Surfing Mums Come Home to Byron Bay

Surfing families from around Australia will be converging on Byron Bay this weekend, 7th to 9th September, for the Surfing Mums Annual General Meeting.

Started in 2008 by Ocean Shores local, Vanessa Thompson, the organisation has grown to become the peak body for surfing families across the country.

“We’re so lucky to be coming back to Byron Bay this year and have access to such a variety of waves” says current Surfing Mums President, Liz Davison, “It’s like coming home for the association really!”

Liz went on to say, “being a mum can often be full of challenges, and one of Surfing Mums’ objectives is to help mums (and dads), new and not so new, get back into exercise and relating with other parents in one of the best environments around, our beautiful beaches. Come along, make some friends, share some waves and find out what it’s all about.”

As well as hosting a variety of surfing related events over the weekend, the Byron Bay branch are also on the lookout for a new coordinator.

Says outgoing coordinator Maria Hauff, “coordinating a group is easy and rewarding. We’ve got an amazing group of mums that support one another. Now that the weather is warming up, it’s a perfect opportunity for the surfing mums in Byron and their kids to meet up for some waves and fun.”

Surfing Mums will be based at Clarkes Beach for the weekend and welcome any interested mums or dads to come along and meet other like-minded families.

Surfing Mums is an organisation for parents who surf, allowing one member to surf while another stays on the beach to take care of the children. In an age when more and more children spend their days sitting in front of the television, childhood obesity is on the rise and the Federal Government is urging us to get outdoors, Surfing Mums hopes to lead by example and teach a new generation of kids about the benefits of a healthy, active lifestyle.

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