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Surf South West

Croyde, United Kingdom
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About Surf South West
Surf South West run surfing lessons and Coasteering at Croyde Bay in North Devon. We are Croyde's longest running surf school and the only one located directly on Croyde Beach. Surf South West have the most level 2 qualified instructors in the UK and offer 1-2-1 performance sessions with two of Surfing England's National team Coach's. Indoor Changing facilities and a toilet are available at our surf center located 50 metres from the sand at Croyde.
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Alun M wrote a review Oct 2021
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Just completed a 3 day ISA Level 2 surf instructor course at Surf South West with John and the team. Excellent course, very professionally structured and run, and a fantastic location at the awesome Surf South West surf school on beautiful Croyde beach. Thanks to the entire team for making me feel so welcome there! Can't recommend the school and the course highly enough!!!
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Date of experience: October 2021
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Chris W wrote a review Oct 2021
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Thanks to the entire team at Surf South West! We booked a group session for the family and had an amazing experience. The instructors were knowledgable and patient; the facilities were clean and well organised; and once in the water we all felt safe and well cared for (Croyde is clearly a popular beach and our instructors made it clear that due to the low tide the black and white flags were narrower than normal - this did not detract from our fun or level of safety). Although there is a short walk from the surf centre to the water line (to be expected on any beach with a tide) our lead instructor Will was only too happy to help out youngest carry their board down to the water and back. Would thoroughly recommend Surf South West and will definitely be back again soon.
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Date of experience: October 2021
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AndrewB wrote a review Oct 2021
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They book too many people into a class for the space available (between the flags) so collisions are regular and stress of hitting others, or just trying to get out of the way - if they didn't cram so many ppl into a session i think it would be much more enjoyable. You have to lug the boards a great distance at start, tiring you before you even get to the surfing, and then lug them back again at the end. My personal experience of water activities/holiday spots is you are paying for convenience aswell as fun - they should have a quad bike racked out to carry the boards imo. I said to the guy before also i have an issue with my arm and he shrugged and said its not far... near 20mins we arrive at the water. Arm now aching. Our instructor's briefing was lazy and they seemed to not have thought it through, or even done it before which was unnerving. I would not recommend this school for beginner lessons. Also the guy went off and surfed for a chunk of the time, so you get little instruction anyhow. And last, the changing rooms were filthy, floor coated in sand and puddles - you think they would atleast sweep it out between sessions but it looks like maybe once a week? You may aswell change back into your dry cloths down in the water.
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Date of experience: October 2021
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Simon H wrote a review Sept 2021
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Great surf lesson. First time doing it and was able to stand up within an hour! Would defo recommend
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Date of experience: September 2021
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Response from Roam295137, Manager at Surf South West
Responded 30 Sept 2021
Thanks for your review Simon! Much appreciated and well done for standing up so fast!! Take care from the team at Surf South West
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Jade N wrote a review Sept 2021
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I was really nervous to surf because I didn’t really care for it the previous time I’d had a lesson but these guys are so good! We were all standing really quickly and they were really informative, kind, helpful and supportive! It was fun and now we surf! It was awesome! Thanks guys!
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Date of experience: September 2021
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Response from Roam295137, Manager at Surf South West
Responded 30 Sept 2021
Ah Jade, we are stoked to hear you all enjoyed your surfing experience with us! We would love to see you again! Take care, from the team at Surf South West!
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