Spooky surfers sighted around the UK this weekend!

Spooky surfers sighted around the UK this weekend!

Check out all the spooky goings on at Wave Project sessions this weekend… Well done to everyone who pulled out all the stops with some amazing costumes. We’ve also got some huge thanks to say to all of the amazing people and companies who donated goodies for the raffles: Feral Surf, Korev, Bahru Boutique, Northcore, Stupid Clothing, Surfgirl, Carve Magazine, Skinners Brewery, Seduction Surf Co, Nalu Beads, Quiksilver Surf School Newquay, Osprey, Finisterre, Surfdome, Urban Beach, Oggy Wax and Treviglas Sports Hub. And the brilliant photographers that came along to take photos: Kate Rutledge in South Devon, Rob Booth, Farah Hughes, Nicola Wright, Dan Sedgwick, Ceri Thomas, Geoff Tydeman, Mandy Callaghan, SurfGypsy Photography, Tony Abbs and Maggie from This is Cornwall. If you want a full size version of any of the photos, the photographers will send you one in return for a donation to the Wave Project.  See more photos from the day on This is Newquay and Cornwall Monthly. A final huge thanks goes to the amazing Allannah Brown, who organised all these amazing prizes, thanks so much...

Spooky surf clubs across the UK this weekend

The clocks have gone back, the nights are drawing in, and that can only mean one thing – time to get dressed up in our spookiest costumes and go for a surf of course! We’ve got several ghoultastic surf clubs taking place across the UK this Saturday, read on for when, where and how you can get involved…   Newquay Halloween Surf 11am on Saturday 31st October, Towan Beach, Newquay Newquay’s infamous Halloween Surf is taking place again this year with all proceeds going to the Wave Project. There’ll be a raffle with some awesome prizes and professional surf photographers on hand to catch all the action. We’ll also be having our surf club session at the same time. Get involved: Surf club members or volunteers, drop Candy and email to let her know you’re coming, candy@waveproject.co.uk If you just want to come along for the surf, just get to Towan beach for 11am dressed to scare. And don’t forget your board. Visit the Newquay Halloween Surf Facebook event page for more info.   St Ives Halloween Surf Club 11am-1pm on Saturday 31st October, Portmeor Beach, St Ives Join our final West Cornwall surf club surf of 2015. Come in your finest frightening fancy dress, with Halloween themed games on the beach as well. Get involved: Volunteers and Surf Club members email katy@waveproject.co.uk to book in.   Wave Project South Devon Halloween Surf 12-2pm on Saturday 31st October, Bigbury  Come on down to this spooky surf at Bigbury if you dare! To take part just drop in in your scariest halloween costume!   Wave Project Dorset Halloween Surf Club  11am...
Wave Project is awarded charity status!

Wave Project is awarded charity status!

We are absolutely delighted to tell you that the Wave Project has been awarded charity status in England and Wales! Our founder and CEO, Joe Taylor, explains more: Our conversion from a CIC to a charity has taken almost two years, from the initial meeting of our Directors (now Trustees) to consider this change, through to getting our Charity number, which we did on Friday. This is an important development for the Wave Project, as it puts us on a clearly charitable footing as we progress through to the next stage of our development. As you know, the project has expanded massively since our pilot scheme in 2010, when we ran a course for just 20 young people from Watergate Bay, Cornwall. Now we are working with up to 150 children per week in locations as diverse as Dunbar in Scotland to the Isle of Wight. The success of the Wave Project has been down to the hard work, dedication and basic awesomeness of all our staff and over 400 volunteers who have supported our surf sessions since 2010. But today I would like to say a big Thank You to another group of volunteers – our Trustees – whose work is less visible, but equally important. It is they who have worked tirelessly and unpaid over the past 5 years to help get the project where it is today. One of their activities has been to undertake this charity conversion, helping to set us up for the future as a Registered Charity. If you would like to make a donation to The Wave Project, and are a UK taxpayer,...
Porthcawl Surf Club Dates For 2015!

Porthcawl Surf Club Dates For 2015!

Over at Wave Project Cymru we’re super excited to announce the start of our Surf Club in Porthcawl which will be run by Cressy’s Surf Academy. The club will run on the following dates; April 18th 10-12 May 16th 1:30-3:30 June 20th 12-2 July 18th 12-2 August 15th 12-2 September 19th 12-2 If you require any more information on joining the club or have any questions please get in touch with Dani at dani@waveproject.co.uk Can’t wait to see you all on the...
Surf Club in Dorset!!

Surf Club in Dorset!!

This Saturday marked the beginning of the Wave Project Dorset’s season of 2015! Despite the low temperatures, the sun made it out and the swell set in just in time for their first Surf Club session. Everyone managed to ride their first waves of the year and everyone was stoked to get back into the water.  There are upcoming Surf Club dates that are shown on the Dorset Project’s page. Remember that due to the growing numbers of members in Surf Club, the booking system now works on a first come first served basis! Don’t miss out and contact the Dorset team soon via dorset@waveproject.co.uk. Surf’s...
Wave Project and UKPSA give awards to inspiring surfers

Wave Project and UKPSA give awards to inspiring surfers

A 15-year old autistic girl who was once too scared of the sea to put on a wetsuit has been named Disabled Surfer of the Year at the UK Pro Surf Association annual inclusion awards, sponsored by The Wave Project. Lily Rowswell, from Calenick near Truro, scooped the honour at a special ceremony on Sunday night celebrating the best of UK surfing. The audience heard how Lily’s autism had once made her too anxious to leave the house. But 18 months ago, her life changed when she signed up to do a surf course with The Wave Project. Her parents were initially sceptical that Lily would be able to cope, but she surprised everyone by taking to surfing with real enthusiasm. Now her entire family have taken up the sport, including her 11-year old sister Maisy and parents Theresa and Hugh – and they go surfing every week. Speaking on her daughter’s behalf, Mrs Rowswell said: “Surfing has turned Lily’s life around and she is incredible proud to receive this award.” Wave Project chief executive Joe Taylor said: “Lily’s achievement shows that any young person can overcome their anxieties and achieve new things. That’s what good mental health – and a good life – is all about.” Another inspiring young person to be honoured at the event was 12-year old Oliver Adams, from Par, Cornwall, who was presented with an award for Courage in Overcoming Challenges. Oliver, his sister Caity and mum Sharron were all obliged to change to change their surname and move out of their house for their own safety after a family breakdown. The process caused...