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Address: Putsborough/Woolacombe Beach, Woolacombe EX34 7BZ, England
Phone Number: +44 1271 871337
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The Nick Thorn Surf School is located in Woolacombe and runs surf and stand...

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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Awesome - highly recommend

For anyone of any ability I would highly recommend! Such friendly, helpful instructors, a beautiful spot to learn - couldn't be better. Thank you all for a fantastic experience... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
sarah p
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Booked a Stand up Surfboard lessons for the teenagers. Lovely beach and good instructors. Nice one Nick & Mark.

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Thank IanMidlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

For anyone of any ability I would highly recommend! Such friendly, helpful instructors, a beautiful spot to learn - couldn't be better. Thank you all for a fantastic experience - will definitely be back again & again! Kids LOVED it! So did Lenny our mascot! X😊

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Always really friendly and helpful, have been attending several years running with young people and scouts. A great day in the sea, always a popular activity with the kids and they love telling friends/family that they can stand up!

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Thank Jonesfamily3
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2016

We have used Nick three years in a row for not only for surf tuition, but also coasteering. His team are great fun and talented teachers. We always check in with him soon as we arrive for whitsun.

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Thank Jon S
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2015

Great one-to-one lesson at Putsborough. Lots of really helpful tips which have been put to good use! Highly recommended - thanks very much!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015 via mobile

Great fun with Tom this morning despite the challenging off shore breeze at the beach. We all had a cracking time and great balance between fun and safety. As a PE teacher this was a good as it gets! Water warm too! Thank you so much; we'll be back for more!

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Düsseldorf
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015 via mobile

It was the third time, that we booked with Nick, standuppaddeling, surfing and now coasteering. Our teenage daughters loved it and even I - at first a little afraid - enjoyed it a lot. Nick is a very competent and professional guide, who is fun to be with. It was a experience, we can only recommend! We will do it... More 

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Chepstow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2015

Made the mistake of going to the wrong end of the beech, but that was my fault as i didn't read the paperwork properly. Nick and the Team were very understanding and we managed to get out in the surf and have a whale of a time! Cant wait to go again!

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Bath, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

We booked a Saturday morning Surfing lesson with Nick.Fantastic weather and a fun,relaxed approach to the 2 hour lesson,ensured everyone had a great time.We'll definitely be going back for more!!!

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Thank Ben A
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2015 via mobile

I visited with my boyfriend on Saturday 5th September - we were welcomed with a smile by Nick and despite me having a phobia of even getting in the sea let alone getting on a surf board I was made to feel very comfortable. We were shown the basics and then ventured out to sea to put skills learnt to... More 

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

Many thanks for your review. Glad you had a great time and hope to see you again soon. More 

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