Hire the best fleet of boards the warmest wetsuits and use our warm indoor changing rooms and have a hot shower afterwards then eat in our sea view cafe and then enjoy a drink in the licensed bar

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Croyde Surf Hire

Hire the latest surf equipment delivered to your door.

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Surf Lessons Croyde

Discover all surf lessons designed by England Surfing Head Coach Damon Beveridge.

Coasteering Croyde

See the coast like never before coasteering. Find out all about our coasteering adventures.

Our surfboard rental fleet consists of over 250 boards from 4’10” to 9′ 6″ so there is sure to be a surfboard that is a perfect fit for you. 

With over 500 wetsuits to choose from we will always have the right rental wetsuit that fits well and keeps you warm. Unlike other Croyde surf hire and surf rental shops in North Devon we can deliver right to your door.

With the highest Google review ratings and ranked #1 for Things To Do on TripAdvisor
You’re guaranteed a great experience!

Being featured in The BBC, Vogue, The Independent, Airbnb, Carve Magazine, Surfing England, alongside a multitude of 5 star TripAdvisor reviews, video tutorials, and surf blog insights is something our surf school is very proud of. Come and take a surf lesson, go coasteering or just grab some surf hire, at the very best Croyde surf school.

Experience The Surfing Croyde Bay Difference

Expert standards reflect everything we do

We want you to enjoy the water as much as we do. 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 at Surfing England, has all been put into practice at the Surfing Croyde Bay surf school in North Devon.

At Surfing Croyde Bay surfers are coached with surf lessons designed from beginner to expert. There are private lessons and group lessons. We run the highly respected Surf Development UK surfing programme that has led to several Team GB surfers. These high standards are implemented into beginner and intermediate private and group surf lessons.

Coasteering Croyde or coasteering Devon is an experience like no other. Coasteer and experience the adrenaline-pumping combination of traversing rocks, floating through gullies, sea swimming, exploring caves and negotiating rock jumps with our qualified coasteering professionals.

Coasteering is an ideal activity for a rainy day in North Devon, as a family fun day, Hen or Stag party, or group corporate team building adventure.

Croyde surf hire is a premium Surfing Croyde Bay product.

If you want the best surfboard hire, from any surf shop in Braunton or the surrounding area, visit our surf hire team. If you want the best wetsuit hire or need a premium bodyboard we’ve also got you covered.

Softech make the best soft surfboards available. We’ve teamed up with Softech so that you can hire the best soft-top surfboard available on the market today.

Wetsuit hire is with Tiki, we stock a huge range of men’s, women’s and junior sizes, so you get a hire wetsuit with the right fit.

“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 at Surfing England, has all been put into practice at the Surfing Croyde Bay surf school in North Devon.”

Find out why Surfing Croyde Bay is consistently rated the best surf school in North Devon. Trip Advisor, Google Reviews and Facebook Reviews consistently rate Surfing Croyde Bay as the best surfing and coasteering experience in North Devon. Visit the surf shop and have a chat to find out why!

There’s a difference between a Surfing Croyde Bay surf lesson and your standard surf school lesson.

Our surf lessons have those three components you’ve been seeking from your surf instructors during your other adventure sports activities: professionalism, quality and buckets of adrenaline fuelled fun.

We also have the smallest ratio of surfing coaches to students of any Surfing England Centre Of Excellence In Croyde at 6:1.

Developed from the ground up by Damon Beveridge, who in addition to 15 years surf coaching, has had extensive experience coaching both the British and English National Surfing Teams.

From the minute you walk through the door you’ll discover this is a surf experience with a difference. Your surf session is customised for surfers of any level, from beginner surf lessons to advanced surf lessons.

Come and visit for a single lesson or book an immersive surf course over several days.

Croyde Bay isn’t just a beautiful beach, it’s also an adventure playground ready for you to explore. Croyde beach is one of the best surfing beaches in the UK.

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 paddle-boarding, cycling and beautiful coastal walks. Croyde really is a special place, and we think you’ll think so too.


Ex-Head Coach Team GB Junior

Softech are the world’s leading soft surf board company. Surfing Croyde Bay 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

“Basically the board you’ll rent 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 – Head Coach Surfing GB


If you want to hire the best surf equipment from a Croyde surf shop, you’ve come to the right place. At Surfing Croyde Bay, Croyde surf hire isn’t just grabbing a board from a surf rack and taking your money. We want you to enjoy your surfing experience. As a Surfing England Centre Of Excellence, we know that fitting you with the right surf hire equipment is instrumental to your enjoyment of the surfing experience.

That’s why we hire Softech equipment — Softech manufacture the best surfboards for beginner and intermediate level surfers. You can choose to hire high volume beginner boards or the Softech flash range of performance surf boards. You must be warm in the water too. That’s why we’ve teamed up with Tiki to provide you with top of the range, warm modern adult wetsuits and kids wetsuits. So you can comfortably develop your surfing skills whatever the water temperature.

Surfing Croyde Bay offers 2 variants of soft top surfboards from Softech. There are also hard top boards to rent too. We have an extensive range of surf equipment from beginner boards and body boards for the kids through to a range of Softech boards ranging from 6’0 through to 8’0.

