The Wave One-Day Event £179
Experience wave pool perfection
Surf the best artificial spot in the country at Bristol’s Wave
Pre-and-post wave pool prep and analysis
Video footage to take home, included in the price
What better way to nail down all of what you’ve learned during multiple Newquay sessions in the ocean, by experiencing the manmade repetitive perfection of Bristol’s new wave pool…
Water Temperature: 7°C – 18°C (the Wave Pool is generally the same as the air temp!)
Local Currency: Pound Sterling
Local Beer: Korev
Reliable Atlantic swell
Surf 2ft – 6ft
Man made perfection in the wave pool
Perfect for foundation, intermediate and advanced riders
Bespoke one-on-one coaching tailored to your skill set
Discounted Hotel accommodation
Coastal beauty and man made perfection in one weekend
Video analysis to see your riding improve fast
25 year knowledge of Cornwall’s coast to see you in the right place for waves each day.
Places are limited on this special, one-of-a-kind bodyboard coaching event.
This unbelievable artificial wave provides absolutely flawless, perfect right and left hand waves, almost identical each time, so you can practice your trimming, turns and manoeuvres all under the close-up guidance of our expert coaches.
‘Why not join the full weekend?’… Simply put, we prepare your riding skills to get the absolute most out of the wave pool. We improve your riding in the ocean, which will help you get maximum fun out of this incredible new Wave pool experience.
‘Join for a day of bodyboarding in Newquay?’… As far as ocean surf, there is nowhere better to improve your bodyboarding in Britain than Cornwall, and especially with all the beaches which Newquay offers, facing in different directions. It stands to reason then that the first half of our ultimate coaching weekend on the Saturday will take place here. This is the perfect preparation to make sure that everyone is upskilled and ready…
‘Join us for a day of bodyboarding at The Wave Bristol?’… before the second half which happens at the best manmade surf spot in the country! At Bristol’s new wave pool you can surf the exact same perfect left and right-handers over and over again to dial in your new skills, unquestionably the best way to improve your riding and reach that next level.
Bristol’s Wave Pool
Located near Bristol, the wave pool is the latest and greatest in manmade surf spot technology, providing a range of epic left and right-hand sections for you to trim, tuck in, carve and boost out of!
After a steep take off, the wave offers up a decent shoulder to carve out a big turn or reverse, before setting you up for a legit barrel section and a punchy lip to launch a roll (or more!) from.
Want to concentrate on only improving your rights or lefts? No probs – each side is identical and allows you flawless repetition, to really dial in your riding. As well as delivering a range of sections, it also allows our expert coaches to stand on the jetty (which runs out through the middle of the peaks) to give you close-up advice and guidance after each wave is ridden.
The most sheltered of Newquay’s town beaches, Towan is the perfect spot when the unprotected west-facing beaches are big and blown out, still providing clean conditions.
The harbour at Towan provides fairly consistent lefts, and is best at mid tide on the push. A great place to head on a SW wind when everywhere else is too big.
The jewel in the crown of Cornwall’s surf scene, Fistral is a high-quality beachbreak providing excellent waves on an offshore SE wind.
It works on all stages of the tide and offers multiple peaks. There’s a reason it’s the UK’s most famous surf beach!
One of the best wedges in the UK, Tolcarne is located in the middle of Newquay and stands up as a classic A-frame left which refracts off the cliff and fires riders down the line into advancing sections.
A hugely fun ride from mid to high tide, it’s the premier place on the north coast to launch big manoeuvres and see dramatic improvements in your air game.
The first half of our ultimate coaching weekend takes place in Newquay, and it’s here you’ll stay on the Saturday night, following a long day of booging!
Luckily you won’t need to travel too far from the waves for your accommodation, staying at the bodyboarder-friendly Carnmarth Hotel, located just above the world-famous Fistral Beach. All bodyboard weekenders receive discounted accommodation (from as little as £48 per person per night) at the Carnmarth Hotel, just head over to their website and use this code: BBoardHol10
Be quick as they only have limited availability.
Here you’ll have epic views of the beach, and be able to check the surf while eating breakfast!
Looking for surf lodge accommodation? Check out Smarties Surf Lodge. Beds for as little as £20 per night and all bodyboarders receive a cold beer or banana cake when they check it!
Un-like the ocean The Wave pool is the same temperature as the air. Pack accordingly for in water and out of water action, depending on the weather forecast.
Cornwall’s air and sea climate is the warmest in the UK. Thanks to both the jet stream in the atmosphere and the Gulf Stream in the Atlantic Ocean, Cornwall is blessed with a comparatively mild climate and temperate seas, all year round.
With a long, intricate and varied coastline developing its own micro-climates from one beach to the next, you’re likely to be soaking up the rays as much as the waves, whatever the season.
