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.

Surf etiquette for beginners

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This past year has seen surfing explode in popularity. Restrictions on organized gatherings and the newfound trend of ‘working from home’ formed a perfect storm for surf shops around Australia. Sales spiked harder than daily case numbers.  All of a sudden, every man, woman and child had a brand new surfboard under their arm. The surf stoke seemed to be spreading much faster than any microscopic virus. Hordes of new surfers flocked to their nearest beaches with gigantic smiles and pure intentions.

With all of the new surfers in the water, we thought it was a perfect time to share a few surf etiquette tips for new surfers. 


1. KNOW YOUR LIMITS
As Kenny Rogers put it, ‘know when to hold them, know when to fold them.’ Removing yourself from your comfort zone and pushing the limits is a major part of surfing. But as a beginner surfer you have to know when it’s best to just watch from the beach. Huge 6-8ft barrels can be an incredible site, but probably best viewed from the safety of dry land.

2. DON’T DROP IN
‘Dropping in’ is the cardinal sin in the surfing world. As a beginner surfer you need to be extremely aware of anyone around you. If you see someone else already on the wave that you want, then too bad…it’s theirs. You can get the next one. That’s the beauty of surfing, there’s always another wave on the way.

3. KNOW WHERE TO PADDLE BACK OUT
Knowing where to enter the water and paddle to the break can be the difference between catching a tone of waves, or being used repeatedly as a human speed bump. Learn how to read a spot. Identify rips and use them to access the waves (key skills we teach in our surf lessons). This should keep you out of the way of other surfers already on waves.

Also remember to respect the local rippers, watch and learn and with a bit of hard work, time and patience you’ll have beginner surfers looking up to you in no time! 

These are just a few tips to remember… there are lots of things to learn when you are just starting out… lucky we are surfing experts and can help you along your journey. Book a lesson today!

$3500 raised for Australian Marine Conservation Society

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2020 has been a challenging year,  but that has not stopped us from our passions and commitments, including raising money for AMCS.

Australian Marine Conservation Society (AMCS) is the voice for Australia’s ocean wildlife. They are an independent charity who have defended Australia’s oceans for over 50 years.

At Lets Go Surfing, we live, work and play in the ocean, therefore we want to do everything in our power to preserve it.

As surfers, our life revolves around the ocean. We love the water and our amazing beaches, so it is extremely important that we respect and cherish our environment. We are so lucky to have such caring and passionate environmental warriors on our team who lead us on our ‘leave only footprints’ mission” – Craig “Wacca” Wachholz

LGS and  AMCS have been in partnership since 2018, last year we donated $5000, this year however, things looked a little different. Due to the Covid 19 lockdowns and beach closures, our doors were closed from March until the end of May. Then due to border closures we have been operating on a much smaller scale. With all that and the help of our wonderful customers we have still raised a total of $3500! 

“The ocean is precious to us and we are lucky to have such an amazing group of caring people learning to surf with our team and supporting this fantastic organization! We’re stoked!” – Brenda Miley LGS Founder and Director

Thank you so much to everyone who donated, it really means a lot.. for the whales, dolphins, fish, coral, turtles, sharks and everything else that lives and depends on our oceans! 

Want to donate or find out more? Visit AMCS here.



5 LIFE LESSONS TO BE LEARNT FROM SURFING

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  1. Work smarter, not harder
    The strongest paddlers don’t necessarily catch the most waves! The more you surf, the better you’ll get at positioning yourself in the line up and learning to read the waves. Also, sometimes it helps if you don’t just follow the other surfers in the water. Try searching for an empty sandbank and getting some waves to yourself, and if that doesn’t work don’t be afraid to try a different bank!

  2. Back yourself. When an opportunity arises, grasp at it
    When the wave you’ve been itching for pops up on the horizon, commit! Commit! Commit! Any hesitation will likely see you miss the wave or be sent straight over the falls for a wipeout.

  3. Practice makes perfect
    The best way to progress your surfing skills is to surf as much as possible. The more you practice the more natural the movements become and the more comfortable you will feel. I always tell beginner surfers that progression at the beginning of your surfing journey is quite slow. But after a while you’ll start to see exponential improvements and every time you set foot in the ocean there’s always something you can learn.  

  4. Quality over quantity
    You can paddle out and catch 100 waves in a session, but if you are wiping out on all of them it won’t be a very memorable day. Learn to pick the right waves, this might involve the tutelage of a friend or surf instructor to explain the difference between a good wave and a not so good wave. Every surfer you ask will have at least a handful of individual waves imprinted into their memory – and it’s these waves that keep us coming back for more!

  5. Be observant and share the stoke!
    It really pays off to be observant in the surf. Spatial awareness is important for safety reasons, but there’s also a lot to learn simply by watching other surfers. Don’t be shy, if you see someone catch a nice ride let them know. If you’re bringing a positive vibe to the lineup people will open up to you, maybe even share some tips or call you into waves they otherwise would have taken for themselves. Surfing alone can often be intimidating, but with a few big smiles, a couple of loud “Yewwwws”  and some shakas you’ll never be short of surf buddies. 


HOW TO STAY SURF READY WHEN THERE’S NO SURF

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So maybe you’ve moved inland, injured yourself or there’s a long flat spell at your local beach. Or maybe a global pandemic has forced the closure of your favorite surf spot?! Here’s a few tips to make sure you don’t lose all that hard earned surf progress.

1. Paddle and swim
Get outside and into the ocean (even if it’s flat!). The more time you spend around the ocean the more you’ll be able to read waves. Paddle technique is key when you’re surfing, if you can’t paddle you can’t catch waves so work on your technique when the surf is flat. Take your board down to the beach and paddle laps until your arms turn to spaghetti. Watch other surfers (particularly the good surfers/locals) and take notes!

2. Practice you pop up at home
Use some chalk to draw a surfboard on the ground (your neighbors might think you’ve lost your mind) or practice on your floorboards or carpet (having a line on the floor such as tiles or a floorboard helps). This will keep you fit as a fiddle and help build your muscle memory. The next time you surf it will feel as natural as breathing and won’t require as much thought.

3. Yoga/ regular stretching routine
Flexibility is a huge aspect of surfing. A lot of professional surfers are also dedicated yogis, so there’s something to be learnt here. Consider joining a weekly yoga class or even practicing at home.

4. Skateboarding or balance boards
Be careful though, nine times out of ten a wipeout on concrete hurts a lot more than a wipeout in the sea. You’ll find there is a large crossover in the techniques used by surfers and skateboarders (particularly maneuvering the board). Just make sure you’re wearing a helmet! 

5. Immerse yourself in the culture
Monkey see monkey do right? The more surfing you watch, the more small nuances in technique and style you’ll pick up! There’s no shortage of surf media to absorb. From old Bruce Brown movies such as the Endless Summer to YouTube tutorials and contest footage. 

Keen to become a surfer? We have lots of lessons to choose from for beginners all the way to intermediates. Check it out.

COVID-19 BOOKINGS Policy

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We have a flexible refund policy, we understand that your plans may change and we will help you reorganize your booking. If you cannot reschedule your lesson due to Covid misadventure, we can provide a refund.

The team at Lets Go Surfing prioritize the health and safety of all our customers at all times and especially during this pandemic so please bear with us as things will operate a little differently to what they normally do. We really appreciate your patience and understanding, for more information about this please follow this link

Our online shop is open 24 hours a day for all of your board and wetsuit needs. If you live locally, we offer free contactless delivery or click and collect.

If you have any questions just contact us and our surf team will get back to you as soon as possible. 

Brenda, Wacca and The Lets Go Surfing Team

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