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School trips Uk, school activity surf holidays, school and university surfing lessons

We offer school, university, guides and scouts and other such large groups interested in surfing great discounts. (We can invoice for work and provide all the surf equipment as part of the course fees, all our instructors are CRB advanced certified.)

GSD is ….committed to…safety, breaking down barriers and the ‘D’ in GSD stands for ‘Development’ for all those that attend our courses

(as recommended by Clifton & Marlborough colleges, City & County of Swansea, Kent & Birmingham County Council and many more….)

Examples of programmes available for Schools*:

  • School residential course for Year 5 through to Year 11 (includes surfing and Ocean water skills training with SurfGSD on Gower peninsular or Fistral beach, Newquay

  • Leadership
    & Group Dynamics – working together effectively, providing
    skills for life

  • Key
    Stage 3 & 4 Outdoor Activities

  • GCSE
    Courses linked to National Curriculum, such as Physical
    Coastal environment based work plans


courses can be undertaken through the medium of Welsh)



of Further education/ College Courses suitable for our residential

* ‘A’ Level course work
Outdoor Recreation
* Leisure & Tourism
* Public

Further Education
* HND Water Sports &
Adventure Management
* BA Leisure Management modules
* Key
skills such as problem solving, confidence building and working in a



to six day courses cover all aspects of outdoor leisure and activity
management, personal development & key skills, tourist site
visits & talks by professional providers.  We can target specific
modules within your course syllabus. Evidence can be collected
throughout the course in several ways via photo, video, written, self
assessment, discussion groups & staff observation.

Typical Itinerary for a School Residential course

Day one –
command tasks, surf survival/incident training then surfing
two – surf day- lessons and supervised practice
Day three –
horse riding/gorge walk
Day four – surf day- lessons and
supervised practice
Day five – further command tasks, team
challenges & games, supervised free surf

activities can also be arranged to entertain the participants. This
is an example of one itinerary but we can tailor a programme to suit
your requirements. You may wish to visit on a weekend or for a
shorter duration.


for Course Work


can design activities and worksheets to ensure students record
learning outcomes and produce a portfolio of evidence gathered during
the week.  Lecturer course notes can be provided to help fully
prepare college staff before the residential.


SurfGSD also have a wealth of experience in catering
for youth groups whether it be the Scouts, Guides, Duke of Edinburgh
Award Schemes or Charitable Organisations.

Why SurfGSD?
Personal growth through adventure
* Your safety and enjoyment is
our priority – BSA Level 4, Approved by Restormel Borough
Council and City and County of Swansea
* Accessible – No excessive
journeys being just 20 minutes off the M4
* Natural locations –
Gower the first designated area of outstanding natural beauty in the
* All inclusive packages available

Return visitors


provides residential and day courses each year for Clifton College,
Bristol; Marlborough College, Wiltshire; Local Authorities including
City and County of Swansea, Newport, Blaenea Gwent; Kent County
Council, Birmingham City Council and Duke of Edinburgh Award Schemes.

During the months

of April – October 31st, we operate surfing lessons and surfboard equipment hire seven days a week

November – March (with the exception of school holidays) we operate weekends only, however we can cater for bespoke customer requests during the week

Lessons are available for groups on Gower, Newquay, Cornwall and surf holidays Algarve. We can provide references from regular user groups such as Kent county council, Clifton College, City and County of Swansea just ask us and we will provide details


We offer a wide range of courses trying to cater for all, here is a snapshot of some on offer; stag and hen weekends/days,  junior surf academy, school holiday activity breaks, outreach work, youth and community work, Local Authority contract courses, summer holiday academy, private small groups, group courses, 1-2-1, women only, Welsh medium, activity weekends, intermediate surf courses, corporate team building, surfboard hire,…….

Simply type the course you are looking for into the ‘contact us’ box and send to me I will send you more info catering for your requirements

We pride ourselves on a ‘surfing 4 all ‘ policy and all are welcome to attend, we have wetsuits that fit 6 year olds up to front row forwards and even the odd second row player

Surfing is great way to get fit, get healthy, meet friends and improve your confidence

Surfing is also used as a great way of bonding, team building or working with individual young people

Our surf courses generally start at about 10 a.m until noon then there is a lunch time followed by a session 13.00 – 15.00 ish   The ‘ish’ is always added as most of our customers travel from far away and not always turn up on time, the day is flexible and we will do our utmost to ensure you get plenty of time in the surf

We also offer surfing lessons first thing in the morning or after work which are popular

You can book your session by going to our secure surf shop and paying online, if you can not find what you want simply email me via the contact us form, describing what you would like to do and we will try and cater for your needs

All our course fees include the use of our surfing equipment and coaching provided by a BSA certified coach with CRB certificate