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“Primary School visit by year 5 and 6 children”

Nick Thorn Surf School
Ranked #11 of 17 things to do in Woolacombe
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Owner description: 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!
Reviewed 19 June 2014

We took a group of 15 children for a 2 hour session of surfing. The children were of different abilities. The instructors were just fantastic at all times, encouraging the less able. All the children had a fantastic time and just couldn't stop talking about their experience. I would thoroughly recommend Nick's Surfing School for any children, irrespective of their ability. Thank you once again.

Orchard Vale School, Barnstaple.

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Nick T, General Manager at Nick Thorn Surf School, responded to this reviewResponded 24 June 2014

Thanks for your great review and we hope the school children had a fun time. We hope you come back soon. Catch you on the flip side.

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Reviewed 18 June 2014

Spent an excellent couple of hours coasteering at Hele Bay with Nick Thorn last weekend as part of my brother's stag do. Following a long drive down (and a beer or two) it was nice to get out into the fresh air the following morning - jumping 30 ft into chilly, salty water is a very restorative experience! Our guides were great and all of us enjoyed the experience whether we were regular thrill seekers or not! We followed this up with a slightly less adrenalin-filled (but still very enjoyable) afternoon on Woolacombe beach with the more adventurous members hiring some boards and wetsuits to make the most of the excellent surf! We all felt very healthy following our day of outdoor pursuits which gave us the perfect excuse to have a great evening out afterwards!

Thank Mark V
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Nick T, Manager at Nick Thorn Surf School, responded to this reviewResponded 19 June 2014

Mark,

Thanks for leaving us a review and we glad you had a great time coasteering over the weekend. The water is so clear at the moment, which makes awesome coasteering sessions.

Regards

Nick Thorn Team

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Reviewed 16 June 2014 via mobile

Great time on Saturday in my beginners surfing lesson. Everyone was very friendly and our trainer was very enthusiastic. Although shown what to do at each stage there was no pressure to knee or stand up and everyone was left to enjoy the experience and progress at their own pace. Brilliant. Thanks.

Thank Grasiemck
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Nick T, Manager at Nick Thorn Surf School, responded to this reviewResponded 19 June 2014

Thank you for your review. All our instructors pride them selves on helping every individual and progressing them at their own pace.

Hope to see you surfing again soon

Nick Thorn Team

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Reviewed 8 June 2014

Had a brilliant time last week in Woolacombe, having surf lessons with the Nick Thorne surf school (Lessons, 9am-11am Monday to Thursday)! Came home feeling exhilarated and can't wait to go again next time! Instructors Lucy and Enrique were brilliant, friendly, fun and gave loads of great coaching so was able to stand up on the board and have loads of fun in between. Really good value for money for a whole week of fun with boards and wetsuits included. Would recommend to any age group to give it a try. Beautiful beach as well. Thanks guys :)

Thank Sarah H
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Nick T, Manager at Nick Thorn Surf School, responded to this reviewResponded 10 June 2014

Sarah, thanks for the feed back. This is the best way to progress your surfing with the multi sessions. Also to keep your fitness up for surfing is to get in the swimming pool and do some laps. Hope this helps and we hope you keep up the surfing.
Nick Thorn Surf Coaching.

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Reviewed 1 June 2014 via mobile

We booked a group surf lesson on a Friday afternoon with about 15 in the group with 2 instructors.
Complete beginners but by the end of the lesson we were up on our knees ... Not bad considering lack of waves.
Day 2 Saturday morning group with just 5 of us and 1 instructor (nick himself) first attempt straight up on our feet!

My advice therefore is if you have never surfed before and if you have time, book a couple of lessons as it can be tiring and frustrating when you first start. Going back fresh and energised the next morning definitely worked for us.


The team themselves are friendly, fun, approachable and don't make you feel silly when asking questions or giving you tips.

All the instructors went out of their way to try and learn all our names, so that way they can shout encouragement and tips as you are trying to get up on your Board


I have always wanted to give surfing a go and thanks to you guys I think I'm now hooked!!!!

Thank leannedancer
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Nick T, General Manager at Nick Thorn Surf School, responded to this reviewResponded 5 June 2014

Hello Leanne,

were happy to hear you have enjoyed your time with us and now your hooked! we pride ourselves on offering a fun and relaxing environment for everyone.
thanks for the feed back its much appreciated and we will see you soon i hope!

dont forget to check out the photos from your session on our facebook page Nick thorn surf coaching!

thank you

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