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Excellent family surf lessons!

We had 2 mornings of family (2 adults and 3 children aged 9, 9 and 8) surf lessons this week. The... read more

Reviewed 19 October 2017
vicandpaul99
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Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
Fantastic!

We booked a lesson for the family on the internet yesterday (all easy) and drove to Watergate Bay... read more

Reviewed 3 August 2017
Bluekangaroo22
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Midhurst, United Kingdom
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If you're going to learn to surf, or you've already got some great skills you'd like to improve on - head to The O'Neill Surf Academy at Watergate Bay. Our professional and experienced surf coaches and incredible facility just yards from the beach is not to be missed! We offer a range of surfing lessons for children aged 6+, Adults, Families and Individuals with both Group and Private Tuition available year round. Our convenient location at one of the UK's very best surfing beaches. Our fantastic facilities include: Indoor heated changing Secure storage Surf shop and hire Restaurant, cafe, bar Shower facilities We also offer a fantastic selection of accommodation with our Surf N Stay breaks, with camping, luxury lodges, backpackers/surflodge and luxury Self Catering options. Join us at Watergate Bay for the surf experience of a lifetime!
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Watergate Bay, Newquay TR8 4AB, England
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Reviewed 19 October 2017

We had 2 mornings of family (2 adults and 3 children aged 9, 9 and 8) surf lessons this week. The kids loved our instructor Matty. He was very friendly, very knowledgable, very good with the children, and had the ‘look’ that said surf dude!...More

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Reviewed 3 August 2017 via mobile

We booked a lesson for the family on the internet yesterday (all easy) and drove to Watergate Bay from the other side of Cornwall. Everyone at the centre was really friendly and our instructor, Sam, was lovely and a great teacher. The equipment was good...More

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Reviewed 4 July 2017

My two sons (10 and 8) had their first surf lesson with a pro surf instructor this afternoon at O'Neil Surf Academy with instructor Adam. Both my wife and I had surf lessons previously but we were quickly struck by the additional tuition Adam gave...More

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Reviewed 12 June 2017 via mobile

If i could sum up my whole experience in one word it would be "Wow" it was my first time going surfing and its safe to say beforehand I was nervous/excited and couldn't wait to get in the water. I had my lesson with Lou...More

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Reviewed 6 June 2017

Arrived having never surfed before for 2 half day lessons. We were taught by Matt and another lovely guy - sorry the name escapes me! Very upbeat and friendly guys, ran us through all the safety stuff and techniques then we hit the surf. They...More

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Reviewed 13 May 2017 via mobile

Thank you so much to everyone, our kids loved the morning surf lesson. Matt was a wonderful instructor and made time for the kids during the group session. We will be back to try a family session next time. Love life guys x

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westcoastsurfari, Owner at O'Neill Surf Academy, responded to this reviewResponded 27 May 2017

Thankyou so much for your wonderful review. Matty was so pleased to read this! He had a wonderful time teaching you all and I hope you can join us again soon. Many Thanks - Ashleigh & The Team @ O'Neill Surf Academy

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Reviewed 13 May 2017

Hubby booked this and the Staff called to say the surf might not be great did he want to reschedule? As time was limited we went for it. Wow what an afternoon! Perfect weather and just right for this 54 year young at heart to...More

Thank Pamela C
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westcoastsurfari, Owner at O'Neill Surf Academy, responded to this reviewResponded 27 May 2017

Thanks for your review. Im glad you had goys had a fantastic surf experience wth us! We hope to share a few waves with the rest of your family soon! Ashleigh & The Team @ O'Neill Surf Academy

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Reviewed 14 April 2017 via mobile

Easy to book, fantastic staff really good with the children. All equipment & wetsuits were provided. Highly recommend.

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Reviewed 31 August 2016 via mobile

We booked our boys (one 12 yrs old and the other 9 yrs old) in for 5 individual sessions. The boys had not done surfing before, but quite quickly were riding the waves and enjoying the experience. As each session passed they became more and...More

Thank Mike R
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Reviewed 27 August 2016 via mobile

Very good instructors.... Felt safe, entertained and given lots of good tips. Decent wetsuits and other equipment. Brilliant experience for me and my teenage children.

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