Thanks to Jamie and Rhyd for today I cant believe how much I progressed in just one day. Can’t wait to get back out and catch some more waves 🙂

Siobhan Tuson

Booked a beginners surfing lesson for 4 friends. One of which didn’t particularly want to learn surfing, and one had done a bit before. Well, when the lesson finished, all 4 had big smiles on the their faces and had really enjoyed it.
Was really pleased with everything and would book again with this company.

Also, in terms of setting up the lesson, everything was super easy.


We brought 22 members of the Under 14 rugby team (and a few parents) over to Wales from Ireland for the weekend and Progress Surf School was recommended to us. They did not disappoint. All of the kids and the adults have an absolute fantastic time. After a short period of instruction it was straight into the water to give it a go. The team from the surf school were there constantly to guide us and we always felt 100% safe. We never went further in than chest height. There wasn’t any pressure to finish up and everyone caught a wave and was soon up and surfing away. What a beautiful location too. I cannot fault this and would highly recommend this to anyone. Can’t wait for the Photos/Videos which the school will also be providing.


I was looking for surf lessons for my partners two boys aged 11 and 14 years. I caught Rhys on his lunch break, he was so friendly and helpful and of course very cool, i knew the boys would be ok with him straight away. He was there with the van full of all the surfing equipment needed.

To say the boys enjoyed their lesson is an understatement, the biggest smiles of the whole holiday and we couldn’t believe how quickly they were up standing on the boards! We ended up getting them lessons for the following day too as they were so enthused by their own progress and wanted to learn more and practice.

I would fully recommend Progress Surf Academy to anyone of any age, great fun and value for money, with a cool skill at the end of it, just add water and a bit more practice. Thanks Rhys, outstanding!!

Sarah - JPOPD

Fantastic day, beginners lesson. By end of it all 5 of us including my youngest (6) and unfittest (me!) had managed to stand and surf. My daughters even surfed a board together. Great selection of wet suits to borrow. Friendly relaxed approach from Jamie and Rhidian, lovely that their family also involved. Would definitely recommend to others and look forward to doing again.

Marie Mcdonad - Cardiff

I’ve just returned from the Gower where I spent 3 days learning to surf with Progress Surf. It was fantastic and I couldn’t recommend it highly enough.

The staff are very experienced ( I was coached by a Welsh Elite surfer!!) and make sure that everyone gets the attention and feedback they need. By the end of the first lesson everyone was standing. They were enthusiastic and friendly and everyone was smiling and enjoying the experience.

The weather was beautiful which meant less surf but Jamie made sure we didn’t miss a single wave and by the end of my sessions I was practicing turns.

Can’t wait to go back for more