Family Surfing Lessons in Bude, Cornwall

Here at Freewave Surf Academy we believe that surfing is not just a sport, it’s a shared experience that brings friends and families together. Join us in beautiful Bude for a thrilling surfing adventure with your family and loved ones. Our family-friendly surfing lessons cater for a range of ages and skill levels. We ensure that everyone creates unforgettable surfing memories during your special time with us. 

Why Choose Freewave Surf Academy?

Experienced Surfing Instructors

Our team of qualified and experienced surfing instructors are committed to providing you and your group with a safe and enjoyable learning environment. Whether it’s your first time taking surfing lessons or you’re looking to improve your surfing skills, our instructors will provide you with suitable surfing equipment and guide you with expert advice and encouragement.

Family Focused

We understand the importance of memories and family time. Our family surfing lessons are delivered with a focus on creating you some wonderful surfing memories. The excitement of catching waves and falling off should be enjoyed by everyone. Children seeing their parents falling off a waves is by far the highlight of their holiday!

Amazing Location

Bude is an amazing place to learn to surf. It has some of the most beautiful beaches in Cornwall and has produced some of the best surfers in the UK. Freewave Surf Academy is the only surf school in Bude to be licensed to run surfing lessons at Widemouth Bay and Summerleaze Beach in Bude. Both of these beaches are amazing places to learn to surf and are watched over by the RNLI Beach Lifeguards.

Family Surf Lesson in Bude

Family Surfing Lessons

We have a range of family surfing lessons available including: taster surfing lessons, multiple surfing lesson packages or private family surfing lessons.

With each of our surfing lessons and packages, you will start your lesson by meeting your dedicated surfing instructor at Widemouth Bay or Summerleaze Beach in Bude, Cornwall. We will fix you up with a suitably sized warm wetsuit and surfboard before heading down to the beach.

Each lesson will include instruction that is tailored to your level. Once you are warmed up and ready you will spend lots of time in water having fun riding waves.

By the end of your surfing lesson, we aim to have everybody in better surfing shape than when they arrived!

Reviews of Family Surfing Lessons in Bude, Cornwall

Don’t just take our word for it… See what others say about their family surfing lessons with us!

Friendly, Helpful and Encouraging Surf School, Highly Recommended
Wonderful experience for the whole family. James and Alec were great tutors, really encouraging and friendly, gave good clear instruction. Freewave were very good at arranging the best surfing times around the changeable weather that week. Highly recommend the photography service – Charlie Hookway took excellent pictures, capturing us all brilliantly, and helpful with getting them sent to us. The whole experience was a great taste of surfing and really made our holiday. Widemouth Bay was a lovely place to do this, fantastic waves.
Rob & Moyra Buttery
Fab Family 2-Day Surfing Experience
We had such fun surfing as a whole family for two days. Even the weather on the second day didn’t spoil it. James was a fab instructor and we all felt well looked after. Even those who hadn’t surfed before were all standing on the first day 🙂
Marco The Surf Dude
Had a mint experience with Marco. Managed to get a family of four beginners feeling like semi professionals :)) Felt safe and exhilarated!
Excellent Surf School
14 of us in total – friends and family. Such a blast and yearning for more.

Instructors were great and also had a sense of humour on them; which with us was most definitely needed.

Highly recommend this surf school. Just wish we could carry on the bug, but being in Kent the waves just aren’t that good

Sue E
Brilliant Fun
Brilliant Fun. My family had 4 hours surf tuition over 2 days. Our instructors were enthusiastic, knowledgeable and very patient. Working in small groups the Freewave staff paid close attention to our individual progress and were able to coach to everyone’s needs. I would definitely use Freewave Surf Academy again.
Roz A
Use Freewave!!
Excellent choice for all the family today, very clear instruction from James and a good warm up with Erin. We all felt safe and looked after out on the waves.
Kerry S
Family Fun Surf Lesson

Booked surf lessons for my family of three, first experience of surfing, Marco was our instructor and was really friendly, gave us a good warm up and run through the basics, wetsuits, boards all included.

We hit the waves and he gave us all plenty of time to adapt and practice, constantly supervising us especially my youngest daughter, great communication skills a good coach.

My kids are hooked and already planning our next surfing trip, totally recommend Freewave Surf Academy, good value, lots of memories. Thanks guys 👍🏼

Andy Gosling
Top Experience
Great experience, very relaxed but with good instruction which helped my daughter, she was standing up in no time. Would definitely recommend for the whole family or just in your own.
Darran G

For more information about surfing lessons and choosing a safe surf school. Please check out information available on the Academy of Surfing Instructors website.

Looking for something a bit more mellow for the family? Try Stand Up Paddle Boarding. For the adrenaline family, why not try Coasteering!