Surfing! 8 February

Last week we had our 1 hour surf lesson special with Let’s Go Surfing!

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This 1 hour taster class is a great way of finding out if you’d like to book onto a longer lesson!

Don’t worry if you missed out,  we’ll be offering another one in March, or you can book the 2 hour lesson any day for the discounted price of $50!

Let’s Go Surfing offer lessons in the morning and afternoon; come see me in reception to book!

Learn English in Byron Bay. Lexis English students study General English, IELTS, FCE, CAE and English plus Surfing in a friendly and professional school right in the heart of Byron Bay and only 15 minutes from the beach.

Bodyboarding! 5th January

Last Friday we had free bodyboard hire courtesy of the wonderful team at Let’s Go Surfing!

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The waves weren’t very big but this was perfect for the students, as it was the first time any of them had tried bodyboarding!

The sea looked so beautiful and inviting  ❤️

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It was a hot summers day and the water was lovely and warm, so the students didn’t hesitate in rushing into the ocean for some fun in the waves!

Learn English in Byron Bay. Lexis English students study General English, IELTS, FCE, CAE and English plus Surfing in a friendly and professional school right in the heart of Byron Bay and only 15 minutes from the beach.

Let’s Go Surfing – 1 hour surf lesson special! 14th September

Last week a number of our Lexis students took advantage of our $20 1 hour surf lesson special with Let’s Go Surfing!

We had 6 students on the morning session and 9 on the afternoon session. Here’s a picture of the afternoon group after they’d caught some waves!

Most of you probably already know, but Byron Bay is a fantastic place to surf! If you haven’t tried yet, or want some more tips, you can book a 3 hour lesson (2 hours in the water) with us at reception for just $50, or next month we will do another $20 special!

 

Learn English in Byron Bay. Lexis English students study General English, IELTS, FCE, CAE and English plus Surfing or Yoga in a friendly and professional school right in the heart of Byron Bay and only 15 minutes from the beach.

 

 

 

Let’s Go Surfing – Surf Pics!

On a recent surf lesson Let’s Go Surfing snapped some great shots of our students on the waves!

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Remember you can book a surf lesson any day with me in reception! $50 for 2 hours in the water! We also have our $20 1 hour monthly special coming up next week on the 22nd!

Learn English in Byron Bay. Lexis English students study General English, IELTS, FCE, CAE and English plus Surfing and Yoga in a friendly and professional school right in the heart of Byron Bay and only 15 minutes from the beach.

Surfing! 28th March

On Tuesday Yuna, Yoko, Sandra, Sayaka, Celine, Christian and Maika enjoyed a 1 hour surf lesson with Let’s Go Surfing!

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The weather was beautiful and the waves were perfect for beginners!

This 1 hour lesson is great way for our students to give surfing a try! We’ll be doing another next month for anyone else who’d like to give it a go 🙂

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You can also book 3 hour lessons (2 hours in the water) for $50 through me or discounted packages if you’d like to do a few lessons!

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Byron Bay is an amazing place for surfing; stunning location, good waves and the chance of seeing dolphins, so I’d highly recommend it to everyone!

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Learn English in Byron Bay. Lexis English students study General English, IELTS, FCE, CAE and English plus Surfing or Yoga in a friendly and professional school right in the heart of Byron Bay and only 15 minutes from the beach.

Let’s Go Surfing!

Blake

Name:

Blake Whittaker

Age:

29

Job Title:

Let’s Go Surfing, Byron Bay Manager

What you actually do:

Teach surf lessons, take bookings, organize lessons and manage the day to day running of Let’s Go Surfing Byron bay.   

Surfboard you ride and why:

5’4 Hayden Lewis twin fin. Twin fins have great flow down the line and get a little loose during turns, which I love.

Wetsuit you wear and why:

O’neill Fuze 2mm short sleeve, long legs. The techno butter has great flexibility and the short arm make for less resistant when paddling.

Best tip for beginner surfers:

Your first board should be above 7ft  . You will catch more waves, stand up more often and progress quicker. Too many beginners buy short boards and can’t ride them.

Who has been the biggest influence in your life:

My Girlfriend. She is a legend and has a really positive outlook on life.

What kinds of things really make you laugh:

Kevin Hart, the man is hilarious.

What’s your favorite place in the entire world:

Byron Bay, it’s beautiful and has amazing waves. What more can you ask for.

What’s your biggest goal in life right now:

Buy a house in or around the Byron area .

If you could choose one superpower, what would it be and why:

Being able to fly. Imagine the adventures!

How would you describe yourself in three words:

Relaxed, Adventurous, Stoked on life

 

 

Katie

Name:

Katie Else Hookings

Age:

30!

Job Title:

Senior Coach

What you actually do:

Spread the love!

Surfboard you ride and why:

5’6 diamond tail on a small day, 5’11 on the big days! Short boards only for me , long boards are too slow!

