Welsh Junior Squad visit Surf Snowdonia

Welsh Junior Squad visit Surf Snowdonia

Welsh Junior Squad hit Surf Snowdonia Huge thanks to all at Surf Snowdonia for hosting the first Welsh Junior Squad training session of 2016. Jo Dennison Surf Snowdonia Head coach and Gwen Spurlock WSF Junior Coach The first session in the 2016 Welsh Junior Squad diary took place last weekend, getting the ball rolling for the year ahead and what better place to do so than the Surf Snowdonia Wave Garden. The plan was hatched by WSF Head Coach Gwen Spurlock for the team to head up on the Friday night with accommodation provided in Surf Snowdonia’s onsite “Surf Pods” before training kicked off the next day. Anticipation was high amongst both the squad, parents and coaches as we set up camp for the night next to Europe’s finest surfing lake. The Surf Pods at Surf Snowdonia The morning began with a quick get together, giving the groms a chance to catch up after their winters both home and away before Gwen and Sam grouped everyone up to outline the plan of the day. Coaches Gwen and Sam We had Bangor University on site throughout the day to run Sports Science testing on the squad, there was also the chance to wear “Catapult Technology Vests” as used by many sporting professionals, in particular the Welsh Rugby Team. With this explained, the day outlined and squad split into groups it was time to get suited and booted to get a taste for inland waves, as this was going on, the first wave of the day rolled through resulting in a gang of groms half in their wetsuits one boot on...