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Zuma Jay Surf Shop

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

Bude Surfing Experience (BSX) runs private and group surf lessons on Summerleaze Beach, Bude’s main beach, for all ages and abilities, and Stand Up Paddleboard sessions on Bude Canal every day, all year round! Established in 1979 it is one of the longest running surf schools in south west England, on the North Cornish coast. Their high-qualified instructor team is carefully selected to not only keep you safe, but to show you a great time in the water. Fully DBS checked and a member of Surfing England.

All types of groups can be catered for: hen and stag dos, corporate groups, large private family groups and school groups. Contact them via email to make your bespoke requests or book online today.


Call: 07779117746


Saltwater Safari

Saltwater Safari specialises in running coasteering, surfing and SUP coaching for individuals, families and small private groups in venues across North Cornwall and Devon. Smudge specialises in working with individuals or smaller groups with your family and/or friends guided by an experienced, highly qualified adventure sports instructor.

Saltwater Safari will encourage you to push yourself and celebrate your own achievements whether that is getting in the sea for the first time in ages, jumping off a rocky outcrop into a beautiful lagoon, confronting your fear of deep water, venturing beyond the mouth of a harbour to explore the coast on a Stand Up Paddleboard (SUP) safari, progressing to SUP-ing on waves or improving your fitness through regular, progressive surf, SUP and/or coasteering sessions. During your Saltwater Safari adventure they hope to inspire you with our own enthusiasm for the natural world and take pride in their knowledge of and respect for the wildlife we encounter.

Let Saltwater Safari help you experience your very own Coasteering, Surfing & SUP adventure in Cornwall! Ring 07966 214243 to book your adventure.

Big Blue Surf School

Big Blue Surf School are based in Bude, North Cornwall and have been teaching people to surf for over 10 years. In that time they 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 meters, they can teach you to surf.

Big Blue 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.

Big Blue 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. Open all year around, and with extra thick wetsuits to keep you all toasty warm in those cooler months!

Book super easily on their website:, or call 01288 331764.

Freewave Surf Academy

Freewave Surf Academy is Widemouth'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. Their 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 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. With diverse team of highly qualified staff with interests and experience gained from around the world. Together they work to deliver our courses and programmes at the very highest of standards. What ever your needs they'll do the very best we can to meet them, their 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 staff are fully qualified with current National Governing Body qualifications and 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 or phone 01288354039.

Atlantic Pursuits

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, their 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 them 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 ''.