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!
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.
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!
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!
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!
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.
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.
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!
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.