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Surfing in Cornwall pictures by Geoff Tydeman.

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    The following shots show Cornish surfing in all its glory. N.B. All pictures in this Gallery are the sole property of Geoff Tydeman.

Dave Jones Surf photographer

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    Thanks to Dave Jones for these superb surfing images and look forward to seeing more from his surf travels. If you are looking for decent surf shots of yourself and you are based in the Swansea/ Gower region then Dave is your man.

Surfing with GSD in South West Portugal

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    From September onwards it is time to pack your bags and visit the South West coast of Portugal. We run Live Surf Travel breaks and long weekends for intermediate and upwards surfers.

Junior surfing at Caswell on monday 7th of August

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    The junior academy and Greg's group from Blaenau Gwent had great weather and surf.

Gallery of surf school lessons

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    GSD is open all year on Gower, in addition to offering next step lessons on the Algarve in South West Portugal and small groups and 1-2-1 lessons on Fistral Beach in Newquay, Cornwall.

GSD staff training.

  • Brettcarvin
    When the Fall comes we head out to the Algarve for some late sun and warm waves. The beaches are empty and the local surfers super cool. Portugal Te Amo.

Caswell beach junior surfing pictures.

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    On Friday the 4th of August a small ground swell pushed on to Gower, part of the welsh surfing coastline. There to greet these perfect waves were the wave hungry junior surfing academy armed with their INT wave riding vehicles. Parents/guardians and spectators stood on the becah and cheered the surfers on. Yeeehhhaaaaa !

Fluidshotz, Surf and lifestyle photography.

  • France ?! Looks more like Hawaii !!
    All pictures are the personal property of and Chris Vaughan. Chris is as passionate about his photography as his surfing and aspires to be one of Wales' most exciting photographers.Chris is a surf coach for GSD surf school and a crewman on the Mumbles Lifeboat. Be sure to check out his site at

Summer Surfing

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    3rd of August at Caswell beach, Gower. A group of young people from all over the Uk hit the Welsh surf. The surf was perfect, with offshore winds and sun shining the group rode these perfect small waves with style. GSD welcomes them all to the surfing family.

Surfing at the Eisteddfod.

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    If you are coming to the show we are opposite the Scarlets and Ospreys stands. Enter the face that fits contest and get a new GSD sticker.

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December 22, 2007

AFF To Present Bra Boys on Surf Night

AFF To Present Bra Boys on Surf Night

Jackson, Wyoming - December 21, 2007 - The Alpinist Film Festival announced today that it will present Bra Boys on January 18, 2008, at the Walk Festival Hall in Teton Village, Wyoming. The film--the shocking story of the Australian street gang redeemed by surf--will
conclude Surf Night, the second night of the 2008 AFF. Australia's Bra Boys--variously referred to as a surf tribe or a gang--formed in the early 1990s as a response to increasing levels of violence in their community.

Brothers Koby and Sunny Abberton, two of the group's founding members, used their allegiance to their fellow surfers to shield them from the ravages of drug addiction and domestic conflict. Along the way, they began to surf professionally, and Koby became one of the most fearless big-wave riders in the world. Then, disaster struck. In 2003, their brother Jai shot and killed another gang member. The descent into the legal morass that followed engulfed the family even more when Koby was jailed for refusing to cooperate with police. Bra Boys--narrated by Russell Crowe--captures the tragedy and ultimate triumph of this group of surfers for whom the ocean became a place of salvation. AFF producers are stressing that parental discretion is strongly advised for the audience members of Surf Night.

Violence and profanity are both prevalent in Bra Boys, which is not rated. We set out to unflinching portrayal of the truth of our lives, Sunny said. There's been a lot of misconceptions about us and the group. And we just really want to show the truth. We didn't set out for the audience to either like us or hate us.... We just wanted to try and show the most truthful, realistic portrayal of our lives and the rollercoaster ride that it's been. Bra Boys is a riveting story, said Alpinist Film Festival producer Leslie Bahn. Combined with explosive surf footage, it's one of the best surf films I've seen.

