Surf South West recommended in Sunday Times Travel Section - 8th January 2012: ''Where to get fit in the great outdoors.' Jeremy Lazell writes, ' As exhausting as it is exhilarating, surf school is boot-camp-on-sea with lungfuls of freash air and a beach holiday thrown in. With gentle, sandy shelves and some of the most consistent wave breaks in Britain, neighbouring Croyde Bay and Saunton Sands are two of the best places to learn.' Couldn't have put it better oursleves!
2012 Season - Dates! 24th March is our opening day for courses in 2012. We are then open 7 days a week until 11th November.
Dates for 2012 'Improve and Excel Weekends' Announced - Coaching weekends for intermediate surfers incorporating video analysis and classroom instruction. Click here for more info!
Dates for 2012 Holidays Announced - Surf Holidays for beginners and improvers on selected dates. Click here for all the info!
Dates for 2012 'Girls On Waves Weekends' Announced - It's 'girls only' on our ever popular surf weekends for beginners. Click here for more info!
Surf South West supports Dolphin Listening Project - Surf South West joins Devon Wildlife Trust and supports innovative project recording activity of dolphins, porpoises and whales in north Devon. Click here for more info!
Rip Curl Girls Tour with Surf South West in Croyde: A great weekend of waves and beach activities in August. Click here to see a short film about the event!
Meet the Team - New photos and profiles of our instructors just uploaded. Click here to see more.
Meet our new instructors – David Hasselhoff and Scott Mills? Our afternoon beginner group had a surprising disruption to their lesson on the beach recently when Baywatch star David Hasselhoff interrupted their lesson to offer them some film work.
David Hasselhoff had been visiting North Devon for a few days filming a reality TV programme for Living TV with Radio 1 DJ Scott Mills. While filming on Croyde Beach, Hasselhoff approached surf instructor Johnny Fitzgerald to see if our group of beginners were able to appear alongside the Californian star. The surfers were having their first ever surf lesson with us and relished the opportunity to appear with the Baywatch legend.
After a stint in front of the cameras and a few autographs, Hasselhoff, Mills and the crew left the surfers to enjoy the rest of their lesson and catch a few waves. Unfortunately we cannot guarantee that ‘The Hoff’ will be making a regular contribution to all of our lessons.
Surf South West recommended in Observer 5th April 2009 'Croyde is also the perfect place to learn to surf ' View article here:
Gift Vouchers Looking for that special gift? Why not treat someone to a surf lesson with one of our gift vouchers. Click here for more info!
Eco surfboard launched in the Southwest : The Eden project has announced the launch of a revolutionary eco surfboard. View article here:
Boards and Wetsuits For Sale Beginner boards and wetsuits for sale! Click here for more info!
Costa Rica - 'one of the top ethical destinations for 2008' : Join us on a surf holiday to Costa Rica with our instructors this winter and find out why Ethical Traveller has named it one of the top destinations for environmental health, bio-diversity and sustainable tourism. And it also boasts perfect surf! Click here for more info!
Surf South West Appear in the Sunday Times:
"I booked with Surf South West, one of the UK's top surf schools. Darren Burrett and his team could teach a mongoose to surf and, under the eye of hunky Will, I caught my first wave, all the way in to the shore and standing on two feet. The adrenaline rush was awesome." - Emma Parker Bowles.
DVD For an insight into everything we do at the Croyde Bay surf school please click here to request a copy of our DVD.