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Nick Thorn Surf School

Address: The Boat House, Woolacombe EX34 7BZ, England
Phone Number: +44 (0) 1271 871337
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Ranked #2 of 10 Attractions in Woolacombe
Type: Surf Camps, Adventure
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Owner 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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Nr Bristol
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

My 15 year old son and 12 year old daughter had surf lessons during half term. They had not surfed before. The instructors were fantastic, really engaged with the kids, explained everything clearly. The lesson was fun and as a parent i felt they were in safe hands. They are hooked! Would recommend without hesitation.

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Lancashire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

Our ten year old daughter had a marvellous time learning to surf in Woolacombe at this excellent surf school. By the final day, she was standing up on the board far more and wanted to have another week of lessons! The teachers are young, enthusiastic and encouraging and there is good adherence to safety without mollycoddling. Nick himself is a... More

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Devon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Booked for 2 sessions for 2 teenage girls. They thoroughly enjoyed the experience. Well organised, good equipment. Friendly laid back staff. Enrico the instructor described by girls as cool & brilliant!!! Would def book again if back in the area.

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

Did I feel old being a 26 year old PE teacher beginner going to a surfing lesson? YES. Did I care once the staff made you feel so welcome and knowledgable? NO! The 9am start was perfect as the beach is so quite before all the other tourists bombarded the lovely beach. The staff are very helpful and my girlfriend... More

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Arundel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014 via mobile

Me and my younger brother had a great surf lesson on Wednesday the 30th of July! The instructor was really helpful. See you guys soon! Many thanks, Emily Hollinshead.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 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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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

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