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Thank you!

A big thanks to everyone who's joined us already this year. It's been our busiest yet and we cant wait to continue into the summer holidays with you guys!

We've really enjoyed teaching those who are getting on a surfboard for the first time, those who are riding unbroken waves for the first time and those who want to crack that cutback they have been working on for years.

Group and private lessons available daily from now untill the end of summer. 

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Half Term Stoke

They may not have been the biggest waves we've seen this May Half Term, but we had plenty of Group and Private lessons enjoying small, clean, and therefore perfect waves for leaning and improving.

We had several families joining us for our 5x lesson bundle this week, a lesson each morning for five days. It was great to see the progression the group made after each lesson and focussing on individual skills such as turning and trimming.

A big thank you to everyone who joined us this week and we appreciate everyone being understanding and flexible regarding the surf conditions.

We will continue to run Group and Private Surf Lessons everyday so call 07585257451 or get in touch via our website: https://www.westwardwavessurfschool.co.uk/ to enquire now.

 

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May Half Term

We have had a great start to our 2022 season here at Westward Waves Surf School. It's been a spring full of great weather, great waves and lots of happy customers. The sea is now feeling like it is warming up so theres never been a better time to join us.

We will be running group and private surf lessons everyday throughout May Half term so get in touch to book. Call us on 07585257451 or email [email protected]

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RedBull My Wave

Some snaps of Head Instuctor Mark competing at the recent RedBull Sri Lanka Ride My Wave event in Hikkaduwa!

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Wave Project comes to Westward Ho!

In September and October this year North Devon area of the national children’s mental health charity The Wave Project partnered with Westward Waves Surf School to deliver a six week Surf Therapy Course at Westward Ho!, Bideford. Nine young people took to the water for the first session on Saturday 11thSeptember, and continued to attend throughout the course.

The Wave Project began in Cornwall just over 10 years ago, and first came to North Devon in 2013. Working with partner Surf School Surf South West in Croyde, the project has flourished over the last eight years.

The Wave Project supports young people who have been referred to them for a range of different reasons including autism diagnosis, learning disabilities, physical disabilities, bullying and social isolation, challenging family life, anxiety and mental health struggles.

Through surfing, the Wave Project creates a safe space for young people to build resilience, learn new skills, make new friends, feel part of the surfing community and connect to nature. The Wave Project North Devon aspires to make everyone to feel welcome and valued – inclusivity is at the heart of everything they do. 


The Wave Project works with referrers such as schools, social workers and GP’s to pinpoint which young people need support and get it to them as soon as possible.  The local Wave Project coordinator then works with parents/carers and families to understand the needs of each child, and work out how they can best be supported during a session to access the calming and therapeutic benefits of spending time in the ocean. 
The Wave Project also works with volunteer surf mentors, whom undertake an online training, and a sea training session (and of course a DBS check). Once trained, volunteers can attend as much or as little as they like – helping the young people in the water on a 1:1 basis within a group setting. Helping to choose good waves for their young ‘surf buddy’, lending a hand after a wipeout and celebrating great rides – the role of a surf mentor can be really rewarding.

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The Beach Talk

The group surf lesson beach talk, or in this instance the grass talk.

All the information you will need to help improve your time in the water. From parts of the board, techniques of getting through the waves, catching waves, standing, turning and much more.

Each beach talk can be tailored to your own ability and lesson aims.

Give us a call on 07585257451 to enquire about booking your next surf lesson today. 

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Big Dog Instructor

Introducing another Westward Waves instructor for the summer! After 12 year's experience in the sea he has decided to share his wealth of Knowledge with you all.... Available to be your instructor via special request!

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Introducing our new instructor, Meagan!

We'd like to give a warm welcome to Meagan for her fisrt year of surf coaching here at WestwardWaves Surf School.

All round frother, Meagan is a real people person and enjoys nothing more than seeing people improve their surfing skills on lessons.

Here she is relaxing in the deck chairs. Come down to say hi!

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What a week!

What a week!

5 days, 10 lessons and 6 budding wannabe surf instructors ready for their Beach Lifeguard and ISA Surf Coach qualification. Solid effort.

With varying surf experience between them (some of them having never surfed before) these guys were thrown in at the deep end, spending 4 hours a day in the water homing their skills ready for their qualifications at the end of the week.

Starting with a full beginner talk at the start of the week and daily video analysis of their sessions, by day 5 the group were paddling out and catching green waves out the back turning left and right. Amazing to see the progression throughout the week.

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May Bank Holiday

Head instructor Mark is very excited about a busy May bank holiday atthe end of this month.

Big thanks to everyone who's joining us on lessons, we still have availibilty for private and group lessons so get in touch to book!

