Client Testimonials

Client Testimonials


Big Waves, Big Smiles

A cracking couple of days, looking forward to doing it again

I’ve just returned from a Bodyboard Coaching Weekend in Newquay and haven’t stopped grinning! As a beginner, accompanied by a more experienced friend, I was a wee bit apprehensive but Sam and Joe quickly put me at ease and patiently went over the basics.

As the weekend progressed I found a new confidence in the waves and was amazed to find myself paddling out back and catching some big waves. I learnt loads of new techniques and useful tips, and now I’m dying to get in the sea and practice at home. We met some lovely people and had such a laugh all weekend, especially reviewing the video footage.

Helen W
October 1st 2014


I can’t wait to get out now and practice my new tricks

I booked onto a Bodyboard Coaching Weekend in Newquay with a friend so we could improve our riding skills. We had an excellent time with Sam, Joe and Rob, learning everything from duck diving, chicken necking and the pointy dog! I improved my basic skills, learnt more about reading waves and managed to try a few spins and rolls.

Ian C 
October 3rd 2014


Bodyboard Coaching Weekend, Wales

An outstanding experience for any level of rider

I’ve been bodyboarding for three years but got to a level where I wasn’t progressing anymore but by the end of two sessions with Rob Barber and Sam Bishop I was spinning and rolling like a pro. Likewise, my partner had never been on a bodyboard before but after an hour of coaching from Joe Woodhouse she managed to paddle out back and catch a wave. We highly recommend the team at Rob Barber’s Bodyboard School!

Thomas N
September 29th 2014


Rob Barber’s Bodyboard School

Come on girls, do something different on holiday – get bodyboarding!

I’ve just returned from a Bodyboard Coaching Weekend with Rob Barber which was an absolute blast. Rob and Joe were really professional and passionate about the sport while going through warm-up exercises, how to judge the sea, choosing the right wetsuit and fins, and a video analysis after our lesson. I went on my own and initially was slightly apprehensive, but there was no need, all staff members were great and I even attended their

Helena O 
July 23rd 2013


Bodyboard Coaching Weekend, Wales

Super fun waves all weekend

I’ve attended several events and holidays run by Rob and his crew and without exception they have all been excellent. They always make sure there’s plenty of instructors available so they can split groups into ability levels – everyone is properly catered for. All of the team are friendly, extremely knowledgeable and highly motivated ensuring every single attendee is having a great time.

This particular event was my first time bodyboarding in Wales and I wasn’t disappointed. The sheer size of the beach meant it was never a hassle having a gang of us in the line-up. If you want to take your riding to the next level or just want to surf with other spongers then this is a great way to go!

Jim P 
September 29th 2014


Bodyboard Coaching Weekend, Wales

Met some great people, all happy to chat or pass on additional tips

Just completed my first Bodyboarding weekend in Llangennith, Wales with Rob Barber and the boys.

What an awesome experience! From start to finish Rob ,Sam ,Joe and Aaron made everyone very relaxed. Guys with bags more experience were happy to share their knowledge and the location was faultless. We found a super spot on Sunday and the water was so warm, before we knew it we’d been in for hours. You can tell when people are passionate about their sport, we couldn’t get Rob out of the wedges on Sunday morning!

Overall it was an excellent trip so I’ll be booking another weekend and, if I get really lucky, an overseas trip. I thoroughly recommend these coaching weekends to anyone wanting to take up bodyboarding, improve their skills or hone their performance.

Richard R 
September 23rd 2014