NORTH DEVON’S BODYBOARDING HOTSPOT

Croyde

NORTH DEVON’S BODYBOARDING HOTSPOT

Croyde

  • Bodyboard immersion weekend in stunning Devon

  • Variety of beaches and surf spots perfect for all riding abilities

  • Coaching led by British Champions Damian Prisk and Rob Barber

  • Photo & video package of you riding included

  • Bodyboard immersion weekend in stunning Devon
  • Variety of beaches and surf spots perfect for all riding abilities
  • Coaching led by British Champions Damian Prisk and Rob Barber
  • Photo & video package of you riding included

Experience

Quick Facts

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Quick Facts

  • Consistent swell, surf 2ft – 6ft
  • Beach, reef and pointbreaks
  • Photo & video package for you to take home
  • Unique split screen video analysis
  • Optional bonus Friday evening session
  • Professional hire equipment available
  • Open to all abilities
  • Bodyboard fitness and yoga videos
  • Only an hour off the M5 
  • Social meals with likeminded people
  • Bespoke one-on-one coaching tailored to your skill set
  • Secluded caravan accommodation next to the beach

Why join the Croyde bodyboard weekend?

Fancy some perfect French-style sandbars and a laid-back Californian vibe but don’t want to spend hours on a plane? Come join us on our Croyde bodyboard camp, scooping into some of the best barrels in the UK, at the best times of the year for swell and low crowds.

What to expect?

Join British bodyboard champions, Rob Barber and Damian Prisk on a 48-hour bodyboarding immersion mission at the UK’s finest beach breaks. We want to maximise your time in the water, which is why we offer three in-water sessions as well as an optional bonus session on the Friday. In addition to all the riding, there’s expert coaching, video analysis, ask me anything sessions and with lots of awesome beachside accommodation options. You can enjoy simple pleasures like pizza and beers on the beach at sunset.

Who is this trip for?

If you are looking for a short break in the stunning southwest, where you can make the most of your water time, enjoy social hangouts and meals with likeminded people, all the while making improvements to your bodyboarding, then this is the camp for you! From hollow low-tide sandbanks to peeling point breaks, the stretch from Saunton to Lynmouth offers something for all abilities. We offer bespoke foundation, improver and advanced instruction.

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NEWQUAY BODYBOARD WEEKEND

£239 per person

Can’t make it for a whole week, why not join us for a day!

Saturday only, £139 per person

Sunday only, £119 per person

PRE-WEEKEND

  • Pre-weekend ability categorisation. We introduce you to our Tree of Knowledge to build your pathway through our four levels of bodyboard improvement
  • Bespoke Bodyboard-Holiday preparation fitness video.
  • Bespoke Bodyboard-Holiday preparation Yoga video geared toward bodyboarding flexibility and cramp reduction.
  • Optional bonus pre-weekend, Friday afternoon session
  • Pre-weekend support with your instructor team via email or telephone

POST-WEEKEND

  • Post weekend you will receive all your photos and videos from your sessions
  • Post weekend fitness routine to maintain and improve specific bodyboarding movements
  • Post weekend yoga stretches to maintain and improve specific bodyboarding flexibility, reduce aches and focus on key areas moving forward
  • Post weekend support with your instructor team via email or telephone

EQUIPMENT STORE

  • Free use of a varied selection of hand-picked bodyboards that include a broad size range, materials, tail shapes, contours, and channel systems. These will be introduced to some sessions to help expand your knowledge of equipment. Please request any specific kit to try out, before the weekend. 
  • A variety of fins to try throughout the trip to establish if you can benefit from a different shape, style, or brand.

COACHING

  • Expert coaching from Rob Barber’s team of qualified, insured and in-house trained instructors.
  • Photo & video analysis sessions with our bodyboard photography trained team of expert lensmen
  • Structured progression plan to see your riding move through the four levels of bodyboard riding.
  • Encouragement and feedback on every ride, paddle out and wipe-out!
  • Good times with like-minded bodyboarders.

 

SATURDAY

  • Saturday – a 3-4 hour in-water bodyboard coaching session covering all aspects of riding you wish to focus on
  • Meet and greet followed by an introduction to your ability group with aims for the weekend discussed and agreed in relation to your Knowledge Tree journey
  • Conditions explained and surfari to the best beach on the coast (sustainable car share with the instructor team)
  • Pre-session bodyboard-specific warm up
  • Professional photo and video package of your bodyboarding from land and in-water using GoPro’s (Includes a copy to take home with you at the end of the weekend)
  • Post-bodyboard session video and photo analysis using land and water footage
  • Post-bodyboarding session meal which will include bodyboard theory chats and socialising. (Meal cost not included)

 

SUNDAY

  • Sunday – 1 x two-hour bodyboard coaching session to develop all the new skills you learned on Saturday.
  • Post bodyboard session video and photo analysis using land and water footage
  • Discussion on your learning path and where to go from here with your riding
  • Free surfing demo from Rob Barber, Damian Prisk and the lead instructor team (when conditions allow)

PHOTO AND VIDEO ANALYSIS

  • Land and in water photo and video package to take home with you
  • Daily analysis sessions of the footage to see you improve fast
  • New split screen analysis to break down your riding step by step

EVENING ACTIVITIES

The evenings are for kicking back, watching a stunning sunset at the beach, enjoying a social meal and discussing the best waves of the day (cost of meal not included in price). 

