WHO WE ARE
We are a Surf Travel Company dedicated to inspiring and empowering women to reach their full potential through surfing.
Surf getaways was created by two of Australia’s most accomplished and accredited female surf coaches, Jenny Boggis and Serena Adams.
Their aim was to make surfing accessible for women of any age.
Shortly after starting Surf Getaways, Belinda Bradford, an experienced commercial marketer and entrepreneur joined the company.
Together they began to develop a concept of introducing as many women as possible to the joys of travel and surfing. They wanted to develop a unique environment to teach and coach women to surf.
The tours they have developed focus on introducing women to surfing and the ocean for the first time as well as coaching advanced surfers towards achieving their next milestone. They know they could do this by combining their unique coaching program with ‘bucket list’ surfing destinations that have previously been out of reach for anyone but the experienced surfer and traveller.
With Surf Getaways, you will not only be supported in improving your surf skills, fitness and confidence, you will also have the opportunity to enjoy a unique travel experience to some of the most pristine ocean environments on earth.
About the Founders & Coaches
Surf Getaways will create an enjoyable and affordable holiday experience for you that is hassle-free, safe and memorable – for all the right reasons.
Together the team has the skills and experience to deliver a great exclusive travel experience for women.
They have each travelled extensively, coached World Champions, elite touring professionals, aspiring grommets and thousands of beginner and intermediate surfers of all ages and abilities.
They also share a passion for travel and surfing. Jenny Boggis, Serena Adams and Belinda Bradford have over 85 years of combined surfing experiences between them from learner, to intermediate and elite levels.
They also have over 60 combined years of travelling including to many of the top surfing destinations around the world.
Meet the Faces behind the Team
High Performance Coach
Jenny has made a successful transition from surfing professional to being regarded as one of the best high performance surfing coaches in Australia. She has extensive surf coaching and fitness training experience and works with all levels, from local juniors, weekend enthusiasts, through to the elite of the women’s professional surfing tour.
Jenny has travelled extensively both as a professional and recreational surfer to locations the like of Tahiti, South America, Costa Rica, California, Fiji and Hawaii to name just a few.
Jenny’s surfing and coaching accomplishments include:
- Professional Surfer (1993 – 2005)
- Junior World Champion (1995)
- Billabong Pro Junior Series Champion Australasia (1996)
- Australian Championship Circuit Champion (1996)
- World Qualifying Series – Virginia Beach Event Champion (2000)
- World Qualifying Series – Costa Rica Event Champion (2002)
- Australian Open Women’s Champion (2008)
- Australian 28’s Women’s Champion (2007, 2008)
- Surfing Australia High Performance Centre Coach (2006 – 2009)
- Billabong women’s team surfing coach and fitness trainer (2006 – 2008)
- Team Australia coach at the International Surfing Association World Junior Surfing Championships – Ecuador (2009)
- Touring Coach for World Championship Tour Surfer Paige Hareb (2009-2011)
- Surfing Australia Elite Coach Development Program (2016)
- JB Surf Coaching and Personal Training – Owner (2004 – current)
Director "Learn to Surf" & Coaching
Originally from South Australia, Serena inherited a love of surfing and a passion for teaching from her family. She began surf coaching in 1986 and founded her own surf school company, Surfing Byron Bay, with husband Matt in 1997 (now Lets Go Surfing Byron Bay).
As a Surfing Australia accredited Master Coach, Serena has trained a generation of surf-instructors and shared her knowledge and experience all over the globe with tens of thousands of women, men and grommets of all surfing abilities. The energy and vitality that Serena brings becomes a powerful motivator and translates into pure enjoyment for anyone she meets.
Serena’s surfing and coaching accomplishments include:
- Surfing Australia Master Coach since 2005
- Surfing Byron Bay Pty Ltd – owner and operator (1997 to 2014)
- Let’s Go Surfing Byron Bay surf school – Part owner and operator (2014 – 2017)
- Tourism award winner 2015 and 2016 for Let’s Go Surfing Byron Bay
Belinda started surfing whilst living in Hawaii, and hasn’t stopped trying to improve since. Her passion for surfing, the ocean and travel in general has taken her to coastal destinations on either side of the globe, chasing crystal clear water and warm sunshine in places such as Maldives, Fiji, Spain, USA, Sri Lanka, Mexico, Belize, Cuba, Greece, India, Indonesia, Vietnam, Malaysia, Thailand, Philippines, Vanuatu, Cook Islands, Tahiti, and Morocco. Of course, the east coast of Australia and Margaret River region in Western Australia have also had a visit.
Other diverse destinations she has visited over the years include The Netherlands, France, Austria, Finland, Norway, UAE, Denmark, Sweden, Germany, Italy, Czechoslovakia, Switzerland, Bhutan, China, Singapore, Hong Kong, Belgium, South Africa, Zimbabwe, Peru, Argentina, Bolivia, Guatemala, the UK, New Zealand, Japan, Papua New Guinea and Bahrain.
Belinda’s travel itineraries have included humble backpacking journeys thru to high end 6 star experiences in some of the worlds top luxury boutique hotels, all of which she uses to ensure the Surfgetaways travel experience is a fantastic one for everyone of its guests.
Professionally, she is an experienced commercial marketer and entrepreneur having previously started businesses from fleeting ideas that have gone on to achieve recognised market success. Belinda has also had senior management roles at Qantas Airways, Optus and Time Warner Company to name a few. She has lived and worked in Australia, Hong Kong, Philippines, USA and Indonesia.