If you’re just testing the water to see how you really feel about surfing then our First Waves taster session is perfect for you. We cover all of the basics and safety with the view to leave you keen to come back for more. These group lessons run every morning and afternoon. The group size never exceeds six pupils to one instructor, surfers of all abilities can join.
First Waves – Taster Surf Lesson (2hr)
Excellent if you’re new to surfing or need a thorough refresh. We’ll get you out on the water and catching waves in no time.
We will provide courtesy transport to and from our Croyde Shop for all participants at no extra cost.
There will never be more than six pupils to one instructor ensuring that you get maximum attention on the water.
Meet no later than 30 minutes before your lesson at the Walking on Waves Shop, Croyde Bay Holiday Resort, EX33 1QB.
First we go through the safety talk on the beach where we cover the flag systems used by the lifeguards, dangerous currents and how to avoid problems in the sea and you will also be shown what you need to know if you ever get into trouble in the sea.
Our world class instructors will then explain the basic parts of the board you need to know and how to hold the board whilst trying to get out through the white water waves which you will be looking to catch.
Next we go through how to lie on your board and how to paddle into waves and the timing involved in catching them.
The next stage is finding out which way each individual is comfortable standing up on the board (either left foot forward or right foot forward). Once that is decided I show you the correct way to stand on the surfboard when you ride the waves.
At this point I demonstrate the techniques for standing up on the board from the prone position. There are a few ways of doing this. Those of you who might not be quite a agile as others, don’t be put off! I have some cunning plans-it’s not as hard as it looks.
Last we go through a safety reminder and then head off into the surf, where I circulate around the group, helping and guiding you by explaining what you are doing right and wrong.
Children aged under 10 to be accompanied by adult.
Hooked!? Ask Sarah for advice on purchasing a surfboard that will suit your ability.
Croyde Bay Holiday Resort
Saunton Sands Beach