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Dolphin Surf School

Address: 17 Elliot Gardens, Newquay TR7 2QE, England
Phone Number: 01637 873 707
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Mon - Fri 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Haydock, United Kingdom
11 reviews 11 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

What a fantastic day!! Two adults & three kids. We had such a good time, and our instructor Tom was really good getting his methods across to us all. By the end of our session, all of us managed to get stood up to some degree. The location of the school is just a couple of minutes walk away from... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 via mobile

2 adults 5 kids, ages from 45 to 9, we were looked after by Alex and he was superb, never been surfing before and all 7 managed to stand by the end of 2.1/2 hours. Alex was especially fantastic with our 9 year old who was a little worried he wouldn't be able to keep up with the teenagers but... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Perfect every time! Mark and Paula are great hosts, and the surf school is the best I have been to, great attention to detail, classes tailored to individual needs, passionate and experienced instructors, and always great fun for all ages. I highly recommend both the surf school and the lodge, and look forward to my next visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

We had an absolutely wonderful time at the Dolphin Surf School! Paula and Mark are incredible hosts: kind, friendly, and extremely helpful. The lodge and the rooms are beautiful, warm and very clean. Very close to everything (beach and town), the location is super convenient. We would 100% recommend it if you are planning a surfing getaway and we are... More 

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Gloucester, United Kingdom
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2013

The title of the review was a quote from my two boys aged 11 and 9. From a parents perspective the surf day was good value for money and the boys received professional, safe and fun tuition. Would highly recommend.

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Hamburg, Germany
5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2012

I actually came to Newquay mostly for climbing. As I stayed in the Trewinda lodge I thought I could as well try out some surfing. So I took my first surfing lessons ever there and really had so much fun. My first lesson was with Mark, the others with Alex. Had a lot of fun with both of them and... More 

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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2012

Great group, does what is says on the tin! I have two teenaged daughters and wanted a school I could trust. Mark led a team of instructors who were all v responsible and organised. We were all beginners and v nervous, we were put at ease straight away and given good quality equipment to use as part of our lessons.... More 

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Hemel Hempstead, United Kingdom
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2012

My 10 year old daughter really enjoyed her 3-day course with Mark and Sam. She told me it was a sport she would to take up; if we lived in a international surf capital like Newquay! All in all, great lesson, great instructors!

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bergen, norway
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22 reviews 22 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2012

We got a good instructor, but it was clear they had not planned anything before we arrived. Being newbies in surfing we were not told to arrive at a time when the tide was right for us - we therefore only got 1,5 hours of surfing before it was too unsafe for us to surf. Also after having finished the... More 

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Bracknell, England, United Kingdom
14 reviews 14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2012

I enjoyed every minute of it! Me and hubby went for a half day course, and Alex is really good in teaching us, and very encouraging. Both of us managed to stand on the board and now we regret why we didn't booked a longer course.

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