We’ll be getting in so much water-time anyway that whether its rain, wind or shine we’ll be buzzing regardless!
Either bring a packed lunch or some money with you to buy drinks and snacks from the cafe at The Wave Cafe.
We ask you to prepare a packed lunch so that we can enjoy our surfari along the coast. We’d recommend fruit, nuts and other fibre filled snacks to keep you energised for your water sessions. We offer free tea and coffee from our base at Towan beach while in Newquay and all eat our lunch while watching the video review sessions. We visit our favourite local restaurant on Saturday evening and enjoy fantastic local food. Budget £10 – £15 for the meal.
Our coaching team offers daily tuition, tailored to your ability with instructors who are in-house qualified and fully insured. Experienced lifeguards, some have 30 years of surfing experience and 20 years of worldwide travel experience, including multiple-times British National Champion and Team Coach Rob Barber. The whole team has experienced in-house training at The Wave and have done the hard yards and made the mistakes so that you don’t have too.
Having previously surfed the artificial wave, Rob and his team have invaluable first-hand experience on how to ride the various sections offered up, and can offer game-changing tips so you can make the most of this unique opportunity.
You’ll never be thrown straight into the deep end. We’ve got your back whatever your ability, and that’s a promise. Likewise, intermediate and advanced-level coaching is also tailored towards the individual. We were a bit lost when we first visited The Wave, we make sure that you know exactly where to paddle, how and when to catch each wave and how to maximise each ride.
Don’t stress if you’re a beginner – during this event there is something for everyone, and we all have to start somewhere. In fact, you’ll be amazed how quickly you master paddling out to catch good-quality waves, and we’re committed to patiently helping you progress. The Wave is incredibly user friendly if you have some pointers, so don’t feel under pressure.
To aid with this, we send out a pre-event form to measure your ability before you arrive. If you’ve not attended a coaching weekend or holiday before, don’t worry – we can have a surf assessment, get to grips with your riding and help plot you a path of improvements.
Our coaching cover all levels of riding, with separate ability groups and instructors to suit your standard, whether you’re a novice or a pro.
If you join us for the full weekend as well as ocean coaching, we’ll also be providing a pre-wave pool tutoring session, where we’ll give you a detailed breakdown of what to expect when surfing the artificial wave, and to answer and questions you may have. This way you’ll be as prepared as you can be when tackling its drops, barrels and sections!
Video analysis will be available throughout all sessions to help improve your riding, and each of these will be available to take away and keep at the end of the weekend too, these are included in the price.
The Wave one-day
You will need to make your own arrangements to travel to The Wave. We will all meet in the morning for a coffee and briefing to start the day. We’ll confirm the meeting time and location on the Wednesday prior to the weekend (by email), depending on the surf forecast for the day.
If you’re coming by car, the weekend is based at Towan beach Newquay – we will give you details of where you should park (often away from the centre) on your pre weekend arrival email. If you are using our kit we ask you to arrive on Friday (if possible) so that we can be sure to supply you with the best equipment for your needs.
If you’re coming by train it’s even easier – send us your train’s arrival time at Newquay and we’ll come and collect you.
Newquay and The Wave Coaching Full Weekend £269
(Prices for single day options at the bottom)
Photo and video packages
Professionally shot photographs and video will be taken throughout the camp to help you to improve your riding. This will be supplied to you at the end of the weekend as part of the package price.
Session on The Wave
Your Sunday session on The Wave is included in the price.
Two coaching sessions in Newquay
A minimum of 4 hours in-water coaching on Saturday
Video and photo analysis sessions
Incredibly valuable feedback after each session in the ocean or the wave pool to see you improve fast!
Pre-coaching to prepare for the Wave pool
Our team have visited The Wave, tested all aspects of the pool and created a training video and imagery which you will be talked through in order to maximise your time on the wave.
Bodyboarding Q + A session
We will answer all questions about The Wave and how to safely get the most out of it. As well as any other bodyboarding queries that you may have during our Q + A session.
Social good times
We meet for dinner on Saturday evening, coffee on Sunday morning and Bodyboard-Holidays are focussed to create plenty of opportunities for bodyboarders to get to know each other, learn from each other and have a fun weekend!
Discounted accommodation in Newquay available, see ‘Accommodation’ tab for further info.
We have pro standard equipment available to hire for the weekend, just let us know at time of booking what you need and your sizes.
Pro standard Bodyboard Hire £8 per day
Swim fin hire £8 per day
Wetsuit hire £8 per day
We visit our favourite restaurant on Saturday evening in Newquay and enjoy fantastic local produce. Budget £10 – £15 for the meal. This is optional.
