Our Story

Here at RIPNROCK we offer short breaks and days out all over South Wales from the picture perfect beaches of the Gower peninsular to the wild and watery beautiful Neath Valley.

We use some of the most stunning venues Wales has to offer for our activities, from the award winning Rhossili Bay  and the well known Llangennith beach for Surfing to Wales’ very own Celtic rainforest in waterfall county for our Canyoning and Gorge Walking. Scale the famous Three Cliffs on our rock climbing & Abseiling days and get the heart pumping with our action packed Gower coasteers.

There isn’t a corner of Gower that we don’t know, its our home, office and our playground and have a passion for sharing it with all of our visitors in a sensitive and sustainable way.

We’re a small family business who’s focus is on quality of experience and not quantity of people through the door. For this reason it’s wise to book early to avoid disappointment especially in peak season.

Let us create your perfect tailor-made break, with a selection of the best eating places in the areas, from quaint little beach side cafés to boutique fine dining. And for your accommodation, whether you’re on a budget or feel like splashing out… we’re here to help you build your ideal experience!

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Our Team

Sally – Company director

SallySally set up the company 8 years ago and has seen it grow from a ‘one woman band’ to one of Gowers busiest activity providers, employing over 10 of the BEST guides in the area. Swansea born Sally is a lover of all adventure sports specifically rock climbing, mountaineering and surfing. She is qualified to teach a wide range of adventure sports and holds a BA Hons Degree in Adventure Sports Management.

A keen surfer, Sally has surfed most parts of Wales, Devon and also the Canary Islands, Portugal and New Zealand. She has also enjoyed many climbing and mountaineering trips within the UK and further afield from the Swiss Alps, Spain and to the Canary Islands. Married to husband Dave with two beautiful daughters Tirion 4yrs and Mabli 2yrs & Finn the cocker spaniel, life living on Gower is blissful if busy! Sally has a great love of Swansea and Gower and strives to ensure her customers have an unforgettable experience.

Tony – Instructor

TonyA highly skilled, experienced and knowledgeable instructor, Tony is never more at home than when he’s hanging off cliffs or jumping into the sea!

Tony has worked in the industry for over 13 years and has been lucky enough to have climbed, surfed, canoed, kayaked and mountaineered all over the Uk and worldwide, including Nepal, Australia, Jordan and throughout Europe- so don’t forget to ask for some fascinating stories if you meet him.

Married to wife Jodie with 3 beautiful children, when Tony’s not on some hardcore adventures of his own, he’s entertaining you on yours or chilling with his family.

Dave – Instructor

DaveFamilies, schools, stags, pensioners, youth offenders, groups with disabilities… you name it, he’s taken them on adventures and always seems to be having the time of HIS life!

Originally from London(ish) and a former Swansea Uni student, Dave fell in love with the South Wales vibe, the scenery and its hidden gems. He’s since fallen in love with being able to share all its wonders with you. Having surfed on 5 continents, scaled 5000+m peaks and trekked through jungles, he swears that there’s no place like home. Married to Sally, father to Tirion, Mabli and dog Finn he’s one contented dude!


An impressive rock climber and keen surfer, Finn has been know to solo up some very difficult routes and cruise along on a surf board. Sal and Dave’s floppy eared Cocker Spaniel pup tags along on most activities and loves to play with kids, but there is one thing that over-rides all of the above…..a ball!