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“A great experience”

O'Neill Surf Academy
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Owner description: If you're going to learn to surf, or you've already got some great skills you'd like to improve on - head to The O'Neill Surf Academy at Watergate Bay. Our professional and experienced surf coaches and incredible facility just yards from the beach is not to be missed! We offer a range of surfing lessons for children aged 6+, Adults, Families and Individuals with both Group and Private Tuition available year round. Our convenient location at one of the UK's very best surfing beaches. Our fantastic facilities include: Indoor heated changing Secure storage Surf shop and hire Restaurant, cafe, bar Shower facilities We also offer a fantastic selection of accommodation with our Surf N Stay breaks, with camping, luxury lodges, backpackers/surflodge and luxury Self Catering options. Join us at Watergate Bay for the surf experience of a lifetime!
Level 5 Contributor
67 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“A great experience”
Reviewed 10 July 2013

My 2 daughters used this surf school last week and thouroghly enjoyed themselves. The owner Asley was very helpfull especially as during thier first lesson the beach was closed down due to the Thunder cat racing teams taking over the beach and re-allocated them another lesson later in the week. All the instructors were very friendly and knowledgable. Thanks to you all for making the girls lessons such good fun.

Visited July 2013
2 Thank LizTLiverpool
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English first
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Unforgettable surfing experience!”
Reviewed 13 June 2013

A fun filled afternoon at Watergate Bay! Even Summer our spaniel joined in, enjoying being part of our lesson with Alex the instructor.
The group was a perfect size and the lesson was well structured spending time taking us through the key basic skills but also making sure we maximised our time in the water.
All the team at the O'Neill Surf Academy made us feel so welcome. They were great hosts making sure we all enjoyed ourselves, Summer was very spoilt!
The only bad part was having to leave. We will all be back soon- do they do doggy surf boards?
Kelda, Steph and Summer the dog

Visited May 2013
2 Thank KeldraR
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Munich, Germany
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Awesome surf school”
Reviewed 6 June 2013

I totally recommend this surf school - close to the beach, nice staff, brilliant surf equipment for beginners to advanced surfers and they know how to teach surfing and to make the best of every situation like bad weather, I had a surf and stay and the accommodation (Watergate Bay Surf Lodge) was also brilliant for holidays like this. Would love to return quite soon as it was one of the best experiences ever. Thumps up! Lisa

Visited May 2013
1 Thank _Lisa_ME11
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Level 3 Contributor
20 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Time of Our Life”
Reviewed 29 May 2013

My Wife booked the course with Ashley for her 40th Birthday. We were taken out with Dom for 2 days surfing and had the time of our life. We were both impressed with Dom's knowledge of the surf and sea, it was amazing. A great friendly bunch and we shall certainly be returning. Thank you for converting us to surf dudes!
Jason and Lyanne

Visited May 2013
1 Thank Trippingjay
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Newbury, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
25 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Just Amazing”
Reviewed 1 May 2013

Last Saturday in the care of such a great team, most in the attached photo experienced surfing for the 1st time. Can't wait to do it again. Ashleigh and her team made us all feel very able to acheive what we thought was the impossible!
No hassle in getting sorted into our wetsuits, a very short walk to the beach followed by a very comprehensive training on the beach before heading out into the ocean!
Upon our return we enjoyed a beer in the sunshine to reflect on a wonderful experience. Would recommend to everyone to give it a go

Visited April 2013
1 Thank LisaMiles240168
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