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Surf blog: surf tips, exercises and inspiration

Bad habits to overcome to take your surfing to the next level

August 12th, 2018|0 Comments

When improving your surfing and moving from beginner to intermediate surfer, the hardest part is often to let go of [...]

Andi’s surf journey since learning to surf with us in Byron Bay

July 7th, 2018|0 Comments

We have many amazing women joining our trips, and there are always a few that stand out and who's story [...]

What does Plastic Free July mean for surfers?

July 5th, 2018|0 Comments

A lot, hopefully! As surfers, we love spending time in nature, enjoy pristine beaches, and getting away from civilisation. Finding [...]

Bad habits to overcome to take your surfing to the next level

August 12th, 2018|0 Comments

When improving your surfing and moving from beginner to intermediate surfer, the hardest part is often to let go of bad habits you picked up when you started surfing. These bad habits might not have posed much of an issue for you as a beginner, surfing small and already broken waves, but are preventing you from progressing to surfing bigger, faster and green waves.  Our surf coach Serena Adams is a senior surf coach. She began surf coaching in 1986 [...]

Andi’s surf journey since learning to surf with us in Byron Bay

July 7th, 2018|0 Comments

We have many amazing women joining our trips, and there are always a few that stand out and who's story is an inspiration to us all: to keep dreaming and that it's never too late to start that thing you'd always dreamed off!    Andi, one of our Byron Ladies Surf Getaways participants is one of those women. Before joining our surf trip, Andi, had never surfed before, wasn't even a confident swimmer. She made the life-changing decision that [...]

What does Plastic Free July mean for surfers?

July 5th, 2018|0 Comments

A lot, hopefully! As surfers, we love spending time in nature, enjoy pristine beaches, and getting away from civilisation. Finding those pristine beaches is getting harder though, and places that used to be a paradise getaway, like Bali, become more known for its polluted beaches than the remaining few pristine ones. Our 5 tips to do your bit this July: 1. Think about where you buy your surfwear from, what it's made of, how long it will last and [...]

A week in the life – on our women’s surf trips

June 29th, 2018|0 Comments

What to expect on a Ladies Surf Getaway? The locations and resorts we select provide us with so many options in terms of surf breaks for different conditions and other water and land-based activities, it's hard to get a feeling for what to expect simply by listing all the activities! So what does a week on a Surf Getaway look like? Let's take you through what we got up to with our shredders in Fiji on our last Ladies [...]

Meet the locals: Lore, Mademoiselle of the sea

May 14th, 2018|0 Comments

How good is it that the times where you had to choose between fashion or function in surfwear are over! With the large numbers of talented female surfers in Byron, there’s plenty of great local women’s surf fashion around town: from bikinis that stay on in the surf, surf leggings to colourful wetsuits - that are finding the right balance between stylish and stays on in the surf. Meet the locals: We'd like to introduce you to some of [...]

Our Surf Getaways Surf Coaches’ tips on how make sure surfing stays fun!

April 29th, 2018|0 Comments

We all know that moment, when we lose our surf stoke a little, because we got frustrated with not progressing fast enough, or got out of the swing of surfing regularly since having a family. Surf coaching is about more than just teaching surf techniques and manoeuvres. It is just as much about coaching the ‘part in between the ears’: your confidence and fun in the water. Because unless you have a pro-surfing career to rely on to feed [...]

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Happy International Women’s Day!

March 8th, 2018|0 Comments

A day to celebrate women on waves, our surf heroes A day to celebrate the women who came before us, to help build the world we live in where women in sports get a fair(-er) chance, and girls can increasingly be who and what they want to be. In many places in the world we still have a long way to go, so let’s take today to celebrate those women who put in the hard work, and be inspired [...]

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Packing for a surf trip

February 13th, 2018|0 Comments

Things not to forget on a surf trip Your surf  trip is booked and the departure date is coming (like our Fiji Ladies Surf Getaway trip in March!). What do you pack for your trip and how to make sure you're prepared for all surfing conditions and potential accidents? Surfboard(s) Pack the right equipment for the waves you are surfing. After doing your research about the destination you should now know what surfing equipment and hardware to pack for your trip: [...]

All I want for Christmas… Last minute Christmas gift guide – for women who surf

December 23rd, 2017|0 Comments

Christmas is here, and even though we've all decided not to leave the Christmas shopping too late, here we are... with 2 days to go...  A woman who surfs really only wants one thing for Christmas: waves! Since that is, unfortunately, one of the few things money can't buy (unless you could build her a wave pool), here's a list of gift ideas that will make a surfing woman's merry Christmas!  And even though you're in a rush, try [...]

“Cheer up, slow down, chill out” when surfing in Byron Bay

November 13th, 2017|1 Comment

Our first Byron Ladies Surf Getaway Image source: Byron-Bay Blog Over ten years ago we, Jenny & Serena, planted an idea, a dream to work together doing what we love and supporting girls and women in the ocean, in our ‘Ladies Surf Getaways’. And where better than in our backyard Byron Bay, perfect for all levels of surfing and where we know the local breaks like no other. End October was our very first Ladies Byron Surf [...]

