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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’

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Surfing Slang and Surfer Lingo

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.

Shakaa 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

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The Latest Blogs and News from the Westward Ho! surf

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...
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 ...
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 gro...
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...
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Mark is based in Abbotsham, Bideford, Devon.
Tel: 07585257451.

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Look for the horsebox - Male & Female changing rooms on Westward Ho! beach.