Bangor University Surf Team - Adventure Parc Snowdonia



At Surf Snowdonia, much of what we do is centred around encouraging everyone to get in the water and enjoy the benefits that come with doing so. We are firm believers that surfing not only strengthens our connection with the natural world but also raises awareness of crucial water safety. As part of our continuous pledge to support surfing in our local community, we often host Bangor University Surf Team (BUST), which is partially run by one of our very own – lifeguard & trainee instructor Maddie Garner.  

 BUST is a group of students from Bangor University who love to get out on the water, on the beach (or now the wave pool) and have a good time. It’s a free, student-led club with an elected committee that organises sessions, competitions, and socials for members. The team actively encourages as many people as possible to try surfing, which is new for a lot of people, along with promoting water safety and environmental awareness.

Surfing in Snowdonia with Bangor University Surf Team

Each year, new students who attend Bangor’s freshers fair are invited to join the surf team by going along to a taster session at a local beach, something which we’ve now hosted here on the parc. Thanks to its close proximity to the coastline, Snowdonia National Park and the great outdoors of North Wales, Bangor University is often chosen by students who already have an interest in adventure-based sports. 

Speaking about their partnership with Surf Snowdonia, the team revealed:

“The wave pool is an amazing resource to us, providing guaranteed waves and expert instruction. We have been running sessions here since September last year every two weeks and it has been so rewarding seeing people improve and move up the wave levels.It also gives complete beginners more confidence to try different things in a more controlled environment than the sea.”

Beach cleans, charity balls & BBQs

Surfing creates a strong community of people who love the waves, whether it is the ocean or a wave pool, and with that, there is a level of respect for the natural environment that comes with it. The surf team have completed several beach cleans as part of Surfers Against Sewage’s big spring beach clean and ran a charity ball for Papyrus, who work for the prevention of youth suicide. We were honoured to provide a surf voucher as part of the raffle. 

After a challenging period during COVID, the surf team have been able to return to their usual surf sessions, lessons and trips. All proving incredibly popular, the team even had to make a waiting list for the first time in the surf club’s history! 

Hosting BBQs, parties, surf movie nights and even surf trips to the likes of Peniche, Portugal, the team are hoping that the future will hold even more charity events, competitions and of course, surf sessions. If you’d like to join the team or get involved with any of their events, you can find them on facebook here

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