Tag Archives: Surfing

Premiere Post Lockdown Para Surf!

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.

Snugg and Swell for the use of their boards and wetsuits.

Caroline Kearsley Photography (ckearsleyphotography@gmail.com) for the amazing shots of the group featured here. For more of her work, click here

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 andy@surfsteps.co.uk)

NEW: 2020 Course dates and prices

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.

March         

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

July

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

October

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.

Upcoming Watersports Courses at Surf Steps

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

To book, go to http://surfsteps.co.uk/bookings.php go to the booking calendar. Select the date the course starts and then click on the course tab!

Goa: The location lowdown!

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

Any other queries? Contact surf@surfingfederationofindia.org +91 99808 45767 or ced@waterwalk.ch +41 796369473

Persian dispatches #1: South from the Mountains to the desert seas.

I went to Iran last year in April, so had a strong knowledge and experience base to readily accept another offer from the Iranian Surfing Association to run some courses this year. But this time for longer, for more courses and see new places!

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Andy’s Arctic Adventure

Latitude N 63° 57.7013′ Longitude E 10°.11.3 3993′ Lofoten, Norway 9-14 August.

Back in March, Norwegian friends and SUP organisors Kjell and Eilen got in touch: “We’re looking at running some courses in the Lofoten’s, would you like to run them? The location we’re looking at is Unstad beach, a top surf destination in the Lofoten Islands, is that ok? ”

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Sunny Studies at Surf Steps

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SE/ISA Level one surf coach course (3-4 May) & SLSGB surf coach rescue course (5-6 May), Bournemouth, England

The courses were held at Surf Steps Surf and SUP academy of excellence in 4 days of record early May tempretures in Bournemouth, Dorset, England.

11 students, based in Europe, spent the 4 days developing their coaching and learning essential rescue and first aid skills, with International trainer Andy Joyce.

The courses enable the students, once qualified, to coach Surfing sessions for beginner to intermediate students. The awards have worldwide recognition.

Andy will be running more courses at Surf Steps in Bournemouth, for further details go to https://andyjoyce.info/coaching-and-lifeguarding-courses/lifeguard-and-other-rescue-awards/course-dates-2018/

 

 

Sun, Surf and Snow!

I had an awesome time being part of an ISA level one Surf instructor course, Dunbar Scotland.

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L-R(ish) ISA presenter Josh Christoperson, Scott, Jess, Colin, Guye, Lynn, Tamsin, Megan and Russell.

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