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Nick Thorn Surf School

Putsborough/Woolacombe Beach, Woolacombe EX34 7BZ, England
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Great surf school

My kids had several lessons with Nick's school, and the 14 year old and her dad did paddle boarding... read more

Reviewed 10 August 2017
ceejay48
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Hampshire, UK
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Brilliant fun

Our family (46,43,12,9) had never surfed before, and even the oldies were standing after 2-3... read more

Reviewed 3 August 2017
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The Nick Thorn Surf School is located in Woolacombe and runs surf and stand up paddle board lessons of Putsborough Beach. Located in the car park in a Yellow Surfers World van with a friendly cafe toilet block the showers!
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Reviewed 10 August 2017 via mobile

My kids had several lessons with Nick's school, and the 14 year old and her dad did paddle boarding too. All had a great time and I'd highly recommend Nick and his team. Flexible, reliable, friendly, responsive. Putsborough Sands is amazing, too, way less crowded...More

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Nick T, Owner at Nick Thorn Surf School, responded to this reviewResponded 14 August 2017

Many thanks for the feedback. Super stoked you had a great time.

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Reviewed 3 August 2017 via mobile

Our family (46,43,12,9) had never surfed before, and even the oldies were standing after 2-3 lessons. I can not recommend Nick and his team enough- they were very patient with the less talented of us and made learning for the whole family great fun. My...More

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Nick T, Owner at Nick Thorn Surf School, responded to this reviewResponded 7 August 2017

Thanks for the review. Hope too see you guys surfing again soon. Many thanks Nick

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Reviewed 18 May 2017 via mobile

Had a great 2 hour lesson with 13 friends with Nick and his team. As well as giving individual tips to all of the group (which varied from beginners to intermediate surfers) Nick took photos and videos of the group so that we had something...More

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Reviewed 6 November 2016 via mobile

What a fabulous morning we had with Nick and his wife On a hen do 13 of us all different abilities Nick was fun & enthusiastic always encouraging and great gave tuition I know that the tides can be very dangerous and at no time...More

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Reviewed 26 September 2016

Nick is a great and relaxed instructor. Really enjoyed and and can only recommend who want to learn or improve his surfing skills.

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Nick T, Owner at Nick Thorn Surf School, responded to this reviewResponded 18 October 2016

Many thanks

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Reviewed 8 September 2016 via mobile

We are two 20 year old girls, we had three sessions with Nick and hired some boards for an afternoon. Nick was a good laugh and a really friendly guy. We had never surfed before and if he managed to get us standing, he must...More

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Nick T, Owner at Nick Thorn Surf School, responded to this reviewResponded 18 October 2016

Had some great fun and awesome weather. Hope you keep surfing

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Reviewed 28 August 2016

My mother (59), two boys, 10 and 12 and I had two morning surf lessons with Nick in July and couldn't believe he had two of us standing by the end of the first morning. Really great tuition and kit. We returned last week and...More

Thank Nathan J
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Nick T, Owner at Nick Thorn Surf School, responded to this reviewResponded 18 October 2016

Had a great fun coaching you guys.

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Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

Booked a Stand up Surfboard lessons for the teenagers. Lovely beach and good instructors. Nice one Nick & Mark.

Thank IanMidlands
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Nick T, Owner at Nick Thorn Surf School, responded to this reviewResponded 18 October 2016

Glad you enjoyed the SUP experience. Lovely part of the world. Hope to see you again soon

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Reviewed 12 August 2016 via mobile

For anyone of any ability I would highly recommend! Such friendly, helpful instructors, a beautiful spot to learn - couldn't be better. Thank you all for a fantastic experience - will definitely be back again & again! Kids LOVED it! So did Lenny our mascot!...More

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Nick T, Owner at Nick Thorn Surf School, responded to this reviewResponded 18 October 2016

Many thanks for your feed back. Look forward to seeing you guys again soon. Keep the stoke.

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Reviewed 23 July 2016

Always really friendly and helpful, have been attending several years running with young people and scouts. A great day in the sea, always a popular activity with the kids and they love telling friends/family that they can stand up!

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Michieuk
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Response from Nick T | Property representative |
Hi, it's adviseable to book as its a busy time of the year. Our contact number is 01271 871337. Kind regards Nick
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