Monday, 14 July 2014

Escape on a Welsh Surf weekend with Surf Sistas #banging


More dates coming up in Llangennith Wales for our Surf Sistas weekends ..   19th & 20th July and 13th & 14th September.  Come and learn to surf in our beginner sessions or choose improvers if you have surfed before and want to take it to the next level.  Our Surf Sistas team in Wales includes former UK and Welsh champ Gwen Spurlock so you know you are in expert hands!

Monday, 23 June 2014

Mermaids Anonymous

When we are not surfing we love snorkeling off the lsland of Nusa Lembongan, crystal clear waters, swimming with manta rays, dolphins, turtles and schools of incredible tropical fish. These pics are from our latest Surf Sistas Bali Surfari in May ..

























Pics taken with a go pro by mermaids @saltyeyebrows and @samimadison

Thursday, 19 June 2014

Wednesday, 18 June 2014

Kicking off our Welsh Summer with Sunshine and Waves!


The weather and wave gods were on our side this weekend with a fantastic reminder of why you don't have to leave the UK for an amazing outdoor adventure!    Check out the pics below of our happy crew of Surf Sistas this in Llangennith, Wales.  Beginners riding the white water with Mali and improvers charging small green peelers with Gwen :) 

We have more Welsh fun coming up in July - sign up to our beginner or improver weekends or our 5 day White to Green course.   

If you have never been to Llangennith before it is super easy. Either drive direct to the Gower or hop on a train to Swansea and then take a bus or taxi hop to Llangennith village. There are some great places to stay from a campsite right next to the beach to B&Bs or self catering cottages. Its such a beautiful place its no wonder it was voted the 3rd best beach in Europe





















Tuesday, 17 June 2014

Cycle Surf Count Down: How to fix a puncture!

The Big Friday cycle surf is fast approaching and although the Big Friday crew will be on hand for puncture repairs, we are girl guides at heart and like to 'be prepared'!   So when we saw this great little vid by the girls at Adventurely on how to fix a bike puncture we had to share it ..   thanks Adventurely, no excuses for us not to keep on riding now ..



Wednesday, 30 April 2014

"One day we were dreaming of the things that made us happiest in life ... "


5 years ago our friend Anna Glowinski, bicycle whizz, fashion designer and Cycle Show presenter on the tellybox, asked if we wanted to go 'cycle surfing' in France. She had seen someone in the US selling cycle mules for surfboards and wanted to give them a go .. 'hello yes' we said and off we all went on our first ever cycle surf trip ..

Fast forward a year and we were ready to go with our first ever Big Friday Cycle Surfari, now amazingly in its 5th year!  The Cycle Surfari is our annual cycle from Hossegor to Lacanau, up the South West coast of France. Think shady cycle paths through the pine forests & French villages, glassy waves surfed at dawn, hearty meals cooked on the camp stove, sleeping under canvas and stars, mile after mile of golden sand, sunburnt noses, sandy feet and salty hair, off the grid, good company and good times!







"One day we were dreaming of the things that make us happiest in life, the great outdoors, cycling, surfing, camping, friends. Big Friday took on the challenge of a totally new-concept holiday in which participants cycle up the West Coast of France using surf trailers to carry their boards. The joy of this is that every day there was a new beach to discover, including some beaches that aren’t accessible by car. It meant that every day was spent soaking up the sun and the fresh air and Big Friday’s impeccable customer service provided a meal at the camp site, ready cooked with tents up by the time you arrive! It’s a glorious, glorious, unique holiday event." Anna Glowinski, Best Day Ever Creative

Anna in camp on our first ever Big Friday Cycle Surfari in 2010



Anna G led her own successful women's cycle brand for the past 5 years but recently left to launch her own creative agency .. although we deeply loved her stylish cycle tights, we can't help but be a little bit pleased she is going to be dreaming up big ideas for a living!  Good luck with your new venture Anna!