St Ives Surf School Blog


Crosswords are great on a rainy day, and lets face it, we get alot of rainy days. This is a crossword i made last year when i was lifeguarding down near Lands End, see how you do? For you matt.


Posted by on 11 September 2011

Bondi Rescue

A few weeks back we were lucky enough to have a very special saturday morning surf club with four fine gents from Bondi Rescue.

For those of you who dont know Bondi rescue is an Aussie TV programme that documents the action packed day to day activities/rescues of the resident lifeguards. They have recently been touring Europe to promote their show and were kind enough to pay a trip to St Ives and lend a hand down at the surf club. The kids went bonkers, Cheers fellas!

Pre surf team photo with Reidy, Maxi, Hoppo and Troy.

Group 2 with Bondi boss ‘Hoppo’

Matt ‘the rat’ chucking some serious spray.

Group 3 getting ready to show Reidy and Troy a thing or two.

Nav had his work cut out.


Posted by on 29 August 2011


John Navin is a Fireman, Surf Instructor, Lifeguard, Father, Husband, fancy dress enthusiast and all round Super nice guy. Its his Birthday today, Have a good one Shrek!


Posted by on 29 July 2011

Summer Fun

Its nice to know that its not just Cornwall that gets super crowded in the Summer. Here’s Alex Knost demonstrating how to have a lot of fun on a busy day in the sea. This is just brilliant.

Al Knost x Malibu from RVCA on Vimeo.


Posted by on 21 July 2011

Mexico. con. Dane

With all the rain of late we have started to think about planning some winter trips. After watching this video its hard to get mexico off the top of the list! Or does Dane just make it look extra good?


Posted by on 18 July 2011

The Pumps

Nick Pumphrey is a St Ives Legend and all round nice guy, he currently lives in Hossegor where he runs his bar. He also takes great photos. Here is a few shots he took on a trip to Fuerteventura last year.

The Pumps….


Posted by on 13 July 2011

Teaching surfing in the heart of St Ives since 1997