Landlocked surfer?

😣 Me too

Having moved from the sun soaked, wave-rich Algarve to London 2 years ago, I get itchy waiting for my surf session! However, London is an incredible city offering plenty of distractions to tide you over until your next surf trip. 

If you're not escaping the UK this summer, here’s some surf and water related events/ activities to keep you happy until BUCs. 

 

Summer Road Trip - Red Paddleco.

Location: Wakeupdocklands

Dates: Thursday 3rd August 

Price: FREE!!!!

Wakeupdocklands is a hub for watersports in the capital. With wakeboarding cables, SUP tours and SUP yoga and pilates.

If the thought of getting into the Thames makes your stomach turn, the sheltered spot opposite the Excel is a different shade of green, very different to the delightful brown waters you might be used to seeing in London! The water temperatures at the moment, mean shorties or no wetsuit boarding. 

Red Paddle Company are hosting a day of SUP at Wakeupdocklands, London. Completely free of charge, you’ll have a chance to improve your SUP skills or learn to SUP for the first time! Also a chance to race on Mega SUPs, give SUP Yoga a try and hang out in Lululemon’s Meditation Bus. 

Currently working with wakeupdocklands for some exclusive student wakeboarding sessions, more news on that soon!

Expect:

  • Beginner and Advanced SUP Lessons 
  • Organised Tours of Wakeup Docklands 
  • SUP Yoga and landbased yoga hosted by Lululemon 
  • Lululemon Meditation Bus 
  • Races on our 22’0” Red Dragon boards 
  • Plenty of summery music 
  • Food & Drink

More info here

London Surfing

 

House of Vans presents Skate Fry-days

Dates: 4th August 6pm - 10pm 

Price: Free

If you haven’t checked out House of Vans yet, put it on your list this summer. Hosting a variety of events, screenings and skate sessions in their concrete bowl, mini ramp and street, it’s an awesome community in London be part of.

Keep your eyes out for the Girls Skate Nights too, skating, free yoga and cocktails! 

Skate Fry-days

"Join us for all the usual Skate Frydays shenanigans on August 4th, this time to celebrate the launch of ZOO YORK UNBREAKABLE.

Zoo York is one of the original East Coast skate pioneers, having represented street culture in the Big Apple since the early 90s. Unbreakable pays homage to the early days and Zoo York's rich skate heritage, sticking by the original philosophy 'Practice Truth, Fear Nothing’.

Expect: 

  • Skating - bowl, miniramp and street course
  • Dj playing sick 90’s tunes
  • Skate film screening. 

More info here

London Surf / Film Festival 

19th October - 21st October 

Location: Regent Street Cinema

Price: TBC

One for the calendar and for those students returning to London for uni. In it’s 7th year now, the London Surf / Film Festival is UK’s biggest celebration of surf culture, handpicked surf films from the around the globe all displayed in full HD glory at a cinema. It’s not just about the films, there’s surf pop ups across the city, talks, music and art. 

Expect: 

  • Surf film screens
  • Q&As with filmmakers and professional surfers
  • Music events across the city
  • Epic wrap party

More info here

London Surfers

Highly recommend joining the London Surfers Facebook Group, lots of car-sharing for weekend trips and monthly drinks if you fancy meeting some new local surfers! 

Next trip > Friday 11th August. 

Next drinks > Thursday 17th August

Join here and here