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“Professional Surfing Lessons and Coaching”

Croyde Surf Academy
Ranked #2 of 13 things to do in Croyde
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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 older children, Activities for young children, Bathroom facilities
Reviewed September 14, 2013

Very impressed by the professionalism, knowledge and approach of the Academy. Carlo specifically was an excellent instructor and coach, he had a great sense of humor and made all of us feel relaxed and in safe hands. Working with six of us he demonstrated a brilliant ability to observe and coach each of us even though we were operating at different levels (not to mention that he was dealing with the bank holiday 'human traffic' that kept drifting in the rip).
Overall I would thoroughly recommend Croyde Surf Academy and will be back when I get the chance for more advanced coaching.

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Reviewed September 13, 2013 via mobile

I would highly recommend the Croyde surf academy. Both Carlo and James are excellent instructors which is difficult when there were 14 of us but they got all off us standing up in the board. They go through the basics really well before you get in the water and then give you small adjustments to make while in the water. That really makes the difference. I've never done it before but would definitely do it again. Thanks to the lads for a great morning.

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Reviewed September 11, 2013

We recently enjoyed two sessions with the Croyde Surf Academy and can honestly say it was time very well spent, the highlight of our mini break away in Croyde. Thoroughly enjoyable experience and the guys had us both standing up on the boards within the first lesson. Friendly relaxed atmosphere with loads of pointers to improve your technique and more than anything - to have a good laugh!
Changing facilities and the whole setup was brilliant, both Carlo and James are great guys with a vibrant and infectious outlook on life, who have plenty of time and patience to spend with everyone in the group, so you feel that they are genuinely trying to help.

Also a great opportunity to meet the south-western Diego Forlan!

Top work guys hope to catch up with you again soon!

ps The Kings Arms in Georgeham was a great shout, cheers!

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Reviewed September 10, 2013

Fantastic friendly guys & girls. Made my shy daughter come out of her shell by making the time learning fun. She has not stopped talking about it and asking when she can get booked in again with them. Would highly recommend Croyde Surf Academy to any age for learning. They only teach in small groups with roughly the same age group to make it more enjoyable for the learner. Thanks for a fab time and will deff be booking in again.

Thank Roxygirly
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Reviewed September 10, 2013 via mobile

The guys were great instructors, looked after us all well and were loads of fun. Made our trip to Croyde.

Thank Deecydon123
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