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2017 – Update

I would like to announce that I will be putting my prices up which have been the same for the past 6 years. The only price to increase will be the Surfing Group session for both adult and children from £20 to £25. All other sessions will be staying the same (Nippers is slightly different – details to follow).

Thank you for your custom and hopefully we will see you again this summer.

Chris

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The 10 best-selling surfboard models of 2015

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2015 saw the start of something really special and the reason for starting iSurf Nippers was because we realised there was a real need for this by young people who are interested in surfing, the beach and generally in the outdoors.

The first regular session started at Compton Farm end of Compton beach and the main reason for using this particular stretch of beach is because it is the sandiest area along this whole coastline. Access to the beach can be tricky, with steep steps down to the beach. There were around 10 regulars from Brighstone primary which quickly grew overnight to around 30-35 children. As a result of this, we started 2 more sessions on a Wednesday and Thursday evening from the iSurf base on Sandown seafront. Sandown offers a nice safe alternative to Compton and is more suitable for the younger children where typically the waves are a lot smaller most of the time. Each of these sessions saw around 20-30 children attending each week.

Each sessions focuses on a warm up of running, stretching, fun games and then some on the water activity i.e. surfing and if there is no surfing we play some games. There is also regular input as to safety every time they go in the water.

For 2016 we are going to be offering more sessions, offering children the opportunity to have a yearly membership which brings down the weekly cost but includes membership with Surfing GB, the governing body for the sport in the UK. Once a child is a member with Surfing GB, they can then follow the junior scheme, which is a structured pathway of certification. We feel that most of the children will opt in for this based on the existing members and what they say.

The plan for the future is to grow the club and to get them to a standard whereby they can start to compete nationally at club level.

We are always on the look out for old short boards that are in good condition so the children can try a variety of different boards before they potentially buy a board themselves.

If you are interested in getting involved or joining the club then please do not hesitate to get in touch.

Chris

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Here is a short video that Warner Hotels put together to help promote activities and in this case Stand up Paddle Boarding for the hotel.

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If you are trying to get hold of me then unfortunately I lost my phone to the sea today…I will have a new phone on monday but if you need me before then, then email me on info@iowsurf.com or wait until Monday.

Chris

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Please visit the Group Surfing Page to book your sessions, you can book as many sessions as you want to. We will soon be adding SUP Yoga regular sessions and SUP classes along with allocated times for 1:1 sessions across surfing and SUP.

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iSurf has now got 12 inflatable Vandal IQ SUP boards, they are extremely rigid and perfect for learning the sport.

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The Wave Project is an award winning organisation that runs free surfing courses for young people facing social exclusion or mental health issues. We are running a new pilot scheme on the Isle of Wight, starting 15 June 2014. Clients can be referred by any professional working with young people aged 8-18 who live on the island. The 6-week surfing courses are delivered with 1:1 support by trained staff. Kit and changing facilities are provided, and free transport to and from the beach can be arranged.

To make a referral, email me at chris@waveproject.co.uk (using a different email for this project).

To discuss the project by phone, please contact me on 07968 609169.

Please share with an many people as much as possible…any questions then get in touch.

Chris

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Not long now and the iSurf season will be kicking and it is looking like it is going to be a busy one.

If your planning a trip to the Island this summer then please get in touch sooner rather than later to discuss the details and potentially get something booked in.

Whether your a family, a group or an individual get in touch so we can work out the best session and timings to suit you.

iSurf officially opens from the weekend 3/4th of May however I am fully booked that weekend already so sessions will commence the week after, onwards.

I look forward to meeting you all this summer, lets hope for sun and surf !

Chris

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