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Friendly, laid back, fun

I had a surf lesson with Seth, I had had a few lesson about 12 years ago but forgotten everything... read more

Reviewed May 31, 2016
rriley2016
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Manchester, United Kingdom
Great Fun

A group of five of us took to the waves with trepidation as none of us had surfed before. However... read more

Reviewed May 8, 2016
Ruth C
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Learn how to surf and have surfing lessons at Dexters Surf School, an Surfing GB accredited surf school, located at Scarborough North Yorkshire. Operating from Scarborough's North Bay, Dexter's Surf Shop, School & Hire Centre provides surf lessons, surf hire, hardware, accessories and clothing to surfers and beach goers across Scarborough and UK. Opened in 2011 the surf shop has 30 combined years of experience in the surfing craft. Lessons are provided by highly qualified ASI accredited instructors holding surf rescue and first aid qualifications. Dexters Surf School offers group and private surfing lessons, beginner to intermediate surfing certificate courses, surfing awareness, for kids, adults, parties, girls only, hens and stags groups, kids parties, youth groups, kids summer camps and corporates. We can accommodate for larger groups for school groups, stag / hen parties, birthday parties and corporate events! The surf shop stocks a wide range of hardware and clothing. Both shelf surfboards and custom boards are available so you can be sure to get the right gear to suit your surfing style and ability. Our location for learning to surf in Scarborough takes some beating. North Bay, one of the 2 cleanest beaches in Yorkshire, is a beautiful relaxing beach with plenty of parking and refreshments, and our iconic seaside chalets. It is also recognised as one of the safest beaches in the area, being lifeguarded May-September by RNLI beach lifeguards. We are the closest surf school to the beach for surf lessons all year round, and also we are the biggest surf school in the area to have a base right on the beach offering you secure storage, changing facilities and Hot showers.
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North Bay | Unit 5 Kepwick House, Scarborough YO12 7TN, England
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Reviewed May 31, 2016

I had a surf lesson with Seth, I had had a few lesson about 12 years ago but forgotten everything! Booking was easy (just called up and paid a deposit) and the shop is easy to find. Changing rooms and facilities are clean and a...More

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Reviewed May 8, 2016 via mobile

A group of five of us took to the waves with trepidation as none of us had surfed before. However, the instructor was great. Really professional and made it fun. We had a two hour lesson and learned all the basics. Would definitely recommend it...More

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Reviewed April 26, 2016 via mobile

Thoroughly professional in every aspect,very friendly and patient with beginners(like myself!) Will definitely be back for another lesson as soon as I get chance,many thanks to you all and keep up the superb work!

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Reviewed April 25, 2016

We were staying near Scarborough for my friends hen party and we arranged for 18 women to take part in stand-up paddle boarding with Dexters surf shop and, having had a fantastic time, I cannot rate them, and the experience, more highly. First, they kitted...More

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Reviewed April 25, 2016

We came as a group last summer. It was a mixed group of children and young people with a range of behavioural difficulties. The two surf instructors split the group, one instructor managing the younger ones and the other with the older ones. The instructors...More

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Reviewed April 24, 2016 via mobile

Hire kyack and loved it my husband thoroughly enjoyed it. Amazing training and amazing shop great service and family atmosphere. Can't wait to come back xxxxxMore

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Luke A, Owner at Dexters Surf Shop, responded to this reviewResponded April 25, 2016

Thank you very much for your review! The staff and instructors at Dexter's pride ourselves on excellent service and quality equipment. we are Stoked your husband enjoyed his kayaking experience and cant wait to see you again! All The Best Luke Austin Owner @ Dexters...More

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Reviewed April 17, 2016

A really friendly and professional set up at Dexters. Me and my 11 year old daughter had 2 brilliant afternoons of surfing on the North Bay thanks to Luke, Seth and the team. cant wait to come back again.

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Reviewed March 31, 2016

First time surfing and had a awesome time!!! The staff that was teaching the lesson were really helpful and friendly. They also kept the lesson basic and easy to understand. It was a really great day and will be taking up surfing as a hobby...More

2  Thank Paul M
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Luke A, Owner at Dexters Surf Shop, responded to this reviewResponded April 25, 2016

Thank you very much for your review! Our instructors at Dexter's prides themselves on there teaching skills. We are Stoked you enjoyed your lesson experience and cant wait to see you again! As your going to be taking up surfing as a hobby let me...More

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Reviewed December 4, 2015 via mobile

Friendly place with good choice of wetsuits to buy or hire and some nice clothes in. Plenty of local knowledge from the staff.

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Luke A, Owner at Dexters Surf Shop, responded to this reviewResponded April 25, 2016

Thanks for the kind review its people like you that make our job fun!! Hope to see you again soon! All The Best Luke Austin Owner @ Dexters Surf Shop

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Reviewed December 1, 2015

I've had a group lesson with Andy and Lofty, a lesson with Seth and been for equipment hire to practice. All the staff are friendly, fun and helpful and I'd recommend to anyone from beginner to wanting to improve. I'd be back more often if...More

2  Thank Kate L
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Luke A, Owner at Dexters Surf Shop, responded to this reviewResponded April 25, 2016

Thank you very much for your review! Our instructors at Dexter's prides themselves on there teaching skills. We are Stoked you enjoyed your lesson experience and cant wait to see you again! All The Best Luke Austin Owner @ Dexters Surf Shop

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