North Devon Surf School

The highest rated surf school in the UK since 1988.

North Devon Surf School

North Devon Surf School, established in 1988, is the highest-rated surf school in the UK. Situated just 50 meters from Westward Ho! beach, this family-run business is a “Centre of Excellence” as recognized by the UK surfing governing body. Known for its safety, coaching, equipment, and facilities, the school has also earned the Trip Advisor “Certificate of Excellence” award for five consecutive years.

The surf school offers a range of surfing lessons, including single lessons, two-lesson packages, and three-lesson packages, catering to various skill levels and objectives. All lessons include necessary equipment, ensuring that students have everything they need to learn and enjoy surfing.

In addition to high-quality coaching, the North Devon Surf School provides heated changing rooms, toilets, hot showers, and a wood-fired pizza café to ensure the utmost comfort for all surfers. As a great gift idea, the school also offers gift vouchers for surfing lessons.


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Address: 1 Pebbleridge Rd, Westward Ho!, Bideford EX39 1HN, UK

Lozzie Matthews avatarLozzie Matthews
9 months ago
My 2 children (10 & 8) had the most amazing experience learning to surf. Instructors were kind and caring, taking the time to get to know the children. Both children were able to stand on their board and ride waves after the 2 hour session, which was hugely impressive. Would definitely recommend and will definitely be back next year.
Tegan Watson avatarTegan Watson
3 weeks ago
We had a great time here, Tommy was a really helpful instructor who gave great advice and was really eager to get everyone standing up and doing their best. We were in safe hands an everyone at the school was really welcoming and kind – we will definitely be back
Nicole Lewis avatarNicole Lewis
10 months ago
Absolutely brilliant surfing lessons and equipment!! Our first ever lesson. In my sixties with my daughter. Bethan was an excellent teacher and really helped each of the group to pick up waves. Can’t wait to do it again. 2022 we came back for two days lessons with Stuart and Jamie and it was as brilliant as last year! We will definitely come back. If you want something that brings a smile to your face every time you think of it then this is for you! Book it! You won’t regret it even when you ache the next day you can’t help but smile 😃
Andrew Watson avatarAndrew Watson
2 weeks ago
Really friendly service! I rented a board this weekend to give surfing a go. They were super knowledgeable, really helpful and it was a great price. I'd definitely use them again when I visit friends in Westward Ho again
Tara Sutton avatarTara Sutton
2 months ago
New to the area, so we had booked a lesson here and what a fab place. Everyone was so kind, welcoming and friendly, helping us when our fingers were too blue to undo our zips. Lesson was absolutely fab, very knowledgeable, patient and non egotistical, lots of laughter and surf even in the freezing temps. 100% recommend.
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