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Big Blue surf school is based in Bude, North Cornwall and has been teaching people to surf for over 20 years. ​ If you are looking to learn or improve your surfing or for a great family day out, then Bude is the place to go. We have safely and successfully introduced over 35,000 men, women and children to our wonderful sport with many returning to us year after year. We run surfing lessons for individuals, families, schools and for those with disabilities or who are neurodiverse.


We operate on Summerleaze Beach which is one of the most diverse surf destinations in Cornwall with access to a sheltered bay when the conditions are big and an open sandy beach from mid to low tide meaning we can accommodate all abilities in a variety of surf conditions. So don’t worry if you’re not a fan of big waves! 


Summerleaze has gained its reputation as a highlight of the Cornish coast due to its many attributes such as its renowned point-break surf during the high tide, a popular tidal pool, beautiful coastal paths and its position located in the heart of Bude. 


Our coaches are fully qualified for all ability levels and are trained surf lifeguards, most of which have grown up learning to surf in Bude meaning they have a huge amount of experience with the area. We maintain a high coach to student ratio because when learning to surf, safety is our main priority. 


Here at Big Blue we believe everyone should be able to join in which is why we have been running specialised adaptive lessons for many years, for people with disabilities, who are neurodiverse, and those with mental health conditions. For more information see our page. 


We are also open all year round and have extra thick wetsuits to keep you warm in the cooler months! 

All the information you need is right here – but if we’ve missed anything or you’re ready to enquire about booking then please give us a shout.

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