Bodyboard Coaching Weekends

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Bodyboard Coaching Weekends

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Elite Bodyboard Waves

The Wave Expert Session Day

Elite Sessions £179

(early bird discount)

Intermediate Coaching £179

(early bird discount)

Introductory price sessions on the Elite setting of The Wave Bristol
The 20 best selected UK bodyboarders in barrelling wave pool perfection
Free to come and watch the extravaganza
Intermediate coaching sessions

Join us for what promises to be the most memorable, unique and epic day in UK bodyboarding history – the lit vs the elite…  The chance to ride The Wave on the EXPERT MODE SETTING!  The UK’s top bodyboarders experiencing the UK’s best ever man made waves! Bodyboard-Holidays has listened to the UK bodyboarding public and now is the time…

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Quick Facts

Water Temperature: 7°C – 18°C (the Wave Pool is generally the same as the air temp!)
Local Currency: Pound Sterling
Language: English
Local Beer: Korev
State of the art technology
 Surf 2ft – 4ft
Man made perfection in the wave pool
Perfect for foundation, intermediate and advanced riders
Bespoke one-on-one coaching tailored to your skill set
A historic day for British Bodyboarding
The best UK bodyboarders brought together for the first time at a UK wave pool
Video analysis to see your riding improve fast
Full range of Elite settings, see what this awesome technology can do!

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Trip Information

Our Aim

Bodyboard-Holidays is the only UK based bodyboard coaching company with insurance, certification and qualifications to legally deliver bodyboard coaching and this has been recognised by The Wave. As a result we have been allowed to hand pick 20 riders to challenge the elite setting of The Wave. It’s what every bodyboarder has wanted to see since the wave pools inception and Bodyboard-Holidays is bringing it to the UK riders.

We want the UK’s best to take their riding to the highest level by pushing their limits in this flawless surf. The ability to have repetition in the waves will take the riding level to previously unseen heights. Whether you are a rider in the water or you take a FREE front-seat ticket to the best show possible … the top 20 UK riders going ballistic on the artificial wave’s top setting… this is a must do for any British bodyboarding fan.

You will NOT want to miss this epic, one-day celebration of UK bodyboarding at the the best wave pool in the country. Apply to take part using the form above, come and watch the action and meet the guys and enjoy them breaking down the barriers of what was previously perceived as possible. If you don’t think that you qualify for the elite setting why don’t you book onto one of our intermediate coaching sessions.

The new technology will be punting out perfect wave after perfect wave – while the UK’s best contort themselves through barrels, hit ramps and tackle the pool in its highest elite setting, otherwise known as ‘expert mode’.

The limits of UK riding will be pushed to new levels. Watch as riders drop, scoop, pull in and boost out of the expert mode barrels and bowls!

We have three options for you on this bodyboarding packed day:

  1. Ride the expert mode – £179 (this is a one off chance at this price, make use of this early bird special!)

    2 x sessions on the wave at elite settings.  One right handers one left handers.
    Join us at the best manmade surf spot in the country for the most epic day of bodyboarding it has ever experienced! The criteria for selection is detailed in the form page. Get your application in fast as we have limited places and are working on a first come first served basis!

  2. Watch the action – Free

    Want to come along and watch the best of the UK’s bodyboarding talent ride expert mode for the first time?  Listen in on coaching hints and tips and learn in this unique environment. We would love to have as many bodyboarders at the event as possible so join us for free all day. Witnessing how the elite-level riders shred apart the elite-level waves will not only get you amped, but provide you with invaluable insight and tips into how you can up your game and be inspired to take your riding up to that level in the future.

  3. Intermediate coaching sessions – £179

    2 x Sessions with coaching.
    Want to get on the wave and enjoy coaching from some of the best riders in the UK?  This is your chance to ride with us and make big progress on those moves you’ve been wanting to nail. Note, this is on the advanced (not elite setting).  You can read more about this option on our The Wave Sessions trip.


Bristol’s Wave Pool

Located near Bristol, the wave pool is the latest and greatest in manmade surf spot technology, providing a range of epic left and right-hand sections for you to charge, carve and boost out off! Produced by the best in the business, a company named Wave Garden from the Basque country of northern Spain, they have single handedly revolutionised wave riding. Who’d have expected to see this in a field in Bristol!?