Reduced hire rates for surf school students!

Your Ultimate Guide To CROYDE Surf Hire

How To Choose The Right Hire Shop, Wetsuit And Surfboard

A big part of being in Croyde Bay is surfing and hanging out on the beautiful beach. So it’s good to know that it is pretty easy to find a surfboard to hire so that you can give surfing a try.

If you don’t own a surfboard or haven’t brought your surfboard to Croyde Bay, don’t fret. There are a multitude of surf shops and surf schools ready to rent you a surfboard and wetsuit. 

Surf hire is an essential source of income for surf schools and surf shops in Croyde Bay. However, when you are choosing to rent a surfboard and wetsuit, there are several factors you should consider. Not all surf hire shops are the same! 

Croyde surf hire shops all offer a variety of surfboards, adult bodyboards and wetsuits for hire. If you want a longboard, shortboard, foamy or soft-top you’ll be sure to find one for rent in Croyde. 

Not all businesses are equal. Some have better equipment than others. Several rental outlets will deliver a board directly to your holiday home or apartment. Here’s what you should look at before hiring a surfboard or wetsuit.


We proudly support a British local wetsuit manufacturer Tiki for wetsuit hire. Tiki is a British company that started making surfboards in the early 1960’s.

Tiki wetsuits are warm, well made and flexible. The wetsuit you will hire will keep your body temperature comfortable in the sea, as well as allowing you to move wih freedom while surfing.”



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Check The Surf Conditions First

Perhaps the biggest mistake you can make is renting a surfboard and wetsuit if there are no waves, or if the sea is too dangerous to enter. You should always check the sea conditions before you rent your surfing equipment. You can check the Surfing Croyde Bay surf forecast or Magicseaweed. These are the best websites to check the surf. If the waves look good then get a board, if not maybe wait until conditions change.

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And Hire Time Options

Each Croyde surf hire outlet has a hiring schedule. Some places rent by the hour, by the half-day, full-day, week or even month. The most common surf hire options are 4 hourly hires or half-day rentals, and full-day hires. If you ask there are also some surf hire shops which offer further discounts for weekly and longer hires. 

Croyde surf hire pricing can change during the high and low season, so this is worth checking before you hire. You should be looking to pay around £8.00 for a surfboard for 4 hours and approximately £8.00 for a wetsuit for 4 hours. For a full 24 hour hire, you should be looking to pay around £12.00 for a surfboard for 24 hours and approximately £12.00 for a wetsuit for 24 hours.

Payment is taken by cash or card. It is typical to be asked for a form of ID and deposit on the equipment. Remember that you should always return your surfboard and wetsuit on time, if you don’t, there is a chance you may incur further costs. Make sure you leave enough time to collect your surf hire, go surfing, and return the equipment on time.

What Sort Of Surfboard Should I Hire?

If you’ve never surfed, before you think about hiring a surfboard, you should consider booking a surf lesson. We can offer lessons to learn to surf, intermediate and advanced surf lessons. If you are intent on hiring and not taking a surf experience lesson, you should hire a high-volume soft-top foam surfboard. The high volume will help you catch more waves and, the soft construction will protect you in the event of the board hitting you. If you drop into the Croyde Bay Surf School we can help advise you about the length of board that would suit you best.

The Hire Equipment Should Be Good Quality And Ready To Surf

When you pick up your hire surfboard or your hire wetsuit, it should be in good condition. The surfboard should have a leash; it should be waxed up; the board should be in good condition. A wetsuit should fit you; it should not be baggy or have holes in the neoprene. If the surf hire shop asks you to pay extra for a leash, or wax or doesn’t carry enough stock to provide you with a wetsuit that correctly fits you should probably find another surf hire shop.

A note on foam surfboards. Softech makes amazing boards if you are going to rent a foam surfboard, or learn to surf you should find a surf school or surf hire shop that uses and provides Softech boards, they are amazing pieces of kit. 

How Old Do You Have To Be To Hire A Surfboard?

Most Croyde surf hire shops will only hire to adults over 18 years old. So if you are under 18, you will need to get an adult to rent your surfboard for you. 

When you hire a surfboard or wetsuit, you may need to provide proof of who you are; usually a photo ID will suffice. Never allow the surf rental shop to photocopy or photograph your ID, it’s not secure or appropriate. 

You will be asked for a deposit for the hire equipment, the deposit is usually around £50 per item.

Make Sure You Understand The Damage Costs Before You Hire

Accidents can happen. If you accidentally damage the surfboard or wetsuit you are hiring you should fully understand the charges that are imposed for damage before you hire the equipment. Also, check what the costs are if the board is returned late.

Wetsuits can get ripped, and surfboards can get dents, cuts, slices, delamination and holes. If you damage the surfboard or wetsuit, you should expect to pay between £10 and £20 per item of damage. If someone steals the hire board, then you will have to pay to replace the board, this could cost between £200-£300. 

Finally, remember that the surf hire shop is not responsible for the hirer’s safety or injury or death while surfing.