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“Stoked” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Big Green Surf School

Big Green Surf School
20 Tower Road, Newquay TR7 1LR, England
+44 7790 477099
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Ranked #3 of 60 Activities in Newquay
Type: Surf Camps, Adventure
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Owner description: At Big Green Surf School we pride ourselves in giving loads of personal attention in the water to ensure you're getting the most out of your surfing. With amazing accommodation available in-house at Base Surf Lodge we've got everything you need to make the most out of your time in Newquay. Come and join us at Newquay's Premier Surf Experience!
Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
5 attraction reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“Stoked”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2013

Big Green Surf School is not only the best surf school in Newquay but, to me anyway, the whole of the UK (If you don't believe me then book a lesson and make up your own mind!) I have been surfing for around a year and a half and was looking to improve my skills. I hoped to learn the basics of turning and of course catching those beautiful green lines. Dale and his years of experience gave me confidence, excellent tuition and plenty of enthusiasm. The school is a stones throw away from Fistral Beach, has plenty of parking close by to choose from (two car parks and street parking mainly off season) and plenty of space to get out of those pesky wetsuits. Talking about wetsuits I am pretty picky having invested in a lovely Rip Curl steamer to keep me warm. I was concerned that I would feel the cold of the Atlantic through the schools wetsuits but I had nothing to worry about. Dale has ensured that the school only uses good quality wetsuits, C-Skins, which are also local to Cornwall. I was kept warm and cosy the whole time. All other equipment looked good, I brought my own board but the foamies didn't appear to have had any repairs and looked in great condition!
I had booked three 'Out Back' lessons and am so glad I did. Dale not only teaches you the techniques that will suit your style and ability but also important information like surf etiquette and how to stay safe whilst in the line up. These lessons are really important as some schools I observed didn't appear to teach their beginners what to do when you can't control your board or who has priority on the waves. Dale also supplies water, which was much needed and of course a big smile.
Did I mention how well he keeps in contact with you concerning your booking and any other information you require? Excellent, he certainly likes to create a good impression before you actually meet.
So look no further, Dale and Big Green Surf are the No 1 in Newquay for professional and friendly surf lessons. And don't forget to bring cakes!

Visited October 2013
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BigGreenSurfSchool, Owner at Big Green Surf School, responded to this review, April 2, 2014
Thanks so much for such an amazing review! Wish you all the best with your travels - I really hope you get a chance to use all the skills you learnt down here! Let's hope the cake thing catches on haha!
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Munster, Germany
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“Great experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2013

It was a fantastic experience! Dale did a great job in teaching as he was competent and enthusiastic! You learn how to surfe in five steps which are build up on each other. After just two hours you will ride the first waves! Awesome!

Visited September 2013

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BigGreenSurfSchool, Owner at Big Green Surf School, responded to this review, October 4, 2013
That 5-Step technique really is magic, you did really well in the waves and it'd be great to see you back down here again!
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London
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“Most friendly and knowledgeable instructor ever!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2013

would recommend to everybody- beginner to professional.
The instructor, Dale, had brilliant surf knowledge, very patient and enthusiastic...... and also gave excellent personal critique on each student's performance. He really facilitated learning. Very very enjoyable........ Awesome.
Couldn't have wished for more!
BRILLIANT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
would recommend to everyone.

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Visited September 2013
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BigGreenSurfSchool, Owner at Big Green Surf School, responded to this review, October 4, 2013
Thanks so much for the kind words, it's great to hear that the personal feedback worked for you, it's something we're really proud of and we feel really makes the difference in the water! Well done and look forward to seeing you again!
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Swindon, United Kingdom
1 review
“Surf Lessons”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2013

2 hour lesson with fantastic instuctor and all the gear. Instuctor had a real passion and was able to get all of us on the boards even me at least briefly standiing which is a real credit.

Visited September 2013

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BigGreenSurfSchool, Owner at Big Green Surf School, responded to this review, October 4, 2013
You guys did so well, thanks for the review and hope to see you again in the near future!
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Southampton, United Kingdom
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“Kids surf lessons”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2013

My two sons 10 and 14 had 2 lessons and they were the highlight of their holiday thanks.
Communication with the school before the lessons was excellent.
Finding the school was easy with parking opposite.
Both coaches were friendly and brilliant with the children, they can't wait to go again.
Again thanks for a great time.

Visited August 2013
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BigGreenSurfSchool, Owner at Big Green Surf School, responded to this review, October 4, 2013
The kids were fantastic, really enthusiastic and a pleasure to teach - look forward to seeing you guys next year!
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