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A WEEK WITH A WORLD CHAMP

Iain Campbell Cornwall Retreat

A WEEK WITH A WORLD CHAMP

Iain Campbell Cornwall Retreat

  • Personalised 1:1 instruction from 2017 World Champion Iain Campbell

  • Learn from the best & take your riding to the next level

  • 7 days of bodyboarding the best waves in Cornwall

  • 7 nights of seaview accommodation included

  • Personalised 1:1 instruction from 2017 World Champion Iain Campbell  
  • Learn from the best & take your riding to the next level
  • 7 days of bodyboarding the best waves in Cornwall
  • 7 nights of seaview accommodation included

Experience

Quick Facts

Quick Facts

  • Unique opportunity to learn from 2017 APB World Champion Iain Campbell
  • Local knowledge = the best waves in Cornwall + fast progression
  • Daily video analysis and surf theory sessions
  • Includes video & photography package for you to take home
  • Open to intermediate and advanced bodyboarders only
  • An amazing opportunity for skilled bodyboarders to skyrocket their performance 
  • 7 nights of seaview accommodation included
  • Excellent onsite facilities and top-quality kit hire
  • Visit some of Cornwall’s most beautiful beaches
  • Build lasting friendships with like minded bodyboarders
  • Optional additional activities such as SUPing, coasteering and wild swimming
  • Social group meals in the evenings when you get to pick the champs brains
  • 15% off at Newquay’s Rip Curl store
  • Fully insured with contingency and emergency plans for any eventuality
  • Discounts at cafes and restaurants in Newquay

Why learn from Iain Campbell?

This is your chance to learn from the best. Iain Campbell is a pro bodyboarder from Durban, South Africa who lives and breathes bodyboarding. He has competed in Hawaii, South America, Australia, Europe and South Africa, achieved 1 world title, 6 world tour event wins and 21 podiums. 

Crowned the 2017 APB World Tour champion, Iain Campbell is one of the most decorated bodyboarders in the world, a fantastic coach, and an all round awesome guy. He is an unbelievable prone and drop knee rider so can help you equally in each discipline. He has the biggest YouTube channel of any pro-bodyboarder, and has created a hugely valuable resource for bodyboarders all over the world. There is no one better to learn from, and spend time in the water with. This is the opportunity of a lifetime.

“Iain’s coaching helped me refine my riding, I have been bodyboarding for over 30 years and he gave me some tips in the first 30 minutes of our session that made me change my approach, I can’t credit him enough” – Bjorn Storey, multiple time British Champion – after our Iain Campbell coaching weekend. 

Why join the Iain Campbell Bodyboard Retreat Cornwall?

It’s the bodyboarding equivalent of a football camp coached by David Beckham. You’ll get to bodyboard alongside Iain and witness him shred in a way that’s leagues above anyone you’ve ever seen. You’ll receive top-level coaching and benefit from Iain’s years on the world tour. You’ll get to hang out with Iain, pick his brains, and learn about his victories and life on the tour. Hear the stories from his victory at Pipeline in Hawaii, from South Africa, and the World Tour, and get to know one of the world’s best bodyboarders in the flesh. It’s fair to say that this is the ultimate UK bodyboarding retreat.

Iain Campbell Bodyboard Retreat Cornwall guarantees you a mobile week of hunting perfect waves on both Cornish coasts. You’ll not only get to surf the best waves of the day but over the course of the week you’ll get a real feel for this beautiful and culturally rich county, not to mention the long-lasting friendships you’ll make along the way!

What to expect?

Expect to be inspired, stoked to the max, and to have your love of the sport skyrocket. You’ll be bodyboarding alongside Iain during the day, receiving world-class coaching and catching the best waves Cornwall has to offer. The afternoons are for focused video analysis and theory sessions led by Iain; watching your footage is a hugely valuable learning tool that will improve your self awareness and fasttrack your progression. 

Newquay, the surf capital of the UK is our hub, but Iain will also be taking you around the county and off the beaten track to places that only a few know about. We’ll find those gorgeous hidden gems littered along both of Cornwall’s intricate coastlines, making sure you bodyboard the best waves at the most beautiful spots, staying as crowd-free as possible. If you can’t make the full week, sign up for as many days as you like.

Who is this trip for?

