AM I A SURFING MUM?
AM I A SURFING MUM?
You love to wake early, throw your board and wettie in the car, and paddle out in time to greet the sunrise. Then came all the excitement of starting a family, and with the new bundle of joy you’re forced to realise that everything really does change when you become a parent. Do you have to give up the lifestyle that you love? We don’t think so! There are so many reasons to become a Surfing Mum, but one thing we all have in common is we have children, and we want to surf!
HOW IT WORKS
Groups of parents meet weekly at beaches all across Australia and take turns surfing and minding the children. There’s a place here for you!
Check your group Facebook page in the morning to see if the session is on and to discuss swell and weather conditions
Meet the group at the specified time and location, with surf gear and kids in tow. Bring along food and toys to keep tummies full & minds occupied.
Pair up with a surfing buddy, organise who will watch the kids and who will surf. Then swap roles.
Kids are all played out, Mums have exercised & socialised, everyone’s had a ball and leaves with a smile - easy as!
WHAT THEY’RE SAYING
“Surfing Mums is an important part of my life, because it’s getting me back in the water, has brought new and wonderful people into my life, is getting me fit again and best of all, it’s fun!!!”
Surfing Mums is the highlight of my week because I get to meet up with some awesome people, catch waves without the weekend crowd and watch my daughter have a great time with the other kids, Mums and Dads.
Surfing Mums is one the best things to happen to me since becoming a Mum because with a work away husband it has provided me with sanity, wonderful friends and the confidence to get back in the water. I love the fact that I never have to surf on my own and love sharing this with all the other Surfing Mums and Dads. It has truly been a blessing and I'm so thankful.
Surfing Mums ROCKS because I can walk down any beach of West Oz by myself, and be almost GUARANTEED to paddle out with some wicked Surfing Mums I've bumped into on the sand. I love it. What a community!
WHAT YOU GET
You get to spend time in the ocean, time with your friends and time with your kids!
Go for a surf without having to arrange alternate childcare, and share beach time with your little ones.
Meet other parents and children who share the same passions, and make wonderful new friends, big and small.
Get a chance to take some time for yourself doing something you love and that's good for you.
Receive a fantastic membership pack with sponsor discounts on things you will love.
Members are covered by our public liability insurance while attending scheduled Surfing Mums meets.
Take part in social and educational sessions such as surf coaching, trips, and BBQs.
At Surfing Mum’s, we love nothing more than to be active, get outside, visit different places and enjoy new experiences. We love sharing these experiences with you, from exciting announcements & upcoming events, to competitions & general musings – all of which can be found in our blog below.
MEET THE TEAM
All of our team are passionate about surfing, being a parent and making sure more mums and dads around Australia can get back in the water!
Little did Carla know that her many years of waking up early for a surf would be great training for motherhood. Other skills gained from surfing such as perseverance and pushing her limits have not only helped with three stages of terrible twos, but also with her role as President of Surfing Mums.
Danya was voted in as Secretary of Surfing Mums in the typical boring old way that most people earn a committee position in sport: apply for a minor position, don’t go to the AGM and get elected. Well played, Surfing Mums. Well played.
Kristy is the numbers person at Surfing Mums. Not in a mobster kind of a way, well maybe just when she’s doing the BAS. When she’s not crying in front of MYOB, you’ll see her laughing all the way to the beach for a surf.
Claire is the wind beneath the wings of our Surfing Mums groups, helping them to help Mums surf. A nice steady offshore wind. Claire also has three times the requisite number of children required to be a Surfing Mum.
Tamar is our newly acquired committee member who is responsible for this beautiful site you are on. When not surfing the web, or the waves, Tamar can be found re-watching Point Break – which she can now recite from start to finish
Leonie is a filmmaker by trade, thus making her another one of those Committee members who is abundantly overqualified for her role doing all things design for Surfing Mums. This creative flair ensures Lee’s kids are the lucky ones who look amazing at the school Book Week and the Easter Hat parade.
Part mermaid Maylynn knew that Surfing Mums was something that she wanted to be a part of, even before she became a Mum. So great is her love of Surfing Mums that she has chosen to spend more of her time on land promoting the organisation.
Trista is the person who has been tasked with the easiest job on the Surfing Mums Committee, convincing people to join Surfing Mums. How hard can it be? Surely it's a win win situation!
Kuntamari is like the Santa Claus of the SMI Committee, keeping those membership packs rolling out to our new members. She is very happy (and a bit tired) at the fast rate of new members signing up. When not lining up at the post office, she loves taking her elves to Maroubra beach for a Surfing Mums meet.
Have a question? Need more info? We’re always here to help and would love to hear from you.
Surfing Mums Incorporated PO Box 322 AVOCA BEACH NSW 2251