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Screen Shot 2016-06-15 at 15.58.05On the 4th of June 2016 to the 5th of June 2016 I ran a Surf kayak development weekend. The aim of the weekend was to introduce new people and develop existing skills in surf kayaking.

With 1 week to go, we reached our maximum number of participants, having 20 people registered to take part.


Saturday morning arrived and we were greeted by glorious sunshine and 2ft waves… Perfect! We arrived early to set up, and as people arrived we split into small personal groups based on our ability, and off the day went.

The surf maintained its size throughout the day, with a slight pulse towards the end of the day making for a bit more fun!

We had a huge range of people there, from girls as young as 7, up to 60 year old men, it really was a great bunch of people!

From the feed back we received, everyone had a fantastic weekend, and we are excited to run another weekend again soon!

I would also like to say a huge thank you to everyone who volunteered their time to come along and help out.. Jack Barker, Lucy Mc Queen Jones, Huw Jones, Jack Davies and Frankie Sibbald.

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“A Coach Who Can Demonstrate…”


Based on the picturesque Gower Peninsula of South Wales, we offer 1-2-1 coaching with 3x world champion Christopher Hobson. With a wide range of surf spots, from soft beach breaks, to heavy barreling reefs, there really is something for everyone.

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Surf Spots On The Gower

With over 20 years of kayaking experience, and 15 years of competitive surf kayaking under his belt, Chris can help you with all aspects of surf kayaking. From taking off in the right spot, to breaking down your surfing, to tweak and fine tune your manoeuvres, so you can progress to the next level.10452463_10154393746905594_1523468902428185485_n

Chris also offers video analysis, so during your session, you can watch back your surfing, discuss and get a better understanding of your surfing. At the end of each session with video analysis, both Chris and yourself will go through the footage, to ensure you have a better understanding of your surfing. You are also able to take the footage home.



1 Person

£25 per hour – minimum 2 hours

£60 for 3 hours

£80 4 hours

£150 Full Day


2 Persons

£40 per hour – minimum 2 hours

£100 for 3 hours

£140 for 4 hours

£280 Full Day


Video Analysis 

£25 per session. Video footage taken throughout, used during and after session to show feedback and to assist with coaching. Client will receive all footage.


For Group Bookings Please Contact For Quote

Denmark – Symposium 2015

I had  great time at the Danish Sea Symposium, where I ran kayak surfing workshops and helped with the organising and running of the Danish national Championships of Surf Kayaking.

I arrived on the Friday, to pumping surf and warm weather… Definitely a surprise! So we surfed as long as we could, before getting the finished touches to the boat house where we would be meeting everyone attending the Symposium.

There were over 70 people in attendance, which made for busy workshops on Saturday. 12 in the morning, and 20 in the afternoon, there were small waves, and everyone was smiling! It really is great to meet so many passionate people!

Saturday night saw a presentation from Jacob Monsted about the world championships in Spain, followed by tradition Danish food!

Sunday saw us set up for the Danish National Championships, and everyone wanted to win! With a huge day of competition, we started early, and saw a high standard of surfing! It is great to see how much these guys have progressed from April!

Congratulations to Mark Østergaard on his deserved 1st place!!


See you guys again soon!

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Denmark – Advanced Surf Manoeuvres

In April, thanks to HP Kajak og Fritid, I was lucky enough to be asked to come over and work with the top Danish surf kayakers. After some discussion, and finding out their needs, we decided to run a course in advanced surf manoeuvres.
I flew over on the Wednesday, giving myself a couple of days to take in the Danish culture, and do some sight seeing… Also got a few surfs in too!
I had recently been thinking of doing a surf trip to the Arctic, but after surfing the North sea in Denmark, I think I will stick to warm water!
Friday, we kicked off, getting some waves in, taking lots of video, and getting to know everyone. These guys are proper hard core, spending nearly 8 hours surfing in the north sea!! We retired back to the beach house, for an evening of food, wine, and video analysis!                                                                                                                                                                                     Saturday morning started early, with a slide show and talk on advanced manoeuvres, followed by scouting the beaches.. Then we were off! Surf was nice and clean, offering some power, and it was great to see all the guys progressing as the day went on!                                                                                                                                                                                                              I had such a brilliant weekend, and it was fantastic to work with, meet, and catch up with such a great bunch of guys! I really look forward to seeing them again in the Spring!                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Big thank you to Jesper Tilsted and his family for their hospitality, and to HP Kajak og Fritid for organising such a great weekend!                                                                                                                                                                                                Jesper Tilsted…
“After a long and really useful and efficient day on the waves we see great progression in people’s surfing and Christopher Hobsons useful feedback really helps us, and now we are back in the summerhouse uploading videos for later analysis and downloading energy for a new and exiting day on the water”
Tue Olesen…
 “This weekend I was on surfkajak course organised by HP Kayak and leisure. Chris Hobson shared out of top tips and coaching for better, faster and Wilder kayak surf. A super inspiring and motivational weekend in good company!”
HP Kajak og Fritid…
“Advanced surf moves with Christopher Hobson is at its end. The weekend was a great experience with great progression for everyone and a great thanks to Hobson for taking the trip to the cold hawaii and share his knowledge. Hp kajak og fritidwould like to thanks the boys for joining the course and hopefully we would repeat the success next spring’11188376_912643865461589_5554691315266182480_n

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