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Surf Lesson provided by Woolacombe Surf Centre

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Tour snapshot
Duration:
2h
Group size:
24
Stroller accessible
Ticket type:
Mobile
  • Duration:
    2h
  • Group size:
    24
  • Stroller accessible
  • Ticket type:
    Mobile
About
Woolacombe Surf Centre is Woolacombe's highest rated & qualified surf school & water sports provider! Professionally run & based in the heart of Woolacombe, North Devon. WSC is accredited as a ‘Centre of Excellence’ by Surfing England, the highest attainable level! All our coaches are fully qualified surf instructors & beach lifeguards with many years coaching experience all over the world, with a true passion for surfing and watersports. We operate our surf lessons on the beautiful Woolacombe Beach.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
Available languages
English, Italian, Spanish
What to expect
  • All sessions are 2 hours long which include all equipment required and coaching throughout, we also take photos with our in-water camera to immortalise your finest surfing moments! which are free and available through our Woolacombe Surf Centre Facebook Page*. All you need bring is swimwear, a towel and sunblock and we will take care of the rest.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English, Italian, Spanish
Cancellation policy
  • All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
What to expect
  • All sessions are 2 hours long which include all equipment required and coaching throughout, we also take photos with our in-water camera to immortalise your finest surfing moments! which are free and available through our Woolacombe Surf Centre Facebook Page*. All you need bring is swimwear, a towel and sunblock and we will take care of the rest.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 166854P2
Call +6037-7240250
Important information
Inclusions
  • Wetsuit, surfboard surf tuition and free photos included
Duration
2h
Departure details
  • Barton Rd, Woolacombe EX34 7BA, UK Woolacombe Surf Centre Shop 5 Barton Court Barton Road Woolacombe North Devon EX34 7BA
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 24 travellers
Inclusions
  • Wetsuit, surfboard surf tuition and free photos included
Departure details
  • Barton Rd, Woolacombe EX34 7BA, UK Woolacombe Surf Centre Shop 5 Barton Court Barton Road Woolacombe North Devon EX34 7BA
Duration
2h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 24 travellers
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Jenny F
1 contribution
Sep 2021
We have been using Woolacombe Surf Centre for the last three years and surfing is the highlight of our holiday. The equipment is top quality, the wetsuits are toasty warm (which I was worried about being cold, but didn't even notice the water!). We have had a different instructors but they have all been so fantastic and friendly which really helps! they are also very knowledgable and have helped us each year we come to progress! (even though we have not surfed since last year and I have terrible balance lol) The free photos are a bonus too, some hilarious 'wipeouts' and some profile pic worthy surfing shots too! thanks team, see you in 2022!
Written 26 November 2021
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Ah awesome! thanks Jenny, it was our pleasure! you guys are always so much fun to surf with, glad you enjoy it so much. There was some great progression all round this year too which is lovely to see! See you guys in 2022!!
Written 26 November 2021
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Tanooki m
1 contribution
Oct 2021
We had a couple lessons with the guys from Woolacombe Surf Centre, family of 4 (youngest 12, eldest 14 and us oldies!) we did not know what to expect but it was so much fun! The kids took to it very quickly, took us a bit longer but had so much fun, we all got to our feet and they managed to get some brill action shots too! We are hooked and be back for sure :)
Written 12 November 2021
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Amazing, really great feedback, thank you so much. We are super glad you enjoyed your week surfing with us, it was our pleasure! see you next time :)
Written 26 November 2021
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Claire B
Bristol, UK25 contributions
Oct 2021 • Family
Booked 4 teens for a 2hr lesson. Arrived 15mins before time - as we were told - for changing. Sadly another family didn't and arrived at start time. Instead of making them responsible for getting to the beach the Company chose to delay the rest of the group. A walk to collect boards, then to the beach. Instructions were good and I felt the teens were all safe. Sadly, they were only in the water for 1hr and 5 mins out of the 2hrs! In fact we were back at out holiday accommodation on the outskirts of Woolacombe by 12.35pm!
Lovely people and good instructors just didn't feel we had our moneys worth. Hunters gave a much better value for money when my nieces went with them.
