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Surf, Art & Flow
- Gather Week -

Is Surfing a sport or an Art?

Surfing history shows us that Creativity, Surfing and Art have forever had a connection, through creating images, photography, music and movement.

Some say that's its because creativity can be found in the stillness, flow and inspiration that we find in surfing.

Lets take these five days to explore this connection of surfing, art and flow states together.

Gather and Glide Surf Coaching Longboard Courses
Gather and Glide Surf Longboard Clinics

Gain Confidence

Get Turning

Similar Ability Groups

Get through Waves
Handle a Longboard
How to Turn
Different Stances
Feel Confident

Gather and Glide Surf School Longbaord Courses

What the Surf Coaching looks like on our Gather Weeks

We will have 8 in water surf sessions, land theory, video analysis with a personally assigned coach to consistently oversee and push your progress. The Gather weeks are coached on an individual basis so our program is flexible to most levels.

We cover:

  • Safety

  • Ettiquette on a Longboard

  • How to paddle a Longboard out back efficiently

  • Paddling into waves

  • Loosening your stance to start moving on the board

  • How to turn and different types of turning

  • What it means to become a good Longboarder

  • Different types of Longboards

  • Video analysis

  • Set small achievable goals for you to aim for in the future

We use in water exercises to improve and learn in a way that makes you feel good.

Samantha Sunshine Gather and Glide Surf Coach

Longboard Coaches

Sam Sunshine - Course Leader

Sam has been introducing women to Longboarding for the last 5 years, always a friendly face in the community and a firm belief in community over competition (but is also currently competitively second in the Uk and has been sponsored over the years).

Great at putting you at ease when making your first steps and encouraging you to push your surfing. Reminding you never to take yourself or surfing too seriously, while secretly knowing that when you have fun and relax you improve the most.


We value community and know that you grow good surfers within a positive ocean family. Come join ours.

Gather and Glide Surf Coaching Longboard Course

Log On Level One

23 - 24th April 2022
9 - 10th July 2022

2 Day Course

Short, Intense, and Fun. Using Images, video and demos on land. Then taking that into the water following drills to improve while having fun. All that while receiving one on one tips from our experienced coaches.  

4 Group Surf Sessions


Mad for it we will surf until we have spaghetti arms! (We wont enforce this don’t worry!) We surf for as long as the group and waves work well, as we aren’t limited to any time restraints.

Our courses have all been scheduled around small (neap) tides so we can surf without the pressure of the tide getting too low or too high.

We Are Mobile


We pick the best surf spots for the day within our permissions. So we will never be bound to surf unfriendly conditions (Unless the conditions are terrible everywhere we will then switch the surf for something more beneficial).

Surf Progression

Guaranteed to improve with our longboard programme that has been developed slowly through experience and testing. Your learn more than you can achieve in 2 days and will be taking away goals and knowledge for the future.

Video and Photo Analysis


When you get to this level in your surfing this is absolute KEY in improvement. We will do an Individual analysis session for you within the 2 days. We also have a local professional In water photographer join us for the best session. 


All footage you get to keep, It will also go into our private student database so we know what you are working on next time you join us.

Meal Together/Party

Lets celebrate our good surfs together! We will either organise a Bbq on the beach or book a table at our favourite restaurant depending on the weather. Who knows where the night could

take us..

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 'Fantastic and knowledgeable surfers, they're also approachable, encouraging and understand the challenges that less experienced female surfers face'

(Longboard course 2021)

Gather and Glide Newquay Cornwall
Gather and Glide Surfing Lonboarding

Course Requirements

To make this course beneficial we ask you have the ability to surf green waves most of the time. If your uncertain if this course is for you check out our Surf Progression Courses or please drop us a message and we can have a chat.

  • Previous attendance on our Progression courses or good surf experience.

  • Can catch green unbroken waves without assistance

  • Can ride the face of the wave most of the time

  • Comfortable surfing 2ft waves

  • Can paddle out back.

Stall and Step longboard surf courses

Stall & Step
Level Two Longboarding

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Improver Catch Green Waves
Level Two Progression Course

Log on Level One Longboard Courses

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What to Expect on Our Courses

Our schedule usual changes with the tides and surf forecast but check out our general course schedule here.

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Our Coaching and Team

Our coaching is a little different from the rest we know everyone learns differently find out how and why here.



What to bring along and what we can provide so you can surf to your full potential.

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Where to Stay

Check out our recommendations on where to stay in Newquay and surrounding areas, so you can find the perfect place to stay.


The Surf Around Newquay

Discover more about the waves in Newquay and the Uk's leading Surf town.



All your Questions answered. About surfing not nessesarily about life...

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