Tuesday, 21 January 2014

Escaping the white water rut in 2014!

We have all been there, in a bit of a rut with our surfing, wondering if we will ever achieve that next goal, wether its catching a green wave, riding along the face, feeling confident in bigger surf, turning or just understanding the conditions better so that you can be in the right place at the right time..

If any of this sounds like you then its time to invest in the next level of your surfing progression.  Sign up for one of our summer Improver Weekends, there is no going back to basics (unless you need to), just a fun weekend with fellow surfers, setting achievable goals with your instructors to take you to that next level. Each session has a dedicated Surf Sistas videographer and we review the footage over the weekend with you.

Our improver weekends are spread throughout the summer in Wales and Cornwall, click here to find out more about weekends in Llangennith, and here for the Cornwall option.  Our Cornwall weekends include transportation from London if needed, our Surf Bus heads down on Friday evening after work and comes back Sunday afternoon.  If you want to come with a friend who hasn't surfed before then check out our beginner weekends for them, you can hang out together and just take separate lessons.

If you have a bit more time to spare then definitely check out our 5 day White to Green courses in July. These are already booking up fast so reserve your spot now if you are keen!

Summer 2014 Dates: 
16-18 June | 4-6 July | 15-17 Aug | 19-21 Sept
14/15 June | 19/20 July | 13/14 Sept 

"Absolutely bursting with happiness"

pure stoke 

"I have a pain in my face from smiling and laughing so much, often for no other extraordinary reason other than being in the sea. A common sight over the weekend was me laughing uncontrollably by myself and to myself in the sea...absolutely bursting with happiness."

Aoife, Ireland after a Surf Sistas Weekend in Cornwall

At Surf Sistas HQ we think surfing should be available on the National Health Service - the pure unfettered delight, or stoke as we call it, of learning to surf will soon have you in its grasp. The joy of being in the ocean, feeling fresh air and hopefully some sun on your cheeks, rising to the challenge of balancing on your surfboard, laughing with new friends, feeling the energy of the wave propel you to shore ..  a new passion is born!

This summer we have beginner weekends in both Cornwall and Wales, every month from June to September, so plenty of opportunities to come down and give surfing a try!  Our top Surfing GB and ISA qualified instructors will cover the basics that will have you riding your first waves in no time, including understanding your equipment, the conditions and how to stay safe in the water; how to position yourself on the board, catch waves and ultimately to pop up
to that classic wave riding stance.

Click here to find out more about Cornwall and here for Wales .. we are always available here for questions and we can't wait to share our love of surfing with you this summer!

Summer 2014 Dates: 
16-18 June | 4-6 July | 15-17 Aug | 19-21 Sept
14/15 June | 19/20 July | 13/14 Sept

We can't talk about benefits of surf stoke without a shout out to some amazing charities in the South West who are using surfing to make a real difference -  Surf Action work with Military Veterans and their families, and the Wave Project provide surf therapy for young people facing challenges.  Take a look at what they do and get involved if you can. 

Send us a #surfsistagram and win a surf course!

Its instagram competition time again!  This time we have a place on one of our surf weekends in Wales up for grabs!  yew!

Its super easy to enter, all you have to do is 1) follow us on instagram @surfsistas 2) upload a photo that makes you excited for summer 3) tag that photo #surfsistagram and @surfsistas    Simples! 

The prize is one place on the June 14th & 15th 2014 Surf Sistas Weekend Surf Course in Llangennith, Wales. You can choose beginner or improver level depending on your ability.  We will draw a winner on the 1st Feb .. so get involved and win that place on the course!

See you on instagram

Wednesday, 15 January 2014

dreamy Byron Bay logging

We're totally in love with this video ..  a little slice of logging heaven .. 

Calling all Tropical Easter Bunnies

Easter 2014 with Surf Sistas, no wetsuits required ..but you might have to bring your own Cadburys Mini Eggs!

Searching for the Easter Bunny..

The big question at Surf Sistas HQ this week has been 'does the Easter Bunny visit in Bali and Costa Rica?'   We are not sure so we'll be stuffing any spare nooks and crannies in our board bags with lindt eggs just in case!

We have two amazing surf trips to choose from this Easter .. a Surf & Yoga Retreat in Costa Rica or a 10 day island surfari in Bali.  Both are great for all abilities so whether you want to learn to surf or are looking to progress, then these trips are perfect for you.

Our Costa Rica retreat runs from 12-19 April (Saturday to Saturday) and is based in the sleepy beach town of Santa Teresa on Costa Rica's stunning Nicoya peninsular ..  expect hot hot sunshine, amazing waves, pelicans swooping overhead, blissful Yoga, plenty of pool and hammock time, zipling in the jungle and reggae nights under the stars.

Our Bali Surfari runs 19-28 April (Saturday to Monday), and its co-ed, yes we are letting the guys come too, and run by our brother company www.bigfriday.com  .. think perfect waves, messing about in boats, snorkelling, laughing, exploring temples, eating Nasi Goreng and banana Jaffles, surfing until you drop and watching the sunset from an infinity pool.

What are you waiting for ..  email us now at info@bigfriday.com and reserve your spot ..

Thursday, 9 January 2014

Beat the January Blues with our Instagram Contest!

Hey Sistas!  To shake off those January blues and remind us all of the good things in life.. ie. surfing, we have decided to run a wee instagram contest over the next few weeks.  All you have to do to get involved is 1) Follow @surfsistas on instagram and 2) instagram a fave surf photo (taken by or featuring your lovely self) and tag it #surfsistagram.   Thats it.. easy peasy!    We will pick our first winner on Friday 17th Jan .. 

This weeks prize is a Surf Sistas Tee, Surf Sistas Bikini Bag & a Surf Sistas Oakley Rashguard!