Written 30 October 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
We are sorry to hear you do not feel like you got enough water time for your session, we did get going 5 minutes later than planned due to the other booking being late, we ran this by you and said we would add the time to the end of the session so you did not miss out. For the session itself the conditions were on the more extreme side, it is late October so the swells and winds are much more meaningful, on this day we had a large and increasing swell running and very strong winds, this combined with dropping tide meant the conditions were deteriorating throughout the session and becoming more challenging. After about an hour the coaches witnessed several near misses where the wind and surf took the boards uncontrollably into the air and nearly hitting others the group. Many were getting tired due to the challenging conditions and struggling to keep control of the board at this point. The wind was increasing to a level where it is unsafe to have novices with large boards in rough seas so the decision was made by both coaches to call the session approx. 20 mins early. Calling sessions early is very rare, and not taken lightly, it is only done for safety reasons, we would rather your group came back safe and in one piece than had the full session time and a potential injury. It is a continual risk assessment when running surf lessons and the ocean is organic and changing constantly, it our job to manage this and facilitate a safe learning environment. One of your instructors is a part time instructor and full time RNLI Lifeguard, so few know the beach better. This was communicated to the group on the beach at the time. So we are sorry you felt you did not have the full time but it is not a straightforward as perhaps you think. However I am disappointed you could not speak to us on the day so we could explain or try to remedy the situation for you. On a side note, for a small seasonal business in a Covid year, with businesses being closed, massive staff shortages and covid ripping through small communities like Woolacombe creating more shortages due to isolating, made 2021 a very difficult year for WSC as well as many others in Woolacombe. We have found most customers to be very understanding and communicative to maintain a balance for all involved. Which makes your review and negative comments on our social media* the more disappointing, when you could of simply spoken to us, after all, we are ‘nice people’… * You quickly left a negative remark about not having any photos of your group on our social media, however you comment was on the wrong session time, which is why you couldn’t find them!
Written 31 October 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

James T
4 contributions
Oct 2021
Simply, brilliant. I've had surf lessons in Cornwall, Devon (previously), South Wales and the Canary Islands. And today's lesson was really, really good. Frederick suggested a few key pointers and tweaks and I was getting up faster, more cleanly and starting to turn quite nicely in a very relaxed and natural way. Thanks to everyone at Woolacombe Surf Centre. Fred even managed to get a few good photos of me which convinced my wife I was actually surfing, from a distance at least ;-)
Written 29 October 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Thanks James, your reviews mean a lot to us at WSC! we really appreciate you writing them. you made great progression in your session, keep it up :) See you next time
Written 30 October 2021
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Clare S
3 contributions
Oct 2021 • Family
That’s it! We’re selling our body boards! We booked a family surf lesson with Woolacombe Surf Centre and had literally the most awesome afternoon! Ollie was an incredible instructor and even ran back down the beach to help us to take our boards back. Highly recommended! Watch out Pamela Anderson 😂
Written 25 October 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
YES! get the bodyboards gone! :) we love it. So glad you guys had fun surfing with us, it really was our pleasure! See you next time Pammy!
Written 26 October 2021
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AllyBlaa
Montevideo, Uruguay47 contributions
Oct 2021
Great experience all round, the school has a friendly atmosphere and we had a really fun week, one lesson per day and all the kit needed was included in the price.
From the start, Zoe was quick and helpful in replying to the emails we sent beforehand and super kind and helpful answering all our questions during the time that we were there. Ollie and Rosie were excellent instructors, patient and empathetic - they explained the basics clearly so that we could get started, and then gave each of us individual tips to help us improve at our own pace.
I'd thoroughly recommend the school to anyone thinking about surf lessons, whether a complete beginner or wanting to improve.
Written 11 October 2021
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Amazing, really great feedback, thank you so much. We are super glad you enjoyed your week surfing with us, it was our pleasure! see you next time :)
Written 16 October 2021
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Sam C
North Yorkshire, UK8 contributions
Sep 2021 • Couples
Great introduction to surfing from Woolacombe Surf Centre (and Oli the instructor). Would recommend.
