HEPE and Sport

Year 11 Surfing Day


On the 23rd of October, the Yr 11 PE and Sport and Recreation class travelled to Smith Beach in Phillip Island to learn how to surf. After an hour and a half on the bus, we arrived at their local surf shop to put on our wetsuits, grab our surfboards and learned about the dangers of rips and currents and the importance of staying in between the red and yellow flags. We were lucky enough to have encountered such a beautiful day, where the girls were able to enjoy themselves at the beach.  Arriving onto the sand, we had several talented surf instructors teach us the basics of surfing. The instructors taught us how to enter the water with our surfboards, techniques on how to paddle and overcome an oncoming wave, and the most exciting part, standing up on the surfboard. We then had the chance to practice and master some of the skills, where many of us stood up and caught a wave. On the way back, we stopped at San Remo for lunch and enjoyed the fantastic view.  We would like to thank Mr Brodie, Ms Sadler, Ms Campion, Bethany and Mr V for allowing us to have an unforgettable experience. It was a day that many of us won’t forget! 


Jacqueline Le, Year 11 Student