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Nick Thorn Surf School

Putsborough/Woolacombe Beach, Woolacombe EX34 7BZ, England
+44 1271 871337
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Fantastic SUP lesson

Omg this was amazing, we are not youngsters (57 & 62) so we’re a little apprehensive about doing... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
165Melly1
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Hayling Island, United Kingdom
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Marc

Had a great experience coasteering really enjoyable. Highly recommending, Nick is very... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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The Nick Thorn Surf School is located in Woolacombe and runs surf and stand up paddle board lessons of Putsborough Beach. Located in the car park in a Yellow Surfers World van with a friendly cafe toilet block the showers!
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Putsborough/Woolacombe Beach, Woolacombe EX34 7BZ, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Omg this was amazing, we are not youngsters (57 & 62) so we’re a little apprehensive about doing this. We were made to feel at ease from the moment we arrived. And what a great time we had. The staff were fantastic really friendly and...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a great experience coasteering really enjoyable. Highly recommending, Nick is very knowledgeable and up for a laugh. �

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Nick T, Owner at Nick Thorn Surf School, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Marc, Thanks for the review. It was perfect conditons.

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Reviewed 28 May 2018

Me and my teenage son had never surfed before but Nick and his colleague lvo made us feel at ease and relaxed before we began the lesson. lvo was also excellent in the warm up and made it fun (despite some cheesy joke telling) and...More

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Nick T, Owner at Nick Thorn Surf School, responded to this reviewResponded 29 May 2018

Hi Andy & Jake, Thanks for your feedback. Ivo and myself have enjoyed teaching you both surfing. Ivo also loves his yoga classes if the boys would love to get down with the zen and improve their surfing ;-) Aloha

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Reviewed 10 August 2017 via mobile

My kids had several lessons with Nick's school, and the 14 year old and her dad did paddle boarding too. All had a great time and I'd highly recommend Nick and his team. Flexible, reliable, friendly, responsive. Putsborough Sands is amazing, too, way less crowded...More

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Nick T, Owner at Nick Thorn Surf School, responded to this reviewResponded 14 August 2017

Many thanks for the feedback. Super stoked you had a great time.

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Reviewed 3 August 2017 via mobile

Our family (46,43,12,9) had never surfed before, and even the oldies were standing after 2-3 lessons. I can not recommend Nick and his team enough- they were very patient with the less talented of us and made learning for the whole family great fun. My...More

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Nick T, Owner at Nick Thorn Surf School, responded to this reviewResponded 7 August 2017

Thanks for the review. Hope too see you guys surfing again soon. Many thanks Nick

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Reviewed 18 May 2017 via mobile

Had a great 2 hour lesson with 13 friends with Nick and his team. As well as giving individual tips to all of the group (which varied from beginners to intermediate surfers) Nick took photos and videos of the group so that we had something...More

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Reviewed 6 November 2016 via mobile

What a fabulous morning we had with Nick and his wife On a hen do 13 of us all different abilities Nick was fun & enthusiastic always encouraging and great gave tuition I know that the tides can be very dangerous and at no time...More

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Reviewed 25 September 2016

Nick is a great and relaxed instructor. Really enjoyed and and can only recommend who want to learn or improve his surfing skills.

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Nick T, Owner at Nick Thorn Surf School, responded to this reviewResponded 18 October 2016

Many thanks

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Reviewed 8 September 2016 via mobile

We are two 20 year old girls, we had three sessions with Nick and hired some boards for an afternoon. Nick was a good laugh and a really friendly guy. We had never surfed before and if he managed to get us standing, he must...More

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Nick T, Owner at Nick Thorn Surf School, responded to this reviewResponded 18 October 2016

Had some great fun and awesome weather. Hope you keep surfing

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Reviewed 28 August 2016

My mother (59), two boys, 10 and 12 and I had two morning surf lessons with Nick in July and couldn't believe he had two of us standing by the end of the first morning. Really great tuition and kit. We returned last week and...More

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Nick T, Owner at Nick Thorn Surf School, responded to this reviewResponded 18 October 2016

Had a great fun coaching you guys.

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Lilamaes
18 June 2018|
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Response from Nick T | Property representative |
He Lorenzo, Sorry we dont im afraid. Maybe try westward ho. Good luck and have fun. Best wishes Nick
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Michieuk
1 August 2015|
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Response from Nick T | Property representative |
Hi, it's adviseable to book as its a busy time of the year. Our contact number is 01271 871337. Kind regards Nick
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