Written 2 October 2021
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Great, thank you Sam, really glad you enjoyed surfing with WSC, it was our pleasure :)
Written 4 October 2021
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Neil C
3 contributions
Sep 2021
Had a great time learning to surf with the crew at Woolacombe Surf Center. In my opinion this is the best place to learn to surf. The crew here treated me not as a customer but as a friend and made my experience all the better for it!
After spending some time falling off with style I would like to give special thanks to the following.
Ted for getting me right on the basics.
Sam for getting me turning, scoring my nose diving as a classic 10 out of 10 and for an insight into what makes good surfing conditions.
Ollie for improving on my turning technique.
Rosie for the constant input on technique and ensuring every session was fun.
And finally after all that effort typing I'm off for a large bag of chips and a pint so that I'm ready for next year.
Written 19 September 2021
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awesome ! Thank you Neil, it was 100% our pleasure, everyone loved having you in, its not often coaches fight about who has you on the next session :) so glad you had fun surfing with us, and what a fantastic week of conditions we had for it too. See you next time, all the best
Written 22 September 2021
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Samuel A
1 contribution
Sep 2021 • Friends
Was great experience. Ollie was our instructor and was very attentive and clear with his instructions. Would recommend even to intermediate surfers who want a refresher.
Written 15 September 2021
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Lovely to hear, glad you enjoyed surfing with us, it was our pleasure, thank you for the review :)
Written 16 September 2021
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Luke F
1 contribution
Sep 2021 • Couples
Had two brilliant surfing lessons with Ollie and Ted ✌🏽 then were both sound lads with a wealth of knowledge and experience. Highly recommend for beginners and more advanced surfers who want to learn how to improve board control and ride along waves.
Written 8 September 2021
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Epic, thanks Luke, great to hear, glad you enjoyed it. thanks fro the review :)
Written 11 September 2021
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SCMEParsons
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Cannot recommend
Booked a surf lesson whilst on half term holiday fir our children. Advertised as 2 hour lesson, only got just 60 mi
alexpW516TI
alexpW516TI
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Really friendly, great coaching, super fun
We had such a great time! Ollie was fantastic, very friendly made great conversation and gave us some great coachin
edelami_
edelami_
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Amazing Experience!
Honestly just the most incredible experience. Something I've always wanted to do and something my husband didn't wa
Jimbo76
Jimbo76
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Great lessons and instruction from Sam
Great full day surfing today with Sam. Both my boys, aged 11 and 13 really liked it and Sam's instruction and enthu
A H
A H
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Great family surf lesson
As a family we had two great surf lessons. Jess and Ted were brilliant with our two boys and we all really enjoyed
L8671JHjohnr
L8671JHjohnr
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Surf Lesson
2 hour surf lesson yesterday. Perfect way to spend the afternoon. Instructor Parry very friendly and informative. W
deebz23
deebz23
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Highly recommended
Our kids thoroughly enjoyed their surf lesson. The staff were all really nice and helpful. We would definitely book
nicholas e
nicholas e
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Totally awesome
My son Dylan had a great surf lesson on Wednesday with Olly. He loved every moment and didn't give up. Only was a g
chrismR7137XY
chrismR7137XY
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Fantastic surf lesson with Ollie
It might have been a slightly damp August day,but Ollie turned it into an amazing fun filled two hours of surfing.
Emmet O
Emmet O
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Great fun intro lesson
My teenage girls had a really fun time doing this. A 2hr intro lesson, about 75mins in the water. Rosie their instr
Clovatt1
Clovatt1
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Fantastic Family Surfing Experience!
What a fantastic surf lesson! We had a private lesson for 2 hours, for 2 adults and 3 teens, with Parry who was bri
Sandra K
Sandra K
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Great surfing lesson
Had a group surf lesson with Ollie as our instructor. Ollie gave us all good tips to help us try to get surfing, s
Odyssey62679229496
Odyssey62679229496
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Family surfing
Absolutely amazing time had by all my family. Special thanks to Ted who made the experience perfect as we was all t
Jet44602585544
Jet44602585544
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Ted is awesome
I had a surf lesson with Ted and he was the best instructor. He was funny and so helpful! He always offered advice
mrswhite3112
mrswhite3112
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Brilliant introduction to surfing.
I had a two hour group surfing lesson, I was a bit apprehensive as I’d booked on alone and had no experience at all