Learn to Surf at Croyde Bay and Saunton Sands in Devon
Surf South West have helped over 10,000 people of all ages to ride their first wave through our surfing courses, a unique, truly unforgettable experience which is impossible to describe.
It's surprising how quickly learning to surf can be achieved with the correct instruction and the right equipment. We have the know-how to get you on your feet in the shortest possible time. Many people ask us how long does it take to learn to surf. After a weekend course with us, the vast majority of participants are standing up and riding waves.
Our 'Learn to Surf' surfing courses range from a two hour session to a five day course, offering a range of options whether you're looking for a brief introduction or a chance to make considerable progress. All our courses include wetsuits and surfboards suited to your size and ability
As the weekend course is our most popular, here is an example of what you can expect. Please note start times may vary.
Saturday 10.15amMeet us at the surf school, change into wetsuits and pick up a surfboard. Head to the beach for a 15/20 minute introduction covering: the surfboard, catching waves, standing up techniques and safety information. Then it's into the sea for your first taste of surfing. You'll probably be a bit unstable at first, but by the end of the morning session you will have successfully caught many waves lying down and may even find yourself momentarily
on your feet.