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Bude Surfing Experience

Car Park Summerleaze Crescent | North Cornwall, Bude EX23 8HN, England
+44 7779 117746
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Paddle Boarding is so much fun

We went out on Paddle Boards not knowing what to expect. Learning to get on, kneel and stand we... read more

Reviewed 29 August 2017
Anne F
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London, United Kingdom
From complete beginner to standing in 30 minutes!

I write this feeling very envious of my six-year-old who benefited so much from the personal... read more

Reviewed 19 August 2017
WorcesterKev
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Worcester
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Bude Surfing Experience is a well established surf school who run surfing lessons on Summerleaze beach - the main surfing beach in Bude, North Cornwall. Summerleaze beach is surrounded by some great places to eat, drink and stay and you can access the shops in Bude town centre from the beach car park. At the surf school you can learn to surf or improve your surfing by joining a surf lesson lead by an experienced, highly qualified instructor. All lessons are suitable for all ages and abilities and are available everyday, all year round. You can also have a private 1:1 surf lesson or try Stand Up Paddle boarding (S.U.P). You can also hire equipment and pick up and drop off the gear from the beach car park. If you are part of a small or large group you can also book a private session just for you.
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Hours Today: 09:00 - 21:00
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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Car Park Summerleaze Crescent | North Cornwall, Bude EX23 8HN, England
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Reviewed 29 August 2017

We went out on Paddle Boards not knowing what to expect. Learning to get on, kneel and stand we were able to go all the way up to the weir on a beautiful summers afternoon. Well worth it.

Thank Anne F
Scott M, Owner at Bude Surfing Experience, responded to this reviewResponded 31 August 2017

Thanks for the review Anne. We are glad you enjoyed it and learned new skills. Good luck with your next adventure.

Reviewed 19 August 2017

I write this feeling very envious of my six-year-old who benefited so much from the personal instruction from the surf coaches at Bude Surfing Experience that within half an hour of never having touched a surfboard, he had managed to stand (putting his poor dad...More

Thank WorcesterKev
Scott M, Owner at Bude Surfing Experience, responded to this reviewResponded 31 August 2017

Our instructor team endeavor to make everyone's first time experience of surfing the best it can be so it's important to us that we treat every individual with as much attention as possible. Having a parent in the water (for under 8's) and working closely...More

Reviewed 18 August 2017 via mobile

We had a mixed group of abilities from 51 to 6 years of age but we all had a great time with Scott and the team. Everybody got some personal attention and the pre- surf tuition was great. Thoroughly recommend this team, this is our...More

Thank Gabbie C
Scott M, Owner at Bude Surfing Experience, responded to this reviewResponded 19 August 2017

The team at BSX are having a great summer and hope you are enjoying yours too! Thanks for the review. Hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed 10 August 2017

The BSX team were brilliant! Really helpful and flexible, making sure we made the most of our 4 days in Bude. My son Scott had a great time, and he's surfing with much more confidence now. The guys worked really hard out in the water...More

Thank Alli G
Scott M, Owner at Bude Surfing Experience, responded to this reviewResponded 12 August 2017

Thank you Alli, we really enjoyed having your son Scott around and glad he was able to progress his surfing and confidence in the water. All the best.

Reviewed 8 August 2017

My son loved it .A big thank you to George he really made his day .20 minutes on the beach learning the basis then 2 hours in the sea and being able to stand up at the end of it great value as well.There are...More

Thank annrttenmick
Scott M, Owner at Bude Surfing Experience, responded to this reviewResponded 12 August 2017

We have a great team of instructors and we all love to share the joy of surfing to all who want to learn. 🤙🏾

Reviewed 8 August 2017 via mobile

Had a great surfing session with Scott and his team. We had our 5 year old daughter with us - she was so well looked after and thoroughly enjoyed the time in the water. 100% recommend the Bude Surfing Experience. Fab! Thank you so much.

Thank Valentine37
Scott M, Owner at Bude Surfing Experience, responded to this reviewResponded 12 August 2017

Small steps make for good experiences. It's great to see someone so young be so brave and enjoy riding the waves.

Reviewed 30 July 2017

We had a lovely afternoon paddle boarding session on the Bude canal. Scott was a humorous and informative instructor and we were both standing and negotiating fishing lines, kayaks, canoes, low hanging branches, not so low hanging branches and wildlife as well as the meandering...More

Thank Kidwencha
Scott M, Owner at Bude Surfing Experience, responded to this reviewResponded 12 August 2017

Bude canal is such a great spot to learn to SUP. Glad you had such a good laugh and enjoyed the nature and company. Hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed 26 July 2017 via mobile

Mike was a great surfing instructor for the morning lesson that we had from 10am. He was very informative and patient when out in the water. All the equipment was great and we felt safe at all times. We were taken down to the quieter...More

Thank AmpthillFoodies
Scott M, Owner at Bude Surfing Experience, responded to this reviewResponded 12 August 2017

Thank you for your review. We have another great instructor team this summer and we are always updating our equipment. Crooklets and Summerleaze beach are great places to learn to surf. Glad you had a great time.

Reviewed 16 July 2017 via mobile

Had an ace surf lesson this morning. Was 1 to 1 with George. Had a great time and actually stood up! Would deffo recommend this to anyone. Thanks guys x

Thank 286amy1
Scott M, Public Relations Manager at Bude Surfing Experience, responded to this reviewResponded 17 July 2017

Hi Amy! Glad you had a sick surf session, hope to see you again. There are surf spots near Derby. Have a look at Magic Seaweed but come back to Cornwall & ride waves with us soon! George.

Reviewed 29 June 2017 via mobile

First time surfers so myself and my girlfriend were a little nervous, we shouldn't have been! Scott and George were extremely friendly and after about 20 minutes going over the basics on the beach we hit the waves! Like anything worth doing, it took patience...More

Thank Richard L
Scott M, Owner at Bude Surfing Experience, responded to this reviewResponded 3 July 2017

Its great to hear you enjoyed your first steps on the thrilling path of riding waves but your work has just begun! Keep watching the webcam and visit us soon for more surfing nirvana.

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