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Swell, sun and stoke. August bodyboard coaching weekend wins big!

augustbbweekendbloglow2_2logo Waves! Who says you can’t get waves when the sun is shining in Cornwall? Our crew of boogers, some local and some from further afar including London, Cambridge and Devon showed vast improvements and were spoilt for waves during another classic Newquay bodyboard coaching weekend. With a wide variety of ages and abilities the group worked on a number of different techniques during the two days from body positioning and trimming to spins and rolls! Bodyboard coach Joe Woodhouse took the crew to Towan Beach for both of the Saturday sessions to make the most of the more sheltered conditions. They were met with some super fun, clean, right hand wedges, a perfect treat to get the ball rolling! augustbbweekendbloglow_1 Jacob Kirk looks down the line and eyes the roll! Big Improvements Liz Blackman from London, a relative newcomer to the sport was slightly hesitant to begin with, up until coach Joe taught her how to duck dive properly. She was soon out back as the tide receded mixing it up with some 3ft peeling right handers in the last session of the day! augustbbweekendbloglow Liz Blackman takes the drop. Jacob Kirk from Barnstable perfected his style and body positioning on the board during the weekend allowing him to get more speed for busting his spins and rolls. It’s great to see a young British bodyboarder from outside Cornwall shredding! augustbbweekendbloglow2 augustbbweekendbloglow_9 After some selfie phone stealing madness during the Saturday evening meal, the crew were refreshed and raring to go the next day. With Fistral Beach bathed in sun and accompanied with punchy fun conditions, coach Joe felt it would offer a great chance to work on some Manoeuvres. augustbbweekendbloglow_6 The group hit Fistral Beach on the Sunday morning. augustbbweekendbloglow_4 Joe and the group discuss last minute tips before heading out. Manoeuvres The morning high tide provided the group with opportunities to perfect those cutbacks through the punchy, powerful conditions and saw local teacher James Frewer from Truro nailing one beauty early on! Move of the day also went to Mr. James as he landed a killer roll. Rolls were to be the theme of the afternoon and were being busted out left, right and centre! James Frewer gets his roll captured on camera for video analysis after the session! augustbbweekendbloglow_5 James Frewer demonstrates some awesome style.   augustbbweekendbloglow_2 Claire Bates from from Cambridge who was trying bodyboarding for the first time didn’t let the slightly more daunting conditions get to her and found herself catching some long rides. boardpresentation Liz Blackman showed the most improvement during the weekend and her enthusiasm and effort won her a brand spanking new Found board! augustbbweekendbloglow2_1 We can’t wait for our up and coming Autumn coaching weekends. If last year’s autumnal swells are anything to go by we are in for a treat! Bring it on! depotfbflyeraugustswellfb You can see all our weekend dates and information here. If British waters don’t take your fancy this autumn and winter, why not join us on an adventure to warmer climates on one of our international bodyboard holidays? Find out more information here. By Aaron Parsons Photos by Aaron Parsons and Claudia Boily
  • August 31, 2014
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