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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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Come and Join us.

It's been a great week of weather and more importantly waves here at Westward Waves Surf School, and it looks like its set to continue with good surf being forecast all week. So if you are new to surfing or looking to improve there's never been a better time to join us for surf lessons.

Here's a brother V brother party wave over the weekend in the sunshine, smiles all round.

 

 

 

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Summer Holidays

The Summer Holidays are almost upon us and there's never a better time to come surfing with us here at Westward Ho!

We have morning and afternoon lessons running every day of the week for all abilities and all ages.

Give us a call on 07585257451 to book now.

 

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Blue Flag Beach

Blue Flag Beach.

For another year running Westward Ho! has been named a 'Blue Flag Beach'. The award is only given to beaches in England that pass a strict set of criteria covering the four main topics of Environmental Education and Information, Water Quality, Enviromental Management and Safety Services.

So when you join us at Westward Waves Surf School here at Westward Ho! you have the confidence to know that our waters are safe. 

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The boot battle is over!

I think it is safe to say that the battle of the boot is well and truly over!

With the Westward Ho! sea temperature now at a tropical 14 degrees, and still climbing, this familiar struggle any cold water surfing fanatic must go though is now a thing of the past!

There is no easy way to get your foot into a wetsuit boot. Everyone has their preferred method from plastic bags to brute force. This is young surfer Issac came for surfing lessons with me a few weeks ago and is using the 'lay on my back and get mum to put my boot on' technique. A classic!

To book a group lesson go here - Group Lessons
To book an individual lesson go here - Individual Lessons

 

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Half term Whitsun week

The weather might be a bit mixed this week and the wind might be a bit blowy but theres plenty of waves out there all week this Whitsun holiday! So come down and join us for your last chance to make the most of the BOGOF 2 for 1 surf lesson May promotion.

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The Latest Blogs and News from the Westward Ho! surf

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 mu...
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!...
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. He...
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...
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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.