Surf School Wales
Surf School Wales
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10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
About
You can learn to surf on this beautiful beach in South Wales with easy access to the M4 and transport links. With our team of experienced, local and friendly instructors let us teach you how to ride the waves and allow the you to experience the thrill of Surfing. From 121's, stag & hen parties, birthday parties, corporate groups - we cater for you all. We are also very proud of our kids surf club and summer club. Visit our website or facebook/instagram page for more details. We look forward to sharing our passion for the waves with you very soon!
Port Talbot, Wales

Awards
Travelers' Choice
2023

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Robert M
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2021
The guys (& gals) at surf School Wales love what they do, are highly professional, and made my surf lesson a great introduction to surfing for me as part of my mid life crisis. Very friendly, approachable & easy going, I had a fantastic time in a safe, small group of similar people, with a passion for inclusion what ever your age or ability, so felt at home straight away, and great value for money.

The venue is great with their new building right on the amazing Aberavon seafront, with ample parking available, things to do on the seafront for family members who may not be taking part in the lesson, and somewhere you can enjoy before and after your lesson.

Highly recommend, and can't wait for the warmer weather soon to go again as part of their adult surf club (& introduce my man cub to their kids surf club :-)
Written March 25, 2022
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Thanks Robert - we look forward to seeing you again this summer :)
Written April 27, 2022
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Woolychick
Barry, UK8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022 • Friends
25 of us from Watchtower Waders came for a surfing lesson for the second year running and it lived up to all expectations

Whilst only 3 people managed to stand the rest of us had the best fun learning how to just lie on a board

Coaching and tuition was great, with staff who are friendly, knowledgeable and enthusiastic with any achievement you may make

Honestly, such good value and such a laugh. We’ll be back again next year for our now annual trip as we love the welcome we receive and the support we get

Surf School Wales are amazing and well worth a visit

We also had the honour of the oldest ever surfer in our group - 75 and was supported to catch a wave. Brilliant support and encouragement
Written May 15, 2022
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NJHardwidge
Swansea, UK32 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022
My daughter is in her 2nd season learning to surf with Surf School Wales. I cannot recommend them highly enough. Such pleasant people, such patient people (and I mean that in dealing with parents like me with a hundred questions) to teaching the kids to surf.
Such good value, in a stunning place.
Really, if you're local and want to learn to surf I cannot recommend Surf School Wales highly enough.
Go, enjoy, find out for yourself.
Written May 16, 2022
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Maysoon E
Swansea, UK2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022 • Family
I booked my 2 children and 3 of their cousins who we’re visiting Wales as a treat. They absolutely loved it even the ones who had no previous experience. The instructors are lovely and everything is clearly explained. They felt safe and had a blast. The lady helping me with the booking was extremely accommodating too as needed to swap slots for a later one last min.
We will def be coming again :)
Written August 21, 2022
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Beth
Cardiff, UK3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020 • Family
I booked my 10 year old son onto a session today (09/08/2020) and he absolutely loved it! The instructor was fabulous (I didn’t get his name unfortunately but it was the one with longer blond hair). My son can struggle to hear in the water and they were absolutely brilliant with him and made sure that he understood the instruction and knew what he needed to do. The instruction was great and it ended with a very happy little boy now begging me for a surf board!
Written August 9, 2020
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Charly C
Swansea, UK15 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2022
Fantastic surf school! All who work there are so passionate, friendly and really want you to get the most out of your time with them. Aberavon is a fantastic beach, with easy parking close to the surf school. Lessons are affordable and you get all the equipment you need.
Written May 15, 2022
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MARK G
Neath, UK1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2020 • Solo
Beyond excellent 👏 the guys at Surf School Wales are excellent. They made everyone feel welcome and incredibly safe. The two hour surfing lesson was fantastic and has got me hooked. I can't recommend these lads enough. Book a lesson you won't regret it.
Written September 27, 2020
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Ben Southgate
23 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022 • Couples
I booked a paddleboard for the same day and the process was very easy. Just had to fill out the rental agreement online and then paid when I got there. Friendly staff and extremely convenient location being right next to the beach. Picked up the board and then dropped it off at the same place, was all very smooth!
Written August 8, 2022
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Taryn O
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022 • Family
My daughters, 11 and 15 started surf lessons at the surf school this spring and have absolutely loved them. They look forward to going every single week. The surf school is very friendly and welcoming. Supportive of the girls and give them clear instructions. We found the lessons well worth it.
Written May 15, 2022
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Jacksonis
56 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2013 • Couples
We were bought 2, 90 mins lessons in May. We booked a day in advance and everything was fine. On the day we were on route, (It is not local to us) and our lesson was cancelled due to the weather. That was annoying but I understood. We were told we could re-book a full day in the summer sometime at an extra cost. So as part of my birthday gift we were bought an upgrade. So we tried emailing and phoning to re-book. This was a mission as there was hardly a response. When someone did answer we were told there wasnt anything available for the summer period. So we asked the lady 'what dates are available in September?' her response was 'anything, just call back and let us know the date.' So I went to work, booked a days holiday and tried yet again to phone and email a booking. Nothing. So today we yet again go online to try and book. And the message on the
Written September 8, 2013
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Hi, we are so sorry to hear about your problem with booking. We take pride in our excellent customer feedback and therefore very disappointed to hear that you have not had a great experience. Our customers safety is very important and unfortunately we sometimes have to postpone a lesson if the conditions are not safe - this is something that we obviously do not like to do but try to contact customers to advise them before they arrive at the beach. We did reply to an email from you on 20 August letting you know that our all day lessons take place in August and we could book you in for our available dates or failing that we provided 3 dates for weekends in September for you to use your 90 min voucher. We don't seem to have received a reply to this email. Please can you email us on sales@surfschoolwales.co.uk and we can fit you in for our 90 minute lesson this Saturday or we would also be more than happy for your voucher to be extended to next season if that is something you are interested in doing. Thank you
Written September 9, 2013
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