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Tynemouth Surf Co winner Best Surf School Award 2017

The Best Surf School Award 2017

Sunday night saw the best of British Surfing congregate for the annual UK Surf Awards at the Carnmarth Hotel in Newquay, and The Surfing Sumo were there once again to announce the… Read more

Uk’s Top Surfers Head Inland For Pro Tour Comp

After their first successful comp on a man made wave last year, the UK’s top surfers once again headed inland to Surf Snowdonia for event number 3 on the UK Pro Surf… Read more
Win Nixon Watch

Vote for Your Favourite Surf School

We’re stoked to announce that our Surf School of the Year vote is back! The Surfing Sumo will again be sponsoring an award for the Best Surf School in the UK, and… Read more
Steph Gilmore and Sophie Goldschmidt

World Surf League announces new female CEO

The World Surf League, the governing body for professional surfers, has announced UK native Sophie Goldschmidt as their new CEO. Sophie, who’s from London, will take over from CEO Paul Speaker and… Read more
Neil Kelly Isle of Man

Surfing the Isle of Man: Europe’s lesser known surf spot

Most people in Britain have heard of the Isle of Man and know that it’s famous for the annual TT motorcycle event. But what you probably didn’t know is where it is… Read more
Legends of the Wayside T-shirt and truck

Win Legends of the Wayside surf gear and a surf lesson

What could be better to kick off your summer than a free surf lesson for you and a mate at Watergate Bay and a free t-shirt from cornwall's newest lifestyle brand Legends… Read more
Barbarian Days

7 must-read surf books that will inspire any surfer

Expand your surf knowledge out of the water! Get inspired with our pick of the best surf books to motivate you towards being a better surfer; Surf for your Life - Mick… Read more
Mick Fanning Cloudbreak

Different types of surf breaks – a beginner’s guide to surfing waves

Ever heard the term ‘surf breaks’ and not really sure what it meant? Don’t know your peelers from your close-outs? Or even why it’s important? As a beginner or novice, it’s hard… Read more
Ellie Turner at 2016 Surfing Sumo Clash of the Groms

UK Pro Surf Tour 2017 kicks off in Cornwall

Elite UK and European surfers will battle it out for a top spot on the rankings when the 2017 UK pro surf tour kicks off on 6th and 7th May. The Personnel… Read more
Saltwater Brewery Edible Six-pack

US brewery develops edible six-pack rings to help save marine life

It’s estimated that US citizens consume more than 6 billion gallons of beer each year - 50% of which comes in cans. Most of the plastic rings that hold those cans together… Read more
The UK Surf Awards Winners 2016

The UK Surf Awards 2016 – A night to remember!

The best of Britain’s surfers were crowned champions on Sunday night at an awards evening which celebrated the achievements of our talented individuals, and the UK surfing industry. Held at the Carnmarth… Read more
Porthcawl Surf School - Winner of UK's Best Surf School

The Best Surf School in the UK Award

Last night, at the UK Surf Awards, we revealed the winner of the first ever 'Best Surf School in Britain' award voted for by you, British surfers. After an enormous response to… Read more
Surfer at  The UK Pro Surf Tour Surf Snowdonia

Jobe Harris takes home the prize at the Surf Snowdonia Pro Challenge

Yesterday saw the first UK Pro Surf Tour event held at the UK's only inland surf park. With a packed crowd and an unusual competition format featuring sudden death knock out rounds,… Read more
Vote for your favourite surf school

Vote for your favourite Surf School and you could win a GoPro!

We’re stoked to announce that this year, The Surfing Sumo will be sponsoring an award for the Best Surf School in the UK, and we’re giving you the chance to vote for… Read more
Surfing Sumo in Hossegor

Surfing Sumo in Hossegor

When we saw this video on youtube, we just had to share it. For obvious reasons. I mean, how often do you see a headline involving surfing and sumo's associated with such… Read more
Upcycled Handplane

How to Make an Upcycled Handplane

Handplanes have enjoyed a surge in popularity recently and for good reason. They’re loads of fun and you don’t need hours of practice to get maximum enjoyment! But you don’t need to… Read more
Positive Vibes Jamaican Surfers

Gudauskas Brothers send 200 boards to surf starved Jamaicans

It may seem crazy, given the amount of excellent surf spots in Jamaica, but due to high import taxes and tariffs, the country is starved of modern equipment and surf shops. Despite… Read more
Surfing on Crowded Beach

Best places to surf in the UK to escape the summer crowds

Hot sunny weather, sandy beaches and long summer days sound idyllic but they aren't usually a surfer’s best friend. Ok so we get to shed the thick neoprene and surf in (slightly)… Read more

Get 10% off Surf Lessons at Watergate Bay

We've teamed up with Westcountry Surf School at Watergate bay to bring you a great deal on Surf Lessons this Easter! When you book a surf lesson online with Westcountry Surf School… Read more

Top 10 Awesome Surf Schools in Cornwall

Heading to Cornwall for your holidays and want to learn to surf? There are hundreds of surf schools across the county so to make it easier to find one that’s guaranteed to… Read more

Get yourself some Surfing Sumo surf gear

You can now get your hands on our exclusive own brand surf clothing available only from The Surfing Sumo. We've got t-shirts and hoodies for starters, with more styles on their way!… Read more

Kids have fun with a Surf Lesson in Newquay

Ask any kid who's been on holiday in Newquay what their best day was, and more than likely they'll say the day they went surfing! It's a great way to keep the… Read more
Boardmasters Prize Draw

Win Boardmasters Tickets and Surf Lessons!

