Women’s surf training is not just for bikini girls

Women-only surf tours and surf clinics

Have you recently thought about trying something new – challenging yourself to do something different – but you weren’t sure what? SurfGetaways and their women-only surf tours and surf clinics might be just the answer. Designed by women, for women, and they’re right here in Lennox Head, Byron Bay.

Now hear me out… if your first thought was, ‘I’m not bikini ready’, or ‘I’ve never been one of those girls who surfs,’ then this is definitely the right activity for you. They’ve taken what is considered a male-dominated industry and are smashing the stereotypes and providing women of all ages, shapes, sizes and abilities with a safe and unique environment to learn to surf, or get back in the water after whatever life has thrown at them. 

SurfGetaways formed when one of Australia’s most prolific travellers met one of Australia’s most accomplished surf coaches, and they shared a vision to create a uniquely female-friendly environment; a place for women to enjoy a great experience and meet new friends, while building confidence and learning new skills. 

They have programs ranging from ‘Introduction to Surfing,’ where you’re taught the basics of what it feels like to be under the waves, and how to read waves before you get near the whitewash, to advanced courses for those who are already established and are looking to improve their skills.

They cater for any female who is willing to give it a go! Trained by Serena, SurfGetaways’ Director of Coaching, their compassionate coaching staff are exceptional. They create an environment that leaves women feeling empowered and fearless, knowing they really can accomplish anything they put their mind to.

They cater for women of all abilities – from those who are scared to put their face in the water, to those who ‘society says’ are too old, or not the stereotypical bikini wearing teenager. Their world-class coaching programs help women to develop new skills at whatever stage they’re at, and provide confidence and empowerment both on and off the water.

Originally from South Australia, Serena inherited a love of surfing and a passion for teaching from her family. 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. Her experiences have enabled her to develop a unique training program, and the energy and vitality that Serena brings to it translates into pure enjoyment for anyone she meets.

So, before you renew that gym membership you’ve never used, or contemplate buying a treadmill for your garage, grab your girlfriends, daughters, mums, friends or aunts and sign up for the latest SurfGetaways surf clinics. Get fearless, get outside, meet new friends, exercise, and learn some new skills.

And if that’s not enough, they also offer SurfGetaways tours – where you can travel to, and learn to surf at, some of the world’s top bucket-list destinations.

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