Bondi is a perfect crescent with squeaky white sand and rolling waves, well deserving of its reputation as the world’s best urban beach. Sure you can lounge with the rest of the sun-worshippers on Australia’s most famous beach, your you can get active and pop into Lets Go Surfing to hire a surfboard for a couple hours. If you’ve never surfed, why not book a lesson with a friendly instructor? Getting up on a board for the first time at Bondi Beach is an achievement and thrill you’ll never forget. Alternatively and possibly even more iconic, grab a surfboard (and friendly instructor) as you learn to surf on the famous beaches of Byron Bay. People of all ages and abilities are obsessed with surfing, and Bondi Beach and Byron Bay are the two best places in the country to learn how to join them.
Length of Trip : Lessons typically last 2 hours. 3 lessons are recommended to truly start rocking some waves.
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Best time to go : Surfing and summer goes together like Vegemite and toast.
Wheelchair friendly : No
Family friendly : Surf lessons are available for kids 7 and up.
Where to eat :
Since we are talking Bucket List experiences in Bondi, you might want to enjoy dining at the appropriately named Bucket List restaurant overlooking the beach. In Byron Bay, consider Three Blue Ducks, Beach Byron Bay for the views, and vegan-fine-dining at The Beet.
Official Site :
Let's Go Surfing
Where to Stay :
When in Sydney, we recommend staying in the spacious, serviced apartments of our partner, the historic Oaks Goldsbrough. Located in Darling Harbour, it has easy access to restaurants and the famous Darling Harbour walkway.
In Byron Bay, we recommend the family-friendly Discovery Holiday Park.
Getting There :
For Let's Go Surfing in Bondi: Walk along the beach to the furthest point north along the promenade and then slightly up the hill past the North Bondi RSL club. The office is right next door to Speedo’s Cafe.
For Let's Go Surfing in Byron Bay: The office/meeting point is located in the Wreck Surf Shop in Cavanbah Arcade, opposite Bay Lane.
Note from Robin :
All you need to bring along is your swimwear and towel. Let's Go Surfing provide all equipment (wetsuit, surfboard, sunscreen and zinc) and their instructors are ego-free and supremely patient! Their oldest client was 93, so don't let age hold you back. Ultimately, it's about being in the ocean, soaked in nature, and enjoying the rhythm of the seas. Forget all the bleached hair, slang and culture bit, and just enjoy having fun in the waves.