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Queer Surf Club Swansea

Funded on Spacehive 20 June 2022 Delivered 21 August 2022

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Queer Surf Club Swansea

Queer Surf Club Swansea

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To create a safe, inclusive space for LGBTQ+ surfers, to learn to surf and form a supportive community to enjoy the ocean.

Hillend Delivery stage

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This project was funded on 20 Jun 2022!

The Queer Surf Club Wales will provide a safe, inclusive community for LGBTQ+ surfers to meet and surf together. We will provide the equipment and expertise needed for all interested people in the Swansea area to learn to surf and experience benefits for physical and mental wellbeing that can be gained from surfing and spending time in the ocean. As well as promoting a sense of community and belonging, we will encourage members to work together to protect the coastal environment through regular beach cleans.

What we'll deliver:

  • Purchase surf boards and wetsuits for the club.
  • Rent storage space
  • Provide free weekly surf sessions for members of all levels
  • Organise and carry out regular beach cleans
  • Create a strong community for members by organising social events
  • Improve the physical and mental wellbeing of members through activity and blue space therapy

Why it's a great idea:

Surfing can be an intimidating and exclusive sport to take up, whether socially, economically or geographically. By setting up the Queer Surf Club Wales, we intend to break down these barriers. We will create a community for LGBTQ+ surfers to meet and surf together. Learning to surf in a challenging but safe environment, under the guidance of expert facilitators will allow the participants to overcome personal boundaries and this will enable natural experiences such as fear, apprehension and adrenaline rushes to be generated in the conext of a major personal challenge, undertaken in a safe environment. This 'managed fear' integrates a unique combination of psychological and physical experiences: a supportive peer group, expert facilitators, cold water therapy, blue mind and natural surroundings, the challenge of learning new skills - and provides the opportunity for excitement and enjoyment.

Steps to get it done:

  • Raise enough funds to buy surfboards
  • Raise funds to buy wetsuits
  • Carry out the first club session

Location Hillend

About the space

Llangennith Beach


City and County of Swansea Council

How will the money be spent?Total £4,889

Wetsuits x 18 - £2,376 (49%)
Surfboards x 9 - £2,000 (41%)
Leashes x 9 - £200 (4%)
Other - £313 (6%)

Costs Breakdown

This shows how money raised for the project will be spent. These costs have been confirmed by the project's Delivery Manager and verified.

Wetsuits x 18
Surfboards x 9
Leashes x 9
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  • Spacehive fees
  • VAT
  • Transaction fees


This project is enabled for overfunding. If the project hits its funding goal before the end of the campaign period, any extra funds raised will be spent (in order of priority) on:

  • Purchase more equipment to allow more participants to surf
  • Provide training so members can become qualified surf coaches
  • Pay for storage for equipment

Total £4,889

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