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Surf School

Whether you are a complete beginner or just need a few top tips, we can help you progress quickly and safely on two of Cornwall’s best surfing beaches; Summerleaze beach is dog-friendly, perfect for families, and boasts the unique Bude Sea Pool, while Widemouth Bay is dog-free during peak season, has a stunning expanse of sandy beach and has recently been awarded a Blue Flag.

Our surf school provides surf lessons, surf hire and friendly advice. Join our daily surf lessons or book a private surf lesson today. If you want more independence, hire a wetsuit, surf board, bodyboard, or paddleboard and paddle.

We offer paddleboarding lessons on Bude Canal which we run daily. Occasionally, these SUP sessions can also take place at Summerleaze beach, conditions permitting.  Try our SUP Yoga classes, designed for anyone who wants to immerse themselves in nature and start the week with focus and calm. NO prior experience in either SUP or yoga required

Recent reviews

“As a family we’ve never surfed before but we were keen to give it a go. We booked with Bude Surfing experience and couldn’t have been happier with the experience. Our boys absolutely loved the surfing and are hooked – from excellent instruction they both were surfing within 30 mins. Thanks guy you’ve helped make great memories”.

Rachel Whatley

Surf Lesson

“My 9 year old daughter and I spent a fabulous afternoon learning to SUP with Scott on Bude canal. We had such a brilliant time! It was our first experience of SUP – we were standing up in no time at all. Scott was fun and easy to deal with from the initial enquiry, to changing the day because of the weather, the quality kit, to the lesson itself. I would highly recommend”.

Melisa Hanratty

SUP Lesson

“Had my first surfing lesson yesterday, absolutely loved it! Craig and Boady were superb instructors, on hand to give tips and encouragement when it matters and made the experience a lot of fun. I was a little nervous having never tried surfing before but they put me at ease from the minute I arrived. Would highly recommend, and I will be back for sure!

Archie Rowe

Surf Lesson

“We had 3 surfing lessons with BSX and would highly recommended. Scott looked after our 7 and 8 year old girls and made sure they had lots of fun—even in the big seas—whilst making great progress in catching waves. At the same time helping two old dog parents learn some new tricks, with patient feedback and supportive advice”.

Amelia Were

Surf Lesson

“Scott’s friendly character and enthusiasm along with great equipment he gave our group, helped everyone achieve their own personal goals. Thank you Scott from all who took part and myself for an amazing time, 47 children and 8 adults can’t be wrong. We will definitely use BSX again in the future and recommend to other groups and individuals”.

Maxine Webb

SUP Lesson

“We hired 5 boards from BSX and from the moment we arrived the staff were friendly, warm and kind. The awesome guy with long hair gave us a selection of mixed ability boards and was knowledgeable of what boards he could give us and he also gave us some tips of the waves and what each board is good for. They were also really reasonably priced”.

Lorna Marshall

Surf Hire