A WEEKEND ON THE BEAUTIFUL GOWER PENINSULAR

Wales

A WEEKEND ON THE BEAUTIFUL GOWER PENINSULAR

Wales

  • Surf the stunning Gower Peninsula

  • Uncrowded waves perfect for all riding abilities

  • Photo & video package of you riding included

  • Beautiful countryside meets awesome coastline

  • Surf the stunning Gower Peninsula
  • Uncrowded waves perfect for all riding abilities
  • Photo & video package of you riding included
  • Beautiful countryside meets awesome coastline

Experience

Quick Facts

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Quick Facts

  • Consistent swell on a stunning coastline
  • 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
  • Perfect for beginners/intermediate/advanced riders
  • Pre-weekend bodyboard fitness and yoga videos
  • Q and A sessions about bodyboarding equipment, travel, safety, surf prediction and bodyboarding fitness.
  • Social meals with likeminded people
  • Goodies from event sponsor Tafia
  • Camping, campervan or nearby accommodation options

Why join the Wales bodyboard weekend?

Simply put, our Welsh bodyboarding weekend is a chance to enjoy a super-chilled couple of days catching great waves, improving your technique, and meeting a bunch of like-minded boogers in a breathtakingly beautiful part of the world, the Gower Peninsular, designated as the UK’s first Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB).

What to expect?

The Gower features truly stunning beaches, dramatic cliffs, wild moors, woodlands, and gorgeous views everywhere you go. While most bypass South Wales for the allure of the South West of England, the Gower has a huge and surprising amount to offer wave riders, with a great variety of beaches and reef breaks, it’s easier to find a quiet peak to surf ourselves silly!

Who is this trip for?

If you’ve never been bodyboarding before, fancy learning a new sport in a safe environment and meeting likeminded folk, this weekend provides the ideal introduction. At the same time, if you’re a keen rider wanting to master the sport’s most difficult moves, our coaching will help you improve no end. Every rider is taught as an individual, so you aren’t pushed along too quickly or held back by others.

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WALES 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 support with your instructor team via email or telephone
  • 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

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. Pelase request prior to 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.
  • 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 – 3-4 hour 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 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, enjoying a group meal with the crew on the weekend, if you’ve got the energy you could grab a drink at the Kings Head pub and watch the world go by. Or if you’re camping you may want to chill back at the site with the other riders that are on the weekend. Llangennith is a beautiful place to chill out and as the sun dips behind the sand dunes there can be some sublime sunsets!

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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 Wales 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 the Gower. Please see our “Accommodation” section for recommendations. Book early to avoid disappointment and get the best prices.

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 recommend staying in Hillend Campsite though. 

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 Newquay coaching weekends. Some customers  leave their dog in their van whilst they surf.

 

There are no showers available at the location, unless of course you are camping at Hillend Camp site who have good facilities. 

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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