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At Ma Simes we’ve spent decades coasteering, surfing, and generally having fun on the St Davids coastline. Ma Simes Surf Hut has been selling surf gear since 1979. Ours is the oldest dedicated surf school in the area, est. 2001. And we've sprinkled...more
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
28 High Street, St Davids SA62 6SD, Wales
+44 1437 720433
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Reviewed 31 July 2018 via mobile

Booked my two teenage daughters in for surf lessons with Ma Simes, which takes place at White Sands Bay. Good surf equipment and well run surf school. Kids spent two hours in the water and were able to surf standing up by the end of...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 29 August 2017 via mobile

My sons (14,11,9) and I had never surfed before and were slightly nervous. Brad was a fab teacher and made our lesson great fun - all the boys were standing up on their boards by the end of the lesson. Brad also put my mind...More

Date of experience: August 2017
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Reviewed 5 June 2017

Nick from Ma Simes is the ultimate surf instructor. He's been doing it for 30 years, so he says - and it shows. One lesson from him and your child is virtually guaranteed to be standing up and coasting in by the end of the...More

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank A R
Reviewed 9 September 2016

We had a great time jumping off rocks, swimming into coves and generally having fun. We were a group of two families of three who did not know each other, but that was fine. The other family had an 8 year old and he coped...More

Date of experience: August 2016
Thank Stephen G
Ma_Simes_Outside, Manager at Ma Simes Outside, responded to this reviewResponded 10 September 2016

hi Stephen Thanks for the review, glad to hear you had fun! As you point out, safety is always our instructors' most important consideration when coasteering. The excitement and adventure then follows naturally from the combination of rocks, sea, waves, swimming and jumping. Hope to...More

Reviewed 31 July 2016 via mobile

I had a surf lesson with Ryan at Whitesands. They had parked quite close to the beach so it wasn't too far to carry the boards. The tuition was good fun and professional. Ryan was very encouraging and drew from his own experiences. He was...More

Date of experience: July 2016
Thank andgarlicbreadplease
Ma_Simes_Outside, Manager at Ma Simes Outside, responded to this reviewResponded 1 August 2016

Hello! Thanks for the review, we really appreciate you taking the time. Ryan is a superb surfer in his own right but, most important for our customers, he is a patient and supportive surf instructor. We're really pleased you had a good time and look...More

Reviewed 18 July 2016

Had a fantastic time coasteering around the coast of St Davids with a nurturing (and funny) guide Rob. We were in a small group of 5 with mixed ability and Rob was able to make the trip as simple or as challenging as we felt...More

Date of experience: July 2016
Thank Sophie L
Ma_Simes_Outside, Manager at Ma Simes Outside, responded to this reviewResponded 20 July 2016

hi Sophie. Great to hear you had so much fun coasteering! We think Rob is a brilliant guide, 'nurturing and funny' hits the nail on the head. Thanks for taking the time to write a review, we really appreciate it. Maybe see you again in...More

Reviewed 31 August 2015 via mobile

We had a half day coasteering near St Nons/Caerfai and a 1h30 boat tour of Ramsay island. Coasteering: our guide, Pete, took a party of 8 people which was awesome since our whole family got to go together. He told us beforehand that their version...More

Date of experience: August 2015
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Ma_Simes_Outside, Manager at Ma Simes Outside, responded to this reviewResponded 1 September 2015

Hi Jennie! Thank you for the review, we're really pleased you all enjoyed yourselves so much. As you say, coasteering offers a taste of everything the St Davids coast has to offer, and works whatever the weather. Glad you got the photos, Pete is also...More

Reviewed 24 August 2015

What a thoroughly fantastic way to spend a few hours. Pete our instructor had so much experience and knowledge he put us all at ease and made us all feel very safe doing what is potentially a dangerous activity. Really looking forward to going back...More

Date of experience: August 2015
Thank Trevor S
Ma_Simes_Outside, Manager at Ma Simes Outside, responded to this reviewResponded 25 August 2015

hi Trevor! We're really pleased you enjoyed yourselves so much. Part of the thrill of coasteering is to be aware of the forces involved where rock and water meet.. whilst at the same time feeling secure with the instructor's leadership of the session. Thank you...More

Reviewed 16 August 2015

This was my first time to take to the coast for a coastearing adventure, I was accompanied by another adult and five children from the ages of 13 through to 9 years old. At first, I tagged along because an adult needed to be present...More

Date of experience: August 2015
Thank seanbracken
Ma_Simes_Outside, Manager at Ma Simes Outside, responded to this reviewResponded 17 August 2015

Thanks for taking the time to write this review, we really appreciate the feedback. We are AALA licensed for coasteering so it is not obligatory for adults to accompany children, but we're very glad you came along and joined in the fun! Tommy is a...More

Reviewed 14 August 2015

Coasteering is an exhilarating way to explore the Pembrokeshire coastline and to gain a deeper appreciation of the whole ecosystem that exist between the steep cliffs and the ocean. Pete our guide and trainer was excellent in terms of his knowledge of the environment as...More

Date of experience: August 2015
Thank Neale L
Ma_Simes_Outside, Manager at Ma Simes Outside, responded to this reviewResponded 15 August 2015

Brilliant description of what coasteering is about, couldn't have put it better ourselves! Thanks for the review, we are really happy you enjoyed yourselves. Pete is an amazing guide. Hope to see you again in the future. Regards, Ma

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