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

11 May

After School Club to National Champion

From our after school surf club to English National Champion. Proof that grass root sessions are the first step on the journey to excellence and good coaching works.

18 Apr

10 Years of Surf Coaching

If you follow our social media feeds, you will have seen that all of our senior coaches have returned to the surf school for the 2017 season.

20 Mar

Its that time of year again

Its that time of year again. The spring equinox has passed and there will now officially be more daylight hours than nighttime.

16 Jan

Sri Lanka 2016

With Christmas over and the New Year well underway, we have been busy at the surf school planning and preparing for the start of the 2017 season.