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Address: Putsborough/Woolacombe Beach, Woolacombe EX34 7BZ, England
Phone Number: +44 1271 871337
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Description: The Nick Thorn Surf School is located in Woolacombe and runs surf and...
The Nick Thorn Surf School is located in Woolacombe and runs surf and stand up paddle board lessons of Putsborough Beach. Located in the car park in a Yellow Surfers World van with a friendly cafe toilet block the showers!
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Wow! Most things you build your hopes up for never quite meet expectation, this however went far beyond expectation. Our first SUP lesson ( We were lucky enough to be instructed... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 21, 2015
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Exeter, United Kingdom
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Exeter, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

Wow! Most things you build your hopes up for never quite meet expectation, this however went far beyond expectation. Our first SUP lesson ( We were lucky enough to be instructed by Nick himself). A warm welcome instantly made us feel at ease. Briefing/breakdown on the beach instilled confidence before entering the water and then once in the water to... More 

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

Wow, what an amazing review! Thanks for taking the time to write this. Im really pleased that you enjoyed your session and it has provided inspiration to do further challenges and adventures. Good luck! More 

Coventry, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

We have used these guys a couple of times and they couldn't have been more helpful. both the surf lessons and the Coasteering were well led and felt we were being well looked after.

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

Hi Dave, Many thanks for your feed back. Glad we are doing a good job. Regards Nick More 

Nr Bristol
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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4 attraction reviews
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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 via mobile

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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7 reviews 7 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

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
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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