You’re consistently standing up and catching broken waves, starting to turn and maybe even paddling outback on small days. But you’re still not as confident as you’d like to be and maybe you haven’t surfed in a while – so how do you progress to the next level? Improve your surfing both in and out of the water on this intensive two-day surf programme, where you will learn how to confidently paddle out back and catch green waves by developing your paddle and pop up technique and increasing your ocean awareness.
This two-day surf programme is designed to progress your surfing to the next level using confidence-boosting methods to maximise your time in the water. This means confidently paddling outback quicker, catching more waves and choosing the best waves from a set! Here’s what you can expect to learn:
Practical / In the water
Plus video analysis of your surfing with move-by-move breakdowns and personalised feedback.
Over the course of the two days, you’ll be focusing on really getting the most out of your time in the water. Not only will you be successfully catching more green waves (and riding them for longer), you’ll have the confidence to know which waves to go for and how to paddle into them from the best position. You’ll walk away with more power in your paddle, a kick-ass pre-surf mindset, an improved ability to read the ocean and navigate a busy lineup – as well as a whole new gang of surfing pals!
Find out which course is best suited for you here!
Ready to join our two-day Progressor Surfer Programme? Here’s what a typical day looks like when you come to surf with us in Llangennith. We want to make sure you’re getting the best waves for your ability, so times might change depending on the surf forecast and the tides.
You need to organise your own accommodation for our Wales surf coaching weekend.
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This isn’t just any old camping, it’s rugged and practical with ultimate luxury, including:
-A king-size/Super-king bed
-A hot shower for the post-surf wash down
-A fully kitted kitchen to whip up delicious feasts
-Cinema to relax and catch your favourite surf film
-Unique interiors designed to help you relax in complete comfort
-Roof racks to carry boards/SUPs/kayaks
-Chunky all-terrain tyres
Great for solo or group adventures.
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BOARD BAG (OPTIONAL)
A decent board bag will protect your kit and store bulky things like your wetsuit, boots and a towel..
BOARD SOCK (OPTIONAL)
A cheaper option than a board bag, it’ll protect your board from the sun and double up as a board towel. They don’t offer as much protection as a bag.
Keep your toes toasty between November and April with some well fitting neoprene boots. We can supply if you don’t have your own.
Keep your digits warm when the water gets chilly from mid January to the end of March. We can supply if you don’t have your own.
Only required in the depths of winter, especially if you regularly duck dive or fancy some extra warmth. We can supply if you don’t have your own.
This is essential in the summer and even on colder days – the sun’s rays still penetrate through the clouds and reflect off the water’s surface.
Make sure you wear waterproof sunscreen. Zinc based sticks are a good option and won’t run into your eyes.
Bring warm clothing suitable for all weathers – it’s not uncommon to get four seasons in one day in the south west of England. Layers are the best option and a woolly hat is ideal for warming up after a cold surf.
The Gower became the UK’s first Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) in 1956 and it’s easy to see why. Expect gold sand beaches, dramatic cliffs, wild moors, sheltered woodland and gorgeous views all around.
While many people bypass South Wales for the allure of the South West, the Gower has a surprising amount of waves. There are beaches and reef breaks that face different directions, so you can usually find a sheltered spot even when it’s stormy.
The Gower is often overlooked, but it’s a great little nugget – and it’s the heartland of the Welsh surf scene. So if you’re looking for quieter waves with plenty of space to surf yourself silly, this is the spot for you.
Stretching for 19 miles, the Gower Peninsula has a huge variety of surf breaks along its coastline, ranging from A-frame peaks to peeling cruisers.
Located on the west coast at Rhossili Bay, Llangennith is constantly voted one of the most beautiful beaches in Britain.
Fun waves roll in all along this three-mile stretch of gold sand beach, making it popular with all types of surfers from complete beginners to pros.
The waves at the south end of the beach are a little smaller than at the north end. It’s also sheltered from any southerly winds.
At the north end of Llangennith, the waves at Three Peaks usually have more power and size. They offer long peeling walls – perfect for practising takeoffs, bottom turns and cutbacks.
Llangennith offers something for everybody, and the best thing is there’s always room in the water!
The Gower is a short distance from Devon’s north coast, so it benefits from similar good annual sea temperatures, warm summers, mild winters and excellent swell exposure.
Whatever the season, Llangennith is hugely reliable. It’s a perfect beach to learn to surf, progress your surfing and build your skills and confidence.
As for the weather…it’s Wales! We recommend packing both sunscreen and a warm, lightweight, waterproof jacket to cover all bases.
Always dreamed of riding waves but never taken the plunge? Or maybe you’ve had a couple of lessons but still struggling to get to your feet? Whether you’re completely new to surfing or you’re still winging it in the whitewash, this immersive two-day surf programme will equip you with the tools, techniques and confidence to kickstart your surfing journey.
The Progressor Surfer Programme will teach you how to confidently paddle out back and catch green waves (and how to select the best ones). How to deal with steep take-offs and the skills required to make a drop. Where to sit in the lineup and why. Which wave to pick from a set and how to handle crowded days. How to read forecasts, learn about winds, tides, swell direction and how it will affect your session. Dealing with changing ocean conditions and successfully managing rips. How to gain speed and read sections of a wave to lengthen your rides. Plus, you’ll fine-tune your paddle techniques and perfect your pop-up.
