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Cornwall Longboard Clinics

by Surf Sistas

Are you dazzled by the elegance and glide of lady loggers like Leah Dawson and Honolua Bloomfield? Perhaps you want to learn how to dance down the line yourself? Or are you already making headway with your crosstep but toes on the nose feels out of reach? 

If you’ve answered yes to any of these questions then this course is for you!

Calling all log lovers and aspiring wave wahines, join us for a weekend of cruising the line building your longboarding skills and learn the technique of the noseride.


2024 DATES
4/5 May
15/16 June (SOLD OUT)
3/4 August
12/13 October

LOCATION:
Newquay, Cornwall, UK

PRICE:
£259 per person


What to Expect:

Day 1 – Technique 

The first day is all about working through your understanding of different techniques including; handling your board and getting out back efficiently, understanding different waves and different wave sections for specific maneuvers, moving on the board, cross-stepping and nose-riding.

You’ll receive two in-water sessions with your coaches and a photo analysis session.  Our photographer will be with you all day to capture your waves.

Day 2 – Style 

The second day is our chance to experiment, with inspiration taken from some of our favourite longboarders. We will help you to find your own style. Still working on the techniques we learnt on Day 1 it’s now time to loosen up and make longboarding your own!

Day 2 comprises 2 in-water sessions and a theory session, and once again our photographer is on hand to capture your progress.

Photo/Video Analysis

We cant emphasise enough how invaluable photo/video analysis is for improving surfing. Once over the discomfort of seeing your paddle face, we’ll talk through your footage and give practical tips to style up your longboarding. Your photos may show you using habits your didn’t think you had! Once you’re aware of how you surf you’ll more easily assimilate new techniques. 

Supportive environment

The journey to being good at surfing is one that comes with confidence setbacks and progress plateaus. We get it! Especially being a lady in the line-up. Our coaches are supportive and empathetic, cheering you through the weekend giving important confidence boosts. Our courses give you the opportunity to connect with like-minded women and form long lasting friendships.  You can never have too many surf buddies!

We’re mobile

We’re blessed to operate from Fistral Beach in Newquay, a consistent beach break offering lots of peaks. However, if conditions aren’t are unfavourable, we’ll jump in the van and head to another beach to score the best conditions of the day. 

What you will learn:

As we get to know you through the weekend, we’ll adapt our coaching to your match your level. Depending on your longboarding experience you may learn a mixture of the following:

  • 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

What’s included:

  • 4 in water coaching sessions
  • Daily surf theory sessions
  • 1 Photo/Video Analysis Session
  • Photos and videos of your surfing sent to you after the weekend
  • Coaching from expert longboarders operating a maximum 1:4 ratio
  • Table reservation for saturday evening for a group meal
  • Surf Sistas tote bag filled with goodies from our favourite brands
  • Surf specific warm up before each coaching session
  • Wetsuit rental if needed

Optional Extras:

  • Longboard hire (an extra £20/day)


Is this course for me?

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 longboard mad 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 .. so don’t miss out, book that spot today!


HOW TO BOOK:

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 it is long enough we’ll run more weekends!

Surf Sistas Longboard Clinics

Can’t make these dates?

If you’re riding green waves but can’t make the dates above then join us on an Intermediate Weekend Course. You’ll receive tailored coaching in low ratio groups, rapidly improving your surfing. It’s also lots of fun!

ACCOMMODATION:

We don’t include accommodation with these weekends so that you have the freedom and flexibility to choose a place that suits your taste and budget.

Drop us a line if you would like us to send you our list of favourite accommodation options in Newquay and surrounding areas, these range from campsites, through B&Bs to Spa Hotels, so something for all budgets.


TESTIMONIALS:

A massive thank you too to the Surf Sistas coaches. Ferry was my coach and was fab – she gave such great advice and made sure we all had individual attention and things to work on and was great fun, she gave me a lot of confidence in the water. The video analysis was awesome – she’d obviously put a lot of time and thought into it and explained everything so well… Her enthusiasm is contagious – feeling super stoked to catch more waves now! 
Rachel, Falmouth,
June 2020

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
August 2023