Freesurfing & Kayaking
for Beginners & Advanced

‘Freesurfing’ at Surf Snowdonia means all surfing done outside of our Surf Academy surfing lessons. Freesurf sessions are available to beginner, intermediate and advanced surfers and each session equals 55 minutes of wave time.

 

A freesurf session is ideal if you have already had surfing lessons and want to practice what you have learnt, or if you are already confident on your board. All sessions start with a short safety briefing in our Surf Academy.

 

Different areas of our 300-metre lagoon are suitable for different surfer abilities. If you’re not sure whether you’re better suited to surfing for beginners or surfing for intermediate ability, take a look at the descriptions below or talk to our friendly booking team.

There’s plenty of room for everyone to have fun without feeling crowded. Advanced surfers and surf kayakers stay closest to the central pier where the wave is highest. Intermediate surfers take the waist-high waves towards the outer edges of the lagoon.

 

The bays at the corners of the lagoon are allocated to surfing for beginners. The whitewater waves are perfect for learning the basics, building your confidence and just having heaps of fun.

 

Peak prices apply from Friday 10am until Sunday 4pm and in school holidays.

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

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BEGINNERS

 

Before coming for a beginner freesurf, we recommend that you have attended a lesson with a qualified ISA surf instructor. Find out more about our surfing lessons here.

 

Beginners surf in the bays at the ends of the lagoon. The whitewater waves are perfect for learning the basics of surfing and building your confidence. You can expect to catch up to 20 beginner waves in an hour’s session (a rate of one wave every three minutes). There will be a maximum of six surfers in each beginner bay.

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Off peak

ADULT £30.00 

CHILD £20.00

Surfboard hire included.

Wetsuit hire £5 per day.

Freesurf = 55 minutes of wave time.

Peak

ADULT £40.00

CHILD £30.00

Surfboard hire included.

Wetsuit hire £5 per day.

Freesurf = 55 minutes of wave time.

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INTERMEDIATE 1

 

Intermediate 1 is perfect wave for you to progress from the beginner bays. It still has a whitewater take-off, which will allow you to catch the wave easily and turns into a green wave as it travels down the lagoon. You could ride your first green wave, and improve your wave riding skills.

 

This wave is appropriate for you if you have already had intermediate surf lessons and have competency in the following basic skills:

 

  • Knowledge of your surf equipment
  • Correct wipe-out action
  • Good board control and stopping technique
  • Paddling into whitewater waves unaided
  • Good consistent take off
  • Initiate turning left and right

 

During your freesurf session there will be a maximum of one other surfer on the wave with you. You must use our Softech boards on this wave.

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Off peak

ADULT £35.00 

Surfboard hire included.

Wetsuit hire £5 per day.

Freesurf = 55 minutes of wave time.

Peak

ADULT £45.00

Surfboard hire included.

Wetsuit hire £5 per day.

Freesurf = 55 minutes of wave time.

INTERMEDIATE 2

 

Intermediate 2 is a great stepping stone to the advanced wave. Taking off by the pier where the wave is smaller allows you to catch and drop into a wave. This wave runs down the centre of the lagoon, parallel to the advanced wave. These are whitewater waves which allow you to have a much longer ride than the beginner bays.

 

This wave is appropriate for you if you have already had surfing lessons and have the basic surfing skills shown below:

 

  • Knowledge of your surf equipment
  • Correct wipe-out action
  • Good board control and stopping technique
  • Paddling into white water waves unaided

 

You must use our Softech board on this wave (free hire is included in the cost of your lesson).

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Off peak

ADULT £35.00 

Surfboard hire included.

Wetsuit hire £5 per day.

Freesurf = 55 minutes of wave time.

Peak

ADULT £45.00

Surfboard hire included.

Wetsuit hire £5 per day.

Freesurf = 55 minutes of wave time.

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ADVANCED SURFERS & KAYAKERS

 

Advanced surfers and kayakers surf close to the central pier in the middle of the lagoon. This powerful wave is for experienced surfers and kayakers with a high level of fitness and competency with bigger, steeper and faster waves.

To surf this wave you must be able to:

 

  • Duck dive
  • Surf head-high waves
  • Make late take-offs
  • Generate speed
  • Surf forehand and backhand
  • Start to initiate bottom and top turns

 

During your freesurf session there will be maximum of two other surfers alternatively surfing the wave. During a one-hour freesurf session the wave runs every 90 seconds.

Advanced surfers can either use their own board or hire a Firewire demo board from us at £10 per day. Kayakers must bring their own boat, buoyancy aid and helmet.

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Off peak

ADULT £40.00

Firewire surfboard hire £10.

Wetsuit hire £5 per day.

Freesurf = 55 minutes of wave time.

Peak

ADULT £50.00

Firewire surfboard hire £10.

Wetsuit hire £5 per day.

Freesurf = 55 minutes of wave time.

SURFBOARD HIRE

 

Anyone practising surfing for beginners or surfing for intermediate level must use our Softech surfboards, included in the price of your freesurf session.

 

Advanced surfers are welcome to bring along their own surfboard if rinsed and in good working order, or hire one from us at £10 per day.

 

If you are thinking of buying a new board, why not use our try-before-you-buy service from our Firewire test centre range, before purchasing from our on-site store?

 

You can hire a wetsuit from our full-size Rip Curl range at a charge of £5 per day.

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Surfboard for advanced wave

£10.00

per day

Wetsuits

£5.00

per day

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