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About Surf Steps
How to describe it? I’m not sure, and even if I could, I wouldn’t do it justice. When you stand up on your first wave it is the uncontrollable, throw your hands in the air and scream feeling, if only for a few seconds!! Once you can ride a wave, it is the undeniable urge to go back for more, and when you are on the beach and the sun is shining it is enormous fun!! Learn to surf...the only way you can really understand what all the fuss is about is to get some gear and get wet!! That’s where we can help.
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Colette H wrote a review Sep 2020
Tonbridge, United Kingdom2 contributions
My 2 teenage daughters had a fantastic surf lesson with Sampson last week! They’d never surfed before but are now totally hooked, he made it so much fun and his enthusiasm is infectious..... absolutely brilliant I can’t thank him enough 🤙 Harris Family - Kent.
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Date of experience: August 2020
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BJCoh wrote a review Aug 2020
Harpenden, United Kingdom6 contributions2 helpful votes
We had an absolutely brilliant time with surf steps in Bournemouth yesterday! We were due to go surfing but because there were no waves we were recommended to switch to a paddle boarding lesson instead which was great fun! Massive shout out to Sampson who was an incredible instructor and made the experience so fun. Also big shout out to the two boys in reception who were lovely and so accommodating! I think one of their names was joe and I’m sorry I don’t remember the other name but everyone was brilliant and I couldn’t recommend this experience more :)
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Date of experience: August 2020
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David B wrote a review May 2020
5 contributions5 helpful votes
Took part in the first ever online virtual surf coach course due to Coronavirus lockdown. Despite not being able to carry out full practice, the course was and informative. Have since carried out dry-land practice coaching and Andy has been providing excellent feedback. Can't wait to be able to get back in the water to finish the coaching hours and complete the course!
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Date of experience: April 2020
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Response from Kiwiandyj, Owner at Surf Steps
Responded 2 Jun 2020
Thank you so much for the comprehensive and positive review! You'll be happy to know we're now open, so you can come down and complete your coaching hours, yay!!
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Zobow77 wrote a review Sep 2019
Uk11 contributions4 helpful votes
Wow what a fab time my son had with surf steps, The waves were not that big so he started on the paddle board which he has done before then the waves become big enough to try surfing, great patient instructor who made it so much fun for Kai Lovely friendly staff and well organised Thank you so much we will be back soon I’m sure 👍
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Date of experience: September 2019
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Marty H wrote a review Aug 2019
Lyndhurst, United Kingdom60 contributions27 helpful votes
I had a one hour paddle board experience and it was a good experience. The only criticism I have is that the office had a pungent odour that you would stereotype surfers with. If you must do that at least don't do it in the office where customers will smell it. the instructor was good and it was a good intro to paddle boarding. The time out on the water was just about right and the encouragement was good. I enjoyed my time out on the water.
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Date of experience: August 2019
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Response from Kiwiandyj, Owner at Surf Steps
Responded 31 Aug 2019
Hi Marty H, Thanks for your review, we are glad you enjoyed your session. In regards to the “pungent odour” you mentioned, please rest assured that it is due to our Wetsuits which are stored in a small room (next to the office) and notoriously produce this odour. Google “wetsuit smells like weed” and you will discover it is a common issue. If you had bought it up with the staff at the time, they would have gladly explained the unfortunate smell and shown you the supporting info. displayed for this reason. As you mentioned it is a stereotype surrounding surfers; a prejudice that is this case is completely unfounded. We are proud to be a part of a very professional business, and as you can see from our reviews a very successful one. We would certainly not be able to achieve this if we were behaving as you have insinuated in your review. If you have any further queries regarding this “odour”? Please feel free to discuss this with us rather than posting defamatory comments. Kind regards, Andy Joyce
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