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Y6 Hit the Surf

Surf’s up – Recently, Y6 ‘Hit the Surf’ with Global Boardriders at Gwithian beach. Class 13 and Class 14 each spent a day surfing and also learning about key water safety messages and what to do if they find themselves in difficulty.

The day started at Sunset Cafe with suiting up into wetsuits and buddying up to carry our boards down to the beach. This is where we learnt all about the parts of the board, some water safety and how to control the board and stand up (on land)!!


” I thought the surfing day was amazing because I learnt how to stand on a board and I had the opportunity to have fun with my class mates. ” – Aimee.


” It’s good to try new things. It is also important to understand how the sea works so you can be safe. I enjoyed seeing my friends doing really well and it gave me a sense of accomplishment. ”  – Alex.


After a while, many children were up and riding. It was challenging but so much fun. There were lots of happy faces despite the cool sea water and weather. The surf was perfect for learning.

” You may not get it at first but you will have fun during the process!” – Henry.


There was even some time for some posing!


Oh, and some wipeouts! But we also had fun out of the water….





Then it was time to return, try to get out the wetsuits and look back on a super day!

” I loved surfing. I was so excited to go surfing and I enjoyed it so much. It was the best activity.” – Toby.



Tip of the day – when the sea is really cold, it is not always the best idea to dive straight in to embrace it. It just might hurt your head a little? At least nobody saw or laughed!