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Address: Car Park Summerleaze Crescent, Bude EX23 8HN, England
Phone Number:
+44 7779 117746
09:00 - 18:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 18:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours

Bude Surfing Experience is a well established surf school who run surfing...

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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Awesome instructors!!!

We had a great time surfing in October half term. We had Mike as our instructor and it there was just me and my son surfing. The waves were and Mike not only taught us how to... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 21 October 2016
Anna M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

We had a great time surfing in October half term. We had Mike as our instructor and it there was just me and my son surfing. The waves were and Mike not only taught us how to surf, but where to position yourself, the dangers of being in the wrong place and what to do if you are dragged further... More 

Thank Anna M
Scott M, Owner at Bude Surfing Experience, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments. We are glad you had an awesome time with us surfing. Promoting safety is key to progressing as a surfer and hopefully it will give you more confidence on when going into the sea. Hope to see you next time you are here in Bude. More 

Leeds, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016

Absolutely loved our surf lesson with Scott! The group was a small enough size (6 people), good equipment and really friendly tuition. Scott offers a lot of support and encouragement, really fun and completely exhausting! Highly recommended :) Thanks for a great introduction to surfing, we'll definitely be back!

Thank carlallama
Rugby, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016

Thanks to Scott and team here again, Max 11 & Soph 13 , kept them safe taught them well and after an exhausting 2 hour session they came back still enthused. Our 3rd year with these guys, we've been up and down the coast with the kids doing lessons but these guys are the best. Great price for lessons and... More 

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Essex Girl
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016 via mobile

Had two lessons whilst I was down in Bude this summer. Enjoyed them so much I didn't want to stop! I could easily have spent the rest of the day in the sea. Scott is a great tutor, kept it simple and basic, so it was easy to learn. Gave us some great tips for surfing and safety. Very happy... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016 via mobile

We had a fantastic few hours attempting to learn how to surf while on holiday in Bude. Scott and Harry are so friendly and make you feel relaxed immediately. We are 2 families with 5 children ranging in age from 7 up to 15. I cannot recommend this lovely local businesses enough. A must for everyone.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016

Scott and team took a large family group of us over two sessions, mostly complete beginners and everyone managed to ride their first waves. We all had so much fun that now most have been bitten by the surfing bug, particularly the kids. Bude and the beaches nearby are ideal locations. The instructors were all great and set just the... More 

Thank Fasling
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

Top afternoon for my very first surfing session ever!!! Top surf school run by top guys!! Thank you Mike & Scott for an absolute diamond afternoon. We WILL be back as I am now a huge fan of the Surf 👏👍🏄🏼 Irish Gaz

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Oldham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

Thank you Scott, Harry and John. Not sure what to expect, my son was having a go at this for the first time arranged by his Aunty. Wet suits were provided. Expert tuition was given first on the dry and this then continued in the surf. He thoroughly enjoyed himself, very nearly standing. They then had a second go, this... More 

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Northampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

My 10 year old grandson had his first lesson. He had a fantastic time and rode his first wave in by the end of his lesson. Many thanks to all the staff who are very friendly. They are extremely knowledgeable and helpful. So if you are a complete novice or have some experience. They will make sure you have the... More 

Thank sheilacoote
Northampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2016

Have had four lessons with Bude surfing experience and they have all been brilliant. i had my first two back in June and the instructors were fantastic and i felt really safe with them, went again in august and took my ten year old nephew and he had a grate time, we both loved it and the every one is... More 

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