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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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June 02, 2008

Respect, to compare Tim's turns in sporting terms it's equivalent would be a Lennox Lewis punch

I have created a new category on this blog dedicated to top local hard core Welsh surfers that never feature in the glamour mags.  Even worse, it has been pointed out, the lack of support in some of the British main stream surf mags for Welsh surfing, Welsh surfers and Welsh Waves. Baring in mind that there are several waves lurking here in Wales that the Welsh wizard Ca rwyn described as among the best in Europe... Y Bocs, Outer Heads, The Ledge.   

I hear the recent issue of Wavelength does not do justice to quality of surfing and waves seen at the Welsh Nationals held on the first weekend of May at Fresh Water West.  I am sure Dave will have plenty of shots for us to drool over in the next issue of Tonnau. p.s before Steve gets on the blower to me, I must say that Carve have run several articles on Welsh Surfing, thanks Steve.

This week's underground surfer is Tim Page.  I love surfing out Crab when he is in the water throwing buckets of spray everywhere.  Here are some shots with supporting text that Gower surf photographer Dave Jones has given me permission to use.

'Hi Simon, here is two shots of Pagey from the Welsh Nationals. One wave from his heat on the Sunday in the middle bay just b4 high water and one a couple of hours later. The contest shot comes from what I think was the highest scoring wave, not sure what he got but the crowd really did go wild. I thought the phoenix had been resurrected what a blinder from this solid little power house a man of few words who lets his surfing do the talking.

The free surf shot of Tim a notably quality left hander for which he smacked the lip with a vengence unfortunately the top turn is out of focus otherwise it would have been my sequence shot of the year.' Dave Jones Surf Photographer, Driftwood Images.


Tim is a powerful surfer always surfing in the critical sections of waves showing extreme power, skill and control... keep your eyes open for this pocket rocket next time you are surfing on Gower.