Benefits Of Surfing For Adults

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Most people that spend tons of time at the beach agree that surfing is one of the most exciting activities around. Of course, beyond the excitement of becoming one with the great ocean is the fact that there are many different benefits of surfing from a mental, physical, and spiritual standpoint. 

Surfing is not only a wonderful form of exercise, but it also helps our minds in ways we couldn’t imagine. We want to take you through some of the top benefits of surfing for adults so that you can have a better time when you’re out in the water.

1. Surfing Aids Mental Health

Surfing is one of the best forms of exercise to combat mental afflictions, including PTSD, depression, autism, etc. Of course, you should never use it as an alternative for therapy or medication, though it’s not a bad way to make you feel better. Just check out this article about Gary Katz, a social worker form New York who says that surfing is one of the best forms of therapy around. Due to the fact that it is both a highly sensory and physical experience, you allow your body to disconnect. 

Essentially, surfing allows you a way to escape your mental troubles for a bit so you can improve your overall mood. 

2. Surfing Can Help Relieve Stress

Every modern person deals with stress in some form. Due to the fact that we are constantly connected to the Internet and our phones, we forget what it is like to let go every once in a while. 

Surfing is nostalgic in many ways, allowing us to have fun and enjoy ourselves without having to feel connected to anything but the waves. We highly recommend that every adult goes for a thirty-minute surf session before work. You’ll no doubt feel a million times better once you begin your day. 

3. Surfing Can Strengthen Your Body

Surfing is a wonderful form of physical exercise. In particular, surfing is great for the back. We spend a lot of our day hunched over at a computer. Most people don’t even realize how bad their posture is until someone points it out. Unfortunately, not many people do anything to exercise their backs and spines so that they retain strength over the years. 

Surfing is one of the best forms of back exercise around. Seriously, paddle around in the water for a good thirty minutes and you’ll see what we mean. Plus, you can get a few extra forms of strength training in by popping up on your board and carrying your gear to and from the car. 

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Surfing Can Strengthen Your Body

4. Surfing Can Combat Cardiovascular Problems

Coronary heart disease is the leading cause of death in Australia. There are about a hundred ways to combat cardiovascular problems, some of the top ways being a good diet, though it is also important that you have some form of cardio in your workout routine. Why not make that form of cardio something exciting like surfing? 

There are so many cardio exercises involved in surfing, including paddling, core balance, swimming, and more. From the minute you paddle out, you are constantly pushing through water and waves, which just so happen to be some of the strongest natural entities around.

If you are looking for a new form of cardio to add to your routine, or you are struggling with cardiovascular problems and are looking to combat them, we recommend picking up surfing.

5. Surfing Improves Flexibility

Surfing is one of the best forms of exercise to improve your overall flexibility. It is important to have good flexibility for a number of different reasons. Having the ability to move your muscles throughout their full range helps you to get more oxygen and blood to them. This allows your muscles to perform much better, as well as helps them to relax when the day is winding down to an end. 

Solid flexibility also helps to reduce the risk of injury when you are performing other activities, whether those activities are other kinds of sports or daily work. 

6. Surfing Can Help You Discover Your Spirituality

We’re not here to preach to you and we don’t believe that you need to believe in God or follow a specific religion to believe in spirituality. To us, spirituality is a sense of openness, calmness, self-reflection, realization, and perspective. It helps us to connect with the world around us on a more primal basis. 

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All of these things can be found when surfing. You are out in the expanse that we call the ocean, appreciating one of the most beautiful things that Mother Nature has to offer. In this way, we disconnect with the struggles that modern society provides us with. Plus, when you’re done with a surfing session, you can sit on the beach and meditate for a while.

Go Surfing

Beyond the benefits that we listed here, there are so many more benefits to surfing out there. Surfing presents us with challenges that we must learn to overcome, a sentiment that we can easily apply to our regular lives. It is a fun activity that can bring family and friends together to enjoy things outside of simply watching television or going out to eat. For creators, surfing can be inspiring. 

