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“Sunset Paddle - stunning!”

Croyde Surf Academy
Ranked #2 of 13 things to do in Croyde
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: OPEN ALL YEAR Providing comprehensive Surf & S.U.P. Lessons & Hire from ages 5-85. Coasteering sessions from age 8 upwards. Based from the Academy's Big Blue Bus in Down End Car Park, Croyde overlooking the beach. WE GUARANTEE TO HAVE YOU UP & RIDING IN YOUR FIRST SURF LESSON OR YOUR SECOND LESSON FREE ! We have changing facilities on the bus and there are also on-site toilets and showers.Hot and cold refreshments can be purchased from the Cafe in the car park.
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Bathroom facilities, Activities for older children
Reviewed July 23, 2013

As the surf was flat all week due to the amazing sunshine I decided to tweet Carlo at Croyde Surf Academy and book us in for an evening introductory Stand Up Paddle boarding session. Carlo tweeted back straight away and confirmed details. We met at his Double Decker bus opposite Croyde beach and then got kitted out in wetsuits that were provided, stowed away our valuable on the bus, (that has seating, showers and toilets all next to it), grabbed the boards and walked down to the beach across the road. We then spent the next 2.5 hours till 9.30pm out on the water paddling as the sunset. It was amazing - saw loads of Jellyfish, crabs, fish and the water was so still. We got the hang of SUP pretty quickly thanks to Carlos expert tution. Can't wait to try it again and will be booking in with Carlo for some surfing in September when the waves will hopefully be back!

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Reviewed July 22, 2013

Carlo was very friendly, and although we were not allowed to take out the SUP boards by ourselves, it turned out that having a lesson (especially just the two of us) was very beneficial. He also allowed us to keep the boards afterwards so we could go exploring by ourselves the next morning. Stunning!

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Reviewed July 22, 2013

Did Stand up Paddle boarding as sea was flat as mill pond, it was fantastic. Carlo the Instructor is a really good bloke who will help you improve your technique.

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Reviewed July 16, 2013

Four of us learned to Paddleboard for the fist time. We were in Croyde for a friends stag do and where there were no surf, we thought we'd give this a try.

Carlo was extremely helpful and provided really clear tuition. We made great progress during our lesson and managed to head straight out across the bay. For those days with no swell, this is the perfect activity to try.

I'd strongly recommend checking out Croyde Surf Academy and having a lesson with Carlo. You'll be pretty impressed by his bus too.

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Reviewed July 9, 2013

Very nice experiace. Everyone was very friendly and specially Carlo. Will come evey time I can and recommend it to all my friends

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