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Lets Go Surfing
Lets Go Surfing - // Australia's surfing coast //
|Brenda Miley and partner Craig “Wacca” Wachholz started Lets Go Surfing in proper surfer style – out of the back of a van at south Bondi in 1995. |
Brenda put to good use the dedication she’d learned as a medal-winning sportswoman, encouraging participation in surfing among women and facilitating learn-to-surf experiences for less privileged people in the community.
|A tireless organiser and advocate for women’s sport, Brenda founded the Bondi Girls Surf Riders in March 1999, an association of women who “free surf” and also compete together. |
It came as no surprise when Brenda was appointed National Women’s Director of Surfing Australia in 2002.
Brenda’s other half Wacca took his first ride on a wave at north Bondi’s “kiddie’s corner” in 1968 on a Midget Farrelly Coolite soft-board.
After joining North Bondi Surf club, he was soon competing in state and national competitions, but Wacca’s career took a U-turn in the late 70s when his musical ambitions pushed surfing to one side.
With Lets Go Surfing, Wacca finds himself back at north Bondi on a soft-board once again, sharing his unique rock and roll aesthetic and love of surfing and Aussie beach culture with visitors and the next generation of local grommets.