Nick Thorn Surf School


Learn to surf with one of the top surf schools in the UK....

The team at Nick Thorn Surf School have helped hundreds of people get into the water and experience the thrill of surfing their 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).

When can I learn to surf?
We run morning, afternoon and evening surf lessons depending on availability and the time of year. The sessions last for approximately two hours and we ask that you check in 10 minutes before the scheduled start time.

Where is Nick Thorn Surf School?
The surf school headquarters has a beachfront location in Woolacombe which allows you to get suited up and head straight into the surf. There is ample parking close by and Woolacombe village centre is just a couple of minutes walk. 

Can I just turn up or do I need to book?
It is absolutely vital to book because each course has a limited number of places. The strict instructor-to-student ratio ensures a more personal level of instruction for every surfer.

What do I need to bring?
The cost of the course includes the use of a wetsuit and surfboard. You will need to bring a towel, some swimwear to wear under your wetsuit and we recommend you bring a sweatshirt to keep warm after your session. Plus, it's not a bad idea to wear sunscreen. To make your experience as convenient as possible, Nick Thorn Surf School also provides storage for your belongings while you learn to surf.

Do I need to be a strong swimmer?
All beginners courses take place in waist-deep water so you do not need to be an excellent swimmer. The instructor will work with each individual so they can enjoy their surfing lesson within their own level of confidence.

What will I actually be doing?
Surfing lessons consist of a mixture of beach and water based tuition. You will learn how to paddle a surfboard, the art of choosing your waves, the best technique for getting to your feet and ways of ensuring the safety of yourself and others while you are surfing.

Above all, we are sure that you will have a fun and exciting experience learning to surf in Woolacombe with Nick Thorn Surf School.

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For information on pricing please click here: Nick Thorn Surf School Rates.

School Hotline: 01271 871 337.

Last Updated: 28 Apr 2015