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Nick Thorn Surf School

The Boat House, Woolacombe EX34 7BZ, England
+44 (0) 1271 871337
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Ranked #2 of 9 attractions in Woolacombe
Type: Surf Camps
Description: The Nick Thorn Surf School is located at the Boat House, located on the slipway down onto Woolacombe Beach, next to a small stream and the showers!
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19 reviews 19 reviews
9 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW via mobile

I booked two sessions for our teenage family and they were incredibly excite and nervous. The experience was fantastic; the instructors were welcoming from the moment we registered in the shop to the end of the session when the kids came back tired but buzzing with the experience. There was a combination of training on land but plenty of time... More

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Basingstoke, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

After trying to learn at another destination and surf school I almost gave up , but having found this surf school I will continue my efforts because I know once I can stand for more than a few seconds its a sport I will love!!!:))..... Many thanks to Enrique for his fun but thorough instruction which was delivered with a... More

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Nick T, Owner at Nick Thorn Surf School, responded to this review

So nice to see that they enjoyed the surfing environment. Lots of fun for us as well. More

Gloucestershire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

My 10 year old son had his first surfing session last Sunday (29th June) - he loved it. We booked on the Saturday for the 2 hour session 1-3pm the following afternoon. Wetsuits, boards etc all provided. The two instructors were amazing, they made it a great experience for a slightly nervous first timer but he needn't have worried they... More

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Nick T, Owner at Nick Thorn Surf School, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback, Glad you had a good time and we look forward to seeing you again soon. Nick More

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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

Myself and my boyfriend where interested in learning to surf whilst on our holidays in North Devon so had a look online for local surf schools and found Nick Thorn surf school in nearby Woolacombe. The website did recommend booking however we went down to the shop on the shore and where able to book easily for the next day.... More

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Nick T, Owner at Nick Thorn Surf School, responded to this review

Thanks for your response and I am glad you had a great time. Next time I am sure you will crack the standing up. Regards Nick More

Salisbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

Very thorough, safe and patient instruction. With a lot of laughs Nick made the lesson s brilliant experience.

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Nick T, Front Office Manager at Nick Thorn Surf School, responded to this review

Nick also enjoyed the session very much and we hope you come back soon. Peace More

Barnstaple, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

We took a group of 15 children for a 2 hour session of surfing. The children were of different abilities. The instructors were just fantastic at all times, encouraging the less able. All the children had a fantastic time and just couldn't stop talking about their experience. I would thoroughly recommend Nick's Surfing School for any children, irrespective of their... More

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Nick T, General Manager at Nick Thorn Surf School, responded to this review

Thanks for your great review and we hope the school children had a fun time. We hope you come back soon. Catch you on the flip side. More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

Spent an excellent couple of hours coasteering at Hele Bay with Nick Thorn last weekend as part of my brother's stag do. Following a long drive down (and a beer or two) it was nice to get out into the fresh air the following morning - jumping 30 ft into chilly, salty water is a very restorative experience! Our guides... More

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Nick T, Manager at Nick Thorn Surf School, responded to this review

Mark, Thanks for leaving us a review and we glad you had a great time coasteering over the weekend. The water is so clear at the moment, which makes awesome coasteering sessions. Regards Nick Thorn Team More

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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

Great time on Saturday in my beginners surfing lesson. Everyone was very friendly and our trainer was very enthusiastic. Although shown what to do at each stage there was no pressure to knee or stand up and everyone was left to enjoy the experience and progress at their own pace. Brilliant. Thanks.

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Nick T, Manager at Nick Thorn Surf School, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. All our instructors pride them selves on helping every individual and progressing them at their own pace. Hope to see you surfing again soon Nick Thorn Team More

Brentwood, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

Had a brilliant time last week in Woolacombe, having surf lessons with the Nick Thorne surf school (Lessons, 9am-11am Monday to Thursday)! Came home feeling exhilarated and can't wait to go again next time! Instructors Lucy and Enrique were brilliant, friendly, fun and gave loads of great coaching so was able to stand up on the board and have loads... More

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Nick T, Manager at Nick Thorn Surf School, responded to this review

Sarah, thanks for the feed back. This is the best way to progress your surfing with the multi sessions. Also to keep your fitness up for surfing is to get in the swimming pool and do some laps. Hope this helps and we hope you keep up the surfing. Nick Thorn Surf Coaching. More

England - Reading
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5 reviews 5 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

We booked a group surf lesson on a Friday afternoon with about 15 in the group with 2 instructors. Complete beginners but by the end of the lesson we were up on our knees ... Not bad considering lack of waves. Day 2 Saturday morning group with just 5 of us and 1 instructor (nick himself) first attempt straight up... More

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Nick T, General Manager at Nick Thorn Surf School, responded to this review

Hello Leanne, were happy to hear you have enjoyed your time with us and now your hooked! we pride ourselves on offering a fun and relaxing environment for everyone. thanks for the feed back its much appreciated and we will see you soon i hope! dont forget to check out the photos from your session on our facebook page Nick... More

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