Surfing is the one thing that should really be on your to-do list if you’re in Australia. The beaches here are just simply stunning and it’s the most amazing feeling to be able to stand on a surfboard. So on my free day at Nomads Westend Backpackers Hostel I thought why not going for a weekend filled with surfing and fun?
I already went surfing for a day with Mojosurf,but I must admit on that day I felt in love with surfing. So I thought why not going for a weekend trip to improve my skills. So off I was to the Mojosurf – surfcamp in Crescent Heads, which is a small place, about a 6-hour drive from Sydney, on the East Coast. I guess I don’t have to mention how mind-boggling the beach is in such a quiet area.
With the weekend escape of Mojosurf you’ll leave Friday evening and will be back in Sydney on Sunday evening. I got picked up by one of the Mojosurf buses in Sydney and 6 hours (which felt more like 2 hours because of the entertaining crew) later I was in Crescent Heads. Once arrived at the camp we immediately went to bed to be fit for the early morning lessons.
The days at the surfcamp start early with a healthy breakfast and the explanation of the surf- and camp rules. After this you will be asked to squeeze into one of the wetsuits Mojosurf will provide you with and than you’re off to the beach. Okay, in order to find the right safe spot to learn surfing we had to walk a few minutes with the crew.
But no, we didn’t go into the water right away! The first programm points were warming-up and learning how to stand up on the safe beach, before we had to try it in the water. And I can assure you it definitely is easier on land than in the water. You will probably drink a bit of sea water on your first attempt (at least I did!). But no worries after a while you will get it and be able to at least stand on the board for a few seconds. After 2 hours it was definitely time for a lunch break and some relaxing time on the beach.
In the afternoon we were heading back to the beach for some surfing lessons and to enjoy the beautiful sunset. While it was getting dark we made our way to the camp to have a nice warm shower and to enjoy the delicious dinner.
But the meal was not the end of our day: We all gathered around “the humpty”, which is a fire place just outside the camp, to share our stories and have a few drinks together. But don’t forget to bring a flashlight because there is no light except the light of the stars!
On Sunday, the last day, we went surfing in the morning again and after lunch time it was time to make our way back to Sydney.
It was really one of the best weekends I had since I’m in Sydney, mainly because of the great team of Mojosurf and all the other people who were keen on learning how to surf.
I’m happy I can now tell my friends that I’m able to surf.