CROYDE SURF SCHOOL

LOWEST STUDENT TO INSTRUCTOR RATIO OF ALL CROYDE SURF SCHOOLS
HALF DAY, ONE DAY AND MULTI-DAY COURSES
MAXIMUM GROUP SIZE 6 STUDENTS

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“Sam and I booked at the Croyde surf school for a 2.5 hour group session on Monday morning, then another Wednesday morning. Beautiful beach and the 2.5 hours flew by. The instructors were great; friendly, fun and the tuition first class. The kit and facilities were great too. Thanks guys, we’ll be back!”

Maggie – October 2019

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If you are looking for the best Croyde surf school in then you’re in the right place.

The best surf school translates into the best surfboards, the best wetsuits, and most importantly the best surf instructors. You can rest assured you’ll be in the best hands with the highest level of Surfing England instructors, who are all fully qualified lifeguards.

Surfing Croyde Bay isn’t just the best Croyde surf school to learn to surf. We think it’s the best surfing school in the whole of the UK!

You’ll get a highly personalised experience with the lowest instructor to student ratio 6:1 of any Surfing England Centre of Excellence.

With Surfing Croyde Bay there’s a surf lesson for you. Choose from a range of surf experiences that cater for all levels and experiences. Choose from beginner, family, private, corporate and performance surf experience sessions. All available from a single lesson to multi-day courses.

THE BEST
SURF
SCHOOL IN
CROYDE

THE TOP RATED
CROYDE SURF SCHOOL

THE CROYDE SURF SCHOOL WITH THE MOST EXPERTISE

“We’ve  created a Croyde Surf School with a difference. We want you to enjoy surfing as much as we do. So whether you’ve never stood on a board before or have been doing it for years, we want to help you progress to your full potential. My extensive coaching including time as Head Junior Coach – Team GB and Team England, has all been put into practice at Surfing Croyde Bay. We are the best surf academy in the area bar none, find out why!”

Damon Beveridge – Director Surfing Croyde Bay

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THE BEST
EQUIPMENT

“Basically the board you’ll use is amazing for learning. The brilliance of the Softech board, is that you can progress to a standard where  transitioning to a hard board isn’t as big a step as normal.”

Damon Beveridge – Director Of Surfing Croyde Bay 

Softech are the world’s leading soft surf board company. Our Surf School in Croyde has teamed up with Softech to make your initiation into surfing a fun, exciting and memorable experience. You’ll take your surf lessons on a board that’s best for you. You’ll use high quality boards which are designed to be buoyant and super stable so first timers can easily catch and ride waves, and build the skills to start performing basic turns.

 

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Surfing Croyde Bay Surf School is located strategically in Croyde. 

Croyde Bay isn’t just a beautiful beach, it’s also an adventure playground ready for you to explore. 
 
Croyde Bay is one of the best surfing beaches in the UK to learn to surf. Steeped in surfing history, Croyde Bay is known the world over for its amazing surfing conditions.
 
It doesn’t just stop at surfing, with amazing food and drink in Croyde Village, coasteering, stand up paddleboarding, cycling and beautiful coastal walks. Croyde really is a special place, and we think you’ll think so too.

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YOU ARE IN SAFE HANDS

With the lowest student to instructor ratio of any Surfing England Centre Of Excellence, you can rest assured you’ll get plenty of 1:1 coaching as well as a highly experienced pair of eyes keeping you safe.

All of the surf school instructors are fully qualified water safety experts with lifeguard certification. Your safety is our paramount concern and our overarching ethos is to keep you safe whilst enjoying the best available surf lessons.

 

LEARN AT THE BEST
SURF SCHOOL IN CROYDE

YOUR SURF
LESSON
OPTIONS

Our Surf Lessons

Surfing Croyde Bay offers 5 main surf tuition packages. Each course has the same basic structure: A quick brief of what’s going on/5 min walk to the beach/ safety talk and taught relevant techniques/warm up/ then hit the surf for a minimum of 1.5 hrs surfing

ALL EQUIPMENT IS INCLUDED– Everything you need is included: surfboard, wetsuits, boots, gloves& hood if necessary

DISCOUNTS AVAILABLE for Surf Hire –  If you’re a returning customer you are eligible for 20% discount on surf hire.

