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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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Found out about Nick Thorne School through this site prior to holiday and decided to let my sons try activities through his instruction pre-booked and paid before we went on the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 10, 2015
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Taunton, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Nick Thorn's website gives the impression he is still trading from the Beach House on Woolacombe beach. The photos are from there and the website is pretty much the same. While the address on the websitedoes give the location as Putsbrough Beach it is not that clear. I went along looking to book a surf lesson for a friend and... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

Found out about Nick Thorne School through this site prior to holiday and decided to let my sons try activities through his instruction pre-booked and paid before we went on the phone. First day of the holiday off to putsborough (down some traditional narrow lanes (can walk along the beach from woolacombe a good half hour about 20 mins in... More 

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Locks Heath
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

We loved our first try at surfing! Stefan was our instructor, who was great fun, as well as being patient with idiots like me who have no sense of balance! Even I was able to be kneeling on the board by the end of the session - if I had any sort of athleticism, I'm sure I would have been... More 

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Kent, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

My friends and I recently finished Uni and decided to go on a surfing holiday. We found out about Nick Thorne via a friend and he definitely lived up to our expectations. Most of us had no experience with surfing but all managed to get the hang of it and thoroughly enjoyed it! The price was definitely reasonable for this... More 

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 via mobile

Our boys (8,10 and 11) were keen to have a surfing lesson while here for half term holiday. They managed to persuade us to join them! We had a fantastic 2 hours with Nick at Putsborough Beach in the surf. He ran through the basics, and within 10 minutes we were all catching waves and making chicken noises (you'll have... More 

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

So glad the whole family enjoyed the surfing with us. Hope we see you surfing again soon. Nick More 

Exeter, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
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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