We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The Tripadvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

The North Devon Surf School

Westward Ho, United Kingdom
More
About The North Devon Surf School
The West Country's No1 award winning Surf School! Awarded the 'Centre of Excellence' by Surfing England, The North Devon Surf School strives to offer the very best that there is in Surf and Stand Up Paddleboard lessons. We are a purpose built Surf School just 50 metres from Westward Ho! Beach, and rated 'Excellent' for our heated changing rooms , hot shower, surf shop and cafe facilities, you simply wont find better! Group and private lessons available daily as well as a large fleet of surf and paddleboard hire.
Open Now
Hours Today: 10:30 AM - 3:30 PM
See all hours
Travelers talk about
634Reviews2Q&A
Traveler rating
  • 610
  • 21
  • 1
  • 1
  • 1
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
Selected filters
  • Filter
  • English
Popular mentions
Garty wrote a review Oct 8
Cambridge, United Kingdom4 contributions
This is the fourth year we have been to the surf school and every year, we have had a fantastic time. Booked three surf sessions in August. As always, the instructors are patient, informative and helpful. Many thanks to Stu, who took all three of our sessions. Amazing! It really doesn't matter what the weather is like, it is still fun.
Read more
Date of experience: August 2020
Helpful
Share
Sophia2487 wrote a review Sep 2020
sophie248716 contributions12 helpful votes
We had our first surf lesson this week and it was absolutely amazing! Everyone is soooo friendly. It was so good that we booked another lesson before our holiday was over. We had Stu for the first and John for the second, both were fantastic and were really good at watching what you were doing wrong and making sure you could correct it on the next set of waves. We could not recommend learning to surf enough with these guys in Westward Ho. We can’t wait to come back and do it again!
Read more
Date of experience: September 2020
Helpful
Share
Flip D wrote a review Sep 2020
30 contributions7 helpful votes
Having never surfed before we were a little apprehensive. However, our teacher Stu was great. He was very informative and spent the time to give us pointers for how we could improve. The kit provided was great and kept us lovely and warm. All the staff were friendly and it was a top day had and I would definitely go back. It was great value for money. The only issue we did feel was that following our session, we felt a little rushed off the premises for the next group starting! If another five minutes had been spent just engaging with us and not rushing us, this would have been a perfect review.
Read more
Date of experience: September 2020
Helpful
Share
Response from NORTH DEVON S, Manager at The North Devon Surf School
Responded Sep 10, 2020
Thank you so much for our review and glad to hear that you had a great time with Stu. We take on board your comment regarding after your session and time changing .Sadly this isn't a normal year for anyone or any business. Each group is allocated 15 minutes to change after their lessons and then all areas have to be deep cleaned to ensure that the next group can start in a cleansed, sanitised environment as well as maintaining the social distancing. We are sorry to hear that you felt that this wasn't long enough for you to change but hope this hasn't put you off on visiting again. Kind regards, Emma
Read more
gillhoyle1958 wrote a review Sep 2020
Greater Manchester, United Kingdom2 contributions
My children used the surf school and learnt a lot of techniques they still enjoy surfing after many years of visiting westward ho
Read more
Date of experience: September 2020
Helpful
Share
Jo H wrote a review Sep 2020
Wargrave, United Kingdom38 contributions12 helpful votes
Booked a lesson for 2 adults and 2 teenagers. Staff friendly and welcoming all well organised and helpful. Great session out on the waves trying our best and having lots of fun. Instructor was knowledgeable and friendly. Worth a visit!
Read more
Date of experience: August 2020
Helpful
Share
Previous