On the two-day Intermediate Surfer Programme, you’ll be taking a deep dive into the technical side of surfing. Think bottom and top turns, trimming and pumping, carves and cutbacks, angled and steeper take-offs, generating speed from your bottom turn and catching bigger waves… There’s a lot to cover on this one, so come prepared to seriously level up your surfing!
This course is for you if you can consistently catch broken waves and are now looking to progress to the next level – paddling outback and catching unbroken waves. It’s all about improving your confidence in and out of the water through ocean awareness, wave selection and paddle and pop up techniques. You need to be comfortable with going beyond the whitewater and out of your depth to the lineup.
You should budget £12-£15 for the Saturday evening meal.
Due to this weekend being in high demand, we have very limited availability. However, we can hold your space for 24 hours without payment.
Yes definitely! We pride ourselves on being super welcoming and friendly. Most of our guests arrive solo and leave with friends for life.
If you book in a group of 5, the fifth person will be free.
Yes! This is a scenario that we are very familiar with. Why not make a family break of the weekend? You can join the surf weekend with us while the rest of your family enjoy The Gower. Please contact us if you need a hand organising accommodation. Book early to avoid disappointment and get the best prices.
You will be sent your pre-arrival information on the Wednesday before the weekend. We will send you the Saturday morning meeting time and location in your pre-weekend information pack.
Please refer to our ‘Food’ tab for all updates regarding breakfast, lunch and evening meals.
Yes, partners are welcome to join the evening meal, just let us know at the welcome meeting and we will add them to our booking.
We choose our fave coastal restaurant because of the range of great menu options that it has available. All dietary requirements are catered for.
We finish around lunchtime on Sunday afternoon. 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 timed so that you finish in time to get away.
Equipment hire is included in the package. We do not offer a discount for bringing your own equipment.
Yes, we have a full range of hire equipment that we can present to you and recommend the most suitable board for you to progress on.
Yes absolutely. We can deliver extra surfing lessons at any time just give us a call on +44 (0) 1637 226017 to arrange the best time for your lesson.
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 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 view our T&Cs for more information.
With decades of experience and knowledge within our team, we pick the best dates that the surf conditions are most consistent and will be most suitable for the group. 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 in having you in the right place for the best waves for your ability each weekend.
Before booking please take a look at our surfing levels. You will not be able to switch levels as this course is suited to your ability. If you have any questions or are worried about which ability you will be, drop us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org Or call us on 01637 226017
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 weekend (they don’t have to participate). If you are 65 or over we’d love to chat to you about the weekend before you book. Please email us to arrange a time and we’ll contact you. Or you can call us on +44 (0) 1637 226017.
We do our best to include as many female instructors and team members as possible and are always recruiting the best female coaches in the industry. However we do occasionally call upon our male experts such as 3 x British Champion Alan Stokes to explain how he over come his fears and built his surfing confidence. All our Women + Waves staff are not only suitably qualified by the relevant governing body but all undergo extensive in-house training.
No, we have a great mix of all ages. Surfing shows no age boundaries. We welcome whippersnappers to silver surfers and everything in between.
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.
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 women bring their dogs on our Wales coaching weekend. Some leave their dog in their van whilst they surf.
Alternatively, we can recommend a dog sitter to look after your four-legged friend. Contact us for details and costs.
If you’re based outside the UK and want to chat through the weekend details, you can contact us through WhatsApp, Facetime or Skype.
Just let us know by email and we can arrange this with you.
If 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 charges are payable as follows:
Cancellation may fall under the terms and conditions of your holiday insurance policy and you may be able to claim.
Find out more under our terms and conditions.
The Gower is super accessible from the Midlands, the north and east of the UK. It’s popular with landlocked surfers from cities including Birmingham, Manchester and Leicester as it’s closer than Devon and Cornwall.
The M4 motorway takes you to Swansea, the gateway to the Gower.
Trains run regularly to Swansea from many UK cities. From the railway station you can get an Uber to Llangennith for around £25-£40. Alternatively, you can get a bus.
Cardiff International Airport is only 1.5 hours away. In the UK, you can fly to Cardiff from Newcastle, Dublin, Cork, Belfast, Edinburgh and Glasgow.
Direct flights are available from many European cities
A highlight of the weekend is Saturday evening. After a day in the sea we have earned some tasty, locally sourced food and Cornwall is the home to some delicious dishes. We work with our favourite local beach side restaurants to create a chilled evening that takes in scrummy food and drink. It’s entirely optional but it’s a great opportunity to let your hair down, make new friends and relax after a great day’s surfing. All dietary requirements are catered for.
Depending on the tides and schedule we often meet for breakfast coffee and enjoy a varied menu of options before the day begins. Again this is optional but our coastal café meet up offers stunning views. There is no better way to check the waves than with a coffee in hand chatting with your fellow surf girls.
For lunch, please bring a pack up with you for both days so that we can make the most of the waves and keep lunch times flexible around the tides.
Please bring a reusable water bottle and mug.
We have developed an event status to reflect travel advice with reference to Covid-19.
EVENT STATUS: GREEN
This trip is planned to go ahead, all systems go for you to book with us. At the time of booking we will advise you when to book your travel (and when relevant – accommodation) for the trip or weekend. Book your place by paying a deposit or the full amount.
Further information about Green status in our Covid Terms and Conditions