Surf Lessons For Schools

School Surf Lessons

School and Community Groups

Every year, we find more schools are looking for a safe, adventurous activity for their students. We offer considerable discounts to school and community groups and find that participants on our courses not only learn about sea safety and wave formation, but also relish the challenge of learning a new skill in a natural environment. Many schools incorporate surfing in their activity weeks and we have some schools that have been visiting us annually since 1997. If required, we can also assist with arranging group accommodation and other activities. We also offer to surfing lessons at special rates for all community groups such as scout groups, guide groups, sea scouts and youth groups.

About us

We have been established since 1996 as the premier surfing centre in the UK and Surf South West is proud to be holders of ‘Centre of Excellence’ status by Surfing England, the sport’s governing body. This is the highest level attainable and is awarded in recognition that Surf South West has the highest standards of coaching. Surf South West has also been awarded Surf School of the Year by the UK Pro Surf Association. We are also holders of the Green Tourism Gold Award for our commitment to sustainability and the environment. Our surf centre is located next to Croyde Beach with parking, changing rooms, toilet facilities and safe storage of belongings.

Health and Safety

The safety of participants on our courses is our number one priority. Surf South West strictly adhere to coaching ratios of 1 instructor to 8 students. All Surf South West instructors are Surfing England and International Surfing Association qualified and hold a current Beach Lifeguard Award. All instructors have a current DBS check and are trained in Child Protection and Safeguarding policies. During the booking process we can provide Risk Assessment documents, DBS check details, our qualifications and insurance policy certification.


Surfing is considered a safe “inshore” activity by the A.A.L.A. and therefore they do not issue licences to surf schools. However Surf South West follows all A.A.L.A. guidelines as well as recommendations and guidelines set out by Surfing England. and instructor qualifications.

Courses for Schools and Community Groups

We offer a wide range of courses and can usually accommodate all requests. Some groups will visit us for a half day ‘taster’ session while others visit for a whole week. A popular option for local groups is to book a set time each week to spread a longer course over a number of weeks. Contact us with your group’s individual requirements and we will do our best to customise your surfing course.


We are pleased to offer considerable discounts to school and community groups:

Groups of 15 or more (per person):

Half Day (2 hours) – £20

Full Day (5 hours incl.1 hour lunch break) – £37 

Lunch can be provided at a cost of £4.50 per person.

Groups under 15 in number (per person minimum group size of 5):

Half Day – £23

Full Day – £40 

Lunch can be provided at a cost of £4.50 per person.

All the above costs include use of a surfboard and wetsuit, tuition, and use of the storage and changing facilities at the surf school. Please note that all the school and community group costs listed above exclude VAT.

Accommodation and Other Activities

We can also assist with sourcing accommodation for your group with a range of options including campsites, camping barns, backpackers, B&Bs and hotels. If surfing is included as part of a multi-activity week, North Devon has a great range of indoor and outdoor activity options and we are happy to offer recommendations.

Once again thanks for looking after our students on our annual visit to Croyde. Conditions were perfect to celebrate our 10th year of surfing your team and we look forward to seeing you again next year.

Paul - Hampshire





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