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Putsborough & Woolacombe, Devon, EX33 1LB


The team at Nick Thorn Surf School have helped hundreds of people get into the water and experience the thrill of surfing their very first wave. Our dedicated instructors provide a supportive environment where you can master the fundamentals of the sport in preparation for your future surfing adventures. We also teach you how to stay safe in the water and the basics of surfing etiquette. We offer lessons to surfers of all abilities and ages (from 8 years and above).

All surf lessons are 2 hours in length, our half day is one 2 hour lesson, our full day is two 2 hour lessons. We cater for individuals, groups, schools and corporate training days.

We are sure that you will have a fun and exciting experience learning to surf the beautiful coastline of North Devon. All our surf sessions are run from Putsborough beach. Putsborough is the most sheltered and safest of all the North Devon Beaches.  It has excellent toilet facilities, dog and family friendly and a lovely beach cafe.

With it’s relaxed atmosphere – its is a hiden Gem!

Lifeguards and coastgaurds are on hand from Woolacombe Beach.  Nick Thorn Surf Coaching is a Lifeguard training centre. Helping 100’s of lifeguards work all over the world and gaining their dream job.

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In the rare event of unsuitable conditions or no surf on the day, a lesson voucher will be issued or alternative activities offered.

2022 Surf School Prices

1 session £35
2 sessions £68
3 Sessions £100
4 sessions £125
5 sessions £150

For those that prefer more intense tuition, smaller groups or a personalised focus then a private surf coaching session is the ideal solution. There is no denying the fact that you learn more in a private surf lesson as the sessions are tailor made with all the instruction and focus on you.

Private surf coaching is renowned for helping loads of surfers improve their surfing at a much faster pace than they would have done under a larger surf group.

We coach 1:1 private surf lessons and private surf lessons for up to 4 people. The sessions are tailored to meet your requirements and are coached on Putsborugh beach.


Private 1:1  £60 per hour
Private 1:2  £75pp for a 2 hour session
Private 1:3  £65pp for a 2 hour session
Private 1:4  £55pp for a 2 hour session

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