Our top 20 riders will be split in to two groups of 10. The first 10 will ride the right hander while the second 10 ride the left hander. Our professional videography team will shoot the action to document this iconic event. There will be an hour long break in between when the guys will get to study their performance using laptops before hitting the water again.

Those wanting to watch the action will stand on the jetty which runs between the two waves for the best view straight in to the barrel!
If you want to ride The Wave on ‘advanced’ setting (suitable for lower intermediate, intermediate and advanced riders) you can book on to be coached by the countries best.  Then you get to watch the UK champions take the Elite level waves to pieces later in the day.


This is an epic celebration of UK bodyboarding, taking place on one day. If you’re travelling to Bristol the day before and looking to stay over there are a whole range of local B&Bs and accommodation options nearby, which will ensure you’re close to the pool and ready for action on the day itself.

The Wave Beast Mode


While Bristol is located in the south west, the warmest part of the country, it’s still England in the spring. As a result you can expect sun, wind, rain, clouds and hail showers, who knows! So when you’re watching the pros shred we’d recommend bringing a warm waterproof as much as we would some sunglasses.

The pool is a similar temperature to the air, so a good quality wetsuit, socks and possibly gloves / hat depending on the day for those participating in the water sessions. We promise that you’ll be having so much fun, the last thing on your mind will be the temperature!

Food The Wave Bodyboard Coaching Weekend


Awesome food onsite Budget £10 – £15 for a delicious meal. This is optional.

The Wave Beast Mode


The top 20 UK riders know better than most how to ride a wave but we’ll also be providing a pre-wave pool presentation session, where we’ll give the group a detailed breakdown of what to expect when surfing the artificial wave and to answer any questions you may have. We’ll focus on how we will achieve the highest standards of riding from the sessions.

The video feedback after the first and second sessions will offer an open forum for riders to discuss how to continually raise the bar of British bodyboarding. That’s what this day is all about, pushing the boundaries, scoring amazing man made waves and having the most fun possible. Having previously surfed the artificial wave, Rob and his team have invaluable first-hand experience on how to ride the various sections offered up, and can offer tips to you can make the most of this unique opportunity.


Guests are to make their own way to The Wave. We’ll confirm the meeting time and location on the Friday prior to the weekend (by email) as it is dependant on final numbers as to the time that you will bodyboard.

For those travelling from the south west we will car share to minimise environmental impact. When we have finished our session at The Wave pool every body can go their separate ways or car share if travelling back down to the south west.


Front row seat to the action: FREE

The Wave Elite Session Day £179 (total for two sessions – Early Bird Special!)

Intermediate coaching sessions £179 per session (total for two sessions – Early Bird Special!)
The Wave Elite Session Day to include:
  • Video of you bodyboarding
    An edit will be created of the event which all riders will feature in.
  • Sessions on The Wave
    Two sessions on The Wave Elite level
  • Pre-coaching to prepare for the Wave pool
    Our team have visited The Wave, tested all aspects of the pool and created a training video and imagery which you will be talked through in order to maximise your time on the wave and push the performance of UK bodyboarding.

Intermediate coaching sessions to include:

  • Video packages
    Professionally shot video will be taken throughout the session to help you to improve your riding. This will be supplied to you at the end of the session as part of the package price.
  • Session on The Wave
    Your session on The Wave is included in the price.
  • Video analysis session
    Incredibly valuable feedback after each session on The Wave pool to see you improve fast!
  • Pre-coaching to prepare for the Wave pool
    Our team have visited The Wave, tested all aspects of the pool and created a training video and imagery which you will be talked through in order to maximise your time on The Wave.

Bodyboarding Q + A session

We will answer all questions about The Wave and how to safely get the most out of it. As well as any other bodyboarding queries that you may have during our Q + A session.

Social good times

Bodyboard-Holidays are focussed to create plenty of opportunities for bodyboarders to get to know each other, learn from each other and have a fun weekend!

Equipment hire:

We have pro standard equipment available to hire for the session, just let us know at time of booking what you need and your sizes.

