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Free Girls Only Surf Lessons

Girls come and try surfing on Saturday 22nd October 2011

Mums, Daughters, Sisters, Aunts and Nieces, come have a really fun experience learning to surf. We have 20 free sessions to give away on a first come basis.

1st Session – 10am – 11.30am
2nd Session – 2pm – 3.30pm

Limited places available – 10 people per session

Girls only – Aged 8 and over…..

Contact Chris at info@iowsurf.com or phone 07968 609169 to book your place


Free Surfing Lessons

Free Surf Lessons

Ever thought of trying surfing, haven’t got a surfboard or wetsuit, never got around to it, come and have a go. The Wight Surf History and The Isle of Wight Surf Club have 30 free taster surfing lessons to give away, thanks to Isurf Mobile Suf School and the West Wight Landscape Partnership.

If you are available on Saturday October 1st then why not book yourself a free lesson. The lessons will be at 10am, 12pm or 2pm and you will need to be over 8 years old. Surfboards and wetsuits are provided.

There are only 30 places available so email isleofwightsurfclub@gmail.com to get your lesson now.


Surfing Lessons at Compton

The Sunday surf lessons saw Chris decide to teach at Compton, Hanover Point. Chris first takes them through the basics on the sand and then into the water. They all caught wave after wave, having an absolutely fantastic time. The pictures below speak for themselves.

A huge thanks from all who participated to Cathy Budden and the West Wight Landscape Partnership for organising and putting on surfing lessons with ISurf and Chris Mannion. Anyone interested in Surf lessons Chris can be contacted on 07968 609 169 or through his website iowsurf.com.


Surfing Lessons at Shanklin

A huge thanks from all who participated to Cathy Budden and the West Wight Landscape Partnership for organising and putting on surfing lessons with ISurf and Chris Mannion.

With the strong wind and swell Chris had decided that the best and safest place to surf on the Saturday afternoon was at Small Hope Beach in Shanklin. Chris initially takes them through the basics on the sand before they all enter the water and it wasn’t long before there were hoots and high fives with huge smiles all round.


South Coast Surfing Championships

South Coast Surfing Competition

The South Coast Surfing Championships is on again. Presented by the Isle of Wight Surf Club and Rapanui, the event is set to be the weekend of the 15th and 16th October 2011 with a back up for 2 weeks later the Halloween weekend (29th-30th October). The Wight Surf History is proud to say we are heavily involved in helping and supporting this event throughout.

The event is hoped to be held at Compton, Hanover Point, Isle of Wight but this will obviously depend on waves and weather. Entry to the event is limited so beach entries on the day will down to the discretion of the organisers.

Entry fee is per division – £10, Juniors (Under 18) – £5

Entry will include a free limited edition organic Rapanui t-shirt

The Divisions will be:-

Open
Junior (Under 18s)
Women
Masters (35+)
Longboard
Best Surf Club

The Isle of Wight Surf Club are having some great prizes hand made especially for the competition and numerous prizes have been donated from sponsors.


A Great Day and Night

What a day Saturday the 9th of October turned out to be. The swell started to grow from only a couple of foot first thing to an epic swell that saw Compton, Freshwater Bay and The Pearl all fireing. I checked Compton early and a few of you were either in or going in and it was about 2 – 3ft and building. The wind looked a little strong, making the waves hard to catch but as the swell grew it got better and better. I knew I was only going to get one go at getting a few waves so opted to come back in a couple of hours in hope my timing would pay off. Will still alot of things to finalise for the movie night I did about 15mins filming and the shot off to try and get as much done as possible in 2 hours.

While I was away my phone didn’t stop. I had messages saying nearly every break from Freshwater Bay right round to Sandown were breaking. When I came past Freshwater Bay there was too much water and I couldn’t wait any longer. At Compton I met up with Andy Haworth (Devon Lanes and Longboards) who was already on the cliff top filming (Can’t wait to see the footage Andy). After quick introductions he exclaimed that in all his times on the Island he had never seen Compton like that. While talking a set came through and I hadn’t seen anything like that at Compton for a very very long time. I then ran back to my car to get changed and get in. With only about 15 – 20 people in the water it was perfect, I managed to get a couple of the big set waves right to the beach. When I wasn’t catching waves it was just great to watch some of you guys getting some great waves and the standard of surfing on the Island is very high. I don’t know all of you, but being out there on Saturday really showed that all those days surfing in small wind chop, onshores and just getting in when there was any wave has produced some excellent surfers on the Island.

I only had a short time at the beach and only managed to photograph Compton for about an hour. If any of you have any good photographs of anywhere on Saturday please send them in to us and we’ll put up a gallery of all your shots. I have seen some great shots of The Pearl and Freshwater Bay on Facebook so send them to us too.

Havig such a great swell during the day it couldn’t have been any better for the Movie night. With everyone buzzing from the waves earlier in the day the Sandpipers was soon full to the brim and a wall of noise as everyone talked about the waves. We started the evening with ‘Devon Lanes and Longboards’ by Andy Haworth (If you are interested in buying Andy’s movie go to his website here Devon Lanes and Longboards ). This was followed by a great movie by Sid Pitman ‘Surf Rats’. We also had Strat Cat Productions who very kindly set up a screen and played movies in the Sandpipers big hall all night from ‘Brown Water’ by Sid, ‘Isle of Wight Surf Club’ by Annie Macpherson and Andy Haworths footage from the day. A big thanks to Mark, Nigel and the boys for helping making it a great night. The evning was to finish with ‘Fusion’ by Ross Johns and you can also buy his movie at surfclips.co.uk. At this point I think most of the Ale in the bar had gone and people still wanted more, so by popular request we put on Bert’s ‘Wight Water’. We went on playing movies well into the early hours and raised over £100 for the Freshwater Lifeboat. Many thanks to all who came and especially Jason, Andy, Ross, Annie, Sid, Bert, Al, The Sandpipers Hotel, the West Wight Landscape Partnership and all who helped to make the evening a great success (Apologies if I forgot anyone).

If anyone took any photos during the Surf Movie Evening we would love to put a few on here too, so send them in to paul@wightsurfhistory.co.uk