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Address: Widemouth Bay, Bude EX23 0AW, England
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First time surfing

My Fiancée and I were staying in Bude and had gone bodyboarding a couple of times. We wanted to try surfing, so checked a couple of the schools at Widemouth Beach and gave Raven... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 19 August 2016
grabs39
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Durham, United Kingdom
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Durham, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2016

My Fiancée and I were staying in Bude and had gone bodyboarding a couple of times. We wanted to try surfing, so checked a couple of the schools at Widemouth Beach and gave Raven a ring. Nikki was great and took our booking and we paid by card over the phone - we booked Wednessday night and they got us... More 

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Durham, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2016 via mobile

Thanks for a great morning. We all had a great time. Staff/instructors were all really friendly and helpful. Recommended.

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Thank cocojay415
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2016

Great lesson for an intro to surfing for my 8 year old daughter, Beth couldnt have done more to help her catch her first waves. Would reccomend Raven and use them again

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Thank Damon W
Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2016

this is the fourth time we have used Raven Surf School. On all occasions they have been excellent and very accommodating. even though many of the staff have changed the very high standards of safety and instruction have been maintained. with a 10 year old that doesn't seem to know fear it was excellent how they kept an eye on... More 

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Thank PKTO
Hook, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2016 via mobile

From the moment I called Nicky to ask about booking, the experience was top class. It can sometimes be challenging for us to find an activity that we can all enjoy, as we have a wide range in ages and one of our boys has additional needs (ASD). The Raven team were fantastic, inclusive, friendly and fun. The kids have... More 

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Thank Philip F
Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2016

We thought we'd give surfing a go while holidaying in Cornwall for the week. After a bit of research went for Raven surf school, and have to say very glad we did. I liked the chilled attitude of the staff when we met up at the beach. No rushing you and nothing was a problem for them when assisting with... More 

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Thank Tony R
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016

My brother and I had never surfed before so were quite nervous but as soon as we arrived we were greeted with smiles and enthusiasm. We had lessons throughout our week holiday and went from learning basics to riding green waves and attempting small tricks all thanks to the patience of Ben and Emily who helped us so much. Even... More 

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Thank Emily M
Bude, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2016 via mobile

Maybe more expensive than building sandcastles but kept my grandchildren occupied for a few hours. Well organised 2 and a half hour session which they simply adored and have begged to repeat. Thanks Raven surf school. Very professional.

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Thank Dave K
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23 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2016 via mobile

This is the third surf school that I have attended with kids / on stag-do's - and probably the best. Nicky Raven and the instructors are lovely and the location is great; Widemouth Bay (pronounced Wid-y-mouth, apparently) is pretty-as-a-picture, lifeguard- and RNLI-protected and also nice-and-compact, which means less distance to carry your board to and from the water! My two... More 

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2016 via mobile

Had the pleasure of meeting Dan and the team this morning and hitting the waves having never surfed before wasn't sure what to expect but after getting suited we went off to the shore Dan top bloke went over a few things and got most off the small group up on there knees and later FEET a great couple of... More 

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