Wednesday, 17 October 2012

White to Green with Gwen Spurlock

Thanks to Oakley Europe  we were able to welcome UK pro and Welsh champ Gwen Spurlock along to our latest White to Green Course in Cornwall in July. Gwen spent the week hanging out with us and sharing her invaluable surf experience.  In return we gave Gwen her first ever close encounter with a weaver fish .. sorry Gwen!  

To celebrate we thought we would blog some photos of  Gwen's time with us - an epic week of sun, waves, new friends and good times, we've also thrown in some feedback from our Summer 2012 White to Green graduates. 

If you are tempted to sign up for 2013, scroll down to find next years dates  - Gwen loved it so much she is coming back for more, this time as part of the coaching team, and we have two weeks to choose from, one in Wales and one in Cornwall .. yew! 

Gwen showing us how its done at Towan beach in Newquay

I had an awesome week, great girls, great instructors and I learnt HEAPS. Can't wait to keep getting back in the water to put everything I've learnt in to practice and now I feel like I can actually progress. This week has taught me how important it is that you don't let 'the fear' ruin your surf, and you've just got to have fun with it and paddle like your life depends on it! The words 'set on!' will stick with me! Loved it“
                                                                                                     Lucy, Devon

Rach, Sarah and Nat our Surf Sistas Coaches ready for the course to begin

Gwen lapping up some sunshine
Gwen and Jo (fellow Welshies) rocking their Oakley sunnies at Adams Surfboard factor

 “Thanks so much for an epic week, can't wait for the next trip”  Jo, Wales                                                                                                 

Gwen running through some photo analysis with Kellie

"As a female learning to surf in a male dominated sport it was wonderful to have Gwen right there beside you in the water, coaching you, encouraging you, laughing and singing. Through the fear and adrenalin, what an inspirational woman to have around" 
                                                                                          Prue, London
We think Holywell Bay looks a bit like the Goonies?!  What do you think?  & yes that is Nat in a bikini behind Gwen, in July in the UK, bikini surfing we say yes!
Gwen blissfully unaware that she is about to get stung by a weaver fish 
A quick email to thank you and the girls for the great week again! I had a brilliant time and feel so much better about my surfing now, I hope it lasts when I go surfing to Spain next week! :) Fingers crossed. Can't wait to lay my hands on those photos and videos! Hope to surf together again soon” 
                                                                                                     Natalya, Dublin
Sarah and Gwen

“ I just wanted to say what a great time I had. You and the other instructors are such an inspiration;  strong women! I feel like I have achieved something that is very important to me
                                                                                                                Sadie, Cornwall
Practicing for X Factor
We love an unconventional warm up
Practicing for Strictly

Beach BBQ time for the Sistas

“thanks to you and all the girls for a great week. I genuinely learnt loads and was really inspired by you, Rachel, Sarah, Nat and Gwen. Thank you, thank you, thank you, I will spread the word about Surf Sistas”                Erin, London


White to Green Course Dates for 2013: 
Llangennith, Wales (15-19 July 2013)
Fistral Beach, Cornwall (22-26 July 2013)
Full details will be online soon or email to sign up in advance.

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