Surfing lessons for individuals

If you are learning on your own, don’t worry! We keep our groups small so you’ll get to meet surfers of the same ability as you. Surfing in a group of friends is great fun too – and a great way to make the most of your holiday in Bude. Whichever it is we’ll look after you – from the moment we meet you at the Fat Face store in the centre of town.DSC_00571

Depending on your ability or the general ability of your group, we can book you into beginners’, improvers’, intermediate & advanced surfers’ lessons. If you don’t know what level you are at please click here.

To find out more about what you can expect from our lessons, please see our beginnersimprover advanced sections.

To surf on your own, you need to be 14+, (if under 14 a parent/guardian needs to surf with you or be on the beach).  However if you are aged between 14 and 17 you will need to get a parent or guardian to sign a Health & Safety form prior to your lesson.

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IMG_8942Using the best equipment

We provide all our students with wetsuits & softboards free of charge. We also have a range of hard boards. Our wetsuits are replaced every season and are guaranteed to keep you warm – whatever the weather.  We also require our students to wear high visibility rash vests so we can easily identify them in the water.


Lessons & prices
1 lesson Beach safety, equipment introduction, paddling technique, catching waves, how to stand, & board control.        £30
2 lessons As above plus: riding waves to the beach, acceleration/stalling techniques & pop up/stance refinement.  £54 (£27 each)
3 lessons As above plus: turning forehand & backhand, style development, surf awareness.  £81 (£27 each)
4 lessons As above plus: linking turns & technique enhancement. £108 (£27 each)
5 lessons As above plus: introduction to ‘out of depth’ waves, ‘S’ turn combinations & techniques for paddling out/getting through waves. £135 (£27 each)
6 lessons As above plus: riding green/unbroken waves, wave selection/timing & surf etiquette. £150 (£25 each)
8 lessons As above plus: turning on wave face (fore & back hand), position in line up, use of rip currents, use of hard board, sitting on board, angled take offs & wave selection/timing refinement. £200 (£25 each)

IMG_8941We run morning & afternoon sessions every day – including weekends.  Each session cost £30 but the more you book the cheaper they become! Two sessions costs £54and three cost £81.  Of course you can book as many as you like, but one lesson will teach you the basics. After that it’s up to you to decide how far you want to go!

Safety first

Whatever level you surf at, safety always comes first. You will be asked to fill in a Health & Safety form to let us know about any conditions or anxieties so we can teach you accordingly.

Our maximum class sizes are one coach to eight students. This is the best ratio to ensure safety at all times and your maximum enjoyment and learning opportunity.

If you are a beginner or improver we will teach you in waist to chest depth water using soft boards. Once you have progressed to a suitable level (and you feel ready) we will take you out of your depth.

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All you have to do to make an enquiry or tell us you wish to book lessons is click here.

But before you do, please make sure you know which type of lesson you need and when you would like to come.

How’s your surfing? If you don’t know whether or not you are a beginner, improver, intermediate or advanced surfer click here.