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If you would like to substantially improve your surfing in a short period of time then our intensive surf courses at the Surf Snowdonia Surf Academy are the perfect answer.


Our surf courses have been designed by our expert coaches to make sure that you maximise your progression in the time you have with us. We offer half day, full day and school holiday packages which are suitable for all ages and abilities.


Whether it’s your first time on a board or you’re an experienced surfer, we can help you to get the most out of your time on the water. And because our waves are generated at the push of a button, we’re always ready to go when you are.

Our Surf Academy is led by Jo Dennison, multiple British and Welsh champion surfer and former British Junior Team coach. Jo’s experienced and highly qualified team are her to help you progress to the next level and even further with a big grin on your face.


Peak prices apply from Friday morning until Sunday 4pm, bank holidays and school holidays.

Off Peak prices apply at all other times (including Sunday from 4pm excl bank holidays).


Board hire is included in the cost of all beginner and intermediate surf courses. Board hire for the advanced development is from £10, or you can bring your own.

Beginner Experience


There’s a lot to take in when you hit the waves for the first time. Our beginner course will help you to find your feet and develop your confidence. You will have a qualified and highly skilled instructor with you throughout, coaching both in and out of the water. Each lesson has 30 minutes on land followed by one hour in the water, with a break so you can refuel in our restaurant.

Off peak

ADULT £80.00 

CHILD £60.00

Wetsuit hire £5.00


ADULT £90.00

CHILD £70.00

Wetsuit hire £5.00

The course lasts for three hours, split over two sessions. Level 1 take place in the morning and Level 2 will commence in the afternoon.



This course will help you to progress on both our intermediate waves in just one day. You’ll cover white water take off to riding your first green wave. Your instructor will be by your side the whole time to ensure you get your waves for the ultimate ride. Like the beginner course, each lesson has 30 minutes on land followed by one hour in the water, with a break in between so you can refuel in the Surf Snowdonia restaurant.

Off peak

ADULT £100

Wetsuit hire £5.00


ADULT £120.00

Wetsuit hire £5.00

The course takes three hours in total, split over two sessions (Levels 3 and 4). It is ideal for anyone who is working up to tackling the advanced wave for the first time.


This is a great package if you are a competent surfer, but feel like you have hit a performance plateau.


The advanced development day consists of two surfing sessions, video analysis, land simulation session, video & pictures, lunch and refreshments (all included in price).


Video analysis is the best way to accurately assess your movement and show you the best way to improve. Professional high resolution photos and HD video shot by our onsite surf photographers supplied on a USB at the end of the day.



Your advanced surf instructor will go through the footage on big screen TV in our board room. Based on the video analysis, your instructor will identify the main area’s for development. For your land session will use Smooth Star (specialised skateboards used for surf training) to recreate correct movements on land. This will help you to master the correct technique and improve your muscle memory.


By the time you hit the waves for your final surfing session, you should see a marked improvement in performance.


Your Advanced Development Day will look like this:
10.00 – Check in at Reception

10.30 – Initial briefing and assessment in the Surf Academy

11.0012.00 Surf session

12.00 – Get Changed

12:30 – 13:00 Tea & Coffee with Video analysis in the Board Room

13.00 – Lunch break

13.30 –  Skate session/land simulation session

14:30 – Get Changed

15.00 – 16.00 Surfing Session

16.00 – Get Changed

16:30 – 17:30 Tea & Coffee with Video analysis in the Board Room

17:30 – All footage given on USB

Off peak

ADULT £250.00

Board hire from £10.00

Wetsuit hire £5.00