Thursday, March 13, 2008
Tuesday, February 12, 2008
Thursday, February 7, 2008
Although the date is yet to be confirmed we are looking to run a Women's only Learn to surf course here on Gower the third weekend of April taken by Simon and Brett.
The surf weekend will include all equipment required including boards,wetsuits, and one or two nights b and b which also has free use of the hotels swimming pool and sauna. Spa sessions can be arranged at an extra cost. Prices start from £120 Click here for booking info; women's surf weekend swansea
Saturday, February 2, 2008
Ok, it was only in the Travel section but checkout the picture on the front page a female surfer enjoying the Hawaiian surf.
Number 11 out of the top 50 was watching the Pipeline masters (except Dec 2007 which was awful surf!) and number 47 watching winter waves crashing into Waimea Bay. '..you would be missing something if you didn't visit the north shore, where the winter surf is nothing short of awesome..' (p.73, telegraph travel, 2/feb/2008)
The Swansea Metropolitan University surf/marine degree, starting September 2008 will be taking third year students on a work/case study trip to the North shore. As the North Shore and Hawaii is the surfing mecca and described by most in the surf industry as 'the testing ground..'
For more pictures on Pipeline and North shore winter surf click here; swansea surf school flkr
Tuesday, January 15, 2008
|Surfing is a fantastic way to keep fit, healthy and stay happy. Here is surfer girl Amos kentos catching her first wave on the North Shore of Hawaii. She has had one lesson in the past with Laura of Surf GSD. |
You can hire boards here for around $18 a day, you do however need to leave a credit card number as security. Please only rent if you have had a surfing lesson with an approved surf school before and surf with someone else. For the first hour I swam alongside helping Amos , then she felt confident enough to have a go herself.
The ocean only has to be lucky once so please take care. Simon @ GSD
Women's surfing is booming worldwide, our own women's surf camp weekends run by Laura Morris of Swansea surf school are gaining in popularity. However, when you sit on the beach at Pipeline one of the heaviest waves in the world and watch set waves being caught and ridden well by female surfers you know that times have changed for the better. The Brazillian female body boarders charge the largest days at pipe and have done for well over a decade. I have seen so many hot female surfers it is amazing, Layne Beechley, Lisa Anderson et all are the main reason for this boost along with Blue Crush and of course superb marketing from the industry leaders Roxy, Quiksilver. Long may the girls go surfing it has a superb calming influence on the line up. We will be running women's surf weekends this coming year for more info contact us by clicking here: women's surfing weekend