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Family Surf Lesson

2.5 Hour Surf Experience
£ 40
per person
  • Private Family Group
  • Surfboard Included
  • Wetsuit Included
  • Tuition Included
  • Boots, Hoods, Gloves Included
  • FREE pick up from your accommodation
  • Discount Off Future Hire
  • Hot Showers & Changing Rooms
  • Secure Storage

About The Family Surf Lesson

This family surf lesson is in a private group format and is ideal for beginner and intermediate surfers.

Your family will get an instructor dedicated to your family group. You will not share the instructor with any other students. This allows us to get children from as young as 5 years old surfing with their mum and dad.

The small family group size means our coaches can give you more attention in a safer environment to speed up the learning process.

We run daily surf lessons suitable for everyone aged 5 to 80, from complete beginner to competitive professionals, school groups to group parties using in water teaching, classroom theory lessons, video analysis and surf skate sessions.

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 girls (plus friends) have been to Surfing Croyde Bay’s family surfing lessons for the last 3 summers. They have always enjoyed their time and learned a lot. The staff are very friendly, helpful and accommodating! Highly recommend them for surfing.”

Leslie | London

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If you want to have an awesome time learning to surf, with your family you’re in the right place.

If you’re a family looking for an inclusive family surf lesson experience, then you’re in the right place. Surfing Croyde Bay have a family surfing lessons programme so that you and your children can all be taught to learn to surf together in a safe and engaging environment. Now children as young as five can have fun learning to surf with their Mum and Dad.



“We want your family to enjoy surfing as much as we do, so whether your family has never stood on a board before or you 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.”

Damon Beveridge – Director Surfing Croyde Bay

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“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 

The organisation of family surf lessons is in private groups. Initially, you will meet at our surf school in the centre of Croyde. You will get fitted with modern Tiki wetsuits and Softech surfboards. The surf school ensures that we have a wide range of modern equipment, including boards and wetsuits that are suitable for children, as well as adults, to learn on. You can store valuables, items of clothing, and pushchairs at the surf school if required.

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At the beach, your family will enjoy the individual attention of one of our surf coaches, who is also a fully qualified lifeguard. After a safety briefing and some direction on surfing techniques, you and your family will hit the water. With you’re own coach and lifeguard on hand, you can rest assured that a safe pair of eyes will be watching over your whole family for the duration of your family surf lesson.



Surfing is a physical sport; it’s great for the mind, body and soul. We also know (having our own families) that it makes kids and grown-ups hungry!

You’ll be pleased to hear then that after your family surf lesson, a wide range of excellent quality food, drinks and ice-creams are available on-site at The Old Cream Shop cafe. 

As well as surfing you can also try coasteering with us too!



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.


The Ultimate Guide To Family Surf Lessons

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What Can You Expect When You Book Family Surf Lessons With Surfing Croyde Bay?

At Surfing Croyde Bay family surfing lessons are organised in a private group. Being in a private group means you have a personal instructor who is also a qualified lifeguard to look after you and your family. It’s a fantastic activity to participate in on your family holiday.

When you arrive at our surf school in Croyde Bay, you will meet your surfing instructor. Your surf instructor will fit your family out with modern and warm Tiki wetsuits as well as the correct size surfboards for each of your family members.

Your coach will ensure that all of your equipment is ready and you will get a technique overview on the beach. If you’ve never surfed before, don’t worry! Your surfing lessons will cater for all abilities.

The structure of the group lesson starts with educating you on paddling, handling the board in the water, pop up and standing on the surfboard. Your family will then get into the water and practice the techniques you have just learnt.

The focus of the tuition is on adults as well as children. Our instructors have some great child-friendly tips to get them to get the most out of the lesson.

Riding your first wave is a massive buzz, and we do everything we can to get your whole family up and riding.

Can I Add An Extra Person To The Family Surf Lesson?

Yes, of course. You can add an additional person, give us a call, and we will sort this out for you.

2.5 hour lessons

Each family surf lesson is 2.5 hours with a minimum of 1.5 hours of water time

All equipment included

Just bring yourself and a towel. All other equipment required is included

Fully qualified instructors

All instructors are qualified surf coaches with beach lifeguard qualifications

What Beach Do You Use For The Family Surf Lesson??

Surfing Croyde Bay is based in the heart of Croyde, North Devon.

Croyde Bay itself is a short 2-minute walk from our surf school. Your family surf lesson will take place on Croyde Bay. After the experience we will finish up at the surf school where there are changing facilities and hot showers.

Surfing Croyde Bay is rated excellent on Trip Advisor and is also a Surfing England Centre Of Excellence.

Is It OK To Organise A Family Surf Lesson Just For Our Children?

Yes, that’s fine. If your son or daughter is under 18, you will need to sign a surfing participation form prior to the surfing lesson. 

You can leave your children with their surf coach, or you can come to the beach and watch them enjoy their time surfing with their instructor.

All of our family surf lesson instructors are coached on getting the most out of your private group lesson. Safety and high standards are at the centre of everything done at Surfing Croyde Bay; your surf coach holds a Beach Lifeguard qualification and ISA Surf Coaching award.

What Is The Minimum Age For A Family Surf Lesson Participant??

To get the most out of a family surf lesson, your child should be five or over. They should also be able to swim.

The surf instructor is also a qualified lifeguard who will keep an eye on any weaker swimmers. The surf lesson will move at your own pace, and 1:1 feedback will be given to in your private surfing lessons.