Win the ultimate surf festival experience for you and your friend or partner! We've got 2 tickets to Boardmasters Festival (including camping) and 2 free surf lessons to give away, along with a bunch of… Read more

I Sunk Your Battleship!

It's not often we promote clothing brands here at The Surfing Sumo, but today we got sent something a bit cool and loads of fun! ISYB (I Sunk Your Battleship) is a… Read more
Private Surf Lessons with The Surfing Sumo

Why a Private Surf Lesson is Right for You

As well as group sessions, many surf schools now offer private surf lessons on a one-to-one or two-to-one basis. They’re a great way of focussing more closely on your surfing, whether you… Read more
Rip Currents and Surfing

Rip Currents – What you need to know!

Rip currents affect all surfers and beginners who surf beach breaks. Getting caught in one can be a terrifying and potentially fatal experience, but with the right knowledge you can easily learn… Read more
Mark Healey Big Wave Surfing

Mark Healey – Big Wave Surfer and Shark Whisperer

Mark Healey takes a moment from his water adventures to chat with Josh Linnes of Viva Tropical and share his many adventures with spearfishing, riding sharks, and how to stay calm when… Read more
Surf Action

Giving Something Back – 5 Awesome charities that support surfing

Every time we surf, we take waves from mother nature and there is a tendency to take it for granted. But what we are doing in return? What can we do to… Read more
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Shaping Medina

In 2014 Gabriel Medina became the first Brazilian to win the ASP World Championship Tour. In this short documentary, his shaper John Cabianca, and best friend Miguel Pupo, talk about how this young man… Read more
Surfing Pipeline from a Drone Camera

The Magic of Pipeline From Above

Until drone cams came along you would rarely see surfing from this kind of angle. Unless you were stood on a cliff top overlooking a point break, or hired a helicopter, your… Read more
Surfing Pipeline Hawaii

The Wave of the Winter – Pipeline 2014

With the Billabong Pipemasters on hold for another day, we thought we give you a juicy surf documentary to watch instead. Kelly Slater and a host of other North Shore regulars talk… Read more
Stephanie Gilmore

Stephanie Gilmore: Girls who Rip

If you think girls can't surf, think again. If you think girls can only ride mini-mals, think again. This short film of Stephanie Gilmore from film-maker Morgan Maassen shows just how far women's surfing has come.… Read more

The Slyder Cup 2.0

For those of you not in the know, the annual Slyder Cup is dedicated to 'finless' surfing - those who prefer the alternatives to the standard thruster (or even the single fin!). Nicknamed… Read more
Surfing Lessons in Winter

11 Tips to Survive Winter Surfing

The summer is behind us, the sea temperature is beginning to drop and it will soon be time to ditch the 3:2 wetsuit! Autumn and winter can be the best seasons to surf… Read more

Why we love Surfing in Autumn and Winter

The nights are drawing in, the leaves are falling, and there’s a chill in the air. Frosty mornings are round the corner and Christmas is just a few weeks away. Autumn and… Read more
Surfboard Quiver

How many surfboards are in your quiver?

Everyone loves a nice rack... of surfboards. So we thought it was about time we whipped ours out and showed it off. Here's a sample of the boards the guys here at The… Read more
The Unwritten Rules of Surfing

The Unwritten Rules of Surfing

Surfing is a really unique sport. Unlike sports such as football, tennis or hockey, there are no set rules. You are free to enjoy surfing without ever entering a contest - in… Read more

Strapping your Boards to the Car

Last week, a surfboard flew off the roof of a car on the A361 causing a serious collision and injuring 6 people. So we thought we’d put together a quick guide on how… Read more
Surfing In The Rain

5 Reasons to Surf in the Rain

Yep, the weather has let us down again. But this isn't anything new in the UK. If you're waiting for bright blue skies and scorching sun, you could be waiting a while.… Read more
The Surfing Sumo at Boardmasters

The Surfing Sumo Survives the Storm

Wow, what a weekend! For those of you lucky enough to attend Boardmasters this year, you’ll be more than aware of how the weather played a big part in the festivities. From… Read more
The Surfing Sumo Prize Draw

Boardmasters Prize Draw

The Surfing Sumo loves to give, so we’ve got a bunch of surf goodies to give away including a hand made Handplane courtesy of Otter Surfboards, t-shirts from Steamer Lane and 2… Read more
Surf Lessons at Boardmasters

20% off Surf Lessons at Boardmasters

It’s that time of year again, the sun is out, the board shorts are on and Boardmasters is upon us! But only one thing could make a trip to Boardmasters complete… Getting… Read more

5 Reasons to Start Surfing

You’ve seen the photos, you know, the ones with those guys ‘deep in the tube’ off some tropical island, all tanned with their baggy shorts hanging halfway down their bum. But now… Read more
The Surfing Sumo at Boardmasters

Dropping in on Boardmasters Festival!

We are totally stoked to announce that The Surfing Sumo has been appointed ‘Official Surf School Partner of Boardmasters’ at this year’s Boardmasters Festival. As part of our role as official partner… Read more
The Surfing Sumo - Family Surf Lessons

It’s a family affair!

You might think surfing is reserved for tanned, bushy haired, young ‘dudes’ who spend their life hanging out on the beach – but you couldn’t be more wrong. Surfing is one of… Read more