Surfing Mums was founded in 2006 in Byron Bay. Two mums who loved to surf decided that they would find a way to surf even though they had 2 little ones. Vanessa Thompson and Julia Carle started out swapping 'surf babysitting' sessions on the beach while they surfed. It soon became apparent that this was something other surfing mums were missing out on! I remember a pivotal moment for me was when I attended a mothers group that was in a park. I was more interested in what the surf conditions were like that day than the conversation that went on at the mothers group. I knew I needed to find my tribe! Other mums that were sitting in parks wishing they were at the beach surfing instead. Surfing is a very selfish pursuit!