Let's Go Surfing Bondi, Byron Bay, Maroubra Surf School Australia 2016-07-25T02:18:43Z https://letsgosurfing.com.au/feed/atom/ WordPress https://letsgosurfing.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/logo_blue_128x128.png Lisa Boyce <![CDATA[Maroubra Beach Breaks Carnival]]> https://letsgosurfing.com.au/?p=1430 2016-07-14T06:33:54Z 2016-07-14T06:33:54Z It’s that time of year again where the promenade of Maroubra will be filled with stalls, music, food and…surfing! The classic Beach Break Carnival will be held again at Maroubra Beach on July 24th where the community celebrates the surfing history and culture of Maroubra. It always makes for a great vibe on the beach […]

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It’s that time of year again where the promenade of Maroubra will be filled with stalls, music, food and…surfing!

The classic Beach Break Carnival will be held again at Maroubra Beach on July 24th where the community celebrates the surfing history and culture of Maroubra.

It always makes for a great vibe on the beach and we’re hoping for a nice sunny winters day. A great crew of Let’s Go Surfing will be there offering free surfing lessons (gear incl.), give aways and more! It doesn’t matter if you never surfed before or have done a bit, we are all looking at having a great time on the beach and share it with as many people as we can!

Randwick Council will honor surfers and Surf Life Savers at 1pm and will have a bronze plaque laid into the promenade. The Beach Break Carnival will finish around 4.30pm.

For more info go to Randwick Council – Beach Break Carnival

Event info:

Venue – Maroubra Beach

Date – Sunday July 24th

Time – 12 noon till 4.30pm

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Lisa Boyce <![CDATA[Winner of the Ultimate Byron Bay Getaway!]]> https://letsgosurfing.com.au/?p=1436 2016-07-05T05:07:11Z 2016-07-05T05:05:13Z Anyone who has surfed with us in the month of May or June went into the competition to win the Ultimate Byron Bay Getaway: The winner receives: • 2 nights in a Superior Suite at the Byron at Byron Resort & Spa • Delicious daily Breakfast for two at the Byron at Byron restaurant • […]

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Anyone who has surfed with us in the month of May or June went into the competition to win the Ultimate Byron Bay Getaway:

The winner receives:

 

Check out the video to see if you are the lucky winner…

Thank you to our friends at the Byron at Byron and The Beach Byron Bay for making this prize possible.

Join in on the fun and surf with us in July for $15 off our adult group surf lessons in Bondi or Maroubra, just use coupon code JUL15 on checkout.

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Lisa Boyce <![CDATA[5 Things to know before buying a Wetsuit]]> https://letsgosurfing.com.au/?p=1398 2016-07-01T01:01:51Z 2016-06-27T01:47:51Z No 1. Steamer or Springsuit Steamer? Long John? Short Arm? Which is which and what do I buy? Different length & styles of wetsuits have different names & terms even nicknames. Here are the most common: Steamer: Full length arm and full length leg wetsuit. Ideal for Winter and cold climates or people who feel […]

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No 1. Steamer or Springsuit

Steamer? Long John? Short Arm? Which is which and what do I buy? Different length & styles of wetsuits have different names & terms even nicknames. Here are the most common:

  • Steamer: Full length arm and full length leg wetsuit. Ideal for Winter and cold climates or people who feel the cold even when it’s not!
  • Short arm steamer: Half length arm (like a t-shirt) and full leg length. Ideal for spring or short winter surfs if you are warm blooded.
  • Springsuit: (Or Springy) Short arm and Short leg length. Can also come with a long arm and short leg. Great for spring and Summer.
  • Long John and Short John: Sleevless in the arms (Like a singlet) and either has a long leg length or short leg length. Frees you shoulders for paddling.
  • Jacket or wetsuit top: Can be long arm or short arm and only covers yours torso. Can have no zip, half back zip or full front zip. Perfect for a warm summer.

 

No 2. Thickness

The thickness of a wetsuit will not only greatly affect how warm a wetsuit will be but also how flexible it will be. For Sydney & Byron Bay  water and air temperatures the most common thickness is a 3/2mm. The 3 represents the thickness in the torso area and the 2 represents the thickness in the arm and other flex areas. If you get cold easy or head south regularly a 4/3mm might be the suit you require. The warmer you are the longer you can surf but the more restricted you are in movement.

No 3. Sealed vs. Unsealed

These days only the entry level or low cost wetsuits will not be sealed but what does this mean? A sealed wetsuit is one where the seams of the suit are not only stitched together but also glued or sealed with liquid tape to limit water from seeping into the suit and making you cold.

There are a few different ways a wetsuit can be sealed and the better the wetsuit is sealed the more expensive the wetsuit generally is.

  • Glued Seams: The panels are glued together prior to stitching, increasing the strength of the seam and creating a waterproof seal
  • Spot Taped Seams: Tape is glued to the inside of the seam in critical areas to add additional strength where needed
  • Fully Taped Seams: Tape is glued to the inside of every seam. Neoprene tape can be used to ensure there is no loss in flexibility
  • Liquid Taped: The ultimate seam seal. A special liquid rubber is applied to the inside seam which makes it 100% waterproof.

