Gold award winning surf school in Croyde
We've been providing surf lessons at Croyde Bay since 1996. Conveniently located next to the beach, we offer a variety of award-winning lesson choices to ensure we can meet your needs.
We cater our surf lessons for a range of groups here at Surf South West. From corporate team building activities to stag and hen do's to remember (and anything inbetween!), we're here to help you have the best surfing experience at Croyde Bay!
Coasteering is a low skill, big thrill activity where you’ll be guided over rocks to jump into the sea, swim through gullies and experience the N Devon coastline as never before.
We invite women and girls to come learn to surf in a fun and supportive environment. Sessions are led by qualified female surf instructors with all abilities and ages welcome..
We’ve teamed up with our favourite yogi to bring you a great weekend of yoga and surfing. We can promise sandy toes, salty hair and lots of feel-good factor.
As a Training Centre of Excellence and award-winning Adaptive Surf Centre, we're proud to offer internationally recognised performance surf coaching to take you to the next level!
Come and gain an internationally recognised qualification here in Croyde. We’re a Surfing England Training Centre of Excellence which means when you gain your qualifications from us, we can assure you that they will be recognised globally.
We can help you become a surf instructor or beach lifeguard with this qualification. Whether you are requalifying or want to try something new, our internationally recognised beach lifeguard qualifications are for you.
To learn more about our surf instructor and beach lifeguard courses - please get in touch!
Our team are some of the most qualified surf instructors and coaches in the world. The team are knowledgeable in what they do and they provide top-quality service. Get to know who they are and what they do here!
If you want to improve your surfing, this course will take your surfing to the next level with a day of intensive coaching under the watchful eye of our experienced senior instructors. Using a mix of video analysis, feedback and practical advice, this course offers a masterclass in surfing technique tailored to your skill level.
Video analysis has many applications in sport. Coaches and athletes continually use the medium to measure and correct technique. Observing technique and receiving feedback is vital in surfing for identifying and correcting problems with performance. It is especially useful for intermediate surfers who are catching unbroken waves but struggling to consistently make take-offs and perform basic manoeuvres on the wave face. If you are serious about improving your surfing, video analysis is a must.
All video analysis depends on the knowledge and experience of your coach. Being able to collect good footage, give in-depth feedback and an insight into your technical performance to help improve your surfing. At Surf South West, we have senior ISA Level 2 and Level 3 coaches and all have over a decade of surfing and coaching experience to help progression.
One of these experienced coaches is Beau. Beau is an ex-professional surfer and ex-Billabong team rider who has competed internationally for team GB. He has experienced high level training camps worldwide, allowing Beau to appreciate the power of knowledge behind training and coaching. Beau has worked alongside he British Surf Team as well as completed a degree in Sports Coaching, Health and Fitness as well as graduating with a BSc 1st Class Honours degree in Strength and Conditioning. He will use his first hand coaching experience with his strength and conditioning expertise to provide a unique private surf session experience.
This day is suitable for one person or a small group of friends.
Our rates for private lessons vary depending on the number of participants. We always recommend two hours to gain the full benefit and allow time to put the feedback into practice, however for younger children we can arrange a one hour lesson at 50% of these rates.
All surfers are required to be confident of paddling out back on a small to medium size waves and position themselves to catch waves. The number of waves caught is the responsibility of the surfer. Your coach will give you as many pointers on the beach before you enter the water but they will not be surfing with you.
For more information and to book your day please contact us here.
Please get in touch through the form below or give us a phone call on 01271 890400 if you are interested in joining us. Feel free to pop us any questions as well if we’ve left any unanswered.