Welcome to Freewave Surf Academy in Bude, Cornwall

Freewave Surf Academy is a surf school with over 15 years experience in taking small groups, families and individuals on surfing lessons and aquatic adventures in and around Widemouth Bay in Bude, Cornwall. Our small surf school is made up of a team of local instructors who are all excellent watermen and ladies. Each of the instructors has extensive knowledge of the activities that they deliver. You will receive excellent help and advice on your Surfing, SUP or Coasteering technique as well as some inside knowledge of the best places to check out during your holiday in Bude, Cornwall. They are a highly motivated bunch who love to meet new people and be around the water.

Cornwall is a pretty rad place with Widemouth Bay and Bude being no exception. The stunning coast and tranquil waterways provide us with the perfect venue for us to take you on an experience. Why not start with the beautiful, relaxing and wildlife-rich flat water canal to start your Stand Up Paddleboarding experience. Then hit the surf at the famous surfing beach of Widemouth Bay or Summerleaze. Then it’s on to the rugged coastline for some adrenaline-filled safety assured coasteering jumps or why not stay, relax and unwind on a Surfing & Yoga Retreat? It’s almost as if Bude was made for your adventure.

We think everyone is special. Each with our different abilities, limitations, fears, dreams, aspirations and goals. Families, Hen Parties, Corporate Teams and Couples are all made up of individuals. Let us tailor your experiences to meet the needs of the individuals in your family or group. This way, everyone that comes to visit us leaves with a smile and a sense of achievement. Get in contact and chat with us about what we can offer your group or book your experience today!

What others say about their time with us

Had two lessons during half term with my daughter. Instructors really friendly and enthusiastic. Warm up yoga entertaining (for anyone watching my attempts!). Equipment good. Added bonus is the location – one of my favourite spots in the southwest.

Great surfing with 14 yr old daughter

A group of 4 of us ranging in ages from 46 to 11 had a learn to surf lesson with Robin and his team on Widemouth beach last Monday. We all had a great time and true to his word we all actually stood up on a board and surfed!

Great Coasteering Lesson

We had a group surf lesson for 12 excited hens! It was a brilliant couple of hours, everyone thoroughly enjoyed it. Thanks Robin

Hen Party Fun!!!!

My son (18) had 2 private surfing lessons with Charlie. He absolutely loved them and learned and improved so much. He described one of the days as ‘one of the best days of my life.’ That is high praise indeed considering he travels all over the world taking part in many different sporting activities.

Stand Up Paddle Boarding Fun

Fantastic surf school with friendly, fun and knowledgeable instructors. Engaged with surfers immediately and offered a fun warm-up and surfer involved stretches. Clear instructions, excellent for beginners with step-by-step lesson.

Fantastic Surf School

If you are in the Bude area and want to give surfing a try, give Robin a shout… I’ve been the last 2 years with my 11 yo son and found the Freewave team personable, knowledgeable and (best of all) able to get us surfing! Really like the approach taken, great experience and will be returning!

Give Surfing a Try!

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We like to keep in contact. Why not give us bell on 07870 472 448

or drop us a message on our contact page