      see peoples progression from the start of the week to the end
•    We aim to improve Paddling technique and timing to enable you to catch every way you go
     for
•    We work at making your Pop up technique perfect so your feet land in the sweet spot on
      the Board on a consistent basis
•    We focus on stance and work on slowing and speeding up your surfboard
•    We introduce a Frontside turn and a Backside turn and help you practice both turns in the
      water
•    We aim to start catching unbroken waves if the conditions on the day allow
•    We will work on outback surfing techniques (showing you how to sit up and spin your
     board prior to paddling for a wave)
•    We will aim to experiment with riding different surfboards and possibly introducing more
      maneuverable hardboards
•    Free Surfboard Hire
•    Free wetsuit
•    Free transfer from your accommodation
•    Free dinner voucher
PLUS FREE TSHIRT

Price: 221 € ($320) per person


5 Day Deluxe package - from 221 € ($320) per person




Whats Included

•    4 x 4 hour surf safari (From Pick up to drop off)
•    1 x 2 1/2 hour PRIVATE LESSON (From Pick up to drop off) Finish on a high note with your
     last session completely tailored to your individual needs to really get the most out of your
     surfing.
•    All equipment is included, we have top of the range learner boards that are very safe and
     help you to get standing and surfing quickly, we provide O’Neil wetsuits in the winter
     months so you are guaranteed to be warm throughout your session
•    We are the only surf school in Byron Bay that has licences in three shires (Byron, Balinna
      and Tweed this enables us to find you perfect safe learner waves whatever the swell
     size/direction, wind
•    We will take you to multiple beaches so you a experiencing different beaches and waves
      around stunning Byron Bay
•    This course is suited for all ages and abilities and is one of our most popular packages as
      we can show you a wide range of techniques to make you a competent surfer !!! It is
      aimed at people who really want to get into surfing as each lesson is different and the
      course is packed with content. Our guides love teaching the 5 day course as we can really
      see peoples progression from the start of the week to the end
•    We aim to improve Paddling technique and timing to enable you to catch every way you go
     for
•    We work at making your Pop up technique perfect so your feet land in the sweet spot on
     the Board on a consistent basis
•    We focus on stance and work on slowing and speeding up your surfboard
•    We introduce a Front side turn and a Backside turn and help you practice both turns in the
     water
•    We aim to start catching unbroken waves if the conditions on the day allow
•    We will work on outback surfing techniques (showing you how to sit up and spin your
     board prior to paddling for a wave)
•    We will aim to experiment with riding different surfboards and possibly introducing more
     maneuverable hardboards
•    Free Surfboard Hire
•    Free wetsuit
•    Free transfer from your accommodation
•    Free dinner voucher
PLUS FREE TSHIRT

Price: 221 € ($320) per person

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