Welcome to cold water swimming!
Based in Stornoway, Isle of Lewis your lead guides with Immerse Hebrides are Norma and Neil, a husband and wife team with extensive and in-depth knowledge of the best places to swim and adventure in the surrounding area.
Check out the George Watt Surf School, Fraserburgh, online store!!! We love George, he has over 26 years experience in the water, he is fully qualified SLSGB Surf and Rescue Lifeguard, ISA Surf Coach and a member of the Scottish Surfing Federations national squad. He is also Chairman of the Broch Surf Club.
Tonnau Surf Co is a Welsh surf store that stocks some of the best brands in the surf industry. We’re also a beacon for Cardigan town on beach info, so pop in have a chat about the local surf spots. Whether you’re looking for a new board and wetsuit or something new to wear for the weekend, we have you covered. We’re up on Pendre, which is at the top end of the high street, you’ll see our flag flying outside and more than likely a surfboard or two in the window. You don’t have to be surfer to shop here, we have some great clothing ranges and accessories for all seasons. Come say Hi!
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“When Davie Phillips and I first opened the doors of Clan Skates back in August 1988, we were skating pro for Zorlac and Schmitt Stix. Today, it is the oldest skateboard shop in Scotland and almost thirty years on, this little hub has had some amazing people pass through its doors.
At Clan Skates we aim to cater for all your boarding wishes and needs. We have a large range of stock, including skateboards, scooters, surfboards and snowboards with all the accessories that you need to follow your sport. Our stock changes constantly and we only offer the core products of our stock on our website.
The worlds of skateboarding, snowboarding and surfing have provided us with the opportunity of visiting some amazing places all over the world… some of them happen to be in own back yard. So pop into the shop, say hello and see where the adventure takes you.” – Jamie
The Freeze Fundamentals
We consider ourselves to be very lucky, we work in an industry that we love. Everyone at Freeze is here because of a shared passion for skiing, snowboarding & surfing – and we get to surround ourselves with it everyday. We are never having more fun than when we’re shredding fresh powder, riding through a perfectly shaped park, or tucking into a glassy dawn barrel – and helping other people do the same stokes us in the same way. Our mission is to make sure that when you’re on snow or in the water, you are having as much fun as you possibly can – and to ensure that happens, we have what we call the Freeze Fundamentals…
- We ride what we stock
- Good service comes as standard
- Every detail is important
- This isn’t just an industry to us, it’s a community
Situated on Barra, the second southernmost inhabited island in the Outer Hebrides!
Bùth Bharraigh is a community social enterprise that provides a route to market for local producers and also supply goods and services that otherwise would not be available for local and visiting customers.
The shop offers local home baking, homemade vegetarian meals, crafts, gifts and produce including fish. It also brings in a wide range of wholefoods, yarn and craft supplies, books (English and Gaelic), fishing and surfing accessories.
We also supply free unlimited WiFi, tea & coffee, laundry facilities and Bike Hire through Barra Bike Hire
Bùth Bharraigh now also delivers Visitor Information for the islands of Barra and Vatersay. Trained staff are able to help with your enquiries.
The Blue Lobster, Stornoway, offers a selection of barista coffees, teas, hot chocolate and soft drinks alongside delicious home bakes, from its location overlooking Stornoway Harbour on North Beach, just off Perceval Square car park. The Blue Lobster’s large windows not only create a bright and airy atmosphere, but offer stunning views of Stornoway harbour and across the water to Lews Castle. A great place to grab a tea/coffee and hang out!
An Lanntair is a hub for creativity and the arts in the Outer Hebrides. We are a multi arts venue – at one and the same time a contemporary art gallery, a theatre, a cinema, a dance studio, a concert hall, a platform for poetry and literature, a studio – every space stretched to showcase the arts in multiple forms. Our work stretches across a national and international platform, yet our distinctiveness lies in being ‘of the place’, rooted in who we are, and the creativity of Gaelic and the Outer Hebrides takes centre stage.
We believe swimming enlarges and celebrates the beauty of each day. We believe in sharing the joy and adventure of swimming. We believe all have a right to swim under an open sky. We believe in open access to lakes and rivers and in keeping lidos open. We believe clean water in our lakes and rivers is a fundamental right. We embrace the delight of cold water and it’s rejuvenating effects. We promise to strip and dip wherever we can. Jump in and join us!
The Scottish Canoe Association is the National Governing Body for Canoeing in Scotland. The SCA is also a founding member of British Canoeing.
The Scottish Surfing Federation (The SSF) is the recognised governing body for the sport of Surfing within Scotland run by volunteers passionate about the sport.
We are a member of the Defense Discount Service which provides discounts both online and on the high street for members of the Armed Forces, Veterans and Armed Forces Community. We proudly support veterans!
Stylish, functional and comfortable wetsuits, custom made by Greg Owen in Porthcawl, Wales, GB
West Coast Surf wax is hand crafted on the beautiful and wild West Wales coast.
We began in 2007 by producing the very first ever hand made wax in the range then called Hills Organic Surf Wax.
This was sold widely across the UK and into Europe, before developing into the specialist wax product today which we are now proud to bring to you as the West Coast Surf Wax range, comprising Base coat surf wax, Cool Water surf wax and Cold water waterwaxes.
These waxes are designed by surfers for surfers.
From start to finish, every bar is hand crafted in our production suite, from mixing and pouring, to wrapping and packing.
Every ingredient used is fully sustainable and 100% natural, providing a natural solution to traction, whilst also contributing to less reliance on the use of oil.
We are independently owned and operated; all our products are created and tested by us.
We also love to surf…. see you out the back!
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