 

No 4. Chest Zip v Back Zip

Traditionally surfing wetsuits have had a zipper on the back of the wetsuit for easy entry. The zipper was also located on the back so you weren’t lying on an uncomfortable zipper. With advancements in the flex of neoprene the Chest Zip wetsuit has become the new go to wetsuits. Chest Zip suits are more flexible through the back as there is no zipper sewn into the suit. They are also more water tight as there is no zipper for the water to seep through. The main disadvantage though is they can be harder to get into especially if you have a larger frame.

No 5. What Size Am I?

When buying a wetsuit it is very important that you try the wetsuit on first. Sizes can differ between brands. Also the quality and stretch of the neoprene will differ with every wetsuit and can greatly affect the fit of the wetsuit. A wetsuit needs to be tight and feel like a second skin but not too tight that it restricts your movement. Head to your local store and try on some suits to see what best fits your body type. Wetsuits also give or stretch out a little (around 5%) once they have been ‘worn in’.  Most common mistake is buying a wetsuit that is too big because it feels ‘more comfortable’

If you give yourself an hour or so to try on wetsuits, find the best fit, take some advice from someone you trust, you will be buying  the right suit that should last you years…So our advice is buy the best wetsuit you can afford!!!!!

Happy surfing!

From inside the Lets Go Surfing Rubber Room!

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Lisa Boyce <![CDATA[The Ultimate Byron Bay Getaway]]> https://letsgosurfing.com.au/?p=1408 2016-06-23T06:28:01Z 2016-06-23T06:27:27Z Surfed with us in May or June? Then you are in the running to win an awesome weekend in beautiful Byron Bay! Byron Bay: The most Easterly point in Australia and surfing mecca of the world! It is where Australian surfers and non surfers alike love to holiday! Byron has become a ‘style capital’ of […]

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Surfed with us in May or June? Then you are in the running to win an awesome weekend in beautiful Byron Bay!

Byron Bay: The most Easterly point in Australia and surfing mecca of the world! It is where Australian surfers and non surfers alike love to holiday! Byron has become a ‘style capital’ of the coast and not only amazing surf spots but also a vibrant arts scene, fine dining and great nightlife. It is a place of outstanding beauty which makes it a must visit destination!

We have packaged together an ultimate getaway for two people to WIN which includes; return flights*, two nights in a Superior Suite at the Byron at Byron Resort and Spa including daily breakfast and a massage. 2 x private lessons from Lets Go Surfing and a beachfront dining experience at The Beach Byron Bay .

Big shout out to our mates from The Byron at Byron Resort and Spa and The Beach Byron Bay for making this prize possible. Press the play button to see what you could be experiencing!

Not in the draw? You have one week to take an Adult Group Lesson in Bondi or Maroubra to enter……P.S. the Bondi Surf Lessons have been reduced to $69 for the last two weeks of June use coupon code EOFY10 on checkout for this epic deal!

book-here

*conditions apply

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Lisa Boyce <![CDATA[The Black NorthEaster Swell | Monday, June 6th]]> https://letsgosurfing.com.au/?p=1387 2016-06-07T00:15:13Z 2016-06-07T00:15:13Z After some horrible weather on the weekend the sky cleared, the wind changed and the ocean showed it’s teeth. This ”one in a decade” swell hit Sydney full on. A powerful 10-12ft at 11 seconds rolled in from the North East. By now known as Black NorthEaster swell. Many spots were oversized and unsurfable. All […]

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After some horrible weather on the weekend the sky cleared, the wind changed and the ocean showed it’s teeth. This ”one in a decade” swell hit Sydney full on. A powerful 10-12ft at 11 seconds rolled in from the North East. By now known as Black NorthEaster swell.

Many spots were oversized and unsurfable. All the Eastern Suburbs beaches had massive waves coming in making any access to the waves impossible. North End Bondi was the only spot protected due to its location, and a handful surfed a few waves in the murky waters. The real experienced knew where to go and took the big boards out, and some waves around the 15ft mark were surfed.

The RedBull CapeFear contest was on at Cape Solander and didn’t disappoint. Probably one of the most scariest waves surfed at the spot known as ‘Ours’.

We took a drive ourselves from Maroubra to Lurline Bay, Coogee to Bronte and Tamarama to Bondi. Impressive it was to say the least, in a way that you could stare at it and lose track of time. Hopefully everyone stayed safe out there and all our respect to those who attacked the waves, true watermen!

Hit the play button and enjoy what Sydney had to offer on Monday, June 6th.

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Lisa Boyce <![CDATA[SURFAID CUP MAY 2016]]> https://letsgosurfing.com.au/?p=1377 2016-06-02T06:13:37Z 2016-06-02T05:41:54Z The SURFAID Cup was held on Friday the 27th of May at Bondi Beach, the LGS team had to raise $5000 to compete and are very proud to say they actually raised a total of $7272! Thank you for everyone who supported us and donated towards this awesome cause SURFAID Our team consisted of four […]

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The SURFAID Cup was held on Friday the 27th of May at Bondi Beach, the LGS team had to raise $5000 to compete and are very proud to say they actually raised a total of $7272!