We can almost guarantee that Bra Boys will be one of the most talked about films to emerge from the 2008 said Festival director Christian Beckwith. The North American distributor of the film is preparing for nationwide release in March 2008. Bra Boys was the winner of Best Documentary and Best Wipe Out at the Surfer Poll Awards in Los Angeles, CA, earlier this year. The 2008 Alpinist Film Festival will feature its signature Snow, Surf and Stone nights January 17-19 at Walk Festival Hall in Teton Village, Wyoming. A fourth evening, The People's Choice Ceremonies, will present the People's Choice award-winning films from the previous three evenings at the Center for the Arts in downtown Jackson. As an official entry into the AFF, Bra Boys will be in contention for the People's Choice Awards, the winners of which will be shown January 20 at the People's Choice Ceremonies in Jackson Hole.

Winners of the individual evenings receive a gift certificate from Patagonia worth $750. The Grand Prize winner receives an additional gift certificate worth $1,500. Tickets for The 2008 Alpinist Film Festival are $18 for the Snow,Surf and Stone nights and $20 for the People's Choice Ceremonies.Tickets and additional information can be found online at To date, every event in The Alpinist Film Festival's three-year history has sold out.

About The Alpinist Film Festival The Alpinist Film Festival celebrates the adventure lifestyle across disciplines and generations with three nights of film in skiing, surfing and climbing. The Festival's mission is to advance the art of cinematographic storytelling as it underscores the unity among the adventure lifestyle communities. A portion of every year's proceeds are donated to charities that help preserve the places of our inspiration. Because one of these places is our planet, beginning in 2008, the Festival will purchase carbon offsets to counteract its carbon footprint.

About Alpinist Magazine Hailed by Italian climbing legend Reinhold Messner as a climbing magazine in the world today, Alpinist Magazine is an archival-quality, quarterly publication dedicated to world alpinism and adventure climbing. The pages of Alpinist capture the art of ascent in its most powerful manifestations, presenting an articulation of climbing and its lifestyle that matches the intensity of the pursuit itself. Alpinist has been awarded three Maggie Awards, for Best Quarterly/Consumer Division, Best Overall Design, and Best Electronic Newsletter, and was featured in a seven-page article in Outside Magazine in March 2005. The magazine's editorial and publishing offices are based in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, and


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Oahu, Hawaii.

  • Perfect_righthand_point_peeling_at_lani_
    I love Hawaii, it's that simple. Every wave tests you and your ability. I truly believe that if one is to be a surfer he/she must travel to the home of surfing to sample it's delights at least once.

Chris Bertish big wave surfer

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    Chris Bertish is not only a good friend of mine but one of the few people that I trust in the most challenging of surfing conditions. Chris, simply in my view is one of the best big wave surfers in the world.

Atlantic Island big wave surfing paradise

  • inside point
    This is an outdoor adventure paradise. The surf is of the highest standard with the North Atlantic throwing the largest rideable waves at the perfect points.

Pays Basque

  • Surf_more
    A great place to eat good food, surf excellent waves if your lucky. Go out of the silly season and you will score perfect waves.

Richard Mullins

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    Here are just a few of Richards surf shots, how good would it be to have your logo on his boards! Well now here is your chance, he needs a sponsor for the forthcoming years to help him compete on the BPSA and travel the world surfing radical waves.

mountain boarding comes to Gower, Wild West Wales.

  • down the hill
    Next spring 2007 GSD will be operating a mountain board school here on Gower and hopefully Cornwall to work closely with the exsisting surf schools based in the same locations. As with the surfing our dirt boarding passion is going to be directed at offering quality courses for all, teaching this fun new extreme sport.

Cool camping vans for surfers.

  • Regius_1_008
    These cool campers are now available from the guys at the M.D has surfed for 30 plus years and travelled extensively in various types of surfer vehicles and came up with these beauties.

Surf lifestyle picture contest.

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    At the Eisteddfod Swansea 2006 our Welsh speaking surfing coaches held a Picture contest. Fun was had by all including some as young as three years old. Local Welsh artist Rhys Mason was on hand to pick the top pictures and they have been selected for our surf blog. Four of the artists will be recieve a phone call over the next week to claim their free surf day at Caswell with us. Thank you to all the young people that entered and had fun at the Eisteddfod

Surfing lessons for everyone.

  • Dscf1111
    GSD surfing staff are available for events and exhibitions around the UK. If you would like us to visit your show please contact us. We offer a surfing lesson, surf contests and offer great prizes. We have worked on stands including the Welsh Tourist Board and Welsh Assembly.
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