Thanks to Red Balloon, Let’s Go Surfing were able to help break the Guinness Book World Record for ‘World’s Largest Surf Lesson’, while raising funds for mental health. Jolly santas took to the sand of Bondi Beach early in the morning of December 15th 2015 for this free event, and were thankfully rewarded with the perfect summer conditions. The lesson ran for 30 minutes, with groups of five Santas’ at a time receiving basic surfing and safety instruction, before dashing out into the surf and catching waves. Surfers of all levels of ability had a great time, and many people experienced their first taste of surfing.
The lofty number of participants needed to beat the previous record was 250, but an impressive 320 locals and visitors rose to the challenge. For each 250 of the participants needs to break the record, RedBalloon donated $10 to ‘One Wave’
Let’s Go Surfing would like to say a big thank you to all of the participants who came and made history with us, and to Red Balloon, Australia’s leading online experience gift retailer, for choosing Bondi Beach. This truly Aussie Christmas experience was extremely fun, and an impressive display of teamwork. As CEO of Red Balloon Mr. Nick Baker said:
“Surfing in December truly highlights the Australian summer Christmas. We were really excited to work with ‘Let’s Go Surfing’ and with Bondi locals to break this record and to share an unforgettable RedBalloon experience with all 320 who participated. Today was a great example of what RedBalloon stands for at Christmas – that the best gifts cannot be wrapped”