Welcome To Epic Gap Year!
We’re here to help you ditch the 9-5 grind and go live the dream! If you want to indulge a passion, learn something new or open up a new career path, we’ve travelled the world to bring you some epic travel experiences.
Whether it’s surf, dive, snow or adventures, we’re here to help you make the most of life.
Built By Travellers, For Travellers
All the team at Epic Gap Year are travellers themselves. We’ve spent years bouncing around the globe, working various jobs and generally living the dream. We know first-hand the trials and tribulations of hitting the road, and the mixture of excitement and nerves. We built Epic Gap Year to help pass on our knowledge and passion and to connect fellow travellers with experiences we know they’ll never forget, because we’ve experienced them ourselves!
We also know how difficult it can be to plan and save. That’s why pretty much all of our experiences can be booked with just a deposit, allowing you to secure your dates without having to dip into your travel savings heaps!
I went on the trip from January to March this year. I’ve been traveling to other awesome surfers dream places like Panama, Costa Rica, Ecuador and many spots in Europe, but the 3 months road trip along the “Gardenroute” at South Africas east coast was by far the best surf travel experience of my life. I learned so much because it’s an ongoing coaching every day which is unique! By the end of the trip you can also become a ISA surf instructor – I passed the exam – and heaps thanks to Chris Stevens here at EGY, he passed me on some of his contacts and boom! After a couple of mails and two Skype interviews I found a job in a surf camp in Costa Rica starting only 4 days after leaving South Africa. I did the Ticket to Ride trip to change my office to the beach and my working pants to a pair of board shorts and here I am – I’m loving it!
Chris and Luke were great trip leaders, and really helpful with the surf coaching. I can not stress how good the trip was, would go as far as saying trip of a lifetime!