What is Surfing?
Surfing and learning how to surf involves riding a crest of a wave – literally. You try and surf the white horse, that is the white top of the wave as it begins to fall over itself. Obviously you don’t just use your feet for this, you use a surfboard. Surfboards are long, buoyant, relatively light, but strong enough to support an individual standing on them. Like the sport itself, they were invented in Polynesia, where they were usually made of wood from local trees. Modern surfboards are made from polyutharane or polystyrene foam covered with layers of fibreglass. You have to try surfing in Wales!
What Will I Be Doing During the Surfing Session?
You will be given surfing lessons by our qualified instructors in the art of surfing. The surf school will introduce you to the techniques needed to sit, kneel and stand on the board. By the end of the session the aim is to get you standing on the board and riding those waves. Obviously you’ll have to bleach your hair and start calling everyone ‘dude’. You’ll be learning how to surf at a top surf school in Wales.
“I was the stag and fully enjoyed every part. You really made this a great weekend.” Chris Nicholson
Who Can Do Surfing?
Learning how to surf in Wales is suitable for all ages and abilities. It is an excellent activity for both adults and children. For younger children we start them with body boarding and then progress up to full boards. A good group activity to see who an stand first. Excellent for posing value.
If the surfs up and the surf conditions are right anyone can enjoy a surf holiday in Wales.
Where Can I Learn to Surf in Wales?
Call of the Wild’s surfing sessions are based at one of the premier surf spots in the UK – the Gower Peninsula, near Swansea in Wales. The Gower, which was the first place in the UK to be designated an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, has some fantastic world famous beaches and waves which we use for surfing. These include Caswell Bay and Llangennith. If you want to learn to surf then forget Newquay and come to us.
Duration/Length of the Surfing session?
This is one of the best beaches with surf in Wales for surfing.This is variable depending on the size, nature of the group, nature of the event and the prevailing surf conditions on the day. As a guide, the surfing session would normally last around 3 – 4 hours.
“To be honest we don’t think you can improve. We had a great time from start from finish.” Vivienne Evans
When can I do Surfing?
We operate our surfing sessions in Wales all year.
What is it going to cost me?
Phone for details or contact us. This will vary on depending on the nature of the booking and age of participants.
Visit our packages and prices page for more ideas on costs and itineries
What will I have to Wear for Surfing?
Your coolest shades obviously, baggy brightly patterned shorts and Hawaiian shirt. You will need your swimming gear and a towel. We will supply the wet suit and board.
Good Combinations of Activities
Surfing is suitable for combination with other activities for weekends or longer duration visits. It can be combined with any of the range of activities available whether it be caving, canyoning, gorge walking, climbing, paintball and clays.
“I was very impressed with all aspects of the weekend. I have been on a lot of activity excursions and this was definitely the best.” Lynne Ponti.
Can I Use a Camera?
Yes you can as there will be an opportunity to take photos but only from the beach.
Take Away a Video or Photos
We can arrange for a professional photographer to take photos of you whilst surfing. The photos can be put onto disc for you to take away . Please contact us for more details.In certain circumstances we can arrange for your group to filmed but this is only by prior arrangement.
Wouldn’t it be great to have those visual images to show at the reception for stag parties or to keep as a memory of those special occasions such as 40th birthdays.