“Brilliant lesson with Jake  – thank you so so much! The beach was completely deserted and the waves were perfect for practising. Water was not cold at all with all the gear on and I got so much excellent feedback and great tips. It was so useful to have the 1:1 feedback and I’ll definitely be back. Highly recommended.”

Ella Turner – Devon

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Centre of Excellence

With Surfing Croyde Bay you’re in good hands. All of our fully qualified ISA surf instructors are also qualified as beach lifeguards. This means you’ll get top quality instruction in a safe and professional environment. The instructors are led by Damon Beveridge who has extensive experience as Surfing England Head junior coach. If you want the best instruction in small group sizes (max group size 6:1) then you’re in the right place.

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Improving The Standards
Of UK Surf Instruction

With over 15 years coaching beginners to high-performance Great Britain surfers Damon Beveridge leads the development and training of all of our coaches. You couldn’t be taught by a better qualified and progressive team of coaches.

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Surfing Croyde Bay is the only surf school in Croyde with two International Surfing Association (ISA) Level 2 Qualified coaches. The level of expertise for teaching at Surfing Croyde Bay is second to none. That’s why we are also chosen to coach some of the UK’s best up and coming surfers as well as professional touring surfers too. The ISA Level 2 Coach is the highest surf coaching certification and means these instructors are competent to coach surfers of all levels from Beginners through to Elite Level surfers.

“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 – England Surfing, has all been put into practice at Surfing Croyde Bay.”

Damon Beveridge – Director Surfing Croyde Bay

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A typical surf lesson

Explore a typical surf session with surfing Croyde Bay.

  • 9.30: Sign in at the surf school, complete the waiver paperwork.
  • 9:35: Get fitted out with your wetsuit and board and get changed.
  • 10:00: Head to the beach and get your beach talk covering technique, goals and safety.
  • 11.30: Head back to the surf school for a warm shower, debrief and get changed.
  • 12.00: End of session.
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Surf Lessons From Beginner to Expert

Even if you’ve never surfed before there’s a lesson for you. In fact most of new students have never tried surfing before, so our instructors are well versed in getting you up and riding in no time. The lessons on offer at surfing Croyde Bay cater for beginners who have never surfed before. Surfers with limited experience and want to improve their technique. Surfers who can paddle to the line up, catch unbroken waves and surf down the line trimming the surfboard.

If you are a beginner there are some objectives we hop for you to attain. Some students complete these goals in the first lesson, some students need 2 or 3 lessons. 

  • Catch a white water wave on you own
  • Learn to fall safely and handle the surfboard in wind and waves
  • Paddle out to a point where you are comfortable catching waves and popping up
  • Improving your paddling technique so that you can paddle through white water
  • Stand up and surf the white water straight, left or right
  • Learn to turn while sitting on the board
  • Learn to end your ride on a surfboard in a controlled and safe way

We can teach children in the family surf group format from age 5 and older. 

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Surfing Croyde Bay has a 5 star Tripadvisor rating and is also rated #1 for Things To Do in Croyde.