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Surfing in Cornwall pictures by Geoff Tydeman.

  • Fistral beach perfection
    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.

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    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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April 07, 2008

Rip Curl GromSearch gears-up for first event of series in Porthcawl, South Wales

Its that time of year again folks! The first leg of the Rip Curl Grom Search European surf series kicks-off to the start of the busy contest season running for the 5th consecutive year at Rest Bay, Porthcawl, Wales on the 19th 20th April.

Girl & boy competitors aged between 6 and 16 will arrive on mass to get a taste of competition surfing for the first time or showcase their talents to be in with a chance of winning a place at the UK finals to be held at the Rip Curl Boardmasters 2008 in August.

Rip Curl invites “Groms” of all standards to join in the super friendly surf series that aims to provide a platform for young surfers to experience competition surfing for the first time. Year after year entrants -some as young as 6 years old- have competed in the Grom Search series enabling them to have a taste what its like to surf in a real heat against other kids in the same age group.

Rip Curl also provide coaching and tips to the young competitors and run a special event format which enables each surfer to surf at least twice (conditions permitting) helping give extra confidence to those normally eliminated in the first round.

Rip Curl also expect the highest standard of Under 16 age category surfers to turn out at the events held in Wales, England and Ireland to be in with the chance to represent their country at the UK finals during Europe’s biggest surf, skate and music festival – the Rip Curl Boardmasters.

Winners of the both boys and girls under 16’s division’s will be treated to an all expenses paid trip to Newquay where they will surf against the best from England and Ireland.

Winning the UK finals will see the boy and girl take a massive step in their competition surfing with an all expenses paid trip over to France to compete in the European finals to be held during the Rip Curl Pro, Hossegor later in August.