Why surfers and campervans are a match made in heaven
What do surfers and campervans have in common? Possibly more than you'd think. One has you hitting the waves, the other has you hitting the road. Both involve being atop rides that are sometimes questionable, but always exciting.
A perfect partnership!
Leading organisations of both activities seem to think so too. In 2015 the Caravan and Camping Industry Association (CCIA) and Surfing New South Wales (SNSW) signed a strategic partnership in a bid to better unite both of these industries. Through this, both organisations aim to reach a greater audience. This is a move that makes sense on just about every level. Both industries represent activities filled with passionate enthusiasts who have a great love for the outdoors.
Love to surf? Here's why a campervan, camper trailer or caravan should have a place in your adventures. Not sure if you can fund this lifestyle. Talk to AAA Finance - easy camper finance at mates rates!
Surfers and campervans travel all around Oz!
Surfers are always after the best surf locations. In Australia, that means making a trek around a few different regions and states. Australian Geographic names Bell Beach in Victoria, Point Break in Queensland and Byron Beach in New South Wales, as just some of Australia's many great surf spots.
If you aim to make a tour around some of these legendary beaches, you could probably get by on jumping from motel to motel. Or for more excitement, you can take a piece of home wherever you go. That means no endless routine of packing and unpacking. No wondering if the holiday park or motel will have all the comforts you need. No messing around with searching and booking accommodation.
Go get that camper and it'll simply be you, your camper and the ocean.
Surfers and campervans get ocean side!
Passionate surfers have a great love for the ocean. The rippling white foam. The smell of sea salt. The slow crescendo of crashing waves. Being in a camper means you can set up in an open space or caravan park not far from the sea. As the morning tide comes in, you'll be able to get right out of bed, into your wetsuit, and hit the surf in no time at all.
The Crescent Head Holiday Park in New South Wales is next to Killick Beach. This has one of Australia's longest point breaks, literally at its doorsteps. It doesn't quite get much closer than that!
Surfers and campervans save money!
Jumping between motels can take a toll on the budget. Finding accommodation is both costly and time-consuming, often leaving you feeling unsatisfied. Camping proves to be cost-effective, offering a growing number of choices such as free campsites, private locations, and traditional holiday parks. Camping also offers an excellent opportunity to rejuvenate in nature and enjoy proximity to the waves.
AAA Finance can save you money on the purchase of a campervan, camper trailer or caravan. With over 40 different lenders we have a lender to suit your individual circumstances. Our experienced brokers will get you the best deal possible. We offer secured camper finance as well as personal loans.
Quick 24 hour loan approvals, easy over the phone application, AAA customer service and the lowest interest rates possible. AAA Finance is your first stop when starting to shop for a campervan. Want to know if you can get approved? We offer pre-approved finance so you can shop knowing your funds are sorted.
Not sure if you can afford camper loan repayments? Our easy to use finance calculator can help put your mind at easy. Simply estimate how much you want to borrow and the term you want the loan over. The longer the term the lower the repayment amount. You interest is determined by your credit file and individual circumstances.
Current figures show that in Australia, a caravan or campervan is rolled out every 4 minutes! In 2021, the production of recreational vehicles, including towable and motorized units, reached a total of 23,931 units. This marked a notable 42% surge compared to the manufacturing outputs of 2020 and an additional 11.5% increase from the figures recorded in 2019.
With the ever increasing manufacture of new and improved camper options there is one to suit every individual want and desire. There is also a growing market of second hand campers ready to be snapped up for a bargain.
Why not jump on board and join this growing breed of road adventurers. If you're not sure how to get started, get in touch with AAA Finance to get easy camper finance sorted. New or used, private sale or from a dealer, AAA Finance can help.
Find out more about caravan and camping on Crown Land in NSW. This article on NSW National Surfing Reserves lists 19 iconic sites up and down the coastline now recognised as reserves.
About the author
Peter Watman has extensive finance and automotive experience having worked in both industries for over 30 years. Peter founded AAA Finance and Insurance in 2012. He leads an experienced team that provides quick and easy finance solutions along with exceptional customer service.