It is a beautiful day in Byron Bay and we are making the most of it here at Lexis Byron Bat! This morning eight students and myself headed down to The Wreck for a surf lesson with the team at Let’s Go Surfing!
We had two awesome instructors, Blake and Johnny, teaching us how to surf. We were split into two groups – five who had never surfed before, and four of us who had done it once or twice in the past.
After getting kitted out with our wetsuits and surfboards, we first learnt a few of the basic skills about surfing while still on the beach. We learnt not only how to paddle and stand up on the board, but also about how to spot the best part of the beach to surf at and identifying rips.
The surf was a little rough but still small enough for us as beginners to feel confident in the water. We each caught wave after wave, putting what we had learnt on the beach into practice and eventually standing up!
A few of the students seemed to be naturals at surfing, and were standing up and riding the waves in no time at all. During just one hour in the water, they were able to keep improving and refining their skills to become more confident with their surfing.
Everyone managed to stand up at least once or twice by the end of the lesson and there was a smile on every student’s face the whole time!