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Bude Surf Schools

 

Learning to surf is one of the most enjoyable experiences out there and Bude has a number of Surf Schools designed to make it as fun as possible! Not only do the lessons give a perfect starting platform for learning the techniques, they also teach you all the vital surf safety needed when continuing after your lesson!

 

We work closely with the local surf schools and once you've had your lesson, then come see us here at the shop and we can provide you with all the best hire equipment to keep you catching waves.

 

We recommend a number of schools that operate in the local area with the rates and beaches varying accordingly:


 

Bude Surfing Experience (B.S.X) runs surfing lessons and surf courses at Summerleaze Beach just outside the Bude town centre. Established in 1979 it is one of the longest running surf schools in south west England. They offer surf tuition for beginners and experienced surfers, for individuals, families and groups.

Surfing lessons with the B.S.X centre can provide you with the ultimate thrill. We've got great waves, a beautiful beach, first rate equipment and a professional instructor crew. We can guarantee quality, fun and enjoyment within a framework of safety.

But that's not all! The BSX Centre has many facilities including indoor changing facilities, hot showers, comfortable accommodation, a brand new bar and spacious grounds ideal for group bookings.

The school is run by Scott Marshall who is also head coach and in charge of making sure you are provided with the best experience both in and out of the water. Give him a call on 07779117746 or e-mail him marshallscott@hotmail.com and let him plan your trip. Concessions for large groups are available

 

Big Blue Surf School are based in Bude, North Cornwall and have been teaching people to surf for over 10 years. In that time we have safely and successfully introduced almost 30,000 men, women and children to our wonderful sport. Many return to us year after year.

So you’re thinking of learning to surf? Great! Whether you are looking for a great family day out in the South West or for surfing lessons for your kids, for your school, just for women and girls, or as a group or corporate event, then you’ve come to the right place. As long as you are over 8 years old, are reasonably fit and can swim 50 metres we can teach you to surf.

We are one of just a few surf schools with top British Surfing Association qualifications and keep a higher coach to student ratio than most surf schools - because learning to surf safely is vital.

We can provide surfing lessons in British Sign Language (check availability) and have coaches who are specially trained to provide surf tuition for disabled children and children with autism.

We are open all year around, as we now have extra thick wetsuits to keep you all toasty warm in those cooler months!

All the information you need is right here – but if we’ve missed anything or you’re ready to enquire about booking then please contact us. Use the navigation to the left or just click on the icons below.


 

Mike Raven Surf School is regarded as one of the best surf schools in Cornwall and the UK. It has recently been awarded ' Centre of Excellence ' status by the British Surfing Association and provides very high quality surf lessons in Cornwall to all levels! Learn to surf with former British, English and European champion Mike Raven and his team of professional surf coaches!

As well as the beginner/intermediate surf lessons, Mike also caters for the more experienced surfers looking for that key advice to reach the next level in their surfing! Using video analysis and written reports, Mike will use his excellent knowledge of surfing to help with even the smallest of errors that may be holding you back!

As with most of the schools, all equipment is included. Raven Surf School runs from Widemouth Bay which is regarded as one of the safest and cleanest beaches to learn on in Cornwall.

For bookings and enquiries call Mike or Nicky on 01288353693 or 07834883929!

 

Freewave Surf Academy is Bude’s premier surf school and lifeguard training centre. Enjoy a range of fantastic surfing experiences based at the famous surfing beach of Widemouth Bay, such as taster surf lessons, surf safaris and surf & stay packages. Our full day mini lifeguarding courses are also extremely popular as they teach young people the basics in aquatic first aid, beach knowledge, lifeguarding skills with a surf lesson too!


Freewave was set up by Robin Ross (Chief Instructor), a local surfer with a passion for teaching people how to surf. Robin has spent over 12 years surf instructing and lifeguarding for the RNLI on the Bude beaches and will ensure your safety. Robin is the first person you talk to when getting in contact and the first person you meet when arriving. Robin takes some of the surfing sessions and runs the training academy for surf instructors and lifeguards.


For bookings and enquiries email robin@freewavesurfacademy.co.uk or call 07870 472 448


 

Shoreline is more of an outdoor activity school rather than teaching just surfing. They provide a large range of activities and events and work with a wide diversity of customers ' We've a diverse team of highly qualified staff with interests and experience gained from around the world. Together we work to deliver our courses and programmes at the very highest of standards. What ever your needs we'll do the very best we can to meet them, our aim is for you to enjoy yourselves and want to come back for more

 

Rest assured that Shoreline Extreme Sports operates at the very highest standards and has done so since the formation in 1979. All of our staff are fully qualified with current National Governing Body qualifications and we are regulated and licenced by the Adventurous Activities Licencing Authority.

As well as Surfing lessons, Shoreline also teaches the following activities - Kayaking, Rock Climbing, Canoeing, Abseiling, Archery, Beach ecology and teamwork activities!

You can reach Shoreline by email info@shorelineactivities.co.uk or phone 01288354039

 

Atlantic Pursuits are a small company with 30 years of travel and outdoor pursuits experience. In all activities that Atlantic Pursuits offers, you will be guaranteed top class tuition and first class care and attention with highly qualified coaches. Atlantic Pursuits offer an action packed programme of activities! Based in the north Cornish coastal resort of Bude, our activities offer a fantastic way to see some of the most glorious West Country scenery whilst experiencing the thrill of the water. Staying small gives us the chance to offer you the personal touch, not only organizing your holiday, but being there in person to lead the way.

"I am Sam Roberts and a Director of Atlantic Pursuits I would like to extend an invitation to you to share the 'AP' experience, from the fun daily activities to the lazy social evenings; it’s quite unique and something you should try for yourself. We are very privileged to live on such a beautiful coastline in an area of natural outstanding beauty. We specialise in introductory surfing courses for all the family from age 5. Your children will have a fantastic time (and grown ups should have a go too!). We also arrange Stag and hen weekends; Corporate activity weekends.

You can contact them on 07974 718145 or email info@atlanticpursuits.co.uk

 

Outdoor Adventure was one of the first surf schools offering surfing lessons in the UK almost 30 years ago and since then we have gone from strength to strength and are known for setting many of the benchmarks in the surf industry. With our proven track record of delivering quality surfing lessons in Cornwall along with the highest standards of safety OA remains the ultimate place on the Cornwall - Devon border to learn how to surf or improve your skills

Our surfing lessons are run at Widemouth Bay, near Bude in north Cornwall near the border with Devon. It’s a fantastic beach with great waves for beginners at most stages of the tide and has the highest award for water quality you can get in Cornwall. There is plenty of parking and all you will need for a great day on the beach with lifeguards, toilets and a beach cafe

You can reach Outdoor Adventure on 01288 362900