South Coast Surfin’

Well HELLO. I do apologise for the lack of consistency in my posting lately.

I have been a very busy little bee.

If you follow my Instagram (which you do, right?) (@surfandfitnessjourney) you’ll know that I haven’t disappeared but I have been travelling!

I spent some time on the New South Wales South Coast and got quite a bit of surfing in.


I surfed at Merimbula Bar, Merimbula Main Beach and Tathra Beach. I did take my board to Pambula Rivermouth but it was shallow and barrelling like Indo so I respectfully sat on the beach and just watched the waves peel and spit. What amazed me most about the surfing in South Coast NSW is that there are IMPECCABLE waves…and no one out. The most people I had to share the waves with was about four people on a Saturday morning.

When I came home, I was inspired to better my surfing. I hadn’t been out that much before travelling north and getting my hair wet really inspired me to keep training – because I’m still a hopeless case! I rocked up to my local at noon on a Wednesday. The car park was full. The line-up was carnage. We had beautiful offshore crystal conditions but it was the middle of a working day! It was astounding that so many people surf in New South Wales but the breaks are blissfully uncrowded.


Unfortunately, despite the water being a toasty 16 degrees and having less wind than down in Victoria, I was still plagued with a sore ear. I dropped into a surf shop to pick up some ear plugs but the shopkeep (small world = he was originally from my local) told me if I have surfer’s ear, there is nothing I can do but get the surgery. I’m not that hardcore. But I also don’t want to have to stay out of the water in winter just because of an ear ache!

I got some ear plugs when I got back home so I’ll try them coupled with my hoodie and I’ll see how I go.

Sorry for the splurge but I have a lot to update!

Stay posted x

Any Sydney surfers out there?

I need some Sydneyside surfers’ advice and tips on where a good place to surf is. I’ll be near Bondi and Bronte for one day only.¬†Preferably, I’d like to hire a board or – even better – do a private lesson to work on those green wave techniques.

Comment below or shoot me an email at

Bronte Beach here I come

I must be getting braver.

Or inspired.

Or just really love the ocean and passion for marine conservation.


I decided to book a plane ticket to Sydney so I could go to An Afternoon by the Sea with Tim Winton. I’ll be spending the day there and I’ll try the New South Wales water for a day. I woke up this morning thinking did I really just book a flight on a whim? Yes I did. Tim Winton has inspired me to be the best author I can possibly be, all while standing for everything the ocean is. I cannot wait to listen to his motivational speech and volunteer for some marine conservational work.

Bronte Beach here I come.