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“Client surfing lesson”
Review of Raven Surf School

Raven Surf School
Ranked #1 of 14 Tours in Bude
Certificate of Excellence
London, United Kingdom
1 review
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“Client surfing lesson”
Reviewed 4 August 2014

I hosted an incentive trip for my Swiss customers and fortunately booked Raven Surf School. Mike was a great instructor, the customers loved his teaching style and he had the right balance of time on the beach and time in the water. All of my clients loved it and managed to get on their feet.

Thanks Mike! I would definitely bring more clients back for another lesson!

Visited August 2014
1 Thank Fiona B
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English first
Leicestershire, United Kingdom
1 review
“Small groups, fun instructors!”
Reviewed 28 July 2014

There are a number of surf schools dotted around the car park at Widemouth Bay and, to be honest, we just plumped for the first one we came to! We definitely got lucky :)
Our eldest son had lessons in Woolacombe last year and our 10 yr old 'stunt child' decided he wanted to learn this year so we booked him in with Raven. First impressions count, and Nicky made us feel very welcome.
The standout thing about Raven is the ratio of instructors to students. The groups are small (especially when compared to the other schools who often had 12-15 students to an instructor!) - this meant we could relax, knowing our son was well-supervised all the time.
Another thing we all loved was the instructors' approach to the students. They were all really relaxed, informal and looked, themselves, to be enjoying what they were doing! The lessons were fun and almost the full 2 hours were spent in the water which is the best place to be when you're learning to surf! (again, other schools were bringing students in and out of the sea again and again - probably because the groups were so big!)
The children weren't patronised but their ages, size and ability were well-monitored and catered for. And the adult students looked to be having a great time too!
Thomas was taught by Stel, Beth and Dean and they all made the whole thing so enjoyable for him that we're seriously considering buying boards, suits and a campervan just so we can get him (and eventually our less-confident daughter) surfing more often!
I know it's a cliché, but I really can't recommend these guys highly enough! Thanks for everything :)

Visited July 2014
Thank Angela B
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Holsworthy, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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“excellent - better than hoped !!”
Reviewed 19 July 2014

Our children were given a learn to surf voucher as a way of a thank you,
We booked up easy as anything and arrived to find everyone really friendly and helpful.
Everything was provided and in good condition !!
Once changed and paired up in respective ability groups off they went!!
Beth looked after out two and they loved her!!
It was not long before they were in the water and SURFING!!!
The lesson was a lot longer than I was expecting so they had plenty of time in the sea!!
They were both made up that they stood up and have pleaded to go back!!
Think this may just become expensive !!
Thanks Raven surf school and Beth (I think!!??) I guess we'll see you again!!!

Visited July 2014
1 Thank RobertPriest
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Holsworthy, England, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
8 reviews
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Reviewed 19 July 2014

What great customer service, from the booking which was quick and easy. All equipment provided, great instructors, all very friendly and helpful. Thank you Beth & Mike for looking after our 12 year daughter and 9 year old son, they have a fab time and they will be back!

Visited July 2014
Thank Liz P
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Chester, United Kingdom
1 review
“Excellent staff and tuition”
Reviewed 18 July 2014

You do not need to look any further for beginner or improver surfing lessons; just book here, you are not going to be disappointed. We had Stel and Dean on first morning and Tully in addition on second morning. After warm up and instruction on the sand we were in the water quickly. They seem to work on a staff pupil ratio of no more than 1 : 5 but once in the water all of them were great at watching any part of the group and providing individual tuition and comments needed to get you up and surfing. Definitely recommended.

Visited July 2014
Thank I P
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