After recently returning from my third surfing weekend trip in Byron Bay organised by QUT surfers, I can confidently say that the QUT Surfers club is my favorite club at QUT! If you haven’t heard, QUT Surfers is a relatively new club at QUT that aims to bring together both new and advanced surfers, organize weekend or day surfing trips and lessons, or just to socialize, chill at the beach and meet other cool people. No prior surfing experience is required to join the club so it is a great way to get out there and learn from the best. If being in the water isn’t your thing, the club is still a fantastic way to meet really cool people.
I became a member of the club back in February as I wanted to learn to surf in Australia and also thought it might be a good way to socialize and meet other local and international students. Some of my best memories living in Australia so far have been with this club as I have learned to surf (I can actually stand up!) on some of the most beautiful beaches around the Gold Coast and Byron Bay areas.
The club organizes 3-4 weekend trips to Byron Bay every semester. These trips are fully organized for you and include transportation, accommodation, food, professional surf lessons and are a ton of fun and a great way to meet people from all around the world while surfing at some of the best beaches near Brisbane. The club also organizes day surf trips and lessons for those who want a little more practice as well as house parties, pub crawls and dinners for it’s members.
If you are an international student or a local student, I highly recommend joining QUT Surfers as I have had nothing but fun being a member and have met lifelong friends from around the world through the club!