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O'Neill Surf Academy

Watergate Bay, Newquay TR8 4AB, England
01841 520052
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Ranked #16 of 49 activities in Newquay
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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... more » 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 « less
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Thrumpton, United Kingdom
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2013

My Wife booked the course with Ashley for her 40th Birthday. We were taken out with Dom for 2 days surfing and had the time of our life. We were both impressed with Dom's knowledge of the surf and sea, it was amazing. A great friendly bunch and we shall certainly be returning. Thank you for converting us to surf... More

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Newbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2013

Last Saturday in the care of such a great team, most in the attached photo experienced surfing for the 1st time. Can't wait to do it again. Ashleigh and her team made us all feel very able to acheive what we thought was the impossible! No hassle in getting sorted into our wetsuits, a very short walk to the beach... More

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2013

Had a lesson booked for me as a surprise birthday present. Got suited and booted and made our way down to Watergate bay, Alan chatted to me on the way down to find out about my surf experience etc. Once in the water I had an awesome time picking up were I left off 20 years ago. Had a great... More

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London
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2012

I was only aware of the Extreme Academy at Watergate Bay. They were fully booked so we needed an alternative + found O'Neill. Thank you Dom, the surf was amazing this weekend, but to have one of us standing up a few times + the other riding the wave for several seconds including doing a 180 was more than we... More

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