Thanks to my surfers and friends, Natasha Davies and Mark Hagger for nominating me and to the ISA, Surfing England, and the Adaptive Surfing Community for the friendship, community and support it took to get here!
Last week, after a long time in lockdown, the Surfing England Adaptive (Para) Surf crew got together on Monday the 20th July in Porthtowan for a long-needed team catch up and surf!
Blessed with great weather and easy conditions, a lot of the core team made it for the day with some new surfers joining as well. We also had the great surprise of Bruno Hansen, Danish prone surfing world champion turning up to say hi!
It provided a great opportunity to look at equipment, technical aspects of surfing, and renewing and developing the relationships between the group as a whole.
The day was arranged by Andy Joyce, Surfing England’s Para Surf Team Manager and Melissa Reid, Britain’s first woman’s World Champion surfer (VI) at her home break of Porthtowan. We were grateful for the amazing support by the following companies and people:
-The Wave Project for organisational assistance and the use of their beach wheelchair.
-Spike Kane and The Wave for the use of the prone board for Tash.
The team are looking at having another training session in September, stay tuned for more of the action!
If you are interested in finding out more and/or supporting the Para Surf team in any way, please do not hesitate to contact Andy ( +44 7941508531 or firstname.lastname@example.org)
Discounts available for multi-course and group bookings!
I can arrange other courses and dates on request, ideal for centres, schools and large groups. Contact us for more details.
20-22 Surf Coach rescue £295, Bournemouth
22 LG Proficiency exam (with half-day refresher training.) £80 (£120) Bournemouth
23-24 level one SURF £350, Bournemouth
2-3 level one SURF £350, Bournemouth
4-6 Surf Coach rescue £295, Bournemouth
5 LG Proficiency exam (with half-day refresher training.) £80 (£120) Bournemouth
6-7 Flat water SUP £295, Bournemouth
15-16 level one SURF £350, Bournemouth
17-19 Surf Coach rescue £295, Bournemouth
18 LG Proficiency exam (with half-day refresher training.) £80 (£120) Bournemouth
19-20 Flat water SUP £295, Bournemouth
To book, go to http://surfsteps.co.uk/bookings.php go to the booking calendar. Select the dates and the tab “get qualified” .
Please contact us for further queries or info.
Hi all! Just a quick info post about the upcoming courses this autumn at Surf steps!
17-18 Oct level one SURF £295, Bournemouth
18-20 Oct Surf Coach rescue £295, Bournemouth
20 Oct LG Proficiency exam (with half-day refresher training.) £80 (£120) Bournemouth
21 Oct Open water SUP £190
4-5 Nov Level 2 Surf Coach £395, Bournemouth
For further queries or info? Please contact us
The Surfing Federation of India is running International Surfing Association Water Safety, Surf and SUP instructor courses this November.
Course host and resident ISA course presenter Cedric Reynard made the video below capturing the atmosphere and experience of a retreat they hosted at Waterwalk, Goa, earlier this year. Check it out to get the location lowdown!
Cedric and International presenter Andy Joyce from Surf Steps are delivering the courses. The Schedule is as follows:
- November 11th – 12th ISA Flat Water SUP Course
- November 13th – 14th – ISA/ILS Aquatic Rescue Course (Mandatory course to qualify as an ISA coach if you don’t hold another ILS recognised rescue/1st aid award)
- November 15th – 16th – ISA Level 1 Surf Instructor Course
- November 17th – 18th – ISA Level 2 Surf Instructor Course
Further course info can be found at https://andyjoyce.info/coaching-and-lifeguarding-courses/
For booking, prices and further info: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1b-NyR_C7ce_Ds2XRtVSqri7A1DZOM1z2uO5wxWCVQuY/viewform?edit_requested=true
23-24 June, Klitmoller, Thy region, Denmark
The DSRF (Danish Surf and rafting Federation) Hosted two ISA one day SUP modules in great summer conditions in Northern Jutland last weekend.
For more info and dates on the courses follow the links here