Pro standard Bodyboard Hire £8 per day
Swim fin hire £8 per day
Wetsuit hire £8 per day

Payment Plans

You can pay in full at time of booking or you can split the payment into two or three instalments. The dates of these instalments can be agreed at time of booking.  Until your first payment is received your place on the trip is not reserved. The full balance for the trip must be received 12 weeks prior to departure.

Area The Wave Bodyboard Coaching Weekend


Most of the UK’s best riders already live in Cornwall or south Wales but If you’re looking to check out the wave pool action then turn the day into a longer trip, why not explore the beautiful south west of England?

In addition to the wave pool at Bristol, the region has world-class beaches and the best ocean surf in the country with an excellent variety of waves and high swell consistency.

To cap off an adrenaline-filled trip, why not continue to Cornwall and experience the thrill some ocean based bodyboarding sessions of your own?

Kit List

The UK’s best will show up with their own top of the line boards, suits and fins but if you’re looking to ride The Wave or grab some waves in the south west during your visit this is what you’ll need.


Being Britain and not the tropics, we’d recommend a board with a bit of flex! Therefore aim to bring a board with either a stringered PE or a low-density PP core.

To help with this, we can supply hired boards which are perfect for use in British temperatures and wave types.

If you need to hire one for the weekend, or are interested in trying one different to your own, get in touch and we can get you sorted with the right-sized board so you can get the most out of the weekend.


Although Cornish waters are the mildest in the country, we’d still recommend bringing along a decent wetsuit.

A winter 5/3mm is perfect for the cooler times of year, or a sealed-seam 3/2mm is ideal for sunny Kernow’s summer and autumn seasons.


It’s essential to use a pair of comfortable, powerful, bodyboarding swim fins to get the most from the awesome waves on the trip. 


It’s a simple insurance policy on any trip, so don’t forget a leash – it’ll save you a whole load of unnecessary swimming. 

Bodyboard travel bag

A decent board bag will keep your kit safely protected throughout your journey, especially when you consider the brutality of some baggage handlers. They range from £20 to more than £100 – the more you pay, the better protection you get. The best on the market is the Creatures wheelie bag, it’s heat-reflective, padded and you can wheel it around, saving your arms and shoulders for paddling.

Board sock

Board socks perform a dual purpose, protecting your board from the sun, and drying you off as it’s a handy towel. The humble board sock is a great all-rounder. 

Heel shields

If you don’t wear wetsuit socks and want to prevent rub around your heels, it’s worth considering a set of heel shields. They make fins comfortable, stop chafe and have different thickness levels to suit the snugness of your fin. 

Fin tethers

Don’t let a lost fin ruin the rest of your trip. Bag a set of tethers and know you’ll pop up from every duckdive and wipeout with both fins still attached.

Sun protection

There are a range of sun creams geared specifically for bodyboarding. We can attest they actually stay on in the water, and we’ve tested them in some searing conditions.

While we can’t guarantee bright blue skies, there’s nothing worse than having to sit out on an epic session because your suncream washed off yesterday and today you’re painfully crispy.


Please bring warm clothing suitable for all weathers. Layers are the best option to make sure you are covered for all weather conditions.

Reuseable Water Bottle

Please bring a reuseable water bottle as we won’t always have time to get to the shops before our sessions.

What’s Included

We want you to get the riders and the spectators to get the most out of this special one-off bodyboarding extravaganza, so you’ll get a mix of witnessing the best riders smash the lefts and rights on the elite setting, while seeing them discuss how to improve during their next session and reflect in the after session vid review discussion.

Surfing the artificial wave is unique in its guaranteed, repetitive perfection, giving the riders the chance to put into practice the developments they’ve made, and build on things they’ve learned.

The pre- surf presentation will include the structure which each group should follow to make sure that everyone takes it in turns, doesn’t get in each others way and really work together to maximise this opportunity.

The session will be videoed from the central jetty, so you can improve literally from session to session and wave to wave.

By the end of the day everyone will have surfed themselves silly, watched the video session, and ended with plans on where it’s possible to take UK riding in the future. Who will be the rider that boosts the biggest backflip? Who will get the longest barrel? Who will challenge the ledging take offs on drop knee? There is only one way to find out, come and watch the action.

