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Fun & family girls on waves weekends
in Croyde Bay

Women and girls, we invite you to come learn to surf in our fun and supportive environment.
Sessions are led by our qualified female surf instructors and all abilities and ages welcome.

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Girls on waves weekend with Nalu Bead

We've been running our Girls on Waves Weekends for over 10 years with girls and women of all ages learning to surf in a fun, friendly and supportive environment on Devon’s best surf beach.

All sessions are led by qualified female surf instructors, and are suitable for girls and women of all ages from eight to eighty. All abilities and fitness levels are welcome - this is about just having fun and building your confidence.

This year we are pleased to announce a partnership with Nalu Beads who have always supported the school throughout the years.

Nalu is a local surf jewellery brand inspired by surf beaches around the UK and the world. Each Girls On Waves participant will be given the Croyde Nalu Bead along with 2 other Surf Collection beads, a set of Sea Glass Spacers and the cord needed to make your own piece of unique Nalu jewellery. This will be yours to take home and keep as a great moment of the weekend. Thank you Nalu Bead's you absolutely rock!

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Girls on waves

2024 Dates:

On arrival our instructors will have a chat with you to ascertain your surfing experience, and we will ensure that you are placed in a group with female surfers of a similar ability.

There are 3 options from a half day taster to a 1 ½ day weekend surf course. The weekend course is the recommended option for maximum progress and sense of achievement. By the end of this course almost all participants will be standing up and riding waves to the shore.

The weekend takes place from our surf centre next to Croyde Beach with changing rooms, safe storage of belongings and toilet facilities.

We have been awarded ‘Centre of Excellence’ status by Surfing England. This is the highest level attainable and is awarded in recognition that Surf South West has the highest standards of coaching. We are also the proud winners of Surf School of the Year and hold a Green Tourism Gold Award for our commitment to sustainability and the environment.

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Course options

1/2 day

Day Lesson – £35

Choose any lesson Saturday or Sunday

One x 2hr session.

Includes use of a surfboard, wetsuit and all coaching.

Nalu Bead Workshop (Saturday only) and Gift Pack

Lesson timings are 9.30am – 11.30 am and 12.30pm – 14.30pm

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2 lessons

Two Lesson Package – £65

Choose either a full day on Saturday or one session on each day.

Two x 2hr sessions.

Includes use of a surfboard, wetsuit and all coaching.

Nalu Bead Gift Pack

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Weekend Course – £95

Saturday Morning, Saturday Afternoon and Sunday Morning.

Three x 2hr sessions.

Includes use of a surfboard, wetsuit and all coaching.

Nalu Bead Gift Pack

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"Just arrived home after the Girls Weekend with you guys and just wanted to thank you for the BEST time! We’re already planning our next trip to surf with you at Croyde. See you all soon!"

Lucy and Emily

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