 

 

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The Surfers' Code

Unsure of the rules out there ?

Swing by Westward Waves Surf School and brush up on The Surfers' Code.

 

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Waving goodbye to winter!

 The sea is starting to warm up the weather inproving, theres perfect waves on the forcast. No better time to join us for the surf lesson and beat the crowds. 

We had great fun with these two legends in perfect waves yesterday. Despite both surfers living in a city and having left it to thier 20's to give surfing a go, both were standing by the end of the lesson. We cant wait to see them next time for lesson number 2. 

 

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SUMMER 2021

The recent Government announcement has given us the go ahead and enabled us to open our doors for surf lessons from the 29th of March. 

Initially we will only be running Private Lessons, Monday - Friday: Individual / small groups (maximum of two households). 

After a winter of uncertainty, we are excited to welcome you all back to Westward Waves Surf School, lets suit up and get back out there!

Please be assured, as per last season we have extra measures in place to make sure everyone is safe in and out of the water. If you have any questions / concerns do not hesitate to get in touch via email: [email protected] phone: 07585257451.

 

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Westward Waves: Give The Gift of Surfing

Westward Waves surf lesson vouchers are back this year making the perfect present for those who are feeling fidgety after a year of being cooped up inside. Once we were given the get go on July 4th, we were out daily with groups of varying abilities and ages in great conditions. So if you’ve tried once or twice before, are new to the sport or want to give the gift of surfing then get in touch to book your voucher for 2021. Lessons will be running from Easter through to the end of October. 

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We are back!

We are very happy to announce that Westward Waves Surf School is back in the water and is now open again. We are still following all of the government’s advice as well as advice from our governing body, Surfing England.

We will be running smaller groups working on a 5:1 customer/ instructor ratio and will continue to maintain the highest standard of water safety whist meeting the government’s guidance on social distancing and hygiene.

If you would like any more information on this or would like to get in touch to book a surf lesson, just calls us on: 07585257451 or email at: [email protected]

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COVID-19 Update. Closed until further notice.

As all of you will know, the UK has gone into a state of lockdown. As a result we will be closed until it is safe to open again.

We will not be taking any further bookings due to the unknown timespan of the lockdown. However we open for any questions, enquiries and gift vouchers with no expiry dates.

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We are open from the 1st April 2020

We are open as usual, 1st April 2020. COVID -19 precautions in place.

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Tis The Season To Be Freezin

Christmas is here and so marks the end of Westward Waves surf school first season. We would like to say a massive thank you to everyone who helped and supported us and a huge thanks to everyone who joined us on lesson. 

 We are still open throughout the year to take enquiry and bookings for the summer and we will be back running lessons again from the beginning of April for the 2020 season so get in touch.

If your looking for the perfect gift to give this Christmas why not buy one of our WESTWARD WAVES SURF SCHOOL GIFT VOUCHERS to give to your friends or family. Get in touch through our website at www.westwardwavessurfschool.com for more information 

 

 

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SMILE!

The school holidays are over and we've had a great summer here at Westward Waves Surf School. 

Huge thanks to everyone who joined us for surf lessons over the last 6 weeks. We will continue to run surf lessons right through until early November, so there is still plenty of time to get in the water with us this Autumn here at Westward Ho!

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The weathers improving.

Lately the weather is not what you expect nor want for your summer holidays. We've had strong wind, heavy rain and stormy seas.

However brighter days are on the horizon. The waves are becoming more managable, the winds are dropping and the sun might even make an appearance this coming week so come down and join us at Westward Waves Surf School at Westward Ho!

Group or Private surf lessons running every day. Call 07585257451 to book.

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A big thanks to everyone who's joined us already this year. It's been our busiest yet and we cant wait to continue into the summer holidays with you guys! We've really enjoyed teaching those who are getting on a surfboard for the first time, those wh...
They may not have been the biggest waves we've seen this May Half Term, but we had plenty of Group and Private lessons enjoying small, clean, and therefore perfect waves for leaning and improving. We had several families joining us for our 5x le...
We have had a great start to our 2022 season here at Westward Waves Surf School. It's been a spring full of great weather, great waves and lots of happy customers. The sea is now feeling like it is warming up so theres never been a better time to joi...

IMG_8133.JPGSome snaps of Head Instuctor Mark competing at the recent RedBull Sri Lanka Ride My Wave event in Hikkaduwa!

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You will find Mark on Social media at the following locations, please give him a follow and send any pictures you have as your surfing develops!

Mark is based in Abbotsham, Bideford, Devon.
Tel: 07585257451.

Where to find us

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Look for the horsebox - Male & Female changing rooms on Westward Ho! beach.