We’re UoNSurf, Nottingham’s most chilled out, ego-free sport club! Despite being as far from the ocean as a surf club could possibly be, we’re one of the most active University Surf Clubs in the country.
We usually do three trips to the surf each term to well known surf spots such as St. Ives, Woolacombe and Newquay. This year we are going to spice things up a little bit by going to some different surf breaks, including a few trips to Surf Snowdonia. A trip lasts a whole weekend, we leave Nottingham by minibus on Friday morning, coming home bleary eyed, exhausted but stoked and smiling late on Sunday night.
If you’ve never surfed before, don’t worry! We offer the perfect environment to try surfing - we have experienced surfers on the committee and we’ll be more than happy to give you all the tips you need, you’ll be surfing before you know it! Don’t worry if you don’t have your own gear, board and wetsuit hire is included in the price of the trip, so all you need to bring with you is a towel, your swimmers, some cash for beer and food and most importantly a smile!
We’re regular competitors at the BUCS University Surf Championships, taking place at Fistral Beach, Newquay, where we enter a men’s and women’s team. This year the competition is 12th-14th October, so if you’re the next Kelly Slater, or if you just fancy entering for a laugh, let one of our committee know! The entry deadline is Tuesday 25th September so get in touch soon to secure your place.
We have loads of socials, each trip comes with its own pre-trip social so you can get to know everybody before we go surfing. We have Halloween socials, a Christmas meal and epic BBQs in the summer. And if all that isn’t enough we have a 10 day Summer Surfari to warmer climates sure to include plenty of surf/sun and campfire shenanigans.
UoNSurf is teaming up with the other watersports societies such as Canoe-Polo, Sailing and Windsurf this year bringing you great joint socials and events to meet other water enthusiasts. This is a great way to meet new people and an easy way to try out other watersports at Nottingham.
“That’s enough, where do I sign?” I hear you say. Well first SIGN UP AT THE FRESHERS' FAYRE, or join on the University SU website.