Fundamentals surf camp 24

17-19 May

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.

Improve your surfing with a combination of surf coaching, theory, video analysis, surf specific mobility, surf skates (condition dependent) and countless hours of surf chat and stoke.

Who is this camp for?

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. There will be a maximum of 4 surfers to each surf coach. We will split the group as necessary to cater to differing experience levels, so that everyone receives attentive, appropriate and personalised coaching.

Prior to the camp you will receive a telephone consultation with one of your coaches so that we can understand where you are in your surfing journey, and where you want to be. This allows us to plan our coaching around you.

£390 pp

A deposit of just £95 is required up front to secure your spot.

Includes:

  • Welcome drink
  • 2 nights accommodation 
  • 3 main meals from Friday dinner to Sunday lunch time
  • 5 surf focussed sessions (a combination of in water coaching, on land drills and surf skate)
  • Video analysis and feedback session
  • Beautiful in water photos of a surf session (if appropriate conditions)
  • Forecasting workshop and surf diary 
  • Surf specific mobility and fitness
  • Surf theory sessions
  • Board and wetsuit hire
Surfers doing a coaching drill on the beach and a surfer on a small unbroken wave
Video analysis session
A lady practicing surf skate by turning around cones.
A man doing a side plank in a barn during an animal flow session.
A bearded man in sunglasses smiling eating seafood.

All the Details

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

  • Introductions
  • Surf lesson
  • Dinner and welcome drinks
  • 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.

  • Breakfast
  • Take off theory session
  • Surf lesson
  • Lunch and feedback
  • Surf lesson
  • Stretch session
  • Video analysis
  • Dinner

Sunday – 

  • Goal setting for final surf sessions
  • Surf etiquette theory
  • Surf lesson
  • Lunch
  • Final surf lesson
  • See you later’s

Joiners Bunkhouse

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

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.

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. Should you need a transfer from a nearby train station (Chathill, Berwick or Alnwick) please let us know.

Alcohol

There is a welcome drink included on the Friday night, otherwise alcohol is not included, but feel free to bring some if you would like!

Drinks and snacks

Drinks and snacks outside of the meals are not included, so please bring a refillable water bottle and snacks as required!

Flat conditions

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 in the case of bad conditions

We know all the nooks and crannies of the coastline so can find protected spots in most conditions, but we may juggle the structure of the camp and focus more heavily on surfing one day and theory and other complimentary activities the other, if this works better with the conditions.

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.

Surf theory on understanding different facing beaches - group in dunes with instructor Chris

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 balance will be required 6 weeks before the retreat 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 retreat.

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