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About the British Surf Company
SurfGSD information below is as follows: About SurfGSD, Press information and finally a Gallery of surf pictures
Established over a decade ago, SurfGSD is one of the premier British Surfing Association approved surf schools. Recently featured on The Gadget show when Jason Bradbury had an indoor surfing lesson with us. Then Anna Richardson of the C4 Supersize versus Superskinny took an outdoor surfing lesson with us at Caswell Bay, Swansea. We have also been in the highly acclaimed Coast magazine, Times, Guardian, Observer, Daily Mirror, and the Independant. Our moto is Surfing for Everyone!
SurfGSD is a member of the GB Surfing school scheme and also on the Approved Outdoor activity providers list for the City and County of Swansea and many other Local Authorities. We have the necessary Public Liability insurance required by councils and all our surf coaches are qualified lifeguards, BSA surf coaches along with having CRB enhanced checks.
Information for the press/media
We welcome journalists from all sectors of the media to come and have a taste of the surfing experience.We hope that like most of our customers you will become a surf addict too and help us spread the 'surfing for everyone 'message and in turn play our part helping young people and others increase their social opportunities.
We have been fortunate enough to have worked with HTV, BBC, LWT, S4C and various cable stations. Recently Jamie Owen from BBC TV Wales took to the water with us and in the same period we organised a surfing experience day for Extreme TV and Boomerang to film. The latter being held in Welsh Medium as we do offer surfing course in Welsh medium too.
We have been featured in all the quality papers including; The Guardian, Telegraph, The Times, The Financial Times, The Observer, The Independant and also the Sunday Mirror.
We offer journalists advice, information and specialist knowledge in surfing related areas including, surf events, big wave riding, water safety, beach management.
Here is a ten minute, surfing information video which was produced for Dr Ian Jenkins, Faculty of Leisure and Tourism based at Swansea Institute of Higher Education. It was used as a promotional tool at the Gower and Swansea Surfing exhibition held for three months at Swansea Museum, South West Wales. Also featured in the video is Gower surf legend PJ (Pete Jones) and Gower Surfing Development (Surf GSD). Click on following link for the Gower surfing video on youtube > Gower surfing video
The pictures show some of the staff in action
1) Tom & Ben giving a lesson 2) Brett demonstrating surfing body position on the beach with customers 3) Jason Bradbury from the gadget show had a indoor surfing lesson with us the episode is here > Gadget show surfing Simon Jayham the director of SurfGSD is standing next to him 4) Tom heading down to the surf. All our instructors wear white ID vests over the top of their wetsuits
5) A coach helping one of our younger surfers at Caswell Bay 6) Tom demonstrating how to fall off your surfboard, 'no diving off, fall flat then cover your head..' 7) Simon taking time out on a surf trip to Hawaii 8) Paul giving a surf lesson demonstration on how to catch a wave.
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