+44 (0) 1271 871337

Putsborough & Woolacombe, Devon, EX33 1LB

About Nick Thorn

I have over 20 years surf Coaching and 15 years of running my own surf school and lifeguard/surf instructor training courses.

I have 10 years Professional Beach lifeguard training both here in the UK, South Africa, New Zealand, Hawaii, Australia and Europe.

I have successfully passed 99% of participants enrolled in beach lifeguard courses.

I have worked & trained with and competed against some of the top lifeguard/coaches in the World. I have competed in some of the most extreme conditions in the world, inshore and open ocean events.

I have used my previous knowledge and water skills in order to teach, coach, and promote others in courses, skills and life experiences.

I have taken PETLS and multi skills teaching qualifications, enabling me to transfer many of my different water skills to others


Surfers World

This Business caters for-

We specialise in corporate packages, group bookings and cater for Stag & Hen weekends here in breathtaking North Devon. We provide accommodation and offer a multitude of outdoor activity to inspire the wanderlust that lurks within. From surfing and swimming the mighty Atlantic to exploring it’s famous coastline and majestic Exmoor National Park – SURFERS WORLD offers a complete and if required bespoke service, backed by years of local experience.

Link : http://surfersworld.co.uk/



Specialises in –

Stand Up Paddle board tours, with the likes of Lundy Island Adventures, Surf stance for those who want to learn how surf SUPing is manageable for all abilities, enabling the sales of Product with our SUP. We also offer a Supsquatch than can cater for over 6 people on one board. This is super fun and crazy at the same time.

Link: http://supsouthwest.com/



An experience of a life time.

Its crazy to think that something that for us growing up on the coast has been done since we were kids. It may not have been one of the most managed activities we used to do, but on those flat and insurable days we use to set off around the coast checking out new sports and traversing around rocks.

Link: http://coasteeringsouthwest.co.uk/


Nick Thorn Surf Coaching

This is the at the Heart of the businesses. When Nick set the surf school up from the Back of Gulf Stream in 2000 after help set up a number of surf schools in the South West. Then enabling the business to grow its business from Woolacombe beach, where Nick has competed for for over 30 years, gaining Super Club and International medals for both surfing, surf lifesaving and swimming. Nick mist out on the Olympics back in 1997 and had 2 choices, move inland and train for the 2004 Olympics and give up Surfing and the beach life, the answer was No, then Nick at 16/17 years of age headed off to Australia to enter on Cronulla & Sutherland Shire development squad and compete all over Australia. Nick Then came back to Australia for the next 16 years competing, lifeguarding and training with the best. Having competed and trained with some of the best athletes in Australia, Nick took the experiences and abiltiy to compete against the best by not only beating but helping set up Lifeguard serves in the Caribbean.

Link: http://nickthorn.com/