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Surfing

One of the coolest sports on the planet.

Invented in ancient Polynesia and Hawaii, surfing has undergone many changes in the last few hundred years and with recent advances in wetsuit and surf board technology, there’s never been a better time to learn to surf.

Wales is a great place to begin your surf journey, it’s open to the Atlantic rollers which means we get good waves year round. Pembrokeshire’s blue flag beaches are some of the cleanest and most wildlife rich coastal waters in Europe. We have over 26 years of surf coaching experience and some of the friendliest, most knowledgeable, professional coaches in the UK.

It’s the perfect activity for adults, families and kids aged 8+.

Our surfing experiences…

+Two hour surf taster

Take a glimpse into the world of surfing. You’ll meet your surf coach at Whitesands beach and cover basic beach safety, how to paddle, catch waves, and the best ways to get to your feet and surf to the shore, having as much fun as possible. The ideal taster if you’re interested in having a go at surfing, and the perfect preparation for our longer courses.

 

+Half day surfing- 3.5 hours

We have been teaching surfing since 1986 and have taught over 100,000 people to surf safely. We’ve learned a lot since 86 and have tailored our half day learn to surf courses to reflect our 25 years experience.

Our half day surf lessons include an insight into 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.

We like to make sure our beaches are protected, clean and free from marine litter so we’ll include some important information from our good friends Surfers Against Sewage.

Our aim is to make sure you leave St Davids with the surf skills and knowledge to surf safely anywhere in the UK. We’ll even throw in a half day surfboard and wetsuit hire so you can continue to practice what you’ve learnt.

Each session will cover:

• Handling & paddling a surf board safely & correctly
• The ability to identify and pick suitable waves
• Ride a wave; prone and standing up
• Make simple turns; prone and standing up
• Predict waves & surf using weather charts & forecasts
• Understanding of common beach/ water hazards and how to treat them
• Knowledge of equipment and how to choose what is best for you
• Knowledge of good surfing locations close to you, or around the world

Give the adventure office a call on 01437 721611 to start your journey into the world of surfing.

 




+Full Day surfing - 8 hours

Once you have the basics covered by the half-day sessions, the full day is a big step towards really improving your surf skills and knowledge. We’ll plan the day around the best surf and tides. We’ll use our 26 years of surfing experience to teach you the most important aspects 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.

The full day means you’ll have alot more time to practice and work on your technique under the guidance of one of our professional surf coaches.

Each session will cover:

• Handling & paddling a surf board safely & correctly
• The ability to identify and pick suitable waves
• Ride a wave; prone and standing up
• Make simple turns; prone and standing up
• Predict waves & surf using weather charts & forecasts
• Understanding of common beach/ water hazards and how to treat them
• Knowledge of equipment and how to choose what is best for you
• Knowledge of good surfing locations close to you, or around the world

Give the adventure office a call on 01437 721611 to start your journey into the world of surfing.

Minimum age is 14.

You might like to pre-order a packed-lunch for an additional £6.
 




+Surf Adventure - Weekend

When you arrive, we’ll run through the weekends itinerary and discuss the best surf options. The whole weekend is organised around the best surf and tides so flexibility is a must. We’ll relax for the rest of the evening, pop a surf film on the projector and enjoy a comfortable nights sleep.

Our first full day will begin with a surf lesson at one of the stunning local beaches, we’ll 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.

After lunch we’ll update you on the fantastic work Surfers Against Sewage do in protecting our oceans and beaches from sewage, marine litter and toxic chemicals. We’ll get back in the water before the sun goes down for the second surf of the day and then head back for a BBQ, fire and beers, we’ll chat about the day and share stories into the wee small hours.

Sunday morning is the perfect opportunity to freshen up, take everything you learnt from Saturday and work on that perfect pop up and fine tune that paddling stroke. Your guide will be there to work on your technique and help you find the wave of the day!

We’ll have a tasty organic lunch at TYF HQ, discuss everything we have learnt and help you decide what you can do next to improve your surfing skills. You’ll leave with aching arms, a much clearer understanding of the surf world, salty faces and some amazing pictures to show all your mates when you get back to work on Monday morning.

Each weekend will cover:

• Handling & paddling a surf board safely & correctly
• The ability to identify and pick suitable waves
• Ride a wave; prone and standing up (to some extent!)
• Make simple turns; prone and standing up
• Predict waves & surf using weather charts & forecasts
• Understanding of common beach/ water hazards and how to treat them
• Knowledge of equipment and how to choose what is best for you
• Knowledge of good surfing locations close to you, or around the world

and lots of surfing!

