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Ocean Awareness Session

Ocean Awareness Session, October, is aimed at wannabe surfers and surfers starting out, beach goers and ocean lovers....

Ocean Awareness Session, 4pm Tuesday October 21st, is aimed at wannabe surfers and surfers starting out, beach goers and ocean lovers....
This workshop will be segmented into areas of:

  • OCEAN AWARENESS
  • SURF SAFETY including correct equipment, being able to assess conditions
  • SURF ETIQUETTE
  • SURF HINTS & TIPS

Ocean Grove Surf School was set up by multi award winning Surf Company Great Ocean Road Surf Tours at the beginning of this year,  owners Alistair & Rachel Lawson offer 'the simplest, most enjoyable way to experience surfing'. Their motto that today still stands strong.   Having a presence and shop location now in Ocean Grove, means their expertise can be accessed more easily by the Bellarine Community.

GORST successes are, recent 2014 winners at the Geelong Business Excellence Awards, 2013 winners of the Telstra Business Award in Victoria and taking out Winner of Best Adventure Tourism in 2012. They are a provider of Vegemite Surfgroms in Victoria, being well known for their low ratios and attention to detail. GORST are true advocates of ecotourism and promote sustainable business practices being certified as an Advanced EcoTourism operation.

All staff at GORST are fully qualified Surf Coaches with at least 4 years minimum surfing experience, most have surfed all their lives. They appreciate the ocean and the natural surrounds and want to share their knowledge so others can appreciate our coast line and treat with respect.  


Director - Alistair Lawson
Level 2 Surf Coach, Surf Lifesaving Bronze, Senior First Aid Level 2 & CPR, Personal Training qualifications and Sports Coaching, Cert IV in Fitness, Working with Children Check, Cert IV Training & Assessment, Level 1 Surf Judge. Assists in the running of Level 1 Surf Instructor courses through Surfing Victoria.

Senior Instructor/Project Groups Coordinator - Matthew Boyle
Level 2 Surf Coach, Surf Lifesaving Bronze, Senior First Aid Level 2 & CPR, Diploma in Outdoor Recreation & Leadership studies, Swift Water Rescue Level 3, Wilderness First Aid, Sea Kayak Guide, SUP Instructor, Working with Children Check, Diploma in Outdoor & Physical Education studies, Marine Lifestudies certificate.

Entry by gold coin donation, Tuesday October 21st, 4pm in the Community Room at the Boorai Childcare Centre, Shell Road, Ocean Grove.

All enquries: Email: stacey@bellarinekids.com.au

Or visit www.bellarinekids.com.au

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