It’s 2019 so we thought we would write a blog! That’s right we are going to try and keep you updated via our email newsletter and now a blog, not forgetting our social media (we are still learning how to do this!)
So what the heck is going on and what are Wavehunters doing this year?
There have been some big changes. A couple of years ago we took on an investor, but we’ve decided to go our separate ways and tread our own path (we had been doing ok anyway, you live and you learn). So, what does that mean to you guys?......Well pretty much nothing except we no longer have our Polzeath beach container cafe, it has stayed with the ex-investor and will be under his own brand. We do have some super fun new foodie options going live this year, we are just not quite ready to announce them yet.
Wavehunters fitness is now fully part of the company and is live on our booking platform. You are able to book everything you need via the website. We are starting early in the morning with fitness and yoga classes from 7.30am. Don’t worry if you don’t know what to do with the kids because we are also running early morning surfing lessons and kids club... surf before breakfast, how strong is that?
Wavehunters Surf Hire
New kit, new wetsuits, new SUPS, basically just loads of the top kit for you to rent.
Mobile Surf Hire in North Cornwall
No longer are you having to get all your kit at the beach we will deliver it right to your holiday accommodation door. There is a huge range of kit from entry level wetsuits, & foamies, right through to top level suits, performance long boards, short boards and inflatable stand up paddle boards. We will even deliver you a soft rack making it easier for you to get everything to and from the beach. The new deliver service leaves you free to get on with enjoying your holiday without the hassle. All of this will be able to be ordered through the website as well.
As always Wavehunters at Polzeath will be offering surf lessons, SUP safaris and hire of wetsuits and boards. You can also borrow a Dick Pearce belly board if you fancy going retro.
This year we are really excited about our SUP courses and trips, we have a full team of instructors ready to take you on a flat water safaris, we are even doing a regular sun set paddle. Don’t forget that our fitness team are also running SUP YOGA....
Our courses are taking on a new form as we will not just be based at Polzeath, we will be using our trusty Landy to take you to a few different beaches we have partnerships with, where we can get you into a different wave.
Port Isaac Paddleboard and Kayak Hire
We are also opening a small hire unit in Port Isaac with SUPS, wetsuits and kayaks, everything you need for a fun day at the beach.
Events at Polzeath Beach & Porthilly Spirit
Polzeath beach as quite a few people will know we bought a large section of the lower beach and baby bay. This has given us excellent security at the beach we love and will allow us to run some really fun events and new ideas.
Open air cinema playing some classics coming your way, nothing like a cold beer on the beach watching a “point break!”
Barefoot beach 5k run (barefoot optional) 27th July 2019 and organised by our very own Millie of Wavehunters Fitness fame. This will be a really fun family day hopefully resulting in a bbq and a swim!
The Baby Bay belly board slide: 17th August 2019. A full day of belly board (wetsuits not allowed) expression session and competition, sponsored by www.dickpearce.com belly boards. We think it will be great fun. There will be an organised BBQ in the evening when the prize giving is on.
Porthilly Spirit is a new weekend festival based in Rock at Trefresa Farm, 24/25/26 May 2019 we are helping this new foodie/well-being festival get off the ground, it should be fun.
Learn to be a life guard and qualify as a surf instructor all in house at Wavehunters. We’ve teamed up with ERA adventures to offer three weeks of courses, April 22nd - 26th combined SLSGB SCS and ISA level 1 combined , May 13th - 17th combined SLSGB SCS and ISA level 1 combined and finally July 13th - 19th NVBLQ combined with ISA level 1. Three weeks of combined courses to get you to be a level 1 instructor, you’ll be working by this season.
Port Isaac Shop & Booking Centre
The Port Isaac shop is having a refit and we will be focused on bookings for the boats from here, offering at least one trip per day from our home village and also offering a Padstow to Port Isaac, jump on and off trip.
We are making our little booking office in Rock full time in the season as well.
Did I forget our new super upgraded clothes range available on line and in our units by the middle of March!
Recruitment, we are always looking for enthusiastic new instructors and members of the team, for the hire, surf school, booking centres and just hanging out.
Mesmear Holiday Accommodation
If you have not booked any accommodation our family farm www.mesmear.co.uk just up the road from the beach has a few spaces, both for weeks and weekends. It’s an epic setting!
We have a really, really busy year planned but we are on it and keen to have a brilliant season, lots of the usual faces are coming back to look after you.
Get ready for a regular blog.
Andy, Ollie, Mary, Cath, Nathan, Johnny V, Ralph, Jack, Millie, Freya and the rest of our epic team.