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Shortboard Course

Take your surfing to another level


Learn the techniques to improve your short boarding form improving bottom turns to getting more spray

Welcome to our Shortboard course, dedicated to the smaller crafts! 

Our shortboard weekend in Newquay is designed for experienced surfers who are looking at surfing smaller, manoeuvrable boards and for those who are working on flow or getting their boards more vertical!

The 2 day course is jam packed with theory and water time so that you get tons of information and plenty of time to practice the exercises we go through during the course.

Meet fellow shortboard lady shredders and lets have some fun!

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Our 2024 dates
2 Day Courses
18th - 19th May
5th - 6th October
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Whats on this course:

We will have 4 in water focused surf sessions, land theory, video analysis with One to One feedback and an in water photographer for the best session.

We Cover:

  • Safety in the line up 

  • Shortboarding etiquette

  • Bottom turning 

  • Setting up for manoeuvres

  • Stance correction 

  • Positioning on the wave 

  • Manoeuvre breakdowns  

  • Throwing spray 

  • On land & in water drills

  • Achievable goal setting to work on in the future 

  • Surfskate on land training

On Land & In Water Theory

Photo & Video Analysis

1:1 Goal Setting

Progression With No Pressure

Is this course for me?

This is an advanced surf weekend. To make this course beneficial we ask that you can already surf unbroken waves and have experience on a shortboard or a midlength.

  • You are an experienced surfer

  • You can catch unbroken waves unassisted

  • Consistent pop up

  • Can go left and right

If your wondering if this is the right course for you or have any questions drop us a message.

2 Day Course


Full days of surf progression, Its exhausting but amazing. You will probably understand the words spaghetti arms.

2 Surf Sessions per day

We have organised the dates of these courses around small (neap) tides so we can surf without the pressure of a tide getting too high or too low.

We surf for as long as the group lasts or conditions allow we aren't limited by any time restraints. 

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. 

Surf Skate Session


We use our surf skates for a beginner introduction session and social skate one afternoon/evening. Its amazing to practice turning on land and transfer it to the ocean. *Weather dependent

Our Coaching

We keep our groups small with only 8 people per course, with three coaches, so we can effectively help and advise everyone.


We have a mix of technical theories and open conversations about surfing. We believe improving your surfing isn't just in the technique but also in the mindset. Our ethos is to give you the permission to play and encourage learning from and supporting each other.


Our technical theories use demonstrations, videos, images, on land practice and in water exercises. We have created our curriculum through years of experience and critical thinking combining them in a way that's easier to understand and digest.

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I recently attended a shortboard weekend with Gather and Glide, and it was fantastic. Allannah and Sam are so much fun, really encouraging, and expert coaches. They have zero egos and they create a brilliant no pressure fun learning environment. The video analysis and photo package was really useful to help us improve, and also a really nice memento. We even did a surf skate session which helped to drill in the muscle memory for movements before trying them in the water.

Shortboard Course

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"Shortboarding doesn't have to be aggressive or competitive like you see online, it's just another way to enjoy the ocean, there are so many ways to ride smaller boards"
Allannah - Course Leader

Learn New Skills

Fine Tune Techniques

No Pressure

Build Confidence

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If these dates aren't working for you...

We can also run bespoke

private one to one's,  group sessions and weekends
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