Surfing is a word that is synonymous with Australian culture, conjuring images of late nights, early morning, sun kissed skin, and salt laden hair. Sydney’s Cronulla Beach is where surfing all began in Australia. Byron Bay has been a mecca for surfers since the 1960s and Coolangatta on the Southern Gold Coast is home to the World Famous Quiksilver Pro.
Sydney and its suburbs have a number of surf schools, Manly Surf School and Lets Go Surfing at Bondi are the best known – with lesson deals for travellers and students. While surf tours such as Surfcamp and Waves Surf School are also popular, usually running from Sydney to Melbourne, Sydney to Byron or Byron to Brisbane during the summer.
The instructors most definitely do their job well, with almost everyone standing on boards and catching waves within an hour on the first afternoon. A surf trip/camp will also usually involve some rest and relaxation. After a successful day in the water you can kick back and relax. With a trip to a local pub or to the campsite for an evening of good music, good food, and great company.
To Aussies, surfing is almost as important as beer at a barbie. If you’re new to surfing, it’s especially important to learn a bit of surf etiquette before hitting the waves. Here’s a few tips to keep you out of trouble and having a good time.
Always swim between the flags
Always surf outside the flags in designated surfcraft areas
Don’t drop in on or cut off another surfers
Always look left and right before getting a wave
Offer waves to other surfers
Location information and surf sites in Australia
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