Boat Rides & Cruises in Bude

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Boat Rides & Cruises in Bude

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  • Rob and Moyra Buttery
    4 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Wonderful experience for the whole family. James and Alec were great tutors, really encouraging and friendly, gave good clear instruction. Freewave were very good at arranging the best surfing times around the changeable weather that week. Highly recommend the photography service - Charlie Hookway took excellent pictures, capturing us all brilliantly, and helpful with getting them sent to us. The whole experience was a great taste of surfing and really made our holiday. Widemouth Bay was a lovely place to do this, fantastic waves.
    Written 4 November 2023
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  • seetheteacher
    Milton Keynes, UK1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We thoroughly enjoyed our time. It was a glorious day. We were taught well how to paddle and work together to control our canoe. We would definitely do this again.
    Written 3 November 2023
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  • Stuart P
    4 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A really great morning of getting to re-love being in the sea and trying something new!

    Firstly, I have to give props to the whole team - trying to find anyone willing to go into the sea in January and provide a session is tough but when I enquired, Cyril put me in touch with Gill who was amazing at quickly checking if they could work in a session for me and went through what to expect and asked about equipment and within the day we had a session sorted and booked.

    Based out of the wonderful Summerleaze Beach in Bude, they had gone out of their way to bring some additional wetsuits, gloves, boots and a wetsuit hood given the conditions which they certainly didn't have to do but they genuinely cared that I was well protected against the elements where I didn't have the equipment myself. Similarly, not having a board available myself they were able to provide me with a board perfect for what I needed for the session.

    For the session itself, I had the pleasure of surfing with Dylan who was just excellent. Clearly passionate about surfing but also incredibly knowledgable and was a great tutor in getting me started, running through the basics all the way through to the little tips you could only get from someone who really knew it inside out. Throughout the session he was supportive, engaging and happy to answer any of my questions. His teaching was delivered in the perfect manner - clear and to the point but not without giving you a great encouragement to keep you motviated.

    After the session, we debriefed and they made sure I had all I need to get sorted again. They were also really helpful in recommending how to find some of the gear I'd used throughout the session as someone who isn't au fait with the terms and brands.

    Overally, I'm really grateful for the session and its empowered me to want to get back in the sea as quickly as possible and do it again! Would highly recommend to anyone thinking of taking to the waves 🏄‍♂️
    Written 28 January 2024
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  • Andy Gill
    Hitchin, UK1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    My son and I had a session with Jess at low tide - this meant we had to swim out further but we were able to reach some higher jumps and explore some cool caves. Jess was really knowledgeable, patient and really encouraging especially with my son who usually isn't great with heights (he managed to overcome his nervousness and take the plunge!) The weather was a bit grim - rain etc. but this didn't matter - I thoroughly recommend this activity and it was the highlight of our family holiday to this area. :-)
    Written 17 September 2023
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  • Peter F
    Orpington, UK31 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We went as a group of 5 (3 of who didn't speak much English!) for sea kayaking with Simon. We had some experience with river kayaking, but not in the sea or waves. Simon is an excellent instructor, taking his time to teach and correct individually. He explained everything simply and ensured everyone had a great time. We will definitely book sea kayaking or another activity again!
    Written 12 August 2023
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  • John W
    18 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We visited here with 2 of our 3 children for their first ever Surf Lesson, they were taught by the aptly names Bodhi (yes really).

    They had fun, learned about the water and managed to surf. Great instructor helped the kids and others practise and coached individually as required.

    Good value for money

    Thank you
    Written 21 November 2023
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  • sam r
    bude8 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    I coached some amazing family's who will now come back to bude. this was there first time to try outdoor activity's together and will now come back and try again fantastic result for all.
    Written 30 November 2023
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  • t b
    Bude, UK3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We have been paddle boarding before with Rob. He is super understanding with adults and kids he will tell you what you will be doing and if you are worried or not sure what is happening he will go through everything step by step and makes you feel so at ease. He is a super star we will be going back next year without a doubt the kids loved it thank you Rob for a great time
    Written 27 September 2023
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  • manar h
    Doha, Qatar2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    This is by far the best most amazing experience of our whole trip Around Portugal and Madeira
    This couldn’t get any better
    We already went twice
    Absolutely in love with the family that runs the surfing school
    Our 6 years old fell in love of surfing
    The instructors are all beyond amazing
    I don’t only recommend you try this surfing school
    But also book few day in their hotel
    Written 26 July 2021
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  • Andrew C
    8 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    My two daughters and I had a group lesson. Miles did a great job with the girls (who are young) and managed to help me with tips. I went back for an early morning solo lesson the following day to progress further. Miles coached me well pointing out key things to focus on. I was standing up and starting to turn by the end of the lesson. Thanks Miles and good luck with the rest of the season!
    Written 14 August 2023
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  • Chloe H
    Eastbourne, UK4 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    8 of us Hens had a group introductory surf lesson and what a great time we had! I cannot recommend this surf school more, from the first enquiry to after the lesson the customer service we received was impeccable. The lesson itself was so much fun and we learnt so much - a few of us even managed to stand up on our boards!
    Written 10 June 2015
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  • Hannah F
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Booked a private group lesson for 4 children, aged 12-15.

    Rod was a brilliant instructor! He was very good at messaging before with reminders to eat and drink thoroughly and also letting us know if the sea conditions were suitable.

    Started with sea safety, which is so important. Before moving onto the beach with a few exercises on the sand and then they headed into the water. Most of the lesson they were in the water, only returning briefly the beach again to get instructions on how to stand up on the board.

    By the end of the lesson all 4 kids were standing up. They all said Rod was a fun instructor who made the experience great and not at all boring.
    Written 22 August 2023
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  • L F
    6 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great way to spend some time on the canal, once past the bridge which felt a little daunting to duck under and pedal! £10 for 30mins was long enough to see most of the scenery, and to enjoy the ride!
    Written 3 July 2023
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  • Kieran W
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We had such a good and calm lesson with Abby. She made a really a nice supportive space for a first timer learning to surf!
    Written 13 August 2022
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  • sarah l
    United Kingdom2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We were a mixed age group (aged 10-60) and conditions were not great for surfing.
    Reubyn had arranged for an extra instructor to be present and double checked with the lifeguards regarding the safety and conditions.
    He was very clear on the instructions and helped us in the water. We were able to learn quite quickly and although I’ll never be a surfer we got the most we could out of our lesson.

    Thanks to Reubyns patience and teaching style my son is keen to go another time.

    I’d definitely recommend his surf school. We felt safe and well instructed.
    💨 🌊
    Written 14 August 2023
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