Wetsuit you wear and why:

Winter, 3’2mil steamer o’neill psycho.Spring/Autumn spring suit, summer tails swimwear.

Best tip for beginner surfers:

Sri lanka, easy waves , awesome culture , cheap.

Who has been the biggest influence in your life:

Mum of course, the biggest legend on the planet!

What kinds of things really make you laugh:

Whenever Blake wipes out!

What’s your favorite place in the entire world:

Home, Cornwall … the waves, the cornish pasties, the cider and mum.

What’s your biggest goal in life right now:

To start my swimwear company …Tails swimwear.

If you could choose one superpower, what would it be and why:

Teleportation , so I can travel and surf all around the world …forever!

How would you describe yourself in three words:

Fun, energetic, trustworthy

 

 

Serena

Name:

Serena Adams

Age:

44

Job Title:

Surf School Director

What you actually do:

I teach surfing and manage programs for the community.

Surfboard you ride and why:

5’4″ carbon fibre bat wing, not sure why, I think the board chose me, Hee hee.

Wetsuit you wear and why:

I prefer C Skins, great fit, very warm and comfortable materials.

Best tip for beginner surfers:

‘Big Board Small Waves’ too many time we see beginners do the opposite, surfing is an art and takes time and practice to become competent and safe in the ocean.

Who has been the biggest influence in your life:

My life partner, Matt, he has a great outlook on life and supports me in my passion for teaching surfing.

What kinds of things really make you laugh:

Happy people, the iconic characters of my town, Byron Bay, from clowns to a man twirling a hoop shaking pineapples singing, we get all sorts and I think they are amazing.

What’s your favorite place in the entire world:

Home in Byron Bay with my husband and our two kids. We do live in a beautiful part of the world.

What’s your biggest goal in life right now:

My goal is to focus on Women’s surfing, Ability Surfing and introduce surfing to Cultural Groups and of course be grateful to be able to do this.

If you could choose one superpower, what would it be and why:

Amazing arms so I can paddle through the waves quick and catch more waves.

How would you describe yourself in three words:

Fun, caring,  happy.

 

Learn English in Byron Bay. Lexis English students study General English, IELTS, FCE, CAE and English plus Surfing or Yoga in a friendly and professional school right in the heart of Byron Bay and only 15 minutes from the beach.

English + Surfing with Dominique and Manuel!

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Dominique and Manuel are from Switzerland and spent four weeks with us here at Lexis Byron Bay. They enrolled in the English in Action – Surfing course for two weeks, followed by another two weeks of General English.

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Manuel has always dreamed of visiting Australia. He also loves to surf, having done a surf camp in Portugal, and he enjoys the hippy culture and lifestyle. Byron Bay was the obvious choice for him to visit! Dominique was interested in spending some time overseas to practice his English, and thought that Manuel’s plan sounded pretty good, so came along with him!

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For both of them, their favourite things about Byron Bay includes the lovely, friendly, polite people, although Manuel said they can be a bit too relaxed at times (for example, when they are making your to-go coffee and it takes a good ten minutes!). Dominique also enjoyed the Lighthouse and being able to watch the whales swim past in the ocean, while Manuel loved the beaches, the lifestyle and the positive attitudes of everyone he met.

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Dominique and Manuel felt that they absolutely made improvements to their English skills while they studied here at Lexis Byron Bay. Their teachers were very, very good and were friendly and helpful at all times. They found that the teaching style here is quite different to what they have experienced in Switzerland, which was very helpful in learning new English concepts.

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In addition to improving their English, they also improved their surfing! For Dominique, it was his first time ever to try surfing. Manuel, on the other hand, had tried surfing before at a surf camp in Portugal. Compared to that experience, the lessons he had here with the team at Let’s Go Surfing Byron Bay  were outstanding. The classes were much smaller here, allowing a more personal and attentive method of coaching. Their instructors were great teachers, very motivated and clearly love what they do, which all came together to make a positive and fun surfing experience!

Overall, Dominique and Manuel would definitely recommend the English in Action – Surfing course to anyone considering studying English and learning to surf in Australia!

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After completing their studies at Lexis Byron Bay last week, they were flying straight back to Switzerland the day after their graduation. They would have liked to stay in Australia for a longer period of time, but unfortunately had to be back at work this week. Manuel plans to continue his English studies and will be completing the Cambridge CAE course next year in Switzerland, and is hoping to study Law at university, which is a bilingual course. He also hopes to return to Byron Bay in the next few years!

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We truly enjoyed having you both here at Lexis Byron Bay and hope to see you back in Australia again one day! All the best for whatever your futures hold 🙂

 

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Learn English in Byron Bay. Lexis English students study General English, IELTS, FCE, CAE and English plus Surfing in a friendly and professional school right in the heart of Byron Bay and only 15 minutes from the beach.