About Us
Surfing lesson at Newgale Beach, Pembrokeshire, West Wales with Board Games Surfing Ltd. Adults and children, beginners and intermediate surfers welcome. All equipment supplied including surfboard or bodyboard, paddleboard, paddle, wetsuit, boots, hood and gloves.

Board Games Surfing is run by two dedicated female directors who have a passion and love for adventuring in the outdoors.

Our mission

And yours, should you choose to accept it…get out there on a board! Young or old, born a fish or never really been in the sea before….Board Games Surfing is here for YOU! We offer Surfing and Stand up Paddle Boarding (SUP) at various locations. We carry a selection of bodyboards if you’re not keen on the bigger surfboards or just want to mix it up. If you have dreamed of having a go and never quite felt brave enough, or you have dabbled in the sea on a board before..come on down to Wales and we will show you the way! We will make sure you are happy and safe and before long you’ll be cruising on the Pembrokeshire waves.

Meet the Team

With a combined experience of 27 years working and playing out there in the “wild” we felt we were ready to take on the next challenge…sharing our adventures with you.

Libby Chivers

Libby Chivers

Co-Founder & Director-

  • I’m a unique lady who may have been a mermaid in a previous life! I have a love of everything outside and a passion for adventuring in the sea!
  • Skills & Experience
    12 years working in the outdoor pursuits industry, leading groups of children & adults on various multi adventure activities including; surfing, climbing, sailing, coasteering, high-ropes courses, kayaking, canoeing, stand up paddle boarding, mountain biking, team building and foraging.
  • Superhero Power
    Forcefield of happiness
  • Favourite Pembrokeshire spot
  • Feed her
    Cake, always! (but make sure it doesn’t have any wheat or dairy in or I’ll explode!)

Cleopatra Browne

Cleopatra Browne

Co-Founder & Director-

  • I never say can’t…how or why instead! With a can do attitude and a passion for the sea, there is no stopping me!
  • Skills & Experience
    I love the challenge of marketing and business in general. Working at a variety of outdoor activity centres, I’ve built up over 15 years experience instructing a range of activities including; surfing, coasteering, kayaking, canoeing, sailing, mountain biking, climbing & abseiling and first aid training/assessing.
  • Superhero Power
    Infectious enthusiasm
  • Favourite piece of Pembrokeshire
    Abereiddy Bay
  • Feed her
    Cheese or chocolate and maybe a sprinkling of sunshine and I’m good to go!


We love receiving feedback from our clients, here’s a selection of our favourite TripAdvisor reviews…

We’d never done paddle boarding before – this was a great introduction. The sun was shining, Lower Fishguard harbour was calm and beautiful, and it was great fun to be out on the water. Libby taught us the basics and by the end of the morning we were paddling happily along. Yes, we fell in a few times, but that was part of the fun. Very professional outfit, good equipment, nice people. Very highly recommended.
visited July 2015
5 / 5 stars
Stand Up Paddle Boarding

“Excellent way to explore the coast”
Libby was a fantastic instructor and guide. I went with my sister and we had a SUP beginner class previously so we weren’t totally move. Since it was just the two of us Libby took us out on a really nice route round the coast, we went into a few caves and she talked to us about the wildlife. It was a really interesting couple of hours and a lot of fun (we even ate some seaweed – surprisingly tasty!)
We went at our own speed, didn’t get tired or cold and we had a bit of time to muck about at the end; trying to walk to the back of the board and turn, try out a few yoga positions etc.
The kit was excellent quality. Particularly the wet-suits (I’ve been surfing a couple of times and had horrible wet-suits which can ruin the experience)
I would definitely go again.

– Laura1325 – visited May 2015

“Amazing Day Surfing!”
Went out yesterday with lib and the gang. All were very encouraging and kind. Really gave us confidence in what was a really choppy day. All in all an amazing time! Would definitely recommend to all ages as libby is so attentive.

– Sophie D – May 2015

“The best thing we did in Pembrokeshire this holiday”
Stand up paddle boarding for 2 40somethings and an 11 yr old, fantastic fun. Who would have thought Fishguard harbour could be so beautiful with caves and coves to explore from the comfort of our boards. Libby was an enthusiastic teacher and guide. The gear provided was excellent, warm and well looked after.
Loved the pics Libby took, she puts them on Facebook so you can share your adventures when you’re back on dry land.

– Cathy F – August 2014

Board Games Surfing & Stand up Paddle Boarding locations

We use a variety of locations for surfing and stand up paddle boarding in Pembrokeshire. Sea and weather conditions can dictate where we adventure. Our two favourites are Newgale Beach and Solva harbour….