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Croyde Surf Academy

Down End Car Park, Croyde EX33 1QE, England
+44 1271 320218
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Ranked #1 of 7 attractions in Croyde
Owner description: OPEN ALL YEAR - Providing comprehensive Surf & Stand-up Paddle board (SUP) lessons from ages 5-85. Based in the Academy's Big Blue Bus in Down End Car... more » Owner description: OPEN ALL YEAR - Providing comprehensive Surf & Stand-up Paddle board (SUP) lessons from ages 5-85. Based in the Academy's Big Blue Bus in Down End Car Park, Croyde overlooking the beach. WE GUARANTEE TO HAVE YOU UP & RIDING IN YOUR FIRST LESSON OR YOUR SECOND LESSON FREE ! Surfboard & SUP hire also available.We have changing facilities on the bus and there are also on-site toilets and showers.Hot and cold refreshments can be purchased from the kiosk in the car park. « less
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Lichfield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2013

The CSA is a great way for anybody to start surfing and it is one of the best things I've ever done. The instructor Carlo was funny and helpful teaching us to surf it was helpful advice and I'd fully recommend it to anybody who wants to learn, though you will have to do more than one lessons to get... More

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2013

Really enjoyed the lessons , small groups tailored towards the appropriate level, excellent website my three kids, 14, 11 & 9 were beginners and Carlo , James were great with them by the end of their second lesson they were standing up. Highly recommend Croyde Surf Academy... Be sure to ask James to do his headstand my kids were impressed!!

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2013

I had my first ever surf lesson last week with a couple of friends and it was such great fun! Carlo was an excellent instructor. Knowledgeable, enthusiastic and a good laugh. I can't wait to get back out on a board and test out my new skills!!

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Colchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2013

We found CSA as I wanted surf lessons for my 6 year old. We opted for a private lesson for myself, my partner and my daughter (worked out £15 more per person each) and it was worth every penny. We were out in the sea really quickly and for a good 2-2.5hours. Carlo was great with all of us but... More

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Petersfield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2013

Amazing Croyde Surf Academy made my first surf lesson a dream. Great advise and teaching from Carlo made getting in the water much less scary than I was expecting. Carlo gave me confidence on a board in the waves and encouragment to stand up. Utterly amazing experience, I will highly recommend to anyone visiting Croyde, it is a must!! Can't... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2013 via mobile

My two young daughters have been desperate to make the transition from bodyboarding to surfing so we decided that this holiday was the right time to treat them to a surf lesson. We found the Croyde Surfing school with ease denoted by the fabulous big blue bus. Carlo was down to earth and really friendly, booking the girls into the... More

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Prague, Hlavni Mesto Praha, Czech Republic
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2013

I was recommended by a friend to contact CSA for a lesson, and Carlo honestly couldn't do enough to help. He contacted us early in the morning of our scheduled lesson as the weather conditions weren't great, and was really helpful in helping us rearrange the lesson around our travel plans. On the day, he quickly put us at ease,... More

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Sherborne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2013

My teenage daughter and two of her friends had their first ever surf lesson,all three are good swimmers,so they were keen to learn and have fun and that they did! Guided by the expertise of a brilliant instructor ,Carlo.My husband and i were watching from the waters edge and we couldn't fail to be impressed with the way in which... More

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Selby, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2013

I've had a few lessons in the past and got the confidence to get my own board. I ended up with something a little too short for me and my confidence was knocked. I decided to have another lesson and loved every second of it. Carlo is by far the best instructor I've had and he ironed out some flaws... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2013 via mobile

I got connived to join in on a surf lesson whilst alway on holiday with my family. Being a strong swimmer you'd think I'd be ok but I am TERRIFIED of the sea...or should I say was! Carlo put me at ease and gave us all an intro to the sea, board and surfing. I thought I'd be really nervous... More

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