Monday, February 11, 2008

Junior surfer gets Northcore Europe sponsorship help to develop his surfing skills

Northcore Europe are pleased to introduce Lewis Clinton to their riders team for 2008. Lewis is a talented British Junior Team member based in Newquay, Cornwall and although he is only 16 he's bringing a lot of experience and skill with him.This year Lewis will be travelling to the testing grounds of California and Hawaii for 6 weeks during February and March both to get away from the UK cold and to surf some more challenging waves whilst watching and learning from some of the best surfers in the world.

During the summer Lewis will be seen travelling along the Atlantic coastlines of France, Spain and Portugal following the pro junior circuit maintaining his goal to compete in as many events as possible to improve upon his previous years ranking, and also to keep his seeding in the events.

Lewis's successes have included top 3 placings during 2007 in The English Nationals, The Rip Curl Grom Search and a first in the Gul Newquay Open. Northcore spokesman said “We are really pleased that Lewis has joined our team, he has a drive to succeed in surfing, a professional attitude and a clear goal to join the WQS tour and eventually to even compete amongst the WCT elite. We're looking forward to working with Lewis and supporting him in his developing career”

Saturday, February 2, 2008

Indoor surfing, balance, core stability and fun when it is raining and too cold for the young Swansea surfer girls


Above is junior female surfers Izzy (6) and Lara (7) it is too cold for them to surf here in Swansea at the moment, so here is the next best thing. The Indo board which offers surfers superb dry land training. Using the Indo Board for fun or as a serious workout helps the rider develop balance,co-ordination, and increased leg strength, while enhancing all important core fitness. Indo Boards improve motor skills, making the Indo Board a great cross training tool for a variety of sports, from extreme board sports to all mainstream sports that require agility and innate balance coordination. Click here for more information; indo board we have also uploaded some regarding surfers fitness etc to our SurfGSD YouTube account

Monday, January 28, 2008

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Schools use sports including surfing to fight obesity in young people


I stumbled upon this article thanks to the Institute of Sports and Recreation Management (ISRM) members E newsletter clicked on and read the following. Ministers will pledge this week to offer children five hours of "organised exercise" a week in order to tackle Britain's obesity crisis.

Schools and out-of-school clubs will be instructed to provide greater levels of sport and exercise under the Government's obesity strategy.

Alan Johnson, the Health Secretary, and Ed Balls, the Schools Secretary, will outline national targets to drastically increase activity among children...' for more on this article please click here 'schools to offer more sport to fight flab'

Just to let you know readers that pupils across Wales are and have been experiencing a new dimension in the way sport and physical activity is delivered in secondary schools. Funded by the Welsh Assembly Government and managed by the Sports Council for Wales, 5x60 is changing the face of sport provision in schools. Gowerton School got the ball rolling over three years ago as one of the 5x60 pilot projects across Wales.

The 5x60 programme aims to encourage more young people than ever before to take part in sport and physical activity on a frequent basis and will be the main vehicle for achieving the Welsh Assembly Government’s aim of 90% of secondary school age children taking part in regular and frequent physical activity.

The programme at Gowerton allows pupils to enjoy activities which they might not have had the chance to experience. Over the last three years pupils at Gowerton School have been able to take part in a variety of extra-curricular activities including street dance, rock climbing, archery, intra school tournaments, walking challenges, girl’s football, lacrosse, basketball, rugby and gymnastics to name a few.

However one of the most successful 5x60 clubs so far has been surfing. For more information on 5 times 60 click here five times sixty school information and to book your schools end of the day slot please email us 'contact surfgsd' p.s another idea to help may be to stop selling school playgrounds, encourage controlled risk taking, encourage children's play, invest in grass roots sport rather than the elite whom apart from the rugby team have not really done anything of note...... wow starting to sound like a rant, sorry.

Sunday, January 20, 2008

Caswell beach junior surfing lessons run by surfgsd

Have just uploaded a heap of surf pictures from our junior surfing academy classes held at caswell beach during school holidays here is the link to take a look, we will be uploading more surf pictures shortly; 'junior surfing, caswell beach with swansea surf school, surfgsd'