Iain Campbell Bodyboard Retreat has been designed for intermediate and advanced bodyboarders only. Sorry but this is not a trip for newbies.

If you’re an experienced rider who wants to finesse specific techniques, you’ll gain a lot from a week of Iain’s focused instruction and video analysis. Whether you’re wanting to work on your prone or drop knee techniques, Iain will have you covered, he’s one of the best in the world in both areas.

If you’re visiting from overseas then the Iain Campbell Bodyboard Retreat will show you the best that UK bodyboarding has to offer. Cornwall is the jewel in the crown of the UK surf scene, and our week-long retreat will get you outback in the best waves in Cornwall.

Every waking minute of the week-long retreat will revolve around you, and your fellow guests. Iain will ensure that everyone has a progression pathway mapped out, and is getting personalised coaching and focused video analysis to help them reach their goals. Sprinkle in lots of fun, friendship and pro-shredder support along the way, and you have a recipe for one of the best weeks of your life.

202407sepAll Day14Iain Campbell Cornwall Retreat£1799

PRE-TRIP

  • Bespoke Bodyboard-Holiday preparation fitness video.
  • Bespoke Bodyboard-Holiday preparation Yoga video geared toward bodyboarding flexibility and cramp reduction.
  • Pre-event support via email or telephone
  • If you have footage of your riding, we can offer a pre-trip analysis.

ACCOMMODATION

Newquay (7 nights)

We have two luxury apartments that we use for our Iain Campbell Bodyboard Retreat. They are both conveniently located within Newquay and have sea views.  You can walk to the beach from either, making free surf bodyboard sessions a breeze, or if you prefer to relax a little after your coaching there are numerous bars, restaurants and cafes handily located nearby.

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. You can try a bat tail (for example) through our equipment store. But if you don’t have your own kit and need to hire kit, you can hire kit (see what to budget for tab for prices).
  • A variety of fins to try throughout the week to establish if you can benefit from a different shape, style, or brand

GUIDING

  • Every day throughout the week Iain will draw upon his vast experience to find the best waves for your ability. Expect to see a side of Cornwall that many will never see!
  • Each day we’ll have one long 3 to 4-hour session or this may be split into two shorter sessions. We work around the tides and daily conditions to guarantee the best waves for our guests.

COACHING

  • This is your chance to learn from the best
  • Crowned the 2017 APB World Tour champion, Iain Campbell is one of the most decorated bodyboarders in the world
  • He is an unbelievable prone and drop knee rider so can help you equally in each area
  • He has the biggest YouTube channel of any pro-bodyboarder, and has created a hugely valuable resource for bodyboarders all over the world There is no one better to learn from, and spend time in the water with
  • Iain will deliver world class, personalised coaching
  • Iain and he team will find the waves that suit your objectives
  • One of the best pro-bodyboarder instructors in the world

PHOTO AND VIDEO ANALYSIS

  • Land and in water photo and video package to take home with you (all uploaded to an online gallery for you)
  • Daily analysis sessions of the footage to see you improve fast
  • We pride ourselves on working hard to ensure that you receive an awesome selection of shots and video – you’ll be very pleasantly surprised!

BODYBOARDING WORKSHOPS

Throughout the week Iain will deliver several bodyboarding related workshops that are optional to attend.These will take place during the video analysis sessions. 

  • Surf forecasting & travel
  • Bodyboarding fitness
  • Duck diving and paddling efficiency
  • The secret to wedge riding
  • 360 and roll workshop
  • Ask Iain Anything session (a workshop tailored to your burning questions)

FREE TIME

We spend a lot of time bodyboarding, but when it is finished for the day, people’s time is then their own to explore Newquay, its cafes, restaurants, surf shops and 7 beaches. Iain can direct you to the areas of local interest.

  • Discount card for Rip Curl concept store and local bars and restaurants
  • Discounts on activities at Newquay Activity Centre

EVENING ACTIVITIES

The evenings are for kicking back with Iain, enjoying a group meal with the crew on the retreat, grabbing a drink at the Fistral Beach Bar and watching the sun go down. Newquay is a great place for a walk through town in the evening and there are lots of great spots to eat, drink and people watch. Iain will attend three group evening meals, an amazing time to find out more about his incredible career at the top of the sport.

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