There is quality food on site, so we’re looking forward to kicking back with the UK’s best and enjoying some banter about who is going to rip, who was ripping and who didn’t raise their game. There is no hiding in the pool, let’s see what the UK’s best can do!


Frequently Asked Questions about our The Wave Coaching events.

Do I need to book up directly with the wave pool?

Nope – we arrange everything, so all bookings just through us please. Just fill in the form.

How soon should I book?

ASAP! This promises to be a very popular special one-off day, and with limited spaces available you should really get a wriggle on. If you want to spectate you should fill in the form below and we will send you details.

Do I have to queue for waves at the wave pool?

No you take it in turns, we will explain, but basically every time you finish a wave and paddle back out to the take off point it will be time to catch another one.

How much money should I bring?

You’ll need enough money for snacks, drink and a feed. Food and drinks at the wave pool are all reasonably priced, however.

Can I bring a non-participating partner?

Yes, of course, the more the merrier! We only have limited spaces on the wave machine itself.
All non-bodyboarding partners and friends are more than welcome to come and watch you shred or hang with you while you spectate.

Do I need a visa?

At present, there is no visa is required to enter the UK for European citizens. However, this can vary for non-European visitors, so you should seek advice about any possible visa requirements from your travel agent in advance.

I’m a silver surfer, will this be a problem?

If you’re over 60 years old – or will be turning 60 on the trip – we need to chat on the phone prior to booking. Please call us on 01637 879571, or email us to arrange a time for a call.

What currency should I take and how much will I spend?

The currency in the UK is the British Pound, which you can pick up from UK travel agencies, banks or post offices.

If you are an international traveller, please get your money changed before the trip or bring a card to take money out from the ATM. Getting this done ahead of time will help to maximise your surf time and minimise the stress of looking for a place to exchange your currency on the weekend.

In addition to food costs (detailed below), we recommend bringing around £8 in change for any beach car parks which we may use on the surfari.

What will we do about food?

Great food available at the onside cafe / restaurant. Budget £10 – £15 for a meal.

Can I make contact from abroad?

If you are based outside of the UK and would like to chat through the trip details, we can be contacted through WhatsApp, Facetime or Skype, just let us know by email and we can arrange this with you.

How do I pay?

Payments are all made via our online invoicing system called Simple Invoices. Once you have confirmed you wish to join a trip we will send you an online invoice via email. Within this email there will be a link where that will take you to our secure payment system where you will need to enter your credit or debit card details to make the payment. In some circumstances we can facilitate a payment plan, just let us know if you wish to discuss this. Full payment must be made 12 weeks prior to the holiday start date.

Payment Plans

You can pay in full at time of booking or you can split the payment into two or three instalments. The dates of these instalments can be agreed at time of booking.  Until your first payment is received your place on the trip is not reserved. The full balance for the trip must be received 12 weeks prior to departure.

What happens if I want to cancel my booking?

If you can no longer join the trip please let us know as soon as possible via email, your cancellation will be effective from the date which it is received by Bodyboard-Holidays. Cancellation charges are payable as follows:

Over 12 weeks – deposit only (one third of the total trip price)
36 days to 12 weeks – 50% of total cost
21-35 days – 75% of total cost
Under 20 days – 100% of total cost

However if your cancellation is within the terms of your insurance policy, you may be able to make a claim. Further information here.

How to book

Once you have read all the info and made your selection. Book your holiday in 3 easy steps

Booking Steps 1


Fill in the enquiry form below

Booking Steps 2


We’ll confirm availability and explain payment plan options.

Booking Steps 3


Pay your deposit, book your flights and complete the enrolment form. You’re on the trip!


“Such an epic fun weekend on the bodyboarding coaching weekend with Rob Barber and his awesome team (Luke, Gareth, Chris, Jamie, Jack, and Hannah). Fun waves to be had even though the forecast was looking small the swell definitely picked up or the forecast was wrong so proves you should always turn up and get in!  I was learning rolls and spins 70% there!”


“Have just completed the coaching weekend in Newquay with my 13 year old daughter. I am totally shocked at the level of improvement she made over a single weekend…. she has gone from playing in white water to competently getting out back and trimming on open faced waves. We both can’t wait for the next coaching weekend!

Mick P

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