FORMER champion surfer and PE teacher Brenda Miley had an idea to help her friends learn to surf.
Her ambition became reality, and Let's Go Surfing has since brought happiness to hundreds of thousands of people.
Brenda learnt to surf on her Dad's back at age three. She then went on to start surf lessons in 1995 out of the back of an old VW kombi van in the carpark of Bondi beach.
Let's Go Surfing is now recognised as a pioneer and market leader in delivering safe surfing experiences and surf education in Australia. Surf school director Brenda and her professional team have taught men, women and children to surf safely and to enjoy the beach.
During NSW Seniors Festival 2018, Let's Go Surfing will set up at Byron Bay with a Silver Surfers program. They will teach beach safety and the basics of surfing in small groups with lots of hands-on help.
Anyone not wanting to surf can go body-boarding or for a guided relaxing swim.
"We've been so fortunate to have had the opportunity to do something in Byron Bay that hassuch a positive effect in the community," Brenda said.
"The surf school is not just about teaching surfing, it's about changing people's lives, helping them overcome a fear of the ocean and developing a healthy lifestyle for adults and kids alike."
Learn to surf and surf education courses for seniors are free during the Seniors Festival and available for anyone active over the age of 55.
The sessions suit beginners, "scaredy cats" or those wanting to get back into surfing. They're safe, fun and tailored to suit seniors.
Byron's first session will be on April 11, from 9.30am to 10.30am. Bookings are essential and the cost is free.All equipment is provided, participants just need to contact Let's Go Surfing on 02 6680 9443 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The venue is Let's Go Surfing, The Wreck Surf Shop, 6/4 Jonson St, Byron Bay.
Let's Go Surfing operates 365 days a year and has programs to suit surfers of all levels, aged from seven to 90 years.
For details go to www.letsgosurfing.com.