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O'Neill Surf Academy

Watergate Bay, Newquay TR8 4AB, England
01841 520052
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Ranked #20 of 60 Activities in Newquay
Type: Other, Adventure
Owner description: O'Neill Surf Academy is a Professional Surf School based at Watergate Bay, Newquay. We offer...
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Type: Other, Adventure
Owner description: O'Neill Surf Academy is a Professional Surf School based at Watergate Bay, Newquay. We offer exciting surf experiences for adults and children of all abilities. We are a BSA approved school, with male and female coaches. Prices start from just £15

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Athens, Greece
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

I had a great surfing experience last July with O'Neill Surfing Academy! Under Dom’s professional coaching (I am 50+ old ), I felt safe and cool, have really fun from the first time I “ play” with waves . Thank you Ashleigh and Dom for your warm welcome and gentle treatment. I am looking forward to come again next summer... More 

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Gosport, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

My daughter and i recently attended a days surfing at the surf school, we were complete beginners and had no equipment. we were met by friendly staff who made us feel welcome and proceeded to provide us with all of the equipment required to go and catch a wave. On the beach the staffs high standards were maintained, providing us... More 

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newport
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3 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

We were a group of 4 adults 3 teens and 4 aged 9. We had a morning session booked with ONeills. From the beginning this company was extremely professional. It was our 1st ever surf lesson and Ashley took our group. It was a very cold and morning. They accommodated my daughter who was freezing with a thick winter suit.... More 

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Newbury, United Kingdom
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4 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Just back from another week in the wonderful Watergate Bay. This holiday was again made extra special by the excellent service from the great team at O'Neil. Ollie was a complete star giving first class tuition to my little girl of 6 plus her school friend who was surfing for the first time. By the end of their 2nd lesson... More 

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Thrumpton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2013

We had a family surf lesson with O'Neill Surf Academy and it was excellent. With the youngest being 7 and the oldest 40-something! we had a range of ages and 2 of us had surfed a little in the past. Dom was our instructor and he was brilliant. Within seconds of being in the water my youngest son was standing... More 

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Bradford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2013

I came to the Academy on my own and as part of a B&B package. I was a little nervous of going into the sea at first but I needn't have worried. The instruction was great, I was taught by Alex, Robbie and Dom all of whom covered all safety aspects extensively and gave thorough instruction on the actual surfing.... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2013

We've done the longboard coaching weekend twice with Ashleigh and Dom and would recommend it to anyone. They're both great at tailoring the teaching to the individual's level, and it's by far the most responsive surf coaching I've ever had (and I've had tons). Dom is very skilled at pinpointing one thing in a session for each person to work... More 

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Liverpool
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39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2013

My 2 daughters used this surf school last week and thouroghly enjoyed themselves. The owner Asley was very helpfull especially as during thier first lesson the beach was closed down due to the Thunder cat racing teams taking over the beach and re-allocated them another lesson later in the week. All the instructors were very friendly and knowledgable. Thanks to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2013 via mobile

A fun filled afternoon at Watergate Bay! Even Summer our spaniel joined in, enjoying being part of our lesson with Alex the instructor. The group was a perfect size and the lesson was well structured spending time taking us through the key basic skills but also making sure we maximised our time in the water. All the team at the... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2013

I totally recommend this surf school - close to the beach, nice staff, brilliant surf equipment for beginners to advanced surfers and they know how to teach surfing and to make the best of every situation like bad weather, I had a surf and stay and the accommodation (Watergate Bay Surf Lodge) was also brilliant for holidays like this. Would... More 

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