A Newquay-based female surf brand is partnering with Rip Curl to launch a new UK surf academy.

The academy will launch this January and will allow Women + Waves exclusive access to the Rip Curl PRO surf team.

Rip Curl is also backing the Women + Waves Water Women’s weekends which see all lady groups experience wild swimming, stand up paddleboarding and surfing.

Women + Waves have been delivering UK surf coaching weekends, retreats and international trips since 2019 and has created an online surf community, encouraging and supporting all women surfers.

Founder Rachel Murphy said: “We are thrilled to be partnering with Rip Curl and launching the all-new surf academy for Women + Waves.

“Rip Curl have been dominant in the surf scene for the last two decades with the greatest surfers on their pro team, outstanding products and passion for surfing and sustainability initiatives; it’s a perfect fit for us, where our values and passions for surfing unite.

“We are offering a fresh, new and specialised calendar of coaching weekends that will see our surfers constantly improve and continue to gain more fun and skill with their surfing.”