Surf Lessons at Croyde and Saunton in Devon and Surfing Holidays
Surf South West run surf lessons, surfing courses and surf holidays at Croyde Bay in Devon, and Saunton Sands, North Devon, England. Established in 1996, 2013 is our 18th year as the premier surfing centre providing surf lessons in the UK for all levels including 'learn to surf' beginner surfing lessons. Surf South West is proud to be the first surf school to be awarded Level 4 status by the British Surfing Association. Level 4 is the highest level attainable. To find out more about our surfing tuition and surf coaching, please use the links on the left.
The only surf school with beachfront locations at Croyde and Saunton
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.
Surf South West 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.
Surf Instructor Courses and Beach Lifeguard Courses for 2014 - Qualify as a surf coach and/or a beach lifeguard with us and get paid to live the Endless Summer! Click here for more info!
Surf South West teams up with surfing charity The Wave Project: With the help of local volunteers we are proud to be the only surf school in North Devon running sessions for this not for profit organisation. To learn more about the good work The Wave Project carries out click here:
Croyde Beach number one on list of 'Top British Surfing Beaches': 'Croyde has created a great balance to support holidaymakers whilst incorporating surfing into the local way of life.' View article here:
2014 Season - Dates! 22nd March is our opening day for courses in 2014. We are then open 7 days a week until 9th November.
Dates for 2014 'Improve and Excel Weekends' Announced - Coaching weekends for intermediate surfers incorporating video analysis and classroom instruction. Click here for more info!
Dates for 2014 Portugal Holidays Announced - Surf Holidays for beginners and improvers on selected dates. Click here for all the info!
Dates for 2014 '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 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!
Surf South West recommended in Sunday Times 25th April 2010: ''Croyde Bay, in north Devon, is one of the best-loved surfing spots in Britain. It's also an excellent beginner beach.' View article here:
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.
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!
Boards and Wetsuits For Sale Beginner boards and wetsuits for sale! 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.
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