Surf Lessons at Croyde and Saunton in Devon and Surfing Holidays

Surf South West's surf school offers surf lessons, surfing courses and surf holidays at Croyde Bay in Devon, and Saunton Sands, North Devon, England. Our first surf school was established in 1996 and 2015 is our 20th year as the premier surfing centre in the UK providing surf lessons for all levels including 'learn to surf' beginner surfing lessons. Surf South West is proud to be the first surf school to be awarded the highest 'Centre of Excellence' status by Surfing GB. Please click here to find out more about our surfing tuition and surf coaching.

croyde beach and suntan sands

Our North Devon surfing beaches and surf schools are the closest in the southwest to London, the Midlands and the north of England. Travel time from London to Croyde, Devon is 3-4 hours by car and we are only 45 to 60 minutes from the M5, much closer than surf beaches in Cornwall. Croyde Bay in North Devon is renowned as one of the best and most consistent surf beaches in the UK.

We also offer guided surf holidays to Sri Lanka and Portugal aimed at beginner and intermediate surfers. We have been running surfing holidays abroad to Europe and beyond since 1997.

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Testimonials / What Our Clients Say

  • Hi, I was at your surf school a couple of weeks ago and just wanted to let you know how much I enjoyed it. I was really impressed with the instructors. They were all approachable and knew their stuff. Please pass on my thanks and I will be back!
  • Hi Scott, Tom, OJ & everyone else. Thanks for an absolutely fantastic weekend's surf instruction! We both had an amazing time and felt right pleased with ourselves. Take care
    Jackie & Melissa
  • Just a quick message to say thanks for all your care and attention! We had a fantastic time and are definitely hooked.... I don't know why I waited so long to take lessons and would recommend Surf South West to anyone who's ever fancied a go at surfing..... We plan to be back in the water in the very near future (we've had enough of the 9-5 already!), Big thanks
    Helen & Sophie
  • Hi guys, just wanted to say a big thank you to Scott, Tom, OJ and John for all their help on our weekend with you guys in Croyde. We had a wicked time and will definitely be down again in the next couple of weeks for some more sun and surfing! Hopefully see you then! Cheers,
    Carly, Claire, Helen & Louisa

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Recent News / Stuff From Our Blog

26 May

Excellent Service Award

We are proud to have received an award for continued excellent service from the worlds largest service review website Trip Advisor.

17 May

Wave Project - Croyde

The Wave Project is a charity, founded originally in Cornwall, but has now gone from strength to strength to operate at numerous locations throughout the UK.

26 Mar

Princes Trust Go Surfing

We are celebrating our 20th anniversary this year thanks to a grant received from the Princes Trust two decades ago.

15 Oct

British Paralympians surf at Croyde

In September we had an incredible experience when the Elite squad from the British Paralympic Swimming team came to spend two days with us in Croyde as part of their preparation for the Olympics next summer in Rio.