13Apr

Why your Surf Club Should be Going to Lost Cove.

Almost one year ago to the day, we (SPONSURF) were lucky enough to be involved with the first ever Lost Cove Festival. Below is a brief outline of our weekend which hopefully will encourage you to pile into the minibuses and head down to this years' event!

31Oct

SmoothStar ... what's it all about?

Here at SPONSURF we take an interest far beyond that of just running surf trips for university groups. Having run clubs, ourselves, we understand the hardships of being 'the little guy' to the snowsport societies; often doing so without any funding; feeling like there is a constant battle with the uni unions and the difficulties trying to organise a UK surf trip when the closest break can be hours away and potentially flat. So, with this in mind, we set about trying to find some alternatives to keep you all going during term time. Drum roll please...

05Dec

Landlocked Universities Nearest Surf Breaks: WELSH COAST

Land locked uni? SPONSURF's closest-break guide is here to help.

The Sponsurf spot guide is back!

13Nov

Landlocked Universities Nearest Surf Breaks: MIDLANDS

Land locked uni? SPONSURF's closest-break guide is here to help.

Thinking back on my last post, “When life gets busy…go surfing”, I realised that I had made massive assumption, that students know where their nearest breaks are!

10Oct

When life is busy... go surfing

I went surfing the other day! Now I’m sure this statement is hardly surprising, and certainly not worthy of an exclamation point, but as someone who goes to a university a good few hours from a decent break it was pretty exciting.

My work is beginning to pile up, as the stress starts to creep in and everyday big city life gnaws away at my (very limited) brain space, the need to escape for a while grows.

24Sep

Red Bull Unleashed 2015 and the Future of UK Surf Competitions

Red Bull Unleashed 2015 and the Future of UK Surf Competitions

This weekend I witnessed a part of surfing history. And no it wasn’t at Pipe, or Cloud Break, or J-Bay, but in the tiny village of Dolgarrog, north Wales.  It was here that crowd favourite Albee Layer stormed to a victory over 24 of the top free and completion surfers about, in the first ever stadium surf competition miles away from the ocean.