DAY EVENTS ONLY
Newquay Coaching Day £100.00
Included: as above but without the Sunday sessions in Bristol
The Wave Coaching Day £179.00
Includes all Sunday sessions detailed above You will be emailed with the times of your sessions at time of booking.
The Wave, Bristol
The Wave is situated on the outskirts of Bristol, with a 180m long surfing lake, The Wave delivers an unrivalled inland surf experience suitable for everyone from beginner to seasoned professional.
Cornwall also known as ‘Kernow’ in its mother tongue – is a wild, rugged county, located in the far south-western tip of England.
Apart from its world-class beaches, excellent variety of waves and high swell consistency, it boasts a unique culture, incredibly clean air, and bright light – it’s no wonder poets, authors and artists have been coming here for centuries!
Head back in land from Cornwall’s beautiful beaches, bays and coves and you’ll find wilderness moorland, granite-topped hills, ancient stone structures and ubiquitous tin-mine pump houses, unmistakable silhouettes of its famous mining history.
Today, Cornwall’s main industry is tourism, and there is a million and one things to do.
For instance, why not head down for the week before the weekend, and experience the thrill of coasteering, kayaking and stand-up paddleboarding at our sister company, the Newquay Activity Centre? As a guest you’ll be entitled to discounted rates on any of the activities, which are
Pro-standard bodyboard hire – £8 per day
Swim fin hire – £8 per day
Wetsuit hire – £8 per day
Bodyboarding is one of life’s great pleasures, and we’re convinced if you haven’t already, you’ll want to get kitted out to be able to enjoy the waves for many years to come.
That’s why we offer an excellent selection of kit hire for the weekend, which can be ordered in advance and that we’ll bring along, so all you need to think about is the surf, sea and sun!
Feel free to call us on 01637 879571 and we can chat with you about what you’d need to hire so it’s ready and waiting for you when you arrive.
Being Britain and not the tropics, we’d recommend a board with a bit of flex! Therefore aim to bring a board with either a stringered PE or a low-density PP core.
To help with this, we can supply hired boards which are perfect for use in British temperatures and wave types.
If you need to hire one for the weekend, or are interested in trying one different to your own, get in touch and we can get you sorted with the right-sized board so you can get the most out of the weekend.
Although Cornish waters are the mildest in the country, we’d still recommend bringing along a decent wetsuit.
A winter 5/3mm is perfect for the cooler times of year, or a sealed-seam 3/2mm is ideal for sunny Kernow’s summer and autumn seasons.
It’s essential to use a pair of comfortable, powerful, bodyboarding swim fins to get the most from the awesome waves on the trip.
It’s a simple insurance policy on any trip, so don’t forget a leash – it’ll save you a whole load of unnecessary swimming.
Bodyboard travel bag
A decent board bag will keep your kit safely protected throughout your journey, especially when you consider the brutality of some baggage handlers. They range from £20 to more than £100 – the more you pay, the better protection you get. The best on the market is the Creatures wheelie bag, it’s heat-reflective, padded and you can wheel it around, saving your arms and shoulders for paddling.
Board socks perform a dual purpose, protecting your board from the sun, and drying you off as it’s a handy towel. The humble board sock is a great all-rounder.
If you don’t wear wetsuit socks and want to prevent rub around your heels, it’s worth considering a set of heel shields. They make fins comfortable, stop chafe and have different thickness levels to suit the snugness of your fin.
Don’t let a lost fin ruin the rest of your trip. Bag a set of tethers and know you’ll pop up from every duckdive and wipeout with both fins still attached.
There are a range of sun creams geared specifically for bodyboarding. We can attest they actually stay on in the water, and we’ve tested them in some searing conditions.
While we can’t guarantee bright blue skies, there’s nothing worse than having to sit out on an epic session because your suncream washed off yesterday and today you’re painfully crispy.
Please bring warm clothing suitable for all weathers. Layers are the best option to make sure you are covered for all weather conditions.
Reuseable Water Bottle
Please bring a reuseable water bottle as we won’t always have time to get to the shops before our sessions.
- Three bodyboarding sessions – two in the sea on Saturday and one at Bristol in the wave pool on Sunday
- Photos and video Post-surf analysis
- **NEW** video package now included
- Group meal at 12 Beach Road restaurant above Towan Beach. *optional*
- Presentation and Q&A session to prepare you for The Wave
- Coffee meet and brief
- Video Post-surf analysis
- Guaranteed good times!
The Wave Coaching Day Event Only
- Two bodyboard coaching sessions on The Wave, Bristol
- Video Post-surf analysis
- **NEW** Video package now included
- Guaranteed good times!
Newquay Coaching Day Event Only
- Two bodyboard coaching sessions in the Newquay
- Photos and video Post-surf analysis
- **NEW** video package now included in price
- Group meal at 12 Beach Road restaurant above Towan Beach. *optional*
Frequently Asked Questions about our Newquay Coaching Weekends.
