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Surfing lesson for beginners

Learn how to surf down at one of Australia's most iconic 'surfing capital', Torquay.



Monash postgrads: $104 per person

Non-Monash postgrads: $130 per person

Beach day only: $40 per person


Torquay surf coast

Included for surf lesson

Surf lesson

Wet suit and surf board



Tour guide


Included for just a beach day



Tour guide


Need to know

Trip leaves 7:00am approx. and returns around 6:00pm departing from Caulfield & Clayton campuses.


Things to bring

  • Money for incidentals
  • Sunscreen and hat
  • Drinking water
  • Snacks
  • Personal medicines (e.g. motion sickness pills)
  • Bathers and towel


Note that trips are subsidized and are for Monash postgraduates - you will be required to show your student ID to board the bus.

More information

We've arranged for a 2 hour surfing lesson which is inclusive of all the equipment. The professional surf crew will show everything from surf safety to paddling and progressing to standing and riding a wave.

After the lesson you simply relax on the beach with a good book, some beach cricket or football.


For those wanting to visit the beach, you are free to swim in the ocean, go for a lovely walk on the luscious beaches of Australia and join us for lunch.



The Monash Postgraduate Association is committed to follow the guidelines of the Respect Now, Always campaign, an initiative of Australian Universities, established in response to student campaigns regarding personal safety whilst attending University.. As part of this campaign, the MPA promises to ensure that all participants in our off campus events complete the following module:

As this module requires an authcate account to access, we will be able to see on realtime reporting once the module have been completed. Failure to complete the required module, may result in you not being able to attend the trip and being at risk of losing your money.

If you've got any questions, please email mpa-events@monash.edu.

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