Mums waive convention for a surf
THESE mums are making waves on Perth beaches.
They are among 84 mothers who meet twice a week at the city’s surf spots, with members taking turns to catch a wave as their children are safely supervised on the sand.
Putting a unique spin on traditional mothers’ groups, Perth Surfing Mums was launched 10 years ago as a way to meet up with friends and pursue their passion for the ocean.
The Perth chapter has since grown to be the biggest of 36 Surfing Mums groups across Australia.
Ana Manero, an engineer from Barcelona, said the group gave her a lifeline when she moved to Perth.
“When I had my daughter Julieta and son Carlo, I started doing a PhD and If found that surfing was just what I needed to have some time to myself,” she said.
“With (a) mothers’ group I found the only thing we had in common was babies, and I needed to find a group that shared the same surfing interest as me.”
Mother board: Surfing mums Amy Felton, Elke Seppanen, Briar Zeer, Amy Williams and Kellie Baldwin (sitting) with Monte, Delilah, Adia, Jack and Lucy at Trigg Beach this week. Picture: Richard Hatherly