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New boutique surf and swim school. Being small is good as you will benefit from the personal service and small things we do a little differently. Our group lessons are always small & you'll always be with a highly qualified, experienced Coach. If...more
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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1 Surf Cottages Golf Links Road, Westward Ho, Bideford EX39 1LH, England
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+44 1237 720130
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Reviewed 24 August 2018 via mobile

Laura and Andy offer a friendly and professional service every step of the way.... As novice surfers with two young boys they were able to put the children at ease and provided a safe and fun lesson. We were really pleased with how the lesson...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank Barry W
claire r, Owner at Surf and Swim School, responded to this reviewResponded 25 August 2018

Hi Barry Thank you for your review and kind words. It was fantastic to meet you all and we were thrilled to be able to provide such a positive experience for your boys. We hope your first surfing experience will provide memories that encourage you...More

Reviewed 17 August 2018 via mobile

We booked a surfing lesson for our family (children aged 10yrs and 12yrs) and had such fun we booked another one straight away! Andy and Claire were so welcoming and Andy was an amazing instructor. He was so patient with us all and made the...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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claire r, Owner at Surf and Swim School, responded to this reviewResponded 19 August 2018

Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us a review. We're thrilled you all had such a good time, you all did really well on your lessons and we hope you'll come back to surf with us again soon. Best wishes Claire...More

Reviewed 17 August 2018

Ive always wanted to have a go at surfing after seeing the surfers year round at westwood ho for many years. My wife thought i was mad that at 60 this year id be going surfing, with her for the first time, she was a...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank Danny J
claire r, Owner at Surf and Swim School, responded to this reviewResponded 19 August 2018

Dan, you guys were amazing! You are our inspiration and if we can have as much energy and vitality for life when we turn 60 then we'll have done something right. Good luck with your new venture, we can't wait to hear about it all...More

Reviewed 14 August 2018 via mobile

I was very nervous about having this lesson, I turned 50 last year.. am trying out new things!! I immediately felt at ease with my instructor, Andy. He was incredibly patient, kind and very funny. The 2 hour lesson started with making sure I had...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank Sarah H
claire r, Owner at Surf and Swim School, responded to this reviewResponded 15 August 2018

Hi Sarah You did really well on your lesson and you're right that surfing is a sport for anyone of any age! We hope you will be back soon so you can increase your confidence further and keep progressing. Thanks for leaving us such a...More

Reviewed 14 August 2018

I had a two hour Surf lesson with Andy and from start to finish it was one of the most rewarding things I have done. The equipment provided was of a high standard and Andy’s lesson was so positive that I am now hooked. Andy...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank Funnyed
claire r, Owner at Surf and Swim School, responded to this reviewResponded 15 August 2018

Hi Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review, we are so pleased you enjoyed your surfing lesson and felt you had progressed. We look forward to seeing you again soon. Kind regards Claire & Andy

Reviewed 13 August 2018 via mobile

My son had his first surf lesson with Andy this year. He loved it so much that Andy squeezed us in the next day too. Andy and Claire made us feel welcome from the start and the facilities and equipment were great. Andy made my...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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claire r, Owner at Surf and Swim School, responded to this reviewResponded 13 August 2018

Hi Karen Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us a review. We're looking forward to seeing you both next year and I'll make sure I have tea and cake ready to greet you! Hope you have a good year and please...More

Reviewed 12 August 2018 via mobile

Andy was enthusiastic and positive throughout the 2 hr lesson. 2 adults and 4 children from 6 to 16 for a 2 hr private lesson and we had an awesome time we will definitely be booking again next year.

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank Becky F
claire r, Owner at Surf and Swim School, responded to this reviewResponded 13 August 2018

Hi Becky I'm so glad you all had a great time on your lesson and thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We look forward to seeing you all again next year. Best wishes Andy & Claire

Reviewed 12 August 2018 via mobile

My family and I attended a few sessions at surf and swim school whilst on holiday in Devon this summer and I can not overstate how fantastic the experience was. Thanks to Andy’s teaching we all made a huge amount of progression, starting out as...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank Joel M
claire r, Owner at Surf and Swim School, responded to this reviewResponded 15 August 2018

HI Joel Thank you so much for your review and comments. It was our absolute pleasure to welcome you and your family to the Surf and Swim School and we're so pleased you all had such a good time. We look forward to seeing you...More

Reviewed 10 August 2018

From the first contact we made with Andy and Claire, we felt confident with the choice of surf school we had made for our 7 and 10 year old who had never surfed before.Booking the lessons was straightforward and we felt at ease having spoken...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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claire r, Owner at Surf and Swim School, responded to this reviewResponded 11 August 2018

Hi Chiranthi Thank you so much for your review, we're so pleased you all had a great time during your lesson. Hope you enjoy the rest of your holiday and will come back to see us again soon. Best wishes Claire & Andy

Reviewed 7 August 2018 via mobile

Great new surf school. Excellent, attentive teaching from Andy who is just such a nice guy and great with the kids. My two kids loved their lessons. Nothing too much trouble from Claire and Andy. I didn’t get a chance to swim with Claire but...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Victoria G
claire r, Owner at Surf and Swim School, responded to this reviewResponded 9 August 2018

Hi Victoria Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us a review and for your kind words. We can't wait to see you all again, and we'll definitely swim next time! Best wishes Claire and Andy

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