Ma Simes Surf Hut was founded in 1977 from a shed in the bottom of the garden of the house of ’Ma’, situated at Whitesands Bay, St Davids, Pembrokeshire. The name was invented in 1979 on a drunken September night around an open fire in Anglet, France, but that is another story…
In the beginning the idea was to get hold of wax and leashes for her very enthusiastic surfing children and their friends. Soon the shed became stocked with sufboards, wetsuits, accessories and clothing and without any forward planning and almost by mistake, the business was founded.
In the 1980's Ma became a surfing legend at the age of 65, without even managing to get her feet wet!! She was a fountain of knowledge about all things surfing and was proud to say "if we haven’t got it, we can get it" as well as "If it's not tight it doesn't fit". She went on to import Piping Hot wetsuits direct from Australia and moved the shop into the centre of St Davids.
winter surfing at whitesands
Today, even though she has caught the ultimate heavenly wave in the sky, the shop carries on in the High Street, St Davids. We are proud to say we are one of the largest stockists of surfboards and wetsuits in Wales. With the online shop linked directly to the shop floor anything that is on the website is also stocked in the shop. We sell surfboards from all of the top manufacturers including Surftech, Rusty, Firewire, Channel Island and Bic. Summer and Winter wetsuits from Alder, C-skins , Billabong, Ripcurl, Excel and Oneill. Mens and Womens clothing from all the top brands including Quicksilver, Roxy, Billabong, Ripcurl, Lost, Volcom, Hurley, Finisterre and our own exclusive branded Ma Simes Gear, plus accessories from FCS, Sexwax, Balin and anything else you could possibly want.
Ma simes is one of Wales' biggest and longest established surf shops. Our surf reports come direct from the beach and our experience in the surf business, surf reporting, surf hire, surf lessons and surf sales are 'unsurfpassed'! We are simply 'the best in the west'.
Ma Simes online surf shop is the best place to buy your surfing equipment. Also check the waves with our daily surf report and forecast from Whitesands beach.
Don't forget our huge range of sunglasses from Oakley, Arnette,Vonzipper and Style Eyes.**
From wetsuits and Boards to Jumpers, Surf DVD's, Books, Body boards, Shorts, T Shirts and more - we offer the complete twelve month supply of all of your surfing related products.
Surf School and Surf Hire
Our instructors are friendly, experienced surfers and are all qualified B.S.A. instructors and beach lifeguard award holders.
On the tip of the St Davids peninsula in the heart of the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park, Whitesands is one of Wales' premiere surfing beaches
We run two lessons per day from May to October at whitesands beach where you will be taught the initial techniques for catching waves and riding them. Also you will be introduced to beach safety whilst surfing and an introduction to the basic equipment used as a beginner.
We will teach and encourage you to surf quickly,effectivleyand safely.
Learn to surf with dedicated instructors who are commited to provide the highest possible standards of tuition through a wealth of experience in the field.
For all enqiuiries call the shop on 01437720433 ro e mail us on firstname.lastname@example.org.
winter surfing at whitesands
Camping and Accommodation
Glan-Y-Mor campsite is situated in a beautiful location, 5 minutes walk from St. Davids and 3 minutes from the beach at Caerfai. 3 miles from Whitesands. The site boasts its own bar with beer gardens.It also has a take away menu for campers along with great locally produced fresh food in the bar. This year we are taking bookings, please contact us if you wish to book. Off season prices are from £6 per adult per night, £4 per under 14 per night and free for children under 5. Hook ups are £4.00/night.
camping at the glan
St. Davids peninsula, a tranquil and idyllic area, rich in local culture and history, is a fantastic place to idle away the hours. Its local population of 2000 people are friendly and relaxed with a much-preserved culture of 'why do today when there's always tomorrow'.
At the head of the peninsula is Whitesands Bay, a mile long sandy beach open to all the elements that the Atlantic ocean can throw at it, a beach that has been praised worldwide, but somehow untouched by commercialism. This is somewhere that once you have visited you will always be touched by the experience, and will always want to return to.
Whitesands Beach - 3 miles - Wales' premier surfing beach offering surf lessons and board and wetsuit hire courtesy of our sister company Ma Simes Surf Hut - www.masimes.co.uk.
Caerfai Beach - 500 metres - Beautiful sheltered quiet beach.
Pembrokeshire Coast National Park Coast Path - 500 metres.
St Davids - half mile - The UK's smallest city with its famous Cathedral and Bishops Palace. Also an abundance of restaurants bars and shops.
Oakwood and Folly Farm - 25 miles - family days out
Entering St Davids from Haverfordwest turn left at the Tourist Information Centre following the signs to Glan-Y-Mor. Half a mile on the left amonst the trees.
Exiting St Davids towards Haverfordwest turn right at the Tourist Information Centre following the signs to Glan-Y-Mor. Half a mile on the left amonst the trees.
For enquiries call 01437721788 or email email@example.com