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Address: Watergate Bay, Newquay TR8 4AB, England
Phone Number: 01841 520052
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O'Neill Surf Academy is a Professional Surf School based at Watergate Bay,...

O'Neill Surf Academy is a Professional Surf School based at Watergate Bay, Newquay. We offer exciting surf experiences for adults and children of all abilities. We are a BSA approved school, with male and female coaches. Prices start from just £15

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Had a very enjoyable time with the O'Neill Surf Academy who offer a friendly and flexible surfing experience. Booked a 5 half day course of lessons over the the last two weeks of... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed November 8, 2015
Alison P
Accrington, United Kingdom
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Accrington, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2015

Had a very enjoyable time with the O'Neill Surf Academy who offer a friendly and flexible surfing experience. Booked a 5 half day course of lessons over the the last two weeks of September while we were staying in Watergate Bay. Had 3 different instructors over the 5 sessions, all of whom were very good and consistent in their advice... More 

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Cirencester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

Matty was our private instructor for the morning and we were in the water within what felt like 15 minutes! We were more than happy with making it onto our feet few times each as this was far more than we were expecting, and put this entirely down to Matty's expertise and help. Great experience and we can't wait to... More 

Thank LDN100
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

My Son turn 6 whilst on holiday and he wanted to learn to surf. We were able to book him onto the children's surf lesson. The instructors were excellent with the kids very supportive, attentive and they encourage them all of the time. Ethan can't wait until next year when we go back for more lessons.

Thank Jo K
Andover, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Booked a surprise lesson for my 6 and 8 year old (never surfed before). The Academy Impressed from the start with their warm and friendly welcome and the girls really liked the cool instructors. They grouped students by ability and we were very lucky that the girls ended up in a class with 2 instructors (4 students). There were 10... More 

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

We had a surf lesson booked in for five of us. Luckily the weather was really good. We had Matty as a trainer and he was just perfect. We were all dreading getting in to wetsuits, but after a tussle or three we were all in and made our way to the beach. After about 20 minutes beach tuition, we... More 

1 Thank KinkyNoodle
Exeter, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015 via mobile

Having had a couple of lessons in the past and never having managed to stand up I didnt hold much hope of getting it this time But under the friendly and very competent teachings of Matty my wife and I were surfing within 30mins of being in the water!!! Great team of people and really good quality equipment. We will... More 

2 Thank Mike B
Athens, Greece
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

I had a great surfing experience last July with O'Neill Surfing Academy! Under Dom’s professional coaching (I am 50+ old ), I felt safe and cool, have really fun from the first time I “ play” with waves . Thank you Ashleigh and Dom for your warm welcome and gentle treatment. I am looking forward to come again next summer... More 

1 Thank IoannaVitVax
Gosport, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

My daughter and i recently attended a days surfing at the surf school, we were complete beginners and had no equipment. we were met by friendly staff who made us feel welcome and proceeded to provide us with all of the equipment required to go and catch a wave. On the beach the staffs high standards were maintained, providing us... More 

2 Thank lukeyboy1664
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

We were a group of 4 adults 3 teens and 4 aged 9. We had a morning session booked with ONeills. From the beginning this company was extremely professional. It was our 1st ever surf lesson and Ashley took our group. It was a very cold and morning. They accommodated my daughter who was freezing with a thick winter suit.... More 

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Newbury, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Just back from another week in the wonderful Watergate Bay. This holiday was again made extra special by the excellent service from the great team at O'Neil. Ollie was a complete star giving first class tuition to my little girl of 6 plus her school friend who was surfing for the first time. By the end of their 2nd lesson... More 

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