Frequently Asked Questions
….Your questions answered….
Put simply, Stand Up Paddle Boarding involves standing on a large surfboard propelling yourself along with a paddle. For more information take a look at our SUP page.
All our surf instructors hold current coaching and lifeguard qualifications or have been in house assessed. Our team take part in regular training sessions and have full first aid certificates.
All surf equipment is regularly inspected and locations are frequently risk assessed.
No, if you are new to this you don’t need to go into water deeper than your waist. Your surfing coach will be close at hand throughout the session.
Yes, we will supply you with a board, warm winter steamer wetsuit and boots. We also have wetsuit gloves and hoods if it’s chilly. This is all included in your experience.
A towel, something to wear under your wetsuit (swimsuit, shorts etc), sunscreen and any medication you may need. If you are with us all day, don’t forget a packed lunch!
Yes, you are welcome to use your own gear. If you have a wetsuit or a surfboard, your surf coach will check its suitability. If they are happy it’s appropriate for the conditions then, of course, you can use it!
Our sessions are based around the tides so they tend to vary throughout the year! Please get in touch and we can let you know when we have sessions running.
Our favourite locations are Newgale beach for surfing & Lower Town Harbour Fishguard for Paddleboarding. We’ll confirm the location of your activity when you book. If weather and sea conditions aren’t appropriate, we have the option of relocating to another venue to give you the best experience.
As a guide, the youngest we take surfing and stand up paddle boarding is 8 years of age. They need to be big enough to fit in our wetsuits (approx minimum height 1 metre). There is no upper age limit!
If the weather or sea conditions are not quite right on the day we may move to a more sheltered location or offer a different suitable date.
We work on a ratio system of 1 surf coach to a maximum of 8 -10 clients.
We hold public liability insurance up to £5 million and are happy to provide a copy of our certificate should you need one.
Bookings with Board Games Surfing DO NOT include personal travel or accident insurance.
Please ask your insurer for details of the necessary cover for taking part in Surfing and Stand up Paddle Boarding.