Do I need to book up directly with the wave pool?
Nope – we arrange everything, so all bookings just through us please.
How soon should I book?
ASAP! This coaching weekend is proving very popular, and with limited spaces available you should really get a wriggle on.
Do I have to queue for waves at the wave pool?
No, we take it in turns and the constantly flow of waves barely leaves you time to catch your breath between waves. It’s a great work out but you can rest if you’d like a break.
How much money should I bring?
You’ll need enough money for Saturday dinner (£10 – £15 per person), a few evening drinks, and Sunday lunch and/or snacks. Food and drinks at the wave pool are all reasonably priced.
Can I just come for the Saturday?
Yes, this is a possibility. Please contact us if you can only make the Saturday sessions.
Can I book another session at the Wave Pool for Sunday afternoon?
Please contact us about this.
Can I bring a non-participating partner?
Yes, of course, the more the merrier! We only have limited spaces on the wave machine itself.
All non-bodyboarding partners and friends are more than welcome to come and watch you shred.
Do I need a visa?
At present, there is no visa is required to enter the UK for European citizens. However, this can vary for non-European visitors, so you should seek advice about any possible visa requirements from your travel agent in advance.
I’m a silver surfer, will this be a problem?
If you’re over 60 years old – or will be turning 60 on the trip – we need to chat on the phone prior to booking. Please call us on 01637 879571, or email us to arrange a time for a call.
What currency should I take and how much will I spend?
The currency in the UK is the British Pound, which you can pick up from UK travel agencies, banks or post offices.
If you are an international traveller, please get your money changed before the trip or bring a card to take money out from the ATM. Getting this done ahead of time will help to maximise your surf time and minimise the stress of looking for a place to exchange your currency on the weekend.
In addition to food costs (detailed below), we recommend bringing around £8 in change for any beach car parks which we may use on the surfari.
What will we do about food?
For Saturday morning we suggest that you organise your own breakfast, and to prepare a packed lunch to bring along for both Saturday and Sunday. This is so that we can stay mobile on the surfari – we can’t guarantee we’ll be near a spot with a cafe.
On Saturday night we will have a group meal with the rest of the bodyboard weekend crew. Budget around £14 for that.
How will we travel around?
After meeting with the rest of the bodyboard weekend crew on Saturday morning, we’ll split each of the groups in to ability levels.
Within these groups, we then ask those who have driven to the camp to share their car with others and follow our instructors to the chosen beaches. The journey time is rarely longer than 15 minutes. You will be asked prior to the weekend if we need you to drive.
We try to use the minimum number of vehicles possible to minimise our environmental impact and reduce our footprint in coastal car parks, and we split any car parking costs between the passengers in each vehicle.
Can I make contact from abroad?
If you are based outside of the UK and would like to chat through the trip details, we can be contacted through WhatsApp, Facetime or Skype, just let us know by email and we can arrange this with you.
How do I pay?
Payments are all made via our online invoicing system called Simple Invoices. Once you have confirmed you wish to join a trip we will send you an online invoice via email. Within this email there will be a link where that will take you to our secure payment system where you will need to enter your credit or debit card details to make the payment. In some circumstances we can facilitate a payment plan, just let us know if you wish to discuss this. Full payment must be made 12 weeks prior to the holiday start date.
What happens if I want to cancel my booking?
If you can no longer join the trip please let us know as soon as possible via email, your cancellation will be effective from the date which it is received by Bodyboard-Holidays. Cancellation charges are payable as follows:
Over 12 weeks – deposit only (one third of the total trip price)
36 days to 12 weeks – 50% of total cost
21-35 days – 75% of total cost
Under 20 days – 100% of total cost
However if your cancellation is within the terms of your insurance policy, you may be able to make a claim. Further information here. https://bodyboard-holidays.com/terms-conditions/
How to book
Once you have read all the info and made your selection. Book your holiday in 3 easy steps
Fill in the enquiry form below
We’ll confirm availability and explain payment plan options.
Pay your deposit, book your flights and complete the enrolment form. You’re on the trip!
“Such an epic fun weekend on the bodyboarding coaching weekend with Rob Barber and his awesome team (Luke, Gareth, Chris, Jamie, Jack, and Hannah). Fun waves to be had even though the forecast was looking small the swell definitely picked up or the forecast was wrong so proves you should always turn up and get in! I was learning rolls and spins 70% there!”
“Have just completed the coaching weekend in Newquay with my 13 year old daughter. I am totally shocked at the level of improvement she made over a single weekend…. she has gone from playing in white water to competently getting out back and trimming on open faced waves. We both can’t wait for the next coaching weekend!“