Winter surfing scene above at Caswell Bay, near Swansea. The great thing about this destination is that due to the amount of surf breaks and the levels they cater for it means places like Caswell Bay are brilliant for those wanting to just learn or practice in a safe environment.
Gower has waves for all abilities, the soft safe rolling learn to surf type at Caswell Bay and Rhossili Bay or the above type that offer great rides for the more experienced surfers.
Book online, simply print out the email reciept and then pop it into your Christmas card. Simple! Click here: Gower Surf taster or SUP Gower taster vouchers
Ideal for an introduction to surfing, a two hour session to get the voucher holder up and riding. We provide all the equipment needed. The voucher once purchased is valid for one year. Once you have paid online simply print out the email receipt that you will receive from us and pop into a card.
Book online via www.shopgsd.com
Since we opened over 15 years ago we have had the motto 'surfing for everyone' and it has paid off with a wide spectrum of participants visiting us from all over the UK.
The above project is a great example of private/public and Voluntary sector working together to benefit the local community.
If you are interested in any of our courses simply contact us via email firstname.lastname@example.org or via this page contact gower surf school
Surfing for everyone!
There are many get wet activities available here in the Swansea Bay region, many are open all year and provide all the appropriate activity equipment. For example we have winter suits, boots & gloves to make sure you are toastie on the inside!
We have worked with young offenders, young carers, partially sighted...the list goes on. Our surf coaches are highly qualified and experienced with working with all visitors.
If you want to book a specific bespoke session please contact us > surfing Inclusion
Do I need to book my son/daughter in?
You will need to book in advance as the junior surf academy is very popular with visitors and Swansea Bay residents.
What age groups does it suit?
All surfers must be able to swim 50 meters. If under the age of 8 then a parent/guardian must stay at the beach. We do get 5 - 7 year olds attending for half a day plus weather dependant. Most surfers are between 8 - 14 years old.
What about food?
There are cafes at the beach for hot and cold snacks, so parents/guardians can provide a pack lunch and perhaps a few pounds for snacks that will keep the young surfers going all day.
When does the JSA run?
We run the academy all school even at Christmas time. The sessions run SEVEN DAYS A WEEK and this summer we are offering working parents the chance to drop off at 08.50 a.m and pick up time of 15.30
How much does it cost?
You can pay for Junior surfing Half day or all day junior surfing option of £30. We also have a five day rate of £130 which can be used as week course or one day a week for five weeks or any combination that suits your needs.(NB you can pay online via the following link: Junior surf academy)
What do they need to bring with them?
The consent form which is emailed with booking or can be found here and printed off, warm clothing even if the sun is shining, a big bag to ensure their clothes are kept dry whilst surfing. Pack lunch and some snack money for hot drinks etc Any medication such as Asthma pumps which can be kept in the dry bag on the beach. Also SUNBLOCK.
What happens at the JSA?
We run it like a school day but more fun of course! There are three breaks throughout the day, morning, lunch and afternoon. In addition to the learning to surf we aim to build confidence in the ocean with water related games and training, we incorporate dry land games and activities and you will find that after a day on the beach the surfer sleeps well!
What if it is raining?
Even better for us as this means the beach will be empty and we get to have it all to ourselves, we will all be in wetsuits, so rain or shine it does not make any difference.
If the red flag is flying then we will not be going in the water and alternative activities will be arranged, this hs only happened twice at Caswell in the last 10 years.
After the summer do you keep on surfing?
Yes we keep surfing until the end of October, and this year we will be moving our surfing squads and sessions indoors at the LC Swansea. Which we are really excited about as this will help keep everyone fit and ready to go for April/May when we hit Caswell again.
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Are the staff qualified and Is the surf school reputable?
GSD is the only licensed surf school in Swansea bay region (licensed by City & County of Swansea) We have been running surfing lessons here in the UK for 15 years with a high repeat customer visit rate; used by most Local Authorities here in South Wales; a member of 'Visit Wales in Style'; chosen by the LC in Swansea to help with the opening ceremony and to provide surfing lessons year round indoor at the flowrider; plus used by Kent County Council, Birmingham City Council, Millfield, Marlborough College, Clifton College and many more.
GSD was recently voted number one activity/must do in Wales!