SAND, PLAY AND SURF. SUN, SURF AND PLAY.
Surfing is to Byron Bay what iconic beachwear is to Australian summer – inseparable. From early dawn breaks to hazy mist of the day’s end you’ll see people riding waves all day long. Byron local and longboard champion Beau Young gave our girl Nadine a lesson on the pristine waters of Wategos Beach, to give her a taste of what keeps him coming out day after day.
Nadine jumped at the chance to have a go. Growing up near the Alps in Austria she would snowboard home from school, and out in the surf, she soon became a natural, fully embracing our active beach lifestyle. “I caught two waves and I stood up both times, so I’m pretty proud of myself,“ says Nadine. Watch the full interview with Nadine below.
Keen to try it yourself? Here’s how to get the most out of a surf lesson
- Choose a school that takes small groups of people out, five or less is a good number. This means you’ll get more time with the instructor.
- If you want to get learn much faster, have a one-on-one lesson.
- Aussies are straight shooters – they’ll want you get up on a wave, so expect a little tough love, and to be standing by the end of your lesson!
- Or if you’re game, nab yourself a local and ask them to show you the secret surf spots.