Home White to Green – 5 Day Improver/Intermediate Surf Course
by Surf Sistas

From white to green .. take your surfing to the next level with our Surf Sistas improver surf coaching week in Cornwall. A fun and comprehensive surf course designed specially for you by women who love to surf!

We all get in a bit of a rut with our surfing at times, still having a great time but wondering if we will ever actually step it up to the next level. If you are struggling to get out the back consistently, not sure how to turn or to duck dive, confused by swell reports, want to buy your own board but have no idea where to start, or your pop-up is a bit of a disaster.. then look no further..

Our Surf Sistas White to Green Intermediate Surf Coaching week aims to get you out of the white water and onto those elusive green waves. This 5 day course is jam packed with plenty of water time alongside understanding oceanography and swell reports, meeting a local shaper, and learning about surf health and fitness.

We have spaces for a maximum of 10 students on the course and with 3 Surf Sistas instructors and our videographer/photographer on hand you will receive plenty of 1:1 instruction throughout the week as well as benefiting from the group training sessions and of course the support of your fellow Sistas!

Upcoming 2024 Dates:

15-19 April 2024
6-10 May 2024
13-17 May 2024
3-7 June 2024 (SOLD OUT)
10-14 June 2024
1-5 July 2024
12-16 August 2024 (only 2 spaces remaining)
9-13 September 2024
14-18 October 2024

See below for the full course lowdown and how to book:

Hours: 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 and sunset sessions if it means we can catch the best waves. We will run two water sessions per day alongside theory sessions and an optional visit to a local board shaper. On Thursday evening there is a group meal out.

Is this course right for me? This course is targeted at those who have learnt to surf but find themselves in that white water rut. Maybe you have picked up some bad habits with your pop up, need a confidence boost to paddle out the back, want to learn to duck dive or turtle roll, or can catch green waves but need to learn to bottom turn and trim along the wave.

If you are a complete beginner we recommend that you participate in one of our Surf Sistas Beginner Surf Weekends prior to the course so that you have covered the basics, can stand up in the white water waves and are ready for the next step!

This was my first solo trip and it exceeded my expectations by miles. I have never had such in-depth and attentive surf coaching before. Can’t wait to come back!

What will I learn? 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.

During the week we expect to cover the following in the water – pop ups, turtle rolling, paddling, duck diving, board control, turning, positioning, etiquette, and of course confidence.

Out of the water our theory sessions will look at areas needed to enhance your progression such as fitness, nutrition, focus, and core strength and stability.

We will also look at the contributing factors to good surf, and the basics behind wave formation. We will look at tides, wind, swell and how these contribute to daily surfing conditions, applying this knowledge to understanding and using surf reports.

For anyone that is interested there is the option to visit a local board shaper to discuss board design and how to choose the right board for you.  This is a great opportunity if you are about to choose your first board or change the board you have at the moment and would like some impartial guidance.

Photo & Video Analysis: 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. 

Road trip: One of our favourite parts of the 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 will strap the boards to the roof and hit the road on a mini surf adventure!

I’ve had an awesome week with Surf Sistas and would definitely recommend to anyone thinking of doing one of their courses! It’s been so much fun to meet & surf with other girls, and also just get a female perspective on what is still largely a male dominated space. Not only did I get loads of valuable feedback on my own surfing, but also came away feeling like a safer and more confident surfer in the water. I can’t wait to get back out there!

Becky, Devon


£499 per person

5 day course (Mon – Fri) includes:

  • The course as detailed including Pizza Night
  • An amazing Surf Sistas goody bag
  • Wetsuit rental

Optional Extras:

  • Surfboard rental (£12 per day)
  • Wild Spa Booking organised for you
  • Surf Confidence Workshop (Tuesday evening)

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).

To book please use the paypal link below and once we have received your payment we will email you through your booking confirmation with all the information you need about the course, what to bring, and how to find us on the Monday morning. You can pay a 50% deposit to reserve your spot and the remainder is due 2 weeks prior to the course.

Choose your White to Green Course 2024
Choose your White to Green Course 2024

Any questions that you have please do email us surfsistas@gmail.com

We can’t wait to meet you & surf with you!

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

Can’t make these dates?  Check out our Surf & Yoga weekends or if you are comfortably paddling out to the line-up then our Intensive Progression weekends might be suitable for you.