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FAQs

If you are not paying in full at the time of booking, we do offer a deposit system if needed.

You can either:

  • pay in full at the time of booking
  • split the payment into two

 

Full payment must be made 12 weeks prior to the trip start date.

We can’t guarantee your place until we receive payment (in full or a deposit).

You’ll then be sent a trip confirmation email and a link to an enrolment form to complete.

Yes definitely! We pride ourselves on being super welcoming and friendly. Most of our guests arrive solo and leave with a host of new bodyboarding buddies.

Due to this trip being in high demand and having limited spaces, we can only hold your space for up to 24 hours without payment.

Single day options are available, just select a day that when you book

Group booking discounts are available, please contact us for more information.

ASAP! These weekends fill up quickly and, with limited spaces available, sell out fast. We operate on a first come first serve basis. If you want to secure your place on the weekend, it is advised that you pay as soon as you can.

If you are based outside of the UK and would like to book or chat through the weekend details, we can be contacted through our online chat.

We have a great mix of all ages from young whipper-snappers to silver surfers.

The gender ratio at the moment is around 60% men to 40% women. However, this is constantly changing and Bodyboard Holidays is inclusive to all.

You’ll be asked to fill in an enrolment form as part of the booking process. You’ll signify which level of bodyboarder you are. You may be in a different group suited to your ability, however, there will be plenty of time to see each other back at the villa and during our social evening meals.

We choose the time of year and location for our events based on local knowledge and historical swell data. In the event of flat waves or stormy conditions, we will offer alternative activities to help you get the most out of the ocean conditions. This may include stand up paddleboarding, coasteering, kayaking or other coastal activities.

We may also adjust the format of the weekend. For example, choosing to run all of the sessions on Sunday if that’s when the waves are at their best.

Please visit our T&Cs for more information.

With decades of experience and knowledge within our team, we pick the best dates when the surf conditions are most consistent and will be most suitable for the group. We’ll send you a brief predicted forecast in the pre-weekend pack on the Wednesday before the weekend.

We chose Croyde due to the huge variety of beaches. The beautiful long sandy beaches offer peaks for all abilities, the skill is to know which is best on the tide and wind conditions that are on offer. That’s where our local guides are worth their weight in gold. We pride ourselves on having you in the right place for the best waves for your ability each weekend.

We do not offer a discount for bringing your own equipment.

Yes! This is a scenario that we are very familiar with. You can join the bodyboard weekend with us while the rest of your family enjoy Croyde. Please see our “Accommodation” section for recommendations. Book early to avoid disappointment and get the best prices.

You will be sent your pre-arrival information email on the Wednesday before the weekend. We will also send you the Saturday morning meeting time and location in the same email.

Yes, absolutely. We offer a bonus bodyboard session on Friday. Just message through our online chat to let us know that you are interested in attending this. We can deliver extra bodyboarding lessons at any time just let us know when you would like one.

Yes! There are wild camping spots in the area if you are lucky enough to find that perfect spot.

We choose our favourite coastal restaurant because of the range of great menu options that it has available. All dietary requirements are catered for.

We finish after lunch on Sunday afternoon. We often have lunch together and you can expect to leave by 3pm. If you need to leave earlier then please let us know at the time of booking and we can make sure that your group sessions are organised so that you finish in time to get away.

Yes, we can store your bag and other belongings at the event.

We have a full range of hire equipment that we can present to you. We can also recommend the most suitable board for you to progress on but this would need to be pre-booked before the weekend. If you have reservations about your kit please let us know in advance and we can help you out.

If you are under 18, we will need to chat to you on the phone and you will need to be accompanied on the trip by a parent or guardian throughout the holiday. If you are 60 or over we’d love to chat with you about the trip before you book. Please contact us via our online chat.

Please refer to the “What to budget for?” section.

After meeting on Saturday morning, we’ll split each group according to ability levels. After getting changed, we’ll take a short walk to the beach. If we decide to go mobile to a different beach, you may be asked to drive your own vehicle. This would be organised with you prior to the weekend, we car-share to reduce our environmental impact. If you don’t want to drive – no worries!

There is a pay and display car park a short walk from our meeting point. We will supply further details and costs in the pre-weekend information pack.

Yes! Several people bring their dogs on our  coaching weekends. Some customers  leave their dog in their van whilst they surf.

Alternatively, we have a selection of dog-friendly care options to make sure you don’t miss out on all the fun! Get in touch via our online chat to find out more today.

We do not have access to a public shower at this event. 

Please refer to the “Food” section.

Yes, partners are welcome to join the meal, just let us know at the welcome meeting and we will add them to our booking.

If your circumstances change and you can’t join the weekend, please let us know as soon as possible via email. Your cancellation notice will start from the date we receive it.

Cancellation terms

We hold part or full costs, depending on when you cancel:

  • If you cancel 12 weeks or more before the weekend we retain one-third of the total trip price
  • If you cancel between 36 days to 12 weeks before the weekend it’s 50% of the total cost
  • If you cancel between 21-35 days, we retain 75% of the total cost
  • Under 20 days – we keep 100% of the total cost.

 

Cancellation may fall under the terms and conditions of your holiday insurance policy and you may be able to claim.

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