If you are just getting started, don’t fret! It is easy these days to begin surfing with the help of a surf lesson with LGS, shops that carry affordable gear and buyer guides to help you select the right surfboard brands and accessories as a beginner.

Enjoy the challenge and the journey of surfing and we promise that you will see the benefits begin to unfold in your life. 

Happy shredding! 

Lets Go Surfing Maroubra stoked to take out the 2019 Randwick City Business of the year award

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October 2019 has been a month of proud achievement for the whole LGS team. The best of the best businesses in Randwick City were recognised on 23 October during Randwick City 2019 Business Excellence Awards.  From a field of over 250 finalists, we are so proud and stoked to be selected as the winner of the Outstanding Tourism Business category and winner of the Business of the Year Award! 

In front of a packed crowd, Randwick City Mayor Danny Said presented the prestigious Business of the Year Award to Brenda Miley and the team at Lets Go Surfing. The whole team jumped up on the stage and happily accepted the award, did a surf ‘shaka’ and stood proud behind the woman who started it all.

“We are so proud to win this award this year, it really is a testament to the passion and commitment our whole team demonstrate on the beach every day, living our motto, ‘changing lives… one wave at a time” Brenda Miley

Brenda Miley accepting the Business of the Year Award.

Our Lets Go Surfing Maroubra team deliver a broad range of community surfing programmes balancing the needs of the local community with providing a unique experience to visitors and savvy adventure seekers. 

Thanks to our amazing staff and all our wonderful customers and supporters without which we wouldn’t be able to achieve these milestones!

Tutorial 3 – How to Sit & Spin your surfboard

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You are sitting out the back, waiting for your next wave. A set starts to roll in and you pick what wave you want… here it comes.. are you ready? Quick you need to turn your board around and get in the right position to catch it. But hmmmm how do I quickly turn my board around?

In our third edition of our tutorial series, Senior Instructor Jared takes us through the easiest way to turn your board around!

Click play on the photo to see how!

Tutorial 2 – How to Duck Dive

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Duck Diving… what is a duck dive?

A duck dive is a technique used by surfers to sink their boards underwater to duck under the breaking wave, allowing it to roll over them.

This is a skill that will take a little while to get a hold of, so in our 2nd edition of our Tutorial series, our Senior Instructor Justin teaches us how.

Just press the play button on the video to see how.

Tutorial 1 – How to Eskimo Roll

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Welcome to our Tutorial Series!

One of the best things about surfing is you can always improve! So we are going to help you on that journey with our series of helpful informative videos.

Our first is ‘The Eskimo Roll’

The Eskimo roll is flipping your board upside down with you on it, allowing the wave to roll over you. Sounds easy, but its a little bit trickier than you expect. Press play on the photo and our instructor Brad will show you how!

International Women’s Day 2022

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The 8th March 2022 was International Women’s Day, and what better way to celebrate than get into the surf at Bondi Beach. 

75 local women joined the crew from Lets Go Surfing led by surf school pioneer Brenda Miley to have some fun in the surf and raise money for women in need.  

The theme this year was #breakthebias, Imagine a gender equal world. A world free of bias, stereotypes, and discrimination. 

At 5:45am the morning started along with the rain, but that didn’t stop a great bunch of women coming together to celebrate. 

The morning was filled with enjoying some time in the water, followed by light breakfast refreshments hosted by Brenda Miley. 

This program was proudly supported by Surfing NSW, NSW Government, ROXY and SDS. 

We also raised $2000 for a wonderful local not for profit organisation WEAVE’s Women and Children’s Centre whose aim is to support women and children to lead safe, healthy and successful lives free from domestic violence. 

We had so much fun and cannot wait for next year’s event. 

Who wouldn’t want to work at Lets Go Surfing?

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Hello! My name is Brandon Adam and I am an intern at Let’s Go Surfing in Bondi. I am studying marketing at Bowling Green State University in Ohio in the United States. I have been in Sydney for eight weeks with an internship abroad organization called IES Abroad. I started my program at the beginning of June 2022 and will be leaving Australia at the end of July. I applied to IES Abroad Sydney with very little expectations of what would come of it. I had applied to several different internships with companies in America, but coming to Sydney during my summer break was definitely my first choice. I wanted to have a unique internship experience and working in Australia is certainly that!

