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Corinne's Surf Tour

Corrines Surf Tour

Calling all ladies… Embrace the surf lifestyle this summer and join UK professional surfer Corinne Evans on her female only 'Corinne's Surf Tour.' With a fun and relaxed approach to surf coaching, Corinne has developed a series of action packed surf days that will have aspiring surfer girls standing up & riding waves in no time. Taking place at various UK locations throughout June and July, Corinne will start the tour on Saturday 6th June at Rest Bay, Porthcawl.

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Flying the flag for women and girls that want to give surfing a try, Corinne's passion for surfing is truly infectious. Starting back in 2010, Corinne's Surf Tour has grown from strength to strength, earning her the support of UK Action Sports and Lifestyle brand Animal. With a host of additional dates in this year's calendar, Corinne is looking forward to welcoming guests old and new. 

Corinne commented 'Women's surfing is on the up with top female surfers really pushing the boundaries these days. It's so exciting to see and if I can inspire more women to pick up a board and get out on the water then great. The drive to get more women and girls into the sport is what I wake up for. I want to help them feel confident both in and out of the water.'

Corinne's Surf Tour

If perfecting the 'pop up' is on the agenda this summer then pack a bikini, leave any worries at home and join Corinne on one of her all girls surf days. Taking place at various locations throughout the UK, ladies can master the art of surfing in a fun, friendly and all female environment. Combining a pre-surf warm up with a 2 ½ hour surf lesson from Corinne & her team, the days are perfectly scheduled with a relaxing post-surf beach yoga session closely followed by a delicious lunch at one of the local beach cafes. With the promise of a surf inspired goodie bag to take home too, there's truly no better way to spend a day at the beach this summer.

Elusive Surf Welsh Open 2012

Elusive Surf Welsh Open 2012, originally uploaded by BridgendBites.

14th & 15th April 2012, Rest Bay Porthcawl
Check in 8am Saturday 14th April.
Divisions: Open, Boys U18, Girls U18
Entry fee £10 per division, includes FREE contest t-shirt
Open winner receives a weekend’s accommodation at a surf camp in Portugal for 2 courtesy of Errant Surf Travel.
Other prizes include tail pads, board tracker chips and clothing from our friends at Obsessive-Disorder and Surfboard Tracker.
Open division limited to 32, U18’s limited to 16 per division.
Closing date for entries: Monday 9th April.
Full information and entry details can be found at

The Wave Jam

The Wave Jam, originally uploaded by BridgendBites.

Rest Bay, Porthcawl 11th - 12th February, 2012
It’s finally here – the end of winter, and the SKA’s classic surf style wave jam! We’ve got a rare treat in store for you all, with 2 days of jam format competition, and professional clinics led by none other than BKSA wave master Marc Rowley and his team of experts at Blast Kiteboarding, ably assisted by Flexifoil young gun Josh Coombes. As usual, we will have prizes on offer for those individuals that you, the riders, vote for at the end of the weekend.
For the up and coming waveriders amongst you we’ll have an array of top notch wave riding gear on offer for demo purposes; 15 boards from Blast Kiteboarding, 15 kites from Flexifoil and 10 harnesses from Mystic. Expix will be there to document your glorious performances on and off the water.
For the more traditional students amongst you, we’ll also be hosting our own party at L&A Bunkhouses – if you were at the beginners event you’ll know what to expect, and if you weren’t…you’ll just have to wait and see.

Elusive Welsh Open Surf

Elusive Welsh Open Surf , originally uploaded by Tourism Bridgend.

After 3 previous attempts to run the contest and the swell forecast looking promising for this weekend's Double Comp Duel. The Elusive Welsh Open & Tsunami Cup looks set to be a fun packed weekend of surfing. Rest Bay, Porthcawl, South Wales. 12th - 13th February, 2011.
The Elusive Welsh Open takes place on the 12th February. Check in is at 8am, first heat in the water 9am, with the Elusive Welsh Open Champion crowned by sundown.
The Tsunami Cup will run the following day with 4 divisions, Open, Longboard, Junior & Women. Entries will be permitted up to 5pm Saturday.
Big thanks to Christian Surfers, Welsh Coast Surf Club, Welsh Surfing Federation, Surfboard Tracker, Surfplugs & Chris Harris Surfboards for their support.

Cressey's Surf Academy

Cressey's Surf Academy, originally uploaded by Tourism Bridgend.

Porthcawl is at the heart of Wales' Golden Coast! A surfer's paradise stretching from Newton Bay on the Glamorgan Heritage Coast, to Sker Bay just north of Porthcawl and close to Kenfig National Nature Reserve.
The main surf beach is at Rest Bay, which is a European Blue Flag beach with its own lifeguard station, car park, toilets and refreshments.
Cressey's Surf Academy