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5 Day Longboard Course

by Surf Sistas

Our weekend longboard clinics have a new big Sista, our 5 day Longboard Course! If you want to delve deeper into your longboarding technique and really consolidate some new skills then this is the course for you!

2024 Dates

22-26 April (2 spaces available)
15-19 July (Spaces available)




Newquay, Cornwall, UK


  • Daily in-water coaching sessions (two where conditions allow)
  • Daily theory or photo/video analysis sessions
  • Pizza Night at one of our favourite local pizzerias on Thursday evening.
  • Wetsuit rental if needed
  • Surfing & Lifestyle photographs from an in-water photography session to take home
  • Photos and videos that we take for analysis, for you to take home
  • An exclusive Surf Sistas tote bag filled with useful goodies to take home


  • Longboard Rental (£75 for 5 days)
  • Yoga classes
  • Sauna & Spa
  • Ocean Confidence Workshop


We will meet for this course each day at South Fistral in Newquay, Cornwall, UK. but with so many amazing breaks on our doorstep we will be monitoring the forecast and heading to different spots when necessary to find the best longboard friendly waves each day. Don’t worry if you don’t have wheels, we will be car/van pooling and will ensure everyone gets a ride.

The course hours are 9.30am – 4.30pm each day, although this will be kept flexible so that we can make the most of the conditions each day. Be prepared for dawnies if it means we can catch the best logging waves possible!. We’ll run two sessions a day for the week which will include video analysis and theory sessions. On Thursday evening there is a group meal out (all diets catered to just let us know in advance).


We draw from the longboard specialists on our coaching team to deliver our longboard focused courses. This 5 day longboard course is headed up by sponsored Longboarder and Surf Sistas Coach Beth Leighfield. Beth has been coaching with us for 4 years. She’s also a sponsored Longboarder, representing C-Skins Wetsuits, and has competed for the UK at the World Longboard Champs as well as surfing in prestigious invitational events such as the Mexi Log Fest, Smooth Movers and Gliding Barnacles. Beth has a fun and playful attitude to her coaching, making sessions fun and lighthearted. She also brings a wealth of technical knowledge to her coaching, so be ready with your most in depth questions, Beth has the answers!

Alongside Beth, Sophie is a full time surf coach at Surf Sistas, with seven years coaching experience. She coaches all ability levels and like Beth is a sponsored longboarder, regularly competing in national competitions and invitationals. Sophie is also a keen geologist, so whilst out in the water expect to find out more about the local landscape! Her scientific mind gives her sound technical knowledge and she nerds out on the science of longboard technique, boards and fins. Sophie is our go to for advice on buying a longboard or what fin setup is best!

I’ve had boatloads of longboard coaching in my time, but I wanted to let you know that this weekend was up there as among the very very best. Sophie and Amelia not only know their onions, they are super articulate, generous, energetic, organised and professional. And Kirsty is a straight-up rockstar, getting the great angles and never taking her eye off the ball. It was soooo inspiring to get time in the water with these three. You’ve definitely got a winning formula, and I am so grateful to be a beneficiary of that.

Shannon, Devon, 2023


Throughout the week our primary focus will be helping you to learn and finesse longboard specific techniques. This includes handling your longboard and getting to the back line with a bigger board efficiently, understanding different waves and the different wave sections required for specific manoeuvres moving on the board, cross-stepping and nose-riding.

We aim to include 2 in-water sessions with your coaches and a theory session each day. Our photographer/videographer will be on hand through the week to capture your progress for photo/video analysis and also for you to take home some images of you styling on your longboard.

With our usual high instructor to student ratio, 3 Surf Sistas longboard coaches for up to 8 participants, you can expect plenty of 1:1 attention to make real progress with your longboarding.

Following introductions our first water session will be all about finding out what level you are at and setting individual goals for the week. We will then tailor your tuition for the next 5 days around these goals.

Expect to cover all aspects of longboarding:

  • How to handle and paddle out a longboard
  • Longboard etiquette
  • Methods of takeoff on a longboard
  • Different ways to turn your longboard
  • How to crosstep
  • How to set up your board for a noseride
  • Noseriding

We will be using video and photographs throughout the week to help you to improve your technique. You can download these images from an online gallery after the course.

One of our favourite parts of this course is the road trip. We will all check the forecasts together for that perfect spot, making good use of our instructors local knowledge! Then we strap the boards to the roof and all hit the road on a mini Cornish surf adventure!


This course is perfect for you if:

  • You’ve got into a bit of a rut with your Longboarding and feel you’ve plateaued
  • You need help building your confidence
  • You want to get your toes on the nose
  • You’ve surfed different boards but want to focus specifically on your longboarding
  • You’re looking to meet a group of likeminded lady loggers!

You might want to sign up because you already ride a longboard and want to work on some longboard specific techniques such as cross-stepping or nose-riding.  Maybe you have been riding a minimal or shortboard and want to transition to a longboard and see how you like it.  Perhaps you have always wanted to explore your inner longboarder but need some guidance.  Whatever your motivation come and feel the longboard love in a fun and supportive environment with our log loving Surf Sistas coaches.

To make the most of this course you will want to be already comfortably catching green waves. To ensure that you receive maximum attention we will be accommodating a maximum of 8 surfers per course with 3 specialist longboard instructors in the water with you and our Surf Sistas host on land filming your waves .. so don’t dawdle, book that spot today!


Book your spot with the paypal link below.  If the link has gone it means the course is full, don’t despair drop us a line and join the wait list.  If its long enough we’ll run another course!

Surf Sistas 5 day Longboard Courses 2024

If you need accommodation please let us know when you book and we can recommend various accommodation options for the week (Campsites, Surf lodge, B&B, Spa Hotel).

More of a weekend wave wahine? Check out our Longboard Coaching Weekends.