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

Bex Page avatarBex Page
a month ago
What an awesome Instructor you are Steve… My two children and Husband absolutely loved their lesson with you today. From the moment we arrived you looked after us, your friendly and welcoming manner, plus the jokes 😉 made it an amazing experience for my family. Keep smiling Steve you are one of life's treasures. Many thanks for making their first surfing lesson such a memorable one. Bex.
Sophie Day avatarSophie Day
7 months ago
I've wanted to surf for over 20 years, but never felt fit enough and also live in the landlocked Midlands! I turned 40 in August, so my sister agreed to have a lesson with me on holiday. Steve was an incredible instructor, and we were lucky enough to have him all to himself. We were both really nervous, but they made us feel so comfortable (including the other guy at the school whose name I've forgotten). We were buzzing afterwards and now both have the surfing bug, thank you! 🌊😍
Ian Wiebkin avatarIan Wiebkin
4 years ago
Wow! The booking process was slick and the prices reasobable. The staff are welcoming, happy and very skilled. My son had his first two hour session today and it was a wonderful experience he will never forget. Thank you Zak for your great insyruction, care and expertise. Thanks also to all at North Devon Surf School for making Danny's day so memorable! It's also an amazing location. Highly recommend!
Tegan Watson avatarTegan Watson
a year 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
Claire L avatarClaire L
7 months ago
My daughter and I had our first, definitely not last, surf lesson today. Tommy, our instructor, was incredibly welcoming and because of the small group size, was able to offer really great advice and tuition. A great morning learning something new, and most importantly, having lots of fun!!
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