Surfing

One of the coolest sports on the planet.

Surfing’s combination of exhilarating rides, paddling effort and the patience needed to catch the next wave or swell make it one of the most addictive sports that we’ve ever known. TYF have been teaching surfing in St.Davids for three decades and love the smiles and achievement of thousands of people catching their first rides on the waves of Whitesands or Newgale.

With recent advances in wetsuit and surfboard technology that keep you warmer and learning easier, there’s never been a better time to learn to surf.

TYF’s guides have surfed round the world, ride waves in Pembrokeshire year-round and are ready to get you standing up and on your way.
 

Our Surfing experiences

CLASSIC

Classic Surf

3.5 hours

This is a fantastic way to gain insight into the surf world, from the roots of surfing to surfboard and wetsuit design, surf prediction and surf safety. In this Classic Surf session we’ll teach you how to paddle, how to negotiate the surf when making your way out back, how to ‘prone ride’ in control of your board and finally the art of standing up and catching your first wave.

Child: £42 (Jul-Aug) £38 (Sept-Jun)
Adult: £62 (Jul-Aug) £58 (Sept-Jun)

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Surf Taster

2 hours

Take a step into the world of surfing with this introductory session. You’ll meet your surf coach at Whitesands beach and cover basic beach safety, how to paddle, catch waves, and learn the best ways to get to your feet and surf to the shore, having fun on the way. TYF’s taster is ideal if you’re interested in having a go at surfing and is a perfect foundation for our longer courses.

Child: £25
Adult: £35

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NEXT LEVEL

Surf Culture

8 hours

Spend a day living the life of a surfer and start to connect with surfing and the ocean on a progression that will take you beyond complete beginner. This is an enjoyable immersion in the thrill and adventure of the waves and swell, with sessions on tides, surf prediction and how to progress in this wonderful sport.

Child: £80 (Jul-Aug), £75 (Sept-Jun)
Adult: £105 (Jul-Aug) £99 (Sept-Jun)

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Surf Weekend

Weekend

TYF Surf Weekends give you the opportunity to really explore the possibilities of surfing. We search for the best waves and teach you the most important aspects of the surf world from the roots of surfing to surfboard and wetsuit design, surf prediction and surf safety. We’ll teach you how to paddle, how to negotiate the surf when making your way out back, how to ‘prone ride’ in control of your board and finally the art of standing up and catching your first wave.

With emphasis on skills and techniques, these weekend courses also enable you to live like a surfer with films and drinks in the evening hours, and plenty of chances to enjoy the spectacular surroundings of our Blue Flag beaches.

Child: £160 (Jul-Aug) £150 (Sept-Jun)
Adult: £200 (Jul-Aug) £190 (Sept-Jun)

Dates for 2014:
• June 7th – 8th
• July 6th – 7th
• Sept 20th – 21st
• Oct 19th – 20th

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SURF FOR LIFE

Surfing Theory

2 hour dry workshop

Learn the basics of beach safety, tides, weather, wave formation, surf prediction, board and wetsuit choice in this informative 2 hour dry workshop.

Child: £15
Adult: £20

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Surfing Rescue

2 hour wet workshop

In this high energy wet workshop, you’ll learn fundamental surf rescue theory and then practice the essential rescue skills every surfer should have in their tool box.

Child: £25
Adult: £35

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Video Coaching Session

3.5 hours

Video analysis is a great way to focus on developing skills and techniques. Our video coaching sessions are tailored to suit your needs, and can be planned around whatever it is you’d like to work on. If you wish, our fully qualified guides can suggest ideas for moves and techniques to tackle that will be most fun and beneficial to your long term development.

The coaching begin with an introduction and briefing with your TYF guide followed by a dedicated physical session. We finish with reviewing the video footage and writing a comprehensive appraisal of the session with pointers for your future endeavours.

Child: £42 (Jul-Aug) £38 (Sept-Jun)
Adult: £62 (Jul-Aug) £58 (Sept-Jun)

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MASTERY

ISA Level 1 Surf Instructor Course

2 days

An intensive qualification course designed for keen age 18+ surfers to develop into surf coaches who are competent in the required skills and capable of imparting their knowledge and passion on to novices.

Adult: £190

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Beach Lifeguard

6 days

Successfully passing this course will give you the opportunity to become a fully qualified beach lifeguard anywhere in the UK. A committed course for anyone aged 16+ where your physical ability to cope in the surf environment will be fully tested. In-depth theory in aquatic first aid and rescues sessions will be practiced and assessed as part of the course.

Child 16+: £350
Adult: £350

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TYF Associate Guide Scheme

Train to become one of the very best adventure guides in the UK.

TYF have an incredible pedigree of fully qualified and experienced guides, covering all aspects of adventurous outdoor activities. Our Associate Guide Scheme gives you the opportunity to shadow the very best guides in the industry, joining us on multiple sessions and learning direct skills and techniques which will aide you in your pursuit of becoming a fully qualified guide.

If you are interested in the TYF Associate Guide Scheme, please email our Head of Adventure Jon Haylock on jon.h@tyf.com for more details.