After I got accepted into IES Sydney, my program coordinator connected me with Marty at Let’s Go Surfing. I had a video call with him where I learned a little bit about the company and I told him what I was hoping to get out of my internship. I shared my interest and experience in marketing and that I wanted to be able to make a positive impact on the company during my time there. Marty told me that my responsibilities would start small and as long as I kept proving myself, I would gain more freedom and be able to work on more important tasks and projects. At the end of the call I was offered the job and I told him that I would love to come work for LGS. Even then, I didn’t realize how great that decision was going to turn out to be.

On my first day, Marty took me for a walk around Bondi so I could see a little bit of the town and the beach. I was amazed with its beauty and was in awe that it was going to be the place where I would be working for the next two months. When we got back from the walk, Marty told me to get a wetsuit on and to get ready to partake in his next surf lesson. Being from Ohio, I had never surfed in my life but I was so excited to give it a try! It was tough at first, but by the end I found myself being able to stand up on the board…at least some of the time. Needless to say, I was still a long ways away from being a good surfer. Marty told me to try to go out for a surf during my breaks each day so that I could have fun and keep getting better. Most places that I have worked at in the past would just give me fifteen minutes to eat lunch so I was stoked for the opportunity to surf for forty-five minutes at Bondi Beach almost everyday! 

I later met with Louise, the marketing director at Let’s Go Surfing. She gave me an idea of some of her thoughts on what I could do during my time here. She expressed to me that if I had any ideas of things that I wanted to do to share so that they could get accomplished. She started off by having me put together a competitor analysis of the other surf schools near each of the LGS locations. She also assured me that if I worked hard and did a good job, then I would continue to gain more responsibilities. 

I spent much of my time working in the shop, learning about the business, and interacting with customers. When I first started, it took me a little bit to get used to working for a new company (especially one that specialized in something I knew nothing about) and working in a new country. The more I worked, the more I learned and the more comfortable I got. All of the LGS staff were so helpful and friendly to me which made the transition go smoothly. I enjoyed interacting with customers and I loved seeing how happy people were to come in and get a surf lesson!

A few marketing jobs that I had while at Let’s Go Surfing were constructing a SWOT analysis of the company and each of its locations, producing a video of a surf lesson, and creating content for social media. During the course of constructing  the SWOT analysis, I spoke with some of the managers at LGS to get some insight about the company. I used that information as well as my own observations to identify where the company was at and what opportunities they could take advantage of. 

For the video that I produced, I had some of my friends from the same internship program as me come to Bondi for a lesson. They all had either never surfed before or surfed very little so they were so excited to come! I loved getting to show them where I worked and what I get to do almost everyday! I was able to film a large amount of the lesson and edit it into the final product.

My experience during my two months at Let’s Go Surfing has been incredible! I have been very pleased with the work that I have been able to do, the experiences that I have been able to have, and the people that I have been able to meet. A year ago I would have never guessed that I would work at a surf shop in Australia. Working somewhere as beautiful as Bondi has been unbelievable. These two months in Sydney have truly been some of the best times of my life and working at Let’s Go Surfing has been a big part of that! I cannot thank the staff and everyone at Let’s Go Surfing enough for the incredible experience!


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Lets Go Surfing is very excited to announce they have won the prestigious Gold award for Adventure Tourism in the recent 2021 NSW Tourism Awards. This is the fourth year LGS has won this prestigious award.

We are so surprised & stoked to win this award. We had a dream to win at the NSW Tourism Awards once, a few years ago. To win this award again after being inducted into the ‘Hall of Fame’ is such a surprise & a proud achievement and testament to the passion and commitment our whole team demonstrates on the beach everyday, living our motto, ‘changing lives… one wave at a time’  Brenda Miley, LGS Founder & Surf School Director

“The NSW Tourism Awards are a celebration of the outstanding resilience and innovative spirit demonstrated by our magnificent industry over the past two years,” said NSW Tourism Industry Council Executive Manager, Greg Binskin.