Thank you for everyone who supported us and donated towards this awesome cause SURFAID

Our team consisted of four of our frothing surf instructors; Ollie Sherb, Paolo Palazzolo, Lucy Kavanagh, Sofie Butler and pro surfer Jamie Krups!

Check out the video to see all the action from the day, the Lets Go Surfing team are also very happy to report that they made the final in the surf comp!

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Lisa Boyce <![CDATA[Super Grom Harper helping us raise money for SURFAID]]> https://letsgosurfing.com.au/?p=1369 2016-06-17T02:07:38Z 2016-05-20T06:50:07Z Surfer, skater and all round cool kid Harper has been doing lessons in our Advanced Grom Squad. He heard that we are raising money for SURFAID and wanted to help out! So he is going to be hanging out in our shop and around Bondi selling some raffle tickets to raise money for Surfaid…the prize? […]

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Surfer, skater and all round cool kid Harper has been doing lessons in our Advanced Grom Squad.

He heard that we are raising money for SURFAID and wanted to help out! So he is going to be hanging out in our shop and around Bondi selling some raffle tickets to raise money for Surfaid…the prize? A brand new surfboard and some hot surfing tips from our super grom Harper!

Thanks dude!! Yeowwww.

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Lisa Boyce <![CDATA[Early Morning Training Session for the SurfAid Cup 2016]]> https://letsgosurfing.com.au/?p=1325 2016-05-19T07:00:40Z 2016-05-19T06:53:49Z We are raising money for SURFAID and entering a LETS GO SURFING team into the SURFAID Cup at Bondi Beach on Friday 27th of May 2016. To get prepared (and to have some fun) the team; Ollie, Lucy, Jake and Sofie have been making the most out of their mornings and jumping into the surf. Coach and mentor Brenda […]

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We are raising money for SURFAID and entering a LETS GO SURFING team into the SURFAID Cup at Bondi Beach on Friday 27th of May 2016.

To get prepared (and to have some fun) the team; Ollie, Lucy, Jake and Sofie have been making the most out of their mornings and jumping into the surf. Coach and mentor Brenda Miley also joins the team in the mornings to provide some tips and tricks and catch a few waves herself!

Check out the video to see some of the action!

Want to help out?

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Lisa Boyce <![CDATA[Meet our Instructors]]> https://letsgosurfing.com.au/?p=1312 2016-05-18T05:40:34Z 2016-05-18T00:20:04Z We are entering 4 of our frothing surf instructors to compete in the SURFAID CUP at Bondi Beach on the 27th of May 2016. Lucy Kavanagh, 20 , from Bondi Beach,  working at LGS for three years as a Surf Instructor, Tour Guide, Shop Staff and Photographer Sofie Butler, 26, from Byron Bay, working at […]

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We are entering 4 of our frothing surf instructors to compete in the SURFAID CUP at Bondi Beach on the 27th of May 2016.

  1. Lucy Kavanagh, 20 , from Bondi Beach,  working at LGS for three years as a Surf Instructor, Tour Guide, Shop Staff and Photographer
  2. Sofie Butler, 26, from Byron Bay, working at LGS for a year as a Surf Instructor
  3. Jake Williams, 24, from Bondi Beach, working at LGS for a year as a Surf Instructor and Tour Guide.
  4. Ollie Sherb, 17, from Bondi Beach, working at LGS for three years as a photographer, shop staff and rookie.

Check out the video to find out more. Yeowww!

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David Judge <![CDATA[SURFAID Cup in Bondi Beach 2016]]> https://letsgosurfing.com.au/?p=1294 2016-05-13T04:37:44Z 2016-05-13T04:37:44Z At LETS GO SURFING…we love changing lives, one wave at a time and now you can help us too!!! LETS GO SURFING is entering the SurfAid Cup at Bondi on 27th May with 4 frothing surf coach representatives Lucy, Sofie, Ollie & Jake. The team at LETS GO SURFING are privileged to call the beach […]

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At LETS GO SURFING…we love changing lives, one wave at a time and now you can help us too!!!

LETS GO SURFING is entering the SurfAid Cup at Bondi on 27th May with 4 frothing surf coach representatives Lucy, Sofie, Ollie & Jake.

The team at LETS GO SURFING are privileged to call the beach our home & office so we know how important it is to keep the surrounding community happy and healthy, that is why we love the amazing community work SurfAid does through educational programs which empower local people. The non-profit humanitarian organisation aim is to improve health, wellbeing and self-reliance of people living in isolated regions.

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You can follow our training journey and get to know our team members via Facebook and Instagram and we would love for you to come to the event if you can on Friday the 27th of May at Bondi Beach.

Thank you in advance for your generosity and helping us towards a better future for communities in need.

Yeowwww!

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