What’s NEW For 2016?

April 2016- Sunset Surf Sessions!

New for 2016! Our sunset surf sessions, what better way to learn to surf than in the picturesque environment of a sunset. This year we are introducing an evening session starting at 6:00pm, they don’t run everyday so give Zoe a call in the office on 01288331764 and check availability or you can book online! Bude has been producing some beautiful sunset’s recently check out our facebook for some cool photots!


August 27th – Top Ten in the UK

The good news just keeps on coming up here in the office, we recently received an email informing us that we’ve been named on the list top 10 surf schools in the UK! Fantastic news, we would like to thank everyone who’s rated us and given us such lovely reviews on trip advisor and a massive thanks to our coaches for all their hard work. Check it out: http://www.holidaylettings.co.uk/blog/the-uks-top-10-surf-schools/

February 26th – Get surfing even easier! New online booking system!

This winter we have been working hard on integrating a new online booking system which should everything a little bit easier! The system is still fairly new but it is growing every day, we think it works pretty damn well right now, so who knows how helpful it will be in the future!! Remember, if there are any problems you can always just give us a ring and we will happily help you out!!

Febuary 19th – New paddle board.

Matt go an email through a few days ago about new paddle board, he got quite excited and decided to order one. There’s a shock though, it’s an 8 man paddle board! Yep, that’s right eight people on one paddle board. That is going to be fun, right? It should be arriving in the next few days and we’re all really excited here. Watch this space for details and piccys!!

Feburary 18th – New team updates!

This year we have some new staff, we have a new team in the office. Grace, she’s our office manager, she’s knows the job inside out and can deal with anything you throw her way. Zoe, an office assistant was here last season but she’s excited to get started again this season. She has started surfing more since she started this job and has really taken a liking to it. Beth is an office assistant as well, she has just starting working in the office and will be doing some coaching in the summer as well. We also have a few changes amongst our coaches, Rob is now our head coach. He has worked a few season for us before but this year he is around from Easter all the way through until October. Cyril, who assisted for us last season has finally completed Level 1, so this season will be working as a fully qualified surf coach! Well done, Cyril!


April 2nd – Ever go surfing and wish some one had a camera?

Now no need to bribe some one to sit on the beach for hours on end while you go surfing! With Soloshot, the robotic camera man, have your whole session filmed, never missing a wave! Big Blue have now got one of these on order, it was meant to arrive today but unfortunately it has been delayed until May, normally I would be dissappointed, but it is going to be so good, its just building the suspense even more!! With this high tech bit of kit, we will be able to take video coaching to the next level! All private lessons in 2014 will have access to this kit to film their whole lessons to really analyse their surfing and take home some epic memories!!

March 10th – Bored? Get on Board!!

We have just picked up our new additions to the Big Blue Board Fleet! With over 13 new boards and all the old boards having a total “re-skinning” means our fleet is up to the high standards we are proud of!

Feburary 20th –  Better, Thicker, Warmer! NEW Wetsuits!

New Wetsuits from GUL! We have upgraded our fleet of suits with super thick 4:3mm wetsuits, with new boots and gloves! This will mean super toasty surf sessions ALL YEAR AROUND! Check out our crazy bright coaches wetsuits aswell!! Looking forward to this season!


November 11th – Farewell!

Our newly weds, Rob and Beth are emigrating to NEW ZEALAND!? They could not really be further away! Moving to warmer weather, better waves, we are just jealous really! We wish all luck in the world to these guys and fingers crossed they will come back and visit! Thank you so much for all the hard work you guys have done for us this year! Good luck down under!!

August 10th – Bude Wave Riders Club

Big Blue is a proud sponsor of the Bude Wave Riders, a community based club which supports surfing in and around Bude! The club started up in May and has already become the largest surf club in England! The guys meet every week at Summerleaze beach to catch up and catch some waves, they run  competitions within the club as well as inter-club competitions for all the clubs in Cornwall and beyond. Big Blue have been supporting the club by providing coaches at all of their meets, and free use of equipment for any one who needs it! A great atmosphere within the club, so get involved! Visit Zumajays Surf Shop in Bude to find out how to become a member of the club!

July 20th – Mr and Mrs Haveswood

We are so proud to shut the surf school this weekend to celebrate our head coach and office mangers marriage! Congratulations for all your future adventures!!

July 14th – SUP? Stand Up Paddle boards!

We have just upgraded our fleet of boards to include 6 BRAND NEW stand up paddle boards from Starboard! We are aiming to expand our activities available and should be running SUP lessons very soon! Stand up paddle boarding is also a great way to spend those flat days, when the waves just aren’t big enough to surf on! Coastal adventures, here we come!!

July 4th – Big Blue Surf School under new ownership!

After over 13 years building up Big Blue, Jon Price has passed the reins over to Matt Stephenson. Matt has been working at Big Blue as a coach for several seasons already and has now taken a big step forward as he now will be running the school! Several changes and projects planned so watch this space!!


Gul & Big Blue Pro Day – 3 July 2011

Pro Day poster 3/7/11

Bude & Stratton Post – 30 June 2011

Pro Day Pre Event article

Bude & Stratton Post – 19 May 2011

Big Blue Women’s Pro Day Report

Bude & Stratton Post – 28 April 2011

Women’s Pro Day Pre Event Promotion

Women’s Pro Day poster

Holsworthy Post – 12 August 2010

Sutcombe School Surf Course with Big Blue

Bude & Stratton Post – 8 July 2010

Big Blue Primary Schools’ Beach Festival – 27 May 2010

Cornish Guardian – 26 June 2010

Big Blue Pro Surf Academy – 12 June 2010

See Hear! Blog – 4 August 2009


BBC2 See Hear! – 27 May 2009


The Sunday Times – 18 January 2009

The world’s Best Activity Breaks

The North Devon Journal – Thursday 11 May 2006

Double High for North Devon Surf Coach

The North Devon Journal – Thursday 13 July 2006

Surf school on board to help deaf children

BBC News Online – Novice surfers taught with signs – 29 April 2005