Fundamentals surf camp

  • surfing

  • 2 nights

  • Up to 8 people
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    Bamburgh, GB

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    This is a 2 night, overnight activity

  • ticket-price
    From
    £95.00
    / adult
  • ticket-price
    From
    £95.00
    / child
  • Description

    This is the deposit to secure your place on our fundamentals surf camp.

    The full price is £390 and the remainder is payable 6 weeks prior to the camp date.

    In this camp we cover all of the fundamental skills to work towards getting you surfing down the line, left and right, on an unbroken wave. This camp is suitable for complete beginners up to those who are confident catching and standing up in the white water, and are looking to build their skills surfing out the back.

    This exhilarating 3-day program, based between the scenic coastal towns of Bamburgh and Beadnell, Northumberland, delivers so much more than just standing up on a board. Regardless of whether you're a complete beginner or have some experience in the water, our program is tailored to stride you through your journey, with personalised coaching which meets you where you’re at.

    Over the course of 3 captivating days, you'll enjoy comprehensive and engaging coaching on all the necessary surfing basics. From understanding wave dynamics, perfecting your balance and stance, to manoeuvring left and right on unbroken waves, our expert instructors will guide you each step of the way - all while fostering a safe and encouraging environment.

    But that's not all! This surf camp also promises fully catered meals and the unique opportunity to connect with like-minded individuals bound by the love of surfing. So, pack your bags and prepare for an invigorating seaside adventure like no other, because at NE Surf School, we don't just teach you to surf; we help you fall in love with surfing.

    Location

    We operate our surf lessons between Beadnell and Bamburgh on the Northumberland coast. This stretch of coastline offers a great variety of waves which optimise different swell conditions. We will discuss this in a theory session and choose the best surf spots dependent on the conditions. We will be staying at The Joiners Bunkhouse, located just outside of Beadnell.

    Inclusions

    1. Welcome drink
    2. 2 nights accommodation 
    3. 3 main meals from Friday dinner to Sunday lunch time
    4. 5 surf focussed sessions (a combination of in water coaching, on land drills and surf skate)
    5. Video analysis and feedback session
    6. Beautiful in water photos of a surf session (if appropriate conditions)
    7. Forecasting workshop and surf diary 
    8. Surf specific mobility and fitness
    9. Surf theory sessions
    10. Board and wetsuit hire

    Rough itinerary 

    On Friday we start at 1pm, and you will finish by around 3pm on Sunday. We keep the exact itinerary flexible so that we can maximise the weekends surf conditions. The fitness and mobility will also be tailored to the conditions. With that in mind, here’s what you could expect:

    Friday - arrival at 1pm

    1. Introductions
    2. Surf lesson
    3. Dinner and welcome drinks
    4. Forecasting workshop and choosing surf spots based on the forecast

    Saturday - prepare for an early start! We could be surfing at sunrise if the conditions dictate this.

    1. Breakfast
    2. Take off theory session
    3. Surf lesson
    4. Lunch and feedback
    5. Surf lesson
    6. Stretch session
    7. Video analysis
    8. Dinner

    Sunday - 

    1. Goal setting for final surf sessions
    2. Surf etiquette theory
    3. Surf lesson
    4. Lunch
    5. Final surf lesson
    6. See you later’s

    Food

    Our breakfast consists of overnight oats and yummy home made fruit compots. Our lunches and dinners are a combination of healthy, hearty home-cooked meals and a selection of meals from our favourite local food businesses.

    Please let us know if you have any dietary requirements and we will cater to these.

