Eyre Peninsula tours – now with surfing!
Learn to surf with us on the Eyre Peninsula. We have partnered up with Sceale Bay Surf School to add the awesome experience of learning to surf. Enjoy this experience on all of our Eyre Peninsula tours and other tours that pass through the region from Adelaide and Perth, at no extra charge! We took 10 with Andy Joy, founder and professional Surfing Coach of Scale Bay Surf School. He is unquestionably one of the region’s most passionate tourism operators and experienced surfers.
Q. You have called the Eyre Peninsula home for many years now. What do you love about it?
A. The Eyre Peninsula is a pristine rugged wilderness. From rolling white sand dunes and limestone cliff lines, to spectacular coastal bays, alive with marine life and a thriving aquatic paradise. It offers the ultimate outdoor adventure in an untouched environment. However many now recognise it as one of the last frontiers in Australia that has been little explored.
I have travelled the world in search of waves but can honestly say that our coast on South Australia’s Eyre Peninsula offers everything a surfer desires. From the most spectacular tubes in a wild ocean to the gentle rolling waves of Sceale Bay where anyone can begin their surfing journey.
Q. When did you start surfing Andy?
A. I began my surfing journey at 14 years old. I grew up on a dairy farm near a great surfing beach called Waitpinga, which is located 15 km west of Victor Harbour in South Australia. Everyday I would go to the beach after school and on weekends and surf until dark. I found a great thrill being in the ocean surfing and being so immersed in nature.
Q. What made you want to start up the Surf School?
A. Early in 2018, I met the inspiration Derek Rabelo, a blind Brazilian Pro Surfer who travels the world surfing some of the biggest waves such as Nazare in Portugal and Pipeline in Hawaii. Derek’s story and encouragement as I watched him teach kids to surf, influenced and inspired me so much that I immediately got my Surf Instructor’s Accreditation and registered Sceale Bay Surf School.
Prior to becoming a Professional Instructor I had also been teaching my sisters and their kids to surf. There is nothing that I love more than introducing people to the thrill of learning to surf in the ocean, and the beautiful environment that is so tranquil and calming.
Take a surfing lesson at Sceale Bay Surf School on a Nullarbor Traveller tour and you’ll be “Hanging 10” with the best!