It’s surfing day!!!! We watched the sun rise while eating breakfast then made a stop at a koala reserve before going to the beach. We walked all around the reserve and couldn’t find any. As we were walking back to the bus we spotted one in the tree right at the front. After feeling pretty dumb for a bit we headed to Byron Beach for our surfing lesson. It took me a while to get my balance and the confidence to stand but once I did it was easier to stand. Granted I was nowhere near being a good surfer I was just impressed I was able to stand a couple times. After surfing we went to the lighthouse just outside the city center. The view was beautiful and we even saw a pod of dolphins.
After the lighthouse we stopped at the bar across from our hostel to see our pictures from surfing then we all went to drop off our bags in our tents. Byron Bay is a pretty hippie area so our hostel was a bunch of tents on board walks in a wooded area. It was really cool until night time when it got freezing and the canvas tent didn’t do much to keep rhe heat in.
A group of us then walked into town for lunch and to walk around. We went down to the beach where some of us played a 3 on 3 game of rugby. We called it quits when everyone started getting tired and the score was 6-3 (not in my teams favor). We then headed back to shower and get ready for dinner at a restaurant/ bar called Cheeky Monkey. Some of us stayed having drinks, playing jenga, and dancing. It was a fun night at we didnt get back to our hostel until 2:30 which should be interesting since were getting picked up for skydiving at 7:10.