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Meet the locals: Atmosea

October 30th, 2017|0 Comments

S u m m e r - is around the corner: time to get excited about what to wear in the surf now full wetsuit season is finished. With the large numbers of talented female surfers in Byron, there’s plenty of great local women’s surf fashion around town: from bikinis that stay on in the surf, surf leggings to colourful wetsuits. Meet the locals: We'd like to introduce you to some of our favourite local women's surf brands: starting off [...]

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How to become a stronger paddler

September 14th, 2017|0 Comments

A majority of our time surfing is spent paddling. By being an efficient paddler, we are able to catch more waves by being in the right place at the right time, and catching more waves leads to faster improvement in our surfing and loads more fun in the line-up. Paddling exercises The most effective exercise we can do to become a better board paddler is to simply to get out there and paddle. Here are 3 exercises that will [...]

You can’t stop the waves, but you can learn how to surf

June 11th, 2017|0 Comments

Why surfing and yoga are so compatible As they say, the best way to get better at surfing: is to go surfing! But there are many land based activities that can support your body being fitter, stronger, more flexible, and ready to get more waves, and yoga is definitely one of them. Physical strength, balance and flexibility Surfing and yoga complement each other physically in a great way in that they both focus on and require strength, balance and [...]

Our postcard from Fiji

April 24th, 2017|1 Comment

Our very first Ladies Surf Getaway! Wow!! After a decade of dreaming and years of planning, our first ‘Ladies Surf Getaway Fiji’ was finally happening. A ladies surfing holiday designed to be unique, empowering and lots of fun! With industry leading coaching, guiding and fully hosted in a tropical paradise, we always felt that this was something that the female surf community would love. And here we were at Nadi international airport with ten awesome ladies soaking up the [...]

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My favourite surf warm up exercises – Part 2

February 24th, 2017|0 Comments

How to prepare your body for a surf session We all know that feeling of rocking up to the beach pumped for a surf and opting to get straight out there rather than doing a pre surf warm up. Instead of skipping a warm up all together, try some of my favourite exercises that will fire up your body ready to perform in no time at all. The following set of exercises are types of dynamic stretches, which means [...]

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How to prepare for your ultimate surf trip

February 20th, 2017|0 Comments

Your surf trip is planned, how to get ready for it We're only one month away from our first Ladies Surf Getaways to Fiji and are getting pretty excited! To get the most out of a surf trip, there are many ways you can prepare to make sure you're fit, healthy, and know the environment of your travel destination. Surf fitness Going on a surfing trip often means longer time spent surfing and greater exposure to the elements than you would [...]

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Why go on an all-girls getaway?

February 12th, 2017|0 Comments

If you need convincing to go on a girls trip: Remember those holidays with your best girlfriends? College ski-trips, road trips and city getaways. Once careers, partners and family come into the mix, valuable ‘quality time’ and going on adventures with the important women in your life are often hard to fit in. Whether it’s to reconnect with life-long friends, a mother-daughter trip, or to make new friends for life, it’s good for us women to spend some time [...]

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The benefits of video surf coaching: ‘do I really look like that?’

February 1st, 2017|0 Comments

Watching yourself surf is the best surf coaching technique Have you ever caught a wave and felt like Stephanie Gilmore doing a bottom turn on a six foot plus wave, but when you see footage or an image it looked more like a wipeout on a two foot close-out? Video coaching is such a great tool to identify what's holding you back and pinpoint what you need to change in order to improve your surfing. There is often a misconception [...]

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My favourite surf warm up exercises

January 25th, 2017|1 Comment

How to get your muscles ready to hit the surf We all know that feeling of rocking up to the beach pumped for a surf and opting to get straight out there rather than doing a pre surf warm up. Instead of skipping a warm up all together, try some of my favourite exercises that will fire up your body ready to perform in no time at all. The following set of exercises are types of dynamic stretches, which [...]

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Cheer up, slow down, chill out – Byron style

January 4th, 2017|0 Comments

10 reasons why Byron Bay is the best Australian Surf Getaway destination We’re probably a bit biased, but we think that even when being objective, the Byron Bay area has everything a surfer’s heart desires. Not convinced? Read our top 10 reasons why we love our Byron home: There are plenty of surfing options on Byron’s expansive coastline: the Byron Bay area and surrounds has options for different swell and weather conditions. There’s protected corners for all wind directions, [...]

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Welcome to our Surf Getaways blog!

January 3rd, 2017|0 Comments

Happy New Year! 2017 is a particularly exciting year for us, marking the launch of our new adventure: Surf Getaways. We can't wait to head off to Fiji with our first group of women in March on our Ladies Surf Getaway Fiji and work with them on their surf performance and have the trip of a lifetime. And we're proud to say that this first trip is already sold out! On this blog we will share our experiences of [...]