Dates for 2014;

  • April 5th – 6th
  • May 3rd – 4th
  • June 7th – 8th
  • July 6th – 7th
  • Sept 20th – 21st
  • Oct 19th – 20th

If you can’t see a date that suits you, get in touch, we’ll do our best to create a course on a date that suits you. We need a minimum of four people to run a weekend course. If you are less than four then please contact us as we may have had others enquire and can hook you up to create a group.

The cost for the 2 day experience is £150pp.

You might like to pre-order a packed-lunch for an additional £6.

 

To enquire about other dates or to book your weekend call us on 01437 721611 or email play@tyf.com

+Improver Surf - Weekend

Our two day course is designed to take surfers to their next level of performance.

Having an experienced set of eyes watch your performance and give expert feedback and coaching, doesn’t happen much when you’re in the surf just for fun.

These Improver Weekends are highly customised and the main aim of our qualified guides will be to find out your goals and aspirations and help you achieve them as quickly as possible.

If you’ve reached a plateau or would like to accelerate your development, this is the ideal weekend for you.

The cost for the 2 day experience is £150pp.

You might like to pre-order a packed-lunch for an additional £6.

To book your improver weekend give us a call on 01437 721611

+Longboard Coaching - Weekend

Longboard Coaching Weekend

Hosted by TYF Adventure guide and 2 x European Longboard champion Elliot Dudley, this 2-day course promises to be something special for those wanting to improve their longboarding skills at one of Pembrokeshire’s stunning blue flag beaches.

The course is ideal for surfers looking to improve the longboard technique, learn how to cross-step, the art of riding the nose and how to maximise speed and complete those cutbacks.

As keen surfers you’ll know we cant always guarantee surf so the weekend will be as flexible as possible, making the most of the waves and tides.

We would suggest;

Arrive on Friday, unpack and settle into your TYF bell tent (or your chosen accommodation) on the edge of the stunning Pembrokeshire coastal national park.

Saturday
7.00am – 10.00am – Dawn patrol.
10am-11am – Big breakfast
11am-12.30pm – Review of the mornings surf session, in depth look and dry land practice of specific longboard techniques.
12.30 – 13.30pm – Lunch at the beach if the surfs up and the weathers good.
13.30pm – 15.00pm – Catch the incoming tide and surf with video coaching.
15.00pm – 16.00pm – Grab a cuppa, review video footage, set goals for Sundays surf.
Evening BBQ and beers

Sunday
8am – 11am – Reminder of goals over breakfast and coffee, head to the beach for a morning surf with more video coaching.
11am-12.30pm – Look at specific longboard designs and
12.30pm-13.30pm – lunch
13.30pm-14.30pm – Develop a winter training schedule specific to surfing.
14.30pm – 16.00 – free surf with Elliot.
16.00pm – Head home tired and stoked.

The number of people has kept small on the coaching weekend to enable Elliot to really build on your surfing.

Pre-requisites

    Able to stand up and go left and right with control of your longboard
    confident getting up on the board
    own equipment

What’s included

    2 nights bell tent accommodation
    Theory coaching
    Video coaching
    In water coaching

Price

    £230 with TYF Bell tent accommodation
    £190 without accommodation

To book your Longboard weekend give us a call on 01437 721611



Half day sessions are 3.5 hours, full day sessions are 8 hours and all session start with a brief introduction to TYF and a chance to meet your guide and the other Surfers in your group. Safety briefing and kit issue will be followed by an initial surfing session to gauge your ability. Lunch will be grabbed on the run.

Whether you’re new to surfing or would like to improve, our enthusiastic and friendly surf instructors can show you how to stand up and ride your first wave, cutback or kick out. We like to make sure our beaches are protected, clean and free from marine litter so we’ll include some important information in all of our lessons from our good friends Surfers Against Sewage.

But beware, surfing is addictive, once surf fever strikes, you’ll be hooked for life.

Once you’ve ridden your first good wave, you’ll want a better one and begin a quest that will last you a lifetime.

Become a surfer today.

You need to bring:

  • Packed lunch
  • Towel*
  • Wet suit boots (optional)
  • Swimming costume
  • Warm clothes for changing into

Packed lunches, disposable waterproof cameras and other equipment are available from TYF; please order them through our booking office.

*Please note, in traditional surfer fashion we often get changed at the beach with minimal facilities for male /female separation. If you are shy, please bring an extra large towel!

We will provide:

  • A surf board and leash
  • Full “steamer” wetsuit
  • Hot drinks
  • Safety equipment

…and a really friendly & experienced surf coach!


Call 01437 721611 and talk to the team to discuss options to suit you or your group.