Saunton Sands, North devon
July 16th & 17th 2022
To our Women's SUP Surf Camp
A weekend full of SUP surfing, yoga, skills & knowledge and all things beach life, run in partnership with...
Our Women's SUP Surf Camp is all about living the SUP Surf lifestyle by hitting the beach, getting salt in your hair and the sun on your face. A weekend that includes SUP Surf coaching, Yoga Sessions, and the Skills and Knowledge to take your paddling further than before and immerse you into the beach lifestyle.
Our Righteous Mum Lauren will be organising sunrise or sunset yoga sessions, sea swimming, and, if conditions are good, a beach BBQ on Saturday night alongside the SUP Surfing sessions.
So what can you expect to learn over the weekend?
Over the weekend, you will learn a range of skills and knowledge to help you get into SUP Surfing. A full list can be found here.
Skills - From learning to catch your first waves and progressing to your first turns to developing your skills to catch more waves and ride them with more confidence.
Knowledge - Using forecasts, apps and reports to predict the best conditions and reading the water and understanding hazards associated with the surf zone.
Equipment - Get an understanding of kit basics and what different types of boards, paddles and fins will make for your surfing.
Different types of waves and breaks - how can you tell if it's a beach break? Are there rocks to avoid and understand why a particular wave is breaking as it is?
What experience do I need?
The camp is aimed at beginners to SUP Surfing and intermediate paddlers who are already catching waves. You should be a competent paddler but no need to have any surfing experience. For those already catching waves, we will set goals for you to push your paddling further and progress your turns and skills.
Do I need my own equipment?
Yes, please bring along your own paddling equipment. We will have a few school boards with us, so do get in touch if you don't have something suitable. A complete list of what you should bring is available here.
What clothing do you recommend?
We recommend having a full wetsuit at least as the water temperature can still be chilly in June at around 13 degrees. If you are unsure about what to bring, please drop us a message. We will also be covering some techniques on land, so bring warm clothing such as a dry robe or something similar. Do also bring a range of casual clothing and warm layers.
What if I don't have something you recommend?
We work with multiple kit suppliers, including Bray Lake Watersports, who have dedicated clothing, accessories, and an equipment shop. Please get in touch, and we can help you with any recommendations.
Over the weekend, we will cover:
Reading The Water - Different waves and which ones to catch
Getting Out Safely - The best place and ways to get out
Catching Waves - Positioning & timing to catch more waves
Coming In Safely - Minimise risk and enjoy your time in the sea
Basic Turns - Begin turning your board to extend your ride
Riding Along A Wave - Using the wave for a longer ride
Using Your Paddle - For stability and progressing your turns
Progressive Turns & Moves - Linking turns together and add some style
Equipment Basics - What kit is best suited to surfing
Reading Forecasts - Know when to head out
Surf Etiquette - How to stay safe around others and enjoy being out in the surf
Recommended Kit List
Here is our recommended kit list for the weekend.
Wetsuit - A full wetsuit is recommended. Bring two if you have them, so you have a dry option throughout the sessions. A wetsuit or neoprene layers are also advised for any sea swimming sessions.
Paddle Equipment - SUP Surfboard and paddle. We will have a couple of school boards available if you need them so please get in touch.
Safety - As a minimum, a straight leash for surf. If you have two, it's always wise to bring a spare.
Clothing/other items- Plenty of warm clothing as we will be mainly outside every day in an exposed location. A dryrobe or equivalent is highly recommended, as is flasks for tea & coffee etc. Waterproof options would be recommended just in case, as we will be on the beach doing theory at times.
Places To Stay
Our weekend will be based at Saunton Sands beach in North Devon. There is plenty of holiday lets, Airbnb's and other accommodation nearby.
Here is a list of some campsites we would recommend looking at.
Bay View Farm Caravan & Camping Park - Braunton
Ocean Pitch Campsite - Croyde