Unsure of the rules out there ?
Swing by Westward Waves Surf School and brush up on The Surfers' Code.
The sea is starting to warm up the weather inproving, theres perfect waves on the forcast. No better time to join us for the surf lesson and beat the crowds.
We had great fun with these two legends in perfect waves yesterday. Despite both surfers living in a city and having left it to thier 20's to give surfing a go, both were standing by the end of the lesson. We cant wait to see them next time for lesson number 2.
The recent Government announcement has given us the go ahead and enabled us to open our doors for surf lessons from the 29th of March.
Initially we will only be running Private Lessons, Monday - Friday: Individual / small groups (maximum of two households).
After a winter of uncertainty, we are excited to welcome you all back to Westward Waves Surf School, lets suit up and get back out there!
Please be assured, as per last season we have extra measures in place to make sure everyone is safe in and out of the water. If you have any questions / concerns do not hesitate to get in touch via email: [email protected] phone: 07585257451.
Westward Waves surf lesson vouchers are back this year making the perfect present for those who are feeling fidgety after a year of being cooped up inside. Once we were given the get go on July 4th, we were out daily with groups of varying abilities and ages in great conditions. So if you’ve tried once or twice before, are new to the sport or want to give the gift of surfing then get in touch to book your voucher for 2021. Lessons will be running from Easter through to the end of October.
We are very happy to announce that Westward Waves Surf School is back in the water and is now open again. We are still following all of the government’s advice as well as advice from our governing body, Surfing England.
We will be running smaller groups working on a 5:1 customer/ instructor ratio and will continue to maintain the highest standard of water safety whist meeting the government’s guidance on social distancing and hygiene.
If you would like any more information on this or would like to get in touch to book a surf lesson, just calls us on: 07585257451 or email at: mark[email protected]
As all of you will know, the UK has gone into a state of lockdown. As a result we will be closed until it is safe to open again.
We will not be taking any further bookings due to the unknown timespan of the lockdown. However we open for any questions, enquiries and gift vouchers with no expiry dates.
Christmas is here and so marks the end of Westward Waves surf school first season. We would like to say a massive thank you to everyone who helped and supported us and a huge thanks to everyone who joined us on lesson.
We are still open throughout the year to take enquiry and bookings for the summer and we will be back running lessons again from the beginning of April for the 2020 season so get in touch.
If your looking for the perfect gift to give this Christmas why not buy one of our WESTWARD WAVES SURF SCHOOL GIFT VOUCHERS to give to your friends or family. Get in touch through our website at www.westwardwavessurfschool.com for more information
The school holidays are over and we've had a great summer here at Westward Waves Surf School.
Huge thanks to everyone who joined us for surf lessons over the last 6 weeks. We will continue to run surf lessons right through until early November, so there is still plenty of time to get in the water with us this Autumn here at Westward Ho!
Lately the weather is not what you expect nor want for your summer holidays. We've had strong wind, heavy rain and stormy seas.
However brighter days are on the horizon. The waves are becoming more managable, the winds are dropping and the sun might even make an appearance this coming week so come down and join us at Westward Waves Surf School at Westward Ho!
Group or Private surf lessons running every day. Call 07585257451 to book.
It's been a great week of weather and more importantly waves here at Westward Waves Surf School, and it looks like its set to continue with good surf being forecast all week. So if you are new to surfing or looking to improve there's never been a better time to join us for surf lessons.
Here's a brother V brother party wave over the weekend in the sunshine, smiles all round.
The Summer Holidays are almost upon us and there's never a better time to come surfing with us here at Westward Ho!
We have morning and afternoon lessons running every day of the week for all abilities and all ages.
Give us a call on 07585257451 to book now.
Blue Flag Beach.
For another year running Westward Ho! has been named a 'Blue Flag Beach'. The award is only given to beaches in England that pass a strict set of criteria covering the four main topics of Environmental Education and Information, Water Quality, Enviromental Management and Safety Services.
So when you join us at Westward Waves Surf School here at Westward Ho! you have the confidence to know that our waters are safe.
I think it is safe to say that the battle of the boot is well and truly over!
With the Westward Ho! sea temperature now at a tropical 14 degrees, and still climbing, this familiar struggle any cold water surfing fanatic must go though is now a thing of the past!
There is no easy way to get your foot into a wetsuit boot. Everyone has their preferred method from plastic bags to brute force. This is young surfer Issac came for surfing lessons with me a few weeks ago and is using the 'lay on my back and get mum to put my boot on' technique. A classic!
The weather might be a bit mixed this week and the wind might be a bit blowy but theres plenty of waves out there all week this Whitsun holiday! So come down and join us for your last chance to make the most of the BOGOF 2 for 1 surf lesson May promotion.
Westward Waves Surf School is located behind the pebble ridge at the center of Westward Ho! beach. Simply enter the Northam Burrows via the Westward Ho! or Sandymere entrances and follow the roads to the center of the beach. Look for the Surf School horse box and drop in to say hello or book your surf lesson.
Despite these two North Devon locals living a stone throw form the sea, this surf lesson last Saturday was a new experience for them. Never the less both were up and riding in no time!
Here they are pre surf learning one of surfing’s most important moves the ‘SHAKA’
Today I picked up a delivery of this seasons new boards (Grizzly’s) and wetsuits (ADV wetsuits) from Tiki.
The Tiki 'Grizzly' surf boards vary in size from 7ft to 8'6ft and are fibreglass and epoxy boards wrapped with a forgiving foam outer layer, giving you the performance of a hard board with the safety of a soft board
The ADV wetsuits combines comfort and stretch in the top half, for freedom of movement, and 4 mm of neoprene on the body and legs provide the warmth you need to surf for hours.
A good day spent in the sunshine assembling all the kit.
The last few years I have been lucky enough to work the summers here in North Devon and in the winter travel to warmer waters in pursuit of waves. The last 2 years I have spent the colder months in Indonesia. Indonesia offers warm waters, consistent waves and great food in an amazing location.
This photo of me was taken on a small island call Nias off the coast of Sumatra.
Surfing is a rich sport when it comes to terms, names and expressions. Here is a small list of expressions used by surfers in the waves and at the beach.
Shaka: a Hawaiian hand gesture used to say 'hello', 'great', 'cool' and 'alright'. (as seen in the picture above)
Wipeout: an unexpected fall off a surfboard while surifng a wave (something you may be quite familier with by the end of your first surf lesson)
Bogging: what happens when a surfer's weight is too far back, and the nose of the board lifts up.
Chop: bumpy ocean and wave conditions that are rough due to strong winds and/or currents