    Accommodation

    We’ll be staying at The Joiners Bunkhouse in the quiet hamlet of Preston. This is very much a traditional, get away from it all, bunkhouse. It’s all thrills and no frills! It’s not shiny and modern but rustic, cosy and wholesome. The downstairs is an open plan kitchen and living area where we will be conducting our theory and video analysis sessions, as well as eating breakfast and evening meals and hanging out/warming up post surf. The bunkhouse sleeping area consists of bunk beds, there are 5 partitioned areas of bunks within one room and these are shared sleeping areas. If you prefer a same sex sleeping area then please let us know. We will be doing our stretch sessions in the on site barn which has a super cool and rustic feel to it. For more info on the bunkhouse please visit www.bunkhousenorthumberland.co.uk

    Not included

    1. Transport - having a vehicle or sharing with another guest is necessary to drive to the chosen surf spot, depending on the surf and weather conditions. If you don’t have a car please let us know and we will try and link you up with another guest.
    2. Alcohol is not included other than friday’s welcome drink, although feel free to bring some if you wish!
    3. Drinks and snacks outside of the meals are not included, so please bring a refillable water bottle and snacks as required!

    What happens if it’s flat?

    As we are dealing with the weather we can never guarantee that there will be waves. However, we know the coastline like the back of our hand, so will find any surfable wave on offer. We are lucky that our little corner of Northumberland is perfectly situated to pick up little northerly swells thanks to north facing Bamburgh, while also maximising south easterly wind swells that don't hit further down on the North East coast so it is rare for it to be completely flat for 3 whole days, particularly outside of the summer months, and we have never experienced that on a camp or retreat. We put a lot of time and effort into ensuring that our camps and retreats are enjoyable, informative and beneficial for all our guests, and rest assured if it’s flat we do the same. We have a number of fun and useful flat water sessions planned, as well as land based simulation training in the form of surf skates and balance boards. You will still enjoy awesome surf specific fitness, learn loads about surfing and get plenty of time in the sea!

    What happens if it’s stormy?

    We know all the nooks and crannies of the coastline so can find protected spots in most conditions. We may juggle the structure of the retreat and spend more time in the water 1 day and do land based activities the other if this works better with the conditions. If the surf is not optimal we will introduce more theory and land based simulation techniques such as surf skates. In the event of extreme weather (very high winds) we reserve the right to cancel or postpone the retreat, in the unlikely event that this happens we will provide alternative dates and a voucher for the full amount if the alternative date is not suitable.

    Deposit

    A deposit of £95 is required up front to secure your booking, this can be done online through our booking system or over the phone. The remainder will be required 6 weeks before the camp start date. The deposit is non-refundable so make sure you’re definitely available before booking. Should you need to cancel you will be eligible for a refund of the remainder only if we can find a replacement or if it is cancelled at least 6 weeks prior to the start date.





    What to bring

    Water bottle, snacks (we provide all meals from Friday dinner to Sunday lunch time, but you may want snacks too!), a pen, clothes for all weather eventualities, a towel (for the bunkhouse too), swimmers and a yoga mat (let us know if you don't have one as we have a few spares). We have plenty of foam boards and wetsuits which you are welcome to use, but feel free to bring your own.

    Itinerary

    Inclusions

    1. Welcome drink
    2. 2 nights accommodation 
    3. 3 main meals from Friday dinner to Sunday lunch time
    4. 5 surf focussed sessions (a combination of in water coaching, on land drills and surf skate)
    5. Video analysis and feedback session
    6. Beautiful in water photos of a surf session (if appropriate conditions)
    7. Forecasting workshop and surf diary 
    8. Surf specific mobility and fitness
    9. Surf theory sessions
    10. Board and wetsuit hire

    Rough itinerary 

    On Friday we start at 1pm, and you will finish by around 3pm on Sunday. We keep the exact itinerary flexible so that we can maximise the weekends surf conditions. The fitness and mobility will also be tailored to the conditions. With that in mind, here’s what you could expect:

    Friday - arrival at 1pm

    1. Introductions
    2. Surf lesson
    3. Dinner and welcome drinks
    4. Forecasting workshop and choosing surf spots based on the forecast

    Saturday - prepare for an early start! We could be surfing at sunrise if the conditions dictate this.

    1. Breakfast
    2. Take off theory session
    3. Surf lesson
    4. Lunch and feedback
    5. Surf lesson
    6. Stretch session
    7. Video analysis
    8. Dinner

    Sunday - 

    1. Goal setting for final surf sessions
    2. Surf etiquette theory
    3. Surf lesson
    4. Lunch
    5. Final surf lesson
    6. See you later’s
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