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Win a private surfing course in Australia with HostelBookers


Surf season is fast approaching. It’s time to join the Australia elite and hit the waves at either Woorim Beach, Bribie Island or on the Sunshine Coast with SCSurfSchools.
HostelBookers, the budget accommodation specialist, is offering travellers the chance to win a private group surfing course or stand up paddle lesson for four people – valued at over €200! 

To enter, customers have to tweet a picture of their best surfing pose to @hostelbookers and @SCSurfschools using the hashtag #surfsup. The winner will be announced on Twitter on Monday 19 December and will get a 1½ hour lesson in their choice of location with all the equipment they need. This includes boards, wetsuits, rashies and sunscreen. Second prize is a boogie board worth over €30.

Four examples of properties ideal for surfers are Surfside Backpackers Coogee Beach, located right at the start of the famous Coogee Beach to Bondi Beach cliff walk. Guests can experience the complete beach lifestyle with free bodyboard hire, free snorkelling trips, excursions to Watsons Bay, crab racing, beach BBQs, quiz nights and local pub crawls. Private and dorms rooms start from €24.55pppn.

In Brisbane, aspiring surfers can enjoy their stay at Sleeping Inn Surfers Backpackers which boasts a range of seasonal activities catering to all tastes and skill sets. The hostel is located just a few minutes’ walk from the Surfer’s Paradise famous beach and offers free boogie board hire. Private and dorm rooms start from €21.67pppn.

Far from the typical backpackers’ hostel, Byron Beach Resort is the perfect mix of budget accommodation with adventure experience. A hidden treasure in Byron Bay, the resort offers free boogie boards and bikes, and is located right on the beach. The friendly staff will help guests book additional tours. Guests will be just a 10 minute walk along the beach away from the centre of Byron Bay. Private and dorms start from €17.16ppm.

The newly-renovated Komune Resort – Gold Coast enjoys a magical location surrounded by a range of beaches, cafes and world-class surfing breaks. Duranbah and the famous Snapper Rocks Superbank are both only five minutes’ walk away, while Greenmount beach is right across the road. It is just 20 minutes away from Surfer’s Paradise and 40 minutes from Byron Bay. Dorm rooms start from €25.28pppn.