We’ve always had an array of mixed surf boards at our surf school but I’ve always thought it looked a bit scruffy (and not smart)
A good mixture of boards isn’t a bad thing as it means you can find the perfect equipment for almost everyone… (but again, it just doesn’t look that smart)
So, with ‘Smart’ being our surname and after 18 years of putting different shapes, brands, sizes and structures of boards through their paces, we have found a design we are happy with and willing to commit to having a uniformed surf school fleet…
Light weight, great outline, ideal width, nice thickness, durable and safe for the kids (and look ‘Smart’)
Here they are !
We’ve been working with VISION soft boards since they first started so take it from us when we say this particular design is the ‘Smart’ move.
We take great pride in delivering the best possible service to our students and never cut back on equipment.
To be honest, we may get a little more excited about new equipment than most of our guests.
Anyway, we hope you’re all having a wonderful winter and here’s to the Spring, which is here in 2 weeks !
Earlier this month we got momentarily bored so we set up a sticker competition, where we shipped out over 100 stickers around the UK and Europe for you guys to stick them somewhere creative and fun, and to photograph your efforts.
Well we have a winner 🥇👌🏼
Well done to @reece hooping for his masterpiece captioned ‘Filling in the cracks’ You’ve just won yourself a £50 Smart Surf Gift voucher and Smart Surf School Crew jumper 🙌🏼🙌🏼 Currently being sent to your door !
Thank you Reece and everyone who sent us you shots. It was good fun !
2nd and 3rd place are being judged now and revealed later today for your SSS crew jumper prizes 🤙🏼🤙🏼
To wrap up the year in a word, we would simply have to say ‘busy’
The whole Smart Surf team have all had their hands full this summer but it all worked out for the best. Seb has been on several big trips with his sponsor VANS and one trip in particular saw him on a massive pull out poster inside one of the big UK surf magazines. We must say a special thank you to Steve England from Carve Surfing Magazine for all his help.
Seb’s backhand swoop featured on a pullout poster in Carve Surfing Magazine
Senior coach Sam has re joined the UKPSA (UK pro surf tour) and has been competing all over the UK throughout the year. He eventually finished 8th overall in the UK and is looking to make the top 5 next year. It’s tough to find time to surf yourself when you are coaching 2 or 3 lessons a day !
Sam competing at the wave pool (Surf Snowdonia) North Wales
In between getting in the sea as much as she can, Hollie has been combining her surf coaching with being a Mum (to our 1 year old, Ru) and running her air BnB all at the same time !
Hollie’s wholesome smiles
Our season is short and intense and running a family business is tough but very rewarding.
Come winter, we can now look for ways to make summers better for all of us (including our customers)
Moving forward, we are in discussions about smaller groups, longer lessons and are in the process of ordering some new equipment.
Warm water and small waves allowed us to get our baby daughter, Ru, surfing before she could walk.
What a fantastic summer it was here at Sennen !
Winters are great too, in a different way.
Watching the waves smash against the cliffs during storms. The epic colours of the sky and the ocean with contrasting weather conditions. Those sunny crisp days where the Atlantic air is as fresh as can be. Empty beaches and pumping surf.