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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.

Surfing with GSD in South West Portugal

  • Algarve_surfing
    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

  • P8070017
    The junior academy and Greg's group from Blaenau Gwent had great weather and surf.

Gallery of surf school lessons

  • Bend your knees.
    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.

  • Another_star_of_the_future
    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

  • 68
    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.

  • Dscf1108
    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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June 02, 2008

Aberavon beach gets blue flag award and green light for our Swansea Bay junior surf club to start up in June

Forty two Welsh beaches and five marinas have been included in the list of locations in 36 countries across the world that are to be recognised on Thursday for having met the strict bathing water and land based criteria required to achieve the much sought after Blue Flag status.

Three beaches are making their first appearance in the list and amongst them is the three mile long Aberavon beach best known in the 60s and 70s as the Mecca for beach loving South Wales miners and their families. But to mark the new millennium Neath Port Talbot Council undertook a massive beach front regeneration programme and their investment has resulted in it being included in the roll call of the world’s top leisure destination.

Also making the list for the first time is Church Bay on Anglesey which can lay claim to being the location of the last thatched cottage on the island and Newport beach in Pembrokeshire which is overlooked by the medieval Norman castle.

Beaches are judged against a total of 29 criteria which include reaching the highest water quality, good litter management, provision of information, strict dog controls and sustainable environmental management. Marinas will have met 16 land-based criteria that include reception facilities for hazardous waste, adequate lifesaving equipment and a commitment to safeguard their local environment.

The award is managed in Wales, on behalf of the Denmark based Foundation for Environmental Education, by Keep Wales Tidy and their Chief Executive Tegryn Jones commented, “Much has been achieved by Local Authorities and Welsh Water in improving the quality of our bathing water and upgrading land based infrastructure but we have some way to go before every beach and marina in Wales can claim to be clean and safe.

He added “We are very reliant on the tourism industry and if we are to meet the high standards demanded by our beach visitors every person in Wales has a role to play. Councils and utility companies have invested countless millions of pounds in improvements. We now appeal to the public to make their contribution by ensuring that they leave nothing but footprints on our 750 mile coastline”


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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

  • Dungeons_pmarqua4
    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

  • B1
    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.

  • B
    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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