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Surf lessons

We teach a whole range of abilities from complete beginner to advanced. Our coaches are trained to adapt easily during the lessons and teach varying techniques to help you achieve your goals. We are committed to delivering the best possible tuition, with low participant to instructor ratios, and high quality kit and equipment.

Enjoy the waves with us

Surf lessons with Big Blue Surf

Surfing is a fantastic sport. It’s great exercise and brilliant fun for all ages and abilities. If you are 8 years old or over and can swim 50 metres, we would love to teach you, whether you are a complete beginner, or would like help to improve and learn new skills.

As a Surfing England accredited surf school we pride ourselves on the quality of our lessons. We have been teaching people to surf for over 20 years and run sessions every day in the summer and also sessions during the rest of the year.

Learn to surf

Join our daily mixed group surf lessons.
All kit provided
All equipment provided
All abilities welcome

Private group session

A more flexible option for just you or your group.
Your own instructor
All kit and equipment provided
Focus on your own individual or group goals
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Adaptive coaching

Adaptive surf sessions, for people with disabilities, who are neurodiverse, or have mental health conditions. We aim to provide accessible surfing experiences for everyone and we now host the adaptive surf charity AdSurf.
1.5 hour session
Specialist equipment included
Qualified coaches

What to expect

MEETING: Meet us in Summerleaze Beach car park, where we have our mobile surf school unit.
HEALTH AND SAFETY CHECK: We’ll check the Health & Safety form you complete and advise you appropriately.
EQUIPMENT: We’ll kit you out with a board, a warm well-fitting wetsuit and accessories (hat, boots and gloves if necessary) together with a high visibility rash vest.
CHANGING: Personal belongings can be left in our secure mobile unit (at your own risk).
WARM UP: We’ll then walk down on to the sand where you’ll be taken through a gentle warm up and surf safety information, before the surf session begins.

Beginners next steps...

DRY LAND COACHING: This vital part of the lesson aims to give you all the basic information such as how to catch waves and how to carry your board safely. We will go on to demonstrate how to successfully stand up and get you to practice the techniques before entering the water.
WATER COACHING: We'll then get you into the water and reinforce everything we have shown you on dry land, in the surf. We aim to get you standing for a short amount of time on your first session (on average about 80% of people will stand during their first lesson with us).
SUPERVISING AND REFINING: While you’re in the water your coaches will help you constantly, giving you tips, advice and lots of encouragement.
FINAL TIPS: Towards the end of the session we’ll leave the water where we can discuss next steps and things to practice. Then it’s time to change into your dry clothes and head off for a coffee or a beer!

Intermediate or advanced next steps...

DRY LAND COACHING: We’ll then move on to a dry sand coaching session with explanations, demonstrations and student practice guided by our coaches. Exactly what we teach you will depend on what you hope to get out of the lesson and whether or not you want to work on specific manoeuvers. On some sessions we may get you in the water first to get an exact idea of your ability.
WHAT YOU’LL LEARN: There are so many areas we can cover with intermediate & advanced surfers. These include specific manoeuvers like bottom turns, top turns, cutbacks, floaters or re-entries. We can also offer advice on any part of your surfing – from surf fitness to nutrition and mental fitness and fine tune your manoeuvers.
FINAL TIPS: Towards the end of the session we’ll leave the water for a debrief where we can discuss next steps and things to practice. Then it’s time to change into your dry clothes and head off for a coffee or a beer!
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Summerleaze Beach
(Find us in the car park)
Bude, North Cornwall
EX23 8HJ

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