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My little nippers!

The results are in and the wait is over. Woolacombe Nippers won the National Surf Life Saving Championships in Cardiff last weekend. Since running my own surf lifesaving skills clubs for kids for over 20 years now, this year has to be one of the most succsessfull of all my years! We had Zaiph, the […]

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Lifeguard courses in Morocco

Well that was another successful trip to Morocco running Lifeguard taining and a Level 1 surf instructor Gappie course. I have been running these courses with Surf Berbere for over 8 years now. The course has gone from strength to strength. The first few years we only had a few people on the course. Now […]

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Woolacombe winter wonder land!

When you live in Woolacombe all you hear about is how much snow everyone else is getting. This winter has seen a whole range of weather conditions. It was baking in the early summer months  of 2017 and then back in July the Northerly’s set in and brought autumn in early. I thought we might […]

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North Devon- the perfect setting for a family surf trip

Where to surf and where to stay You’re really spoilt for choice when it comes to choosing the right place to surf in North Devon. Putsborough and Woolacombe are first-rate beaches to enjoy surfing at beginner or advanced levels. They both have a relaxed vibe and family-friendly waves. The three-mile long stretch of golden sand […]

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Why are Sunset surfs so good?

Living in Devon can be such a magical place and the sunsets are some of the best in the Surfers World. Surf instructors often get asked when do you get to surf?  You can surf early in the morning or in the evenings. The ownly downside to being a surf instructor is the time you […]

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Why having the right kit is important

With the winter in full swing having the right kit is so important. I have been with Snugg wetsuits for over 20 years now. This in built 5’4’3 with attached hood is one of the best suits on the market. When you get out and still have dry hair you know the wetsuit is doing […]

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Life is full of suprises.

This picture was taken when I was 17 years of age the day after I had had a car crash, written off my car and ended up in hospital. Luckily I still managed to compete the next day and I even won a few events! It turns out that life is full of suprises and […]

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A change in my life

What a few years it has been! After giving up the surf school on Woolacombe beach I have had many changes in my life. With lots of ups and a few downs, but it has been one of the best desisions of my life. After training and working hard to gain both a Master surf […]

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New Sea School

New Sea School starting in a few weeks.  For all those kids that want to try somthing new.  Its not just surfing, but Stand Up Paddle boarding, Coasteering, Beach School and more. From the 9th May till the 11th July for just £52 Call Nick on 01271 871337 or email nick@nickthorn.com

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Women In Waves

Nick Thorn Surf School would like to introduce ‘Women in Waves’. Do you and a friend or someone you might know fancy a day on the beach? Surfing, SUP South West beach games, improving confidence in the sea and Lunch included? Saturday 4th June from 10am till 3pm Putsborough Beach £25 per person with all […]

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