UWE Surf is your opportunity to get in the water and have a great time with the premiere fun loving society on campus. Bristol is brilliantly located to take advantage of some of the best beaches in the country, making our society one of the best for both beginners just starting to learn to surf and more experienced surfers who want to spend time in the water despite living in a city.
Beginner? Good!: A large portion of new members each year have never touched a surfboard in their lives, this is good! It means we have the opportunity to introduce you to THE best sport on the planet. You may never get a better opportunity to get into this incredible sport so you'd better sign up ASAP! We have a shiny new quiver of beginner boards just aching to feel your warm embrace, and a team of surfers super keen to get you shredding. The time is NOW to experience the sport of kings.
Jess being shown the basics:
Intermediate / Advanced? Also good!!: Many of our members are experienced surfers. Our society is an opportunity to spend the most amount of time doing the sport you love despite being landlocked. Regular trips to the best the UK has to offer and beyond keep you from entering a lack-of-surf induced mania. Anyone good enough to stand up is good enough to compete at BUCS so why not give it a go? Between our trips and community of lift sharers, you'll feel like Bristol is a coastal town with waves aplenty.
Legendary UWE surfer and your committee member Jack Jones in Indo:
Trips?: We like trips. Here at UWE Surf we pride ourselves on making the trips as sick as humanly possible, it's in our best interests after all.. For the 2016/17 year we have a fair amount on the cards, all of which is garunteed to be legendary. ALL trips are open to ALL levels.
- BUCS: The first trip of the year see's us head down to Newquay for a weekend of surfing and general incredible time having. This trip is always epic, you are garunteed a good time even if you never make it into the water. This is the perfect opportunity for beginners to set foot in the water for the first time. You DO NOT want to miss this one!
- Pembrokeshire: Another weekend trip, this time off to Pembrokeshire in Wales. This trip is SO cheap and SO fun you'd be a fool to miss it. Hometown to everyones favourite committee member and top surfer Jack Jones who is eager to show us the best the area has to offer.
- Day Trips (Croyde/Saunton/Woolacombe): The year will be littered with day trips down to the best County in the world, Devon (and maybe a few to Wales). These trips are a great opportunity to get in the water, whether you're a beginner wanting to hone your skills or an advanced surfer aching for a wave. Devon is home to what is known to some as the best beach break in the world: Croyde. But if you aren't quite up for Croyde, Saunton is just around the corner for perfect learning conditions. Don't fancy Saunton or Croyde? Well we have you spoiled for choice with Putsborough and Woolacombe both a few minutes drive away. We aim to make these trips as cheap as possible, after all, we all want to surf as much as possible as well!
- PORTUGAL: Our last summer trip was to Portugal and it was so unbelievably good we can't wait to go again! A week of surfing perfect for all abilities awaits - not to mention copious amounts of sangria and Super Bock (the local beer) induced madness. Everyone who goes agrees that the UWE Surf summer trips are the best of their lives, so if you're serious about having a good time then this is not to be missed. The video of our last trip will be published soon, watch this space.
Socials: We aim to have a social every 2-3 weeks and strongly encourage everyone to come to as many as possible because they are sick. We are sponsored by Walkabout (a bar for those who don't know) which means that we are able to hire out the entire upstairs area for ourselves!! This makes it the perfect place to start out a night before moving on to whichever one of the insane number of great venues Bristol has to offer. These nights are always a GREAT time and perfect for meeting new people.
SO - What are you waiting for? Come find us at the freshers fair and sign up asap. The best society UWE has to offer awaits you.
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Bit of a gallery:
Video of the 2015 trip to France. Video of Portugal trip coming soon!
Group photo from our recent Portugal trip.
Jack Boulton reading a Portuguese runner
Sam throwing a claim to the beach after a gnarly one
Kate Shipley paddles with all her might, can she do it?
Yes! Her lifes dream realised, finally harnessing the raw power of the ocean.
Previous Captain Joss on the wave of the day
UWE Surf (& friends) take over Lagos
Clean waves for last years Pembrokeshire trip
UWE Surf's own supermodel Will Dixon, manages to look cool even after a heavy session
Sam showing us all how it's done