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Surf’s up at the pavilion

Bondi’s only licensed surf school, Let’s Go Surfing, will replace the old Marine Discovery Centre at Bondi Pavilion. After a competitive tender process, Waverley Council selected the school to occupy the beach hot spot and is expecting the business to open its doors at the end of the month.

“Let’s Go Surfing is an award wining community based surf school, which offers surfing courses for children and adults at all levels,” a council spokesperson said.

“The temporary license will initially be a three month contract but may be extended by mutual agreement.”

Council also said the surf school will make the most of the new location by additionally acting as a tourist information point.

Let’s Go Surfing general manager Craig Wachholz said his team is eager to open their doors at Bondi Pavilion, hoping the move brings about better exposure and better services.

“Our whole team are really excited that we were successful in council’s expression of interest process for the pavilion space and feel this temporary use is a great opportunity to improve and enhance our services to the local community,” he said.

“We expect to move into the space at Bondi Pavilion by the end of February and with a little luck launch in March.”

The former occupant of the space, Marine Discovery Excursions Bondi, was forced to close last year due to ongoing financial problems. The centre will still be running school excursion programs from the rear of the pavilion.

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