Wavehunters at the Extreme Academy

Wavehunters at the Extreme Academy

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9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Wavehunters at the Extreme Academy is a new partnership with the innovative north Cornwall surf and marine company, Wavehunters. From surf and stand-up paddleboard lessons to outdoor fitness classes and beach yoga, Wavehunters at the Extreme Academy will offer a range of surfing and beachside adventures for all ages and abilities. We're open seven days a week, 9am until 5pm. Right on the beach at Watergate Bay. Our purpose-built facilities provide you with changing, hot showers, lockers and hire equipment. You can find us on Sea Lane next door to The Beach Hut restaurant & Shop on the Beach.
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Rachel M
Cheddar, UK2 contributions
Jul 2022 • Family
Thanks Harvey and Amy the boys had a great time surfing, they said they learnt a lot from Amy.
Your photos were stunning and worth every penny, it will be a real treat to look back at them in the future and remember a smashing day.
Can’t thank you enough, you were brilliant.
Written 1 August 2022
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Dear Z320FGrachelm, Wow, what an amazing 5-star review! I'm delighted the boys enjoyed their surfing lessons, with wonderful photos to remember the experience. We look forward to seeing you again in the future.
Written 2 August 2022
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maggsyv
London, UK61 contributions
Jun 2022 • Solo
I booked a private lesson after being inspired to leave my comfort zone a little more and to try new things - especially after lockdowns. I’d never surfed before and quite frankly was nervous on the day! I met Charlotte, my surf teacher for the lesson and instantly felt at ease! The session was taken at my pace, I went from nervous bystander to standing (some of the time!) on the board mid surf, by the end of the session. She was so lovely, friendly and knowledgeable I felt in safe hands. All equipment is included in the cost - the same for group lessons - and there are lockers and showers on site. I’ve been inspired to try another lesson or two in the future. I didn’t think I’d say that by the end of the session! Thank you Charlotte! And thank you to all the team too. I can’t wait to come back.
Written 15 June 2022
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Dear maggsyv, Thank you for leaving us your amazing 5-star review. I'm delighted you enjoyed your private lesson with Charlotte. I'll ensure your compliments are shared with her and the team. We look forward to welcoming you back for more surfing in the future.
Written 17 June 2022
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MCHMF
Wooburn, UK434 contributions
Feb 2022
We booked an intermediate surf lesson for my daughter and her friends who can all surf. The provided kit was great quality, with warm winter wetsuits, hoods, gloves and boots all provided as part of the lesson cost, which was really good.
Bit disappointed in the actual lesson - there wasn't any teaching done and the instructor spent most of the time with someone who clearly couldn't surf. Overall, we were happy, the group were kept safe in the water and had a great time, just it was more supervision rather than a lesson to help them improve their surf skills.
Written 26 February 2022
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Dear MCHMF, Thanks so much for your feedback and helpful suggestions for improvement. I'm sorry for your disappointment this time but pleased that you enjoyed your lesson overall. We will hopefully see you again!
Written 7 March 2022
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angela
London, UK1 contribution
Jan 2022 • Family
We used Extreme Acadamy whilst staying at the Watergate Bay Hotel. Carl was really friendly and incredibly helpful. He sorted us all out with boards and was happy to offer advice on best times to surf /bodyboard. Carl realised that I was not as well equipped as the rest of my family and was wearing an ill fitting summer wetsuit. He quickly had me kitted out in a winter wetsuit with boots, gloves and hat. I don’t normally spend as much time in the water as the rest of the family but after Carl’s advice and assistance I was able to enjoy my time in the water. I was so toasty warm - it was a total revalation. The service here is excellent and very efficient. Carl was Definitly the most helpful, friendly and informative member of the Hotel Team that we encountered while staying at the Watergate Bay Hotel. The complementary use of equipment from Extreme Acadamy if you are staying in a beach loft is a brilliant idea and takes all the hassle of trying to store and dry your kit obernigh!! Extreme Acadamy (and Carl) are highly recommended!
Written 5 January 2022
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Dear Safari32569135300, Thank you for your amazing review. We are thrilled to see you enjoyed your time in the sea. I will ensure your outstanding compliments are shared with Carl. We hope to welcome you back to Watergate Bay in the future.
Written 8 January 2022
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MJH1
Bedfordshire, UK4,675 contributions
Aug 2021 • Family
Stayed at the hotel for a few days over boardmasters
Not all our party had wetsuits or boards
Hired from Extreme
All done on line as you queued so very slick (and there wasn’t much of a queue in truth)
Cheaper than other beaches we found and didn’t need to leave security item
Lessons are good though not using them for that anymore as lads have got the gist of it
Written 19 August 2021
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Dear MJH1, Many thanks for your feedback! We hope you had a great time in the water.
Written 26 August 2021
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Ajoneill45
7 contributions
Jul 2021 • Couples
Did a beginner surfing lesson with Pete! Had the best day, left feeling so good! Pete was a great instructor and really hands on, you could tell he wanted everyone to get standing up and having the best time!
The group size was perfect because you actually got a lot of time with Pete to go through how to improve each time. We saw another group on the beach that just had far too many people in it so we were really happy we chose to go with extreme academy! 100% recommend, we’re ready to book again!!
Written 25 July 2021
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Dear Ajoneill45, Thanks so much for this excellent review! We will make sure Pete gets to read your kind words. I hope we'll see you again.
Written 29 July 2021
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Andy T
2 contributions
Jun 2021 • Couples
Had a superb beginners surf lesson with Carl. Loved every minute of it and with great tuition managed to stand up! Really would recommend the Extreme academy and all the kit was good and supplied, even warm boots 👍 great value too all booked through the website
Written 6 June 2021
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Dear andytL4267MR, Thanks so much for your excellent review!
Written 16 June 2021
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nakedchihuahua
2 contributions
Oct 2020
My husband and I had a great time. I was worried about being cold as it was only 10 degrees, very windy and 9 o’clock in the morning, but the wetsuits were really warm. If this is something you are considering doing stop thinking about it and just do. It was so much fun. The staff were great!
Written 11 October 2020
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Hello nakedchihuahua, Thank you so much for your five-star review. We're so pleased you decided to give it a go and enjoyed yourselves! See you again soon.
Written 9 November 2020
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AlexMbishop
Winchester, UK22 contributions
Sep 2020
So helpful for surf board hire . We mentioned our daughter feels cold in the water and they kindly gave her a brand new wetsuit , which meant she had a much better experience . Kids all had a great time .
Written 11 September 2020
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Hello AlexMbishop, Thank you for the five stars. We're really glad you all enjoyed your time with us!
Written 10 October 2020
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Snowcalfe
Cheshire, UK22 contributions
Jul 2020
We stayed at Watergate Bay Hotel and my children both received one free surf lesson so we both paid and joined in. As a result of Covid restrictions the class size was smaller than usual so we were lucky to be in a group of 5 for our lesson.
Instructor Pete was patient, friendly and gave us all time and attention on the beach and in the water. Definitely worth taking a lesson to familarise yourself with the board and the waves.
Written 6 September 2020
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Hello Snowcalfe, Thanks for your excellent review. So pleased that you enjoyed your lesson with Pete! See you again soon.
Written 10 October 2020
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