Brenda Miley started Lets Go Surfing out of the back of a Kombi van on Bondi Beach in 1995 as an idea to encourage more women into surfing. In the years since, the team has grown to help thousands of people from all over the world learn to surf, developing confidence, focus and strength and most importantly…. have fun! 

The last two years have been challenging for everyone however we have had amazing support from our local community, our team & of course visitors to the beautiful beaches we are so blessed to surf!

Our goal is to be ‘the world’s best surf school experience’ and this award really recognises and acknowledges the amazing local community support we have received and the hard work our team put into making this goal a reality. We’re living proof that surfing helps develop health, focus and a connection with self.. Changing lives one wave at a time.” Wacca, LGS Managing Director.

Lets Go Surfing would like to thank the local community, council, their partners and all of their customers for the support over the last 27 years and look forward to sharing the stoke of surfing with one and all in the years to come. Bring on 2022!

The Eskimo Roll

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Welcome to our Tutorial Series!

One of the best things about surfing is you can always improve! So we are going to help you on that journey with our series of helpful informative videos.

Our first is ‘The Eskimo Roll’ a skill used to help you get through broken waves and out to the back. This skill is especially needed when you are surfing on a big surfboard.

The Eskimo Roll is a skill that is also taught in our courses including our 6 week course and our Women on Waves.

Get in touch if you want to know more.. our team of experts are always happy to help.

Endless online shopping options!

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It’s lockdown… you cannot go to the shops (no one can) so what do you do? Jump online of course!

But where do you buy from? Are all of these websites legit? How do I know I am getting what I actually want? Don’t despair the friendly local LGS team is here to help!

Something that makes LGS stand out from the rest is our personal service! Even though our retail store is closed, our staff are still on hand to answer your calls, emails and DM’s to help you make the right purchase. 

” Happy and helpful staff. Very much appreciate the home delivery service during lockdown. Thanks guys! “ Rebecca.

Lovely people, Easy to order and easy to call to have questions answered” Catherine.

With free local delivery, contactless click and collect or via post we will get you your goods fast! We also have a flexible returns policy.

Jump online and treat yourself (there is always a deal or two as well)

Thanks for supporting a small business, we really appreciate it! 

Quality Tourism Accredited Business

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Lets Go Surfing is stoked to once again gain Quality Tourism Accreditation from Australian Tourism Industry Council.

What does this mean? Quality Tourism Accredited and Star Rated businesses share a vision of quality service and excellence. By participating in the QTF, LGS demonstrates a commitment to delivering trusted and exceptional visitor experiences.

Lets Go Surfing – Changing lives one wave at a time.

World Ocean’s Day

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On June 8th we celebrated World Oceans Day. A day that means a lot to us, as the Big Blue is literally our office. We want to do everything we can to protect our Oceans, day in and day out. 

Knowing that all small gestures help, our LGS team jumped onto the sand at Bondi for a Beach Clean Up. In just over 30min, our bags were filled with rubbish. Surprisingly nothing big, a good sign that the early morning sweeper trucks from the Council work. However, countless items of microplastics were collected, hiding within the soft grains of the sand. A strong sign we need to do better.

Our friends from Australian Marine Conservation Society ran their World Oceans Day campaign to help save our seas. For every dollar donated, it was doubled. We were so stoked to be able to help with your support!

At Lets Go Surfing we were amazed by the generous donations from our guests/clients while booking a surf lesson online. It is heartwarming to see so many of you giving back to the Oceans. Together we were able to donate $3200 to AMCS this World Oceans Day. 

With so many other Ocean caring people the funds raised this year allows the AMCS to fight for:

  • Reduce pollution
  • Fight overfishing
  • Protect our habitats
  • Improve and support sustainable fishing practices
  • Restore degraded habitats

Thank you for your ongoing support, helping us protect our Oceans and wildlife.

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