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Address: Toft Steps, Undercliff Drive, Bournemouth BH5 1BN, England
Phone Number: +44 7733 895538
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Description: How to describe it? I’m not sure, and even if I could, I wouldn’t do it...
How to describe it? I’m not sure, and even if I could, I wouldn’t do it justice. When you stand up on your first wave it is the uncontrollable, throw your hands in the air and scream feeling, if only for a few seconds!! Once you can ride a wave, it is the undeniable urge to go back for more, and when you are on the beach and the sun is shining it is enormous fun!! Learn to surf...the only way you can really understand what all the fuss is about is to get some gear and get wet!! That’s where we can help.
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Standing up on our first lesson!

My daughter and I had a great 2 hr lesson at Surf Steps last week. The surf hut was easy to find with parking close by.The friendly staff soon had us kitted out and warming up on... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 23, 2015
Matt J
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Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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English first
Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

My daughter and I had a great 2 hr lesson at Surf Steps last week. The surf hut was easy to find with parking close by.The friendly staff soon had us kitted out and warming up on the beach before entering the water with the qualified instructors. There were 12 people in our group and the majority of us were... More 

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bournemouth
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

Been here a few time but recently took the kids for a group birthday party and they loved it. would highly recommend !!

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6 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

I went with the hope I'd piggy back a SUP lesson. Sadly it didnt work out but the crew suggested I take out a board and try it out. Gave me some salient pointers and were fully supportive of me trying it out. Loved it, got unlimited rental until end of June and have made the most of it...going out... More 

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16 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

Visited today, the weather held quite nicely, the swell was pretty good, and kit and equipment was pretty good, the staff were friendly and got to try both surfing and sup. Thanks for having us guys! Recommend.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

Amazing! The teacher was so good and we really enjoyed ! Cold weather but the sea is good. See you next time :-)

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SurfSteps, Owner at Surf Steps, responded to this review

Great to hear you had such a good time, look forward to seeing you again soon! Regards, Andy Joyce Director More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

We hired 14 boards from this centre 3 broke in the waves the centre tried to charge £175 per board that was damaged this information wasn't listed. On closer inspection of the boards the wooden centre was rotten and no longer fit to be used there were various repairs to the all the board. Great location on the beach just... More 

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SurfSteps, General Manager at Surf Steps, responded to this review

Hi, In response to your review... Firstly, we're very sorry about what happened during your visit and never like to have unhappy customer. Secondly, I would like to respond to some of your comments. None of the boards you hired were 'rotten' or "no longer fit to be used", they are all still here and can be seen by anyone... More 

Windlesham, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Had a great surf lesson here. Loads of fun, really relaxed, nice mix of people, great friendly instructors. Never surfed before, but it's seriously fun! Would recommend and will be coming back for an 'improver's lesson soon!

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SurfSteps, General Manager at Surf Steps, responded to this review

We're all really glad to hear you enjoyed your experience here at Surf Steps so much. We can't wait to see you back down here in the future. Kind regards Tom and the team More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

We were sorely disappointed with our beginners’ lesson at Surf Steps. After reading the overwhelmingly positive reviews on Tripadvisor and checking their website, we went down to Bournemouth on 30th July 2014. We tried calling Surf Steps beforehand to book an appointment for Surfing Lessons but it kept going onto voicemail. We therefore decided to travel to Bournemouth and book... More 

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SurfSteps, Manager at Surf Steps, responded to this review

Hi Amanda, Firstly, we are very sorry to hear that you didn't enjoy your experience with us at Surf Steps. If any of these points were raised on the day of your session we could have done something about it but I'm afraid all I can offer now is the chance for the 2 of you to return for a... More 

crazy21girl
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19 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

We booked this for part of my friends Hen weekend on 2/8/14, it was such a fun experience which everyone enjoyed! Would recommend to anyone who hasn't tried it before, great for the money & lots of time spent in the sea attempting to surf!!

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SurfSteps, Manager at Surf Steps, responded to this review

Hi Girls, We're glad to hear you all had a fun Hen do and enjoyed your surfing experience with us! Hopefully we'll see you back here in the futute. Thank you for your review. All the best, The SurfSteps Crew x More 

Leicester, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

Impressive surf school at reasonable cost and our instructor Mo was really friendly and helpful throughout our lesson. Wetsuits and boards were decent kit and we managed to get onto some good waves in our 2-hour session. Mo was always nearby with advice and helped us when we weren't quite getting there without being over-the-top with help so we felt... More 

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SurfSteps, Manager at Surf Steps, responded to this review

Hi, Thank you Very much for your review, we're all glad to hear you had a great time and I've passed your thanks onto Mo! We hope to see you down here again in the future. All the best, The Surf Steps Crew! x More 

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