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Corinne's Surf Tour

Corrines Surf Tour

Calling all ladies… Embrace the surf lifestyle this summer and join UK professional surfer Corinne Evans on her female only 'Corinne's Surf Tour.' With a fun and relaxed approach to surf coaching, Corinne has developed a series of action packed surf days that will have aspiring surfer girls standing up & riding waves in no time. Taking place at various UK locations throughout June and July, Corinne will start the tour on Saturday 6th June at Rest Bay, Porthcawl.

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Flying the flag for women and girls that want to give surfing a try, Corinne's passion for surfing is truly infectious. Starting back in 2010, Corinne's Surf Tour has grown from strength to strength, earning her the support of UK Action Sports and Lifestyle brand Animal. With a host of additional dates in this year's calendar, Corinne is looking forward to welcoming guests old and new. 

Corinne commented 'Women's surfing is on the up with top female surfers really pushing the boundaries these days. It's so exciting to see and if I can inspire more women to pick up a board and get out on the water then great. The drive to get more women and girls into the sport is what I wake up for. I want to help them feel confident both in and out of the water.'

Corinne's Surf Tour https://youtu.be/AhM5tSZ3MOY

If perfecting the 'pop up' is on the agenda this summer then pack a bikini, leave any worries at home and join Corinne on one of her all girls surf days. Taking place at various locations throughout the UK, ladies can master the art of surfing in a fun, friendly and all female environment. Combining a pre-surf warm up with a 2 ½ hour surf lesson from Corinne & her team, the days are perfectly scheduled with a relaxing post-surf beach yoga session closely followed by a delicious lunch at one of the local beach cafes. With the promise of a surf inspired goodie bag to take home too, there's truly no better way to spend a day at the beach this summer.

Dive in for Bridgend's Splashup!

Just because it’s autumn doesn’t mean that beautiful Welsh coast has to be neglected! Bridgend are getting ready for the return of their annual Splash Up weekend, which celebrates exhilarating water-sports and live music.
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There’s so much going on but here are the top 5 highlights you’d be crazy to miss:1. Beach Flags (Town Beach, Saturday afternoon)
Beach flags is a sporting event used by surf lifesavers to practice beach sprinting and reflexes for training or competitions. This event will keep the audience on their toes as the participants sprint as fast as they can across the sand, organised by Hugh Murray the champion beach flagger himself from Porthcawl Surf School.


© Crown copyright (2013) Visit Wales

© Crown copyright (2013) Visit Wales


2. Have-a-Go Water-sports 
If you fancy getting involved there will be a range of activities on offer for beginners. Try surfing with Porthcawl Surf, power kirting with Blast Kiteboarding, Stand Up Paddle Boarding or sit-on-top kayaking, go on and have a go!
3. Fantastic live Music (Town Centre, Friday night and Saturday day)
Bridgend will come alive with music in various venues across town such as the Cosy Corner Stage and The Green Room at the Grand Pavilion with loads of great local bands and singers. Why not have a listen to The Side Effects, Jade Bird or Tom Bedlam. After all that the Surfer’s Ball kicks off at 9pm in the Grand Pavilion with a scary movie theme - just in time for Halloween!
4. Night Surf (Town Beach, Friday and Saturday 8pm)
The whole beach will be lit up with digital projections on buildings, as well and light shows and music all coming together to form a spectacular show.
5. Catching the Wave
Working with local artists, film makes, photographers and students the Arts Council of Wales are putting together a creative programme to showcase at the festival. Everyone’s itching with anticipation to see what they’ve come up with!

For more information, visit www.splashup.co.uk
Alternatively, visit the BridgendBites website



Elvis trying his hand at watersports earlier this summer

Elvis trying his hand at watersports earlier this summer with porthcawlsurf.co.uk