 

Surf Experience

GROUP LESSON
£ 35 Per Person
  • 2.5 hour lesson
  • Available 7 days a week
  • All equipment included
  • Hot showers & changing facilites
  • Top quality Softech equipment

Day Tripper

GROUP LESSON
£ 70 Per Person
  • 2 x 2.5 hour lesson PLUS lunch
  • Available 7 days a week
  • All equipment included
  • Hot showers & changing facilites
  • Top quality Softech equipment

Weekender

GROUP LESSON
£ 100 Per Person
  • 3 x 2.5 hour lesson PLUS lunch
  • Available 7 days a week
  • All equipment included
  • Hot showers & changing facilites
  • Top quality Softech equipment

Total Immersion

GROUP LESSON
£ 150 Per Person
  • 5 x 2.5 hour lesson PLUS lunch
  • Available 7 days a week
  • All equipment included
  • Hot showers & changing facilites
  • Top quality Softech equipment

Private 1:1

PRIVATE LESSON
£ 100 Per Person
  • 1 x 2.5 hour private lesson
  • Available 7 days a week
  • All equipment included
  • Hot showers & changing facilites
  • Top quality Softech equipment

Private Group

GROUP LESSON
£ 50 Per Person
  • 1 x 2.5 hour lesson PLUS lunch
  • Available 7 days a week
  • All equipment included
  • Hot showers & changing facilites
  • Top quality Softech equipment

How To Choose The Best Croyde Surf School

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10 Key Questions To Ask Your Surf School In Croyde

Do you use Softech equipment? Alder and other boards aren’t as good.

What is your teaching ratio? Your max group size should be 6

Do you have Level 2 ISA surf coaches? This is the highest level of qualification.

How old is your fleet of surfboards you use for lessons? It should be less than 2 years.

Will I get my own board to learn on? Don’t book unless you do!

Do you have hot showers? Not essential but very much appreciated.

Do you have heated changing facilities? Ditto.

Is there safe storage for belongings? There should be!

How many wetsuits do you have in stock to choose from? A good Croyde surf school should have at least 50 wetsuits maybe even 100.

Are your coaches led by an inspiring team leader?

Croyde Surf School Instructors

Without a great instructor, you’re not going to have a great surf lesson. One of the most important aspects of a surf lesson is your instructor. Your chosen surf school should be providing a qualified surf coach, with a beach lifeguard qualification who has a passion for teaching surfing.

Your surf coach should be helping you to progress, giving you pointers and direction, and supporting your learning needs. Their attention should be on you at all times!

At the Surfing Croyde Bay Surf School we are lucky enough to have the Team GB Head Junior Coach as a Director. His knowledge and expertise is continually passed onto our Level 1 and Level 2 ISA surf coaches. We also run the well respected Surf Development UK programme out of our surf school Croyde which has led to a string of Team GB surfers. So, you can rest assured that the lessons you receive at Surfing Croyde Bay, are the very best that you can get!

Croyde Surf School Equipment

You should check with your Croyde surf school what equipment you will surf on, and wear. 

A warm modern wetsuit is essential. You won’t get the best out of your surfing lesson if you’re not comfortable. Make sure the wetsuits aren’t old, baggy or have holes in the neoprene. Make sure there’s a wetsuit that fits you!

Surf equipment varies massively from surf school to surf school. You should make sure there’s a board that will be right for your size. You should make sure that you will have your own board and you won’t be sharing. You should also make sure that the surfing equipment is modern and is of decent quality. The best learning boards are Softech by far. You can check out why here.

At Surfing Croyde Bay you will be provided with a nearly new Tiki Wetsuit. Tiki is a local North Devon wetsuit company who provide wetsuits to professional surfers around the world. They are of high quality, warm, and we have multiples of every size. You’ll get a modern, warm wetsuit that fits. 

Your board will be this year’s model of Softech. The boards on offer range from the broadest learning boards up to 8 feet in length, down to the flash performance boards at 6′ in length. The surf school hire fleet is second to none in Croyde, and we have the best equipment by far.

The Basics: Hot Showers & Changing Facilities

Not all surf schools offer the basics, believe it or not! Your surf school should provide you with a place to store valuables, warm changing facilities and a hot shower after your lesson.

At Surfing Croyde Bay we are the only surf school in Croyde that has hot showers. We think it’s essential to be able to return to the surf school after your surf lesson and get warm and change in comfort. We are also the only surf school with a cafe attached so that after your experience you can get a snack, pasty, ice-cream or drink quickly and conveniently.

Why The Student To Teacher Ratio Matters At Your Surf School

The student to reacher ratio means the number of students that the surf instructor will take into the water. So a 12:1 ratio means the surf instructor will have 12 students to teach at once. A 8:1 ratio means the surf instructor will have 8 students to teach at once. The lower the ratio the more personalised teaching time you will receive.

The 6:1 student to teacher ratio at Surfing Croyde Bay Surf School, is the lowest ratio of student to surf instructor of any Surfing England Centre Of Excellence. You can be sure that your lesson will never contain more than 5 other people. Your instructor will have ample time to give you 1:1 feedback during your lesson. You will progress as fast as possible based on your learning ability.

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