Family Surf Co. was born from our passion to keep surfing and travelling now that we’re parents. With a family in tow it’s not so easy to take off to tropical abodes with just a backpack and a board bag. So we’ve travelled the globe seeking the finest locations for the whole family to enjoy the active beach lifestyle and a stress-free surfing experience from the lap of luxury.
Swiss-born, tri-lingual mum of two water babies, Celine travelled the world as a pro kite-surfer in her 20s, and managed a luxury kite surfing resort in Egypt before taking up surfing and settling in Cornwall. A competitive surfer with a wealth of experience in the travel and tourism industry, Celine has recently left one of Cornwall’s most luxury eco-hotels to launch Family Surf Co.
Ocean addict, freelance writer and mum of three little surfers, Hayley has brought up her family by the beach in Cornwall, and packed them off on regular trips to the likes of Portugal, Spain, France, the Canary Islands and Sri Lanka. Sub-editor of SurfGirl and having penned material for lots of magazines and websites along the way, she will still be reeling off a story or two about her Family Surf Co. adventures.
10 year-old Oli has grown up by the beach. As well as being surf obsessed he loves writing and drawing – he designed the artwork for his first surfboard made by Nigel Semmens. So far he’s travelled to Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Sri Lanka, Portugal, Spain, France and the Canaries. He surfs as much as possible, but it gets cold in Cornwall over winter, so he always looks forward to going to warmer destinations. Oli stays fit doing surf lifesaving and cross-country running, and he loves watching surf movies. He never travels without flip flops, his surfboard, goggles and a notebook to review Family Surf Co. locations.
Leo loves photography and surfing, and as one of the FSC groms has travelled to most places in our portfolio. He’s been pushed into waves since he was toddler and has just had his first custom board made by Surfboards UK Ltd, to take on his travels to Nicaragua and Costa Rica. As well as surfing Leo is a keen on bodysurfing and swimming – an all-round waterman at just 8 years old. He never travels without a camera, snorkel, fins and a hand plane.
The key values of our holidays are:
By the beach: a stunning beach location where it’s easy to yo-yo from the surf and sand, to luxury accommodation with air-con and creature comforts.
Wow-factor: style, top-level comfort and flawless family facilities.
Surf: easy access to waves for the whole family (from beginners to experts), surf coaching on tap and surfboards/ equipment to hire.
Good food: excellent food and drink served in a cracking setting.
Relaxation: time out for parents – from surf sessions, yoga and saltwater therapy, to cocktails by the pool and spa treatments.
Family fun: activities for all ages – from skate ramps to swimming pools.
Peace of mind: experience the surf and culture of a new destination, but in a safe and stylish environment.
Childcare: babysitting services or kids’ clubs so parents can enjoy solo surfs, romantic dinners and couple time.
Stress-free travel: Quick and easy transfers from the airport.
Eco-friendly values: Measures to protect the ocean environment, cut down on plastic pollution and encourage greener globetrotting.