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Award Winning Surf Lessons In Croyde Croyde Surf School

Learn from the best. We’re Croyde's original, gold standard surf school, adaptive surf centre and Surfing England Training Centre of Excellence,
providing a variety of water sports tuition for everyone.

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Award-winning Surf School and Hub, recognized by Surfing England, Wave Project, Gold Tourism, and Trip Advisor.

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Join us for surf lessons

Whatever your ability, age or fitness level we’ve got the surf lesson for you. Whether you want a 1:1 or group lesson, are a beginner or intermediate or have SEN or adaptive requirements, our specialist instructors will ensure you get the maximum from your surfing experience.

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Learn to surf with Surf South West at Croyde Beach. Watch our taster video here!

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Join us for coasteering

Explore the foreshore by cliff jumping, rock gully swimming, cave exploring, wave riding, sea level traversing and rock climbing. Coasteering is an exhilarating way to discover the North Devon coastline and it’s wildlife. One for all the family to enjoy and suitable for all fitness levels and ages.

Get qualified

Now that surfing is one of the fastest growing sports in the world, both surf coaching and beach lifeguarding are considered legitimate career options. As a Surfing England School of Excellence, when you gain your certifications through us, you can be assured they’ll be globally recognised at the highest level.

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Get Merch

Inspired by Croyde’s healthy beach lifestyle, our SSW surfing hoodies, hats and t-shirts come in a range of colours and styles. There’s something for everyone.

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Surf Adventures

Join us on surf adventures to the world’s finest surf breaks. We’ll take you to fantastic waves suited for all abilities and provide tranquil accommodation located in beautiful turquoise bays.

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Get up-to-date

Stay up-to-date with all the surfing news in our monthly surf blogs. We’ve got great surf stories, water sports tips plus all the local Croyde banter.

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What our customers are saying

"I had two surf lessons with Surf South West and my surfing has gone to another level. They provided me with the teaching I needed. Started not being able to get up on the board, and finished standing up on every wave. All the members of staff were super social and friendly while I was there. Highly recommend."

Daniel Muldoon

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"1st Rate. Really good with kids and adults. Everyone is helpful and a real positive vibe. Everyone managed to stand up, but what really impressed was the way everyone was kept safe. We are already looking forward to next years lessons!"

Andrew Cooper

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"Me and a friend had an amazing time during our 2 days surfing. All our instructors were patient, enthusiastic, and really helped make everything easy to understand. It made our whole year. Thanks so much!"

Lily Chambers

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"My son had a great day with Surf South West. His group lesson was loads of fun, as well as being very instructive. It's the best holiday surf class we could have asked for! Thanks so much. It was well worth it."

Vic Womersley

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