Whilst your first attempts at standing on a surfboard might seem like a challenge (and it certainly is!), we feel that by far the biggest transition in your surfing development is when you leave the comfort of the whitewater and try to tackle those green or unbroken waves. It's where you really feel the true power of the ocean and feel your surfboard come alive, it's also when you really test your fitness, wave-reading and paddling ability! When surfing on unbroken waves the
Welcome to the second part of the guide on surf movies that we think are essential viewing! Plenty of you have been in touch to say how much you enjoyed the first 5 suggestions, so here we go with another 5 for your viewing pleasure! Through the Whisky Barrel A bit closer to home with this movie, it's all about Scottish surfing! Featuring the best surfers from Scotland through the years. It's an awesome mix of interviews with key-figures, alongside some seriously epic waves.
There's been a lot of discussion in and around Crantock, as well as online, regarding the movement of the Gannel rivermouth as it snakes across the beach. All of the discussion essentially boils down to one of two viewpoints; some people are keen for the beach to be dredged so that the river can be moved back to the north side of the beach as it was up until a few years ago, others are happy to leave the river exactly as it is and to adapt to the way the river naturally flows
All of you who've had your first lesson with us here at BGSS will have been taught our unique 5-Step Technique, it goes through, step by step, how to catch a wave and get to your feet. What you may not know is that we are the ONLY surf school that teaches this exact technique as it's one that we developed ourselves! Don't get me wrong, we're not claiming to have re-invented the wheel here, the technique of standing up by driving off your back foot is used by the majority of s
As you can see from the picture, the dunes at Crantock have been hit pretty hard by the winter storms this year. This is on top of the erosion that's happened in the last few winters and that has left us with some incredibly steep drops in places. Even though sliding down the dunes, playing on the slopes or drawing in the sheer faces can seem like fun, it can also be incredibly dangerous and it's important you're aware of that. The Coastguard has issued a warning highlighting