Private Surfing Lessons in Bude

If you’re looking for private one to one surfing lessons in Bude or a private group surfing lesson on your trip to Cornwall, then we have you covered! 

With private one to one surfing lessons, you’ll receive the benefits of one to one attention tailored to your individual surfing skill level. Whether you’re a complete surfing beginner on your first trip to Bude or intermediate level surfer that has spent a few years hitting the beaches of Cornwall.  We will help you to learn to surf or improve your surfing ability throughout your time with us.

A private group surfing lesson is a great way to make your time in Bude a little more special. Your group will have their own dedicated surfing instructor(s) who will be there to look after your surfing needs. You can have a range of ages and abilities within your private group surf lesson, so no-one gets left behind. Your private surfing instructor(s) will make sure they spend time with everyone in the group. Each person will have lots of fun and will feel that they progress throughout their lesson with us.

Private Surfing Lesson Bude

Our Instructor Team

Our surfing instructor team are made up experienced and passionate surfing coaches who live and breathe surfing. They will create a personalised surf lesson  pitched at the level that is right for each individual. As well as being highly experienced, our surfing instructors are all trained as beach lifeguards and are qualified a surfing coaches. Our instructor team are true surfing enthusiasts dedicated to sharing their knowledge and skills to help you progress during your private surfing lesson.

Private Surfing Lesson Equipment

Private Surfing Lesson Equipment

All equipment is provided during your one to one or private group surfing lessons. We have a full range of wetsuits available in all sizes including summer and winter wetsuits. We can also provide you with wetsuit boots, gloves and hoods to use if needed during those colder months.

Our surfboard store is well stocked with a range of shapes and sizes. Looking for a beginner surfboard, intermediate or a more advanced style board? We have the right boards for your level. If you have surfed before and would like to try something new on your private surfing lesson then we are on hand to guide you with what to choose. If you have just purchased a new board and need some help getting going… that’s our bag too!

Why Surf in Bude Cornwall?

Bude is renowned for its beautiful beaches and consistent surf conditions. Our locations of Summerleaze Beach and Widemouth Bay provide the perfect settings for your unforgettable private surfing lesson.

Freewave Surf Academy is the only surf school in Bude to be licensed to operate on Summerleaze Beach and Widemouth Bay. This means we can run your private surfing lesson at the most suitable beach for you. This can be based on convenience to where you are staying, your favourite beach, your ability or we can let the conditions dictate which beach is best based on weather, wind, swell, tide and water quality.

Private Surfing Lesson Locations

Widemouth Bay is a large bay located 2 miles outside of Bude town. It has a designated surfing area marked out by the RNLI Beach Lifeguards. The waves break gently here around mid-tide and have steeper more challenging waves at low and high tide. There are some reef breaks here that work on particular swell sizes and directions but that’s a secret! Check out our Beginners Guide to Surfing Widemouth Bay for more info.

Summerleaze Beach is located next to Bude town centre. It is a narrow beach at high tide with a breakwater protecting the inner harbour. At lower tides the beach opens up to a larger bay. Summerleaze is especially popular for surfing at higher tides. The breakwater and river mouth causes the surf to break in a tapered fashion providing long and gently breaking waves to surf on. The beach is patrolled by RNLI lifeguards at certain times of year. We also have a Beginners Guide to Surfing Summerleaze Beach for more info.

Booking Private Surfing Lessons

To book Private One to One Surfing Lessons or Private Group Surfing Lessons during your visit to Bude in Cornwall, you will need to get in touch using our contact form. Please provide:

  • Dates of your visit
  • Previous surfing experience (if any)
  • Numbers in your group
  • Preferred beach.

Private surfing lessons are costed at £95 for 1 person + £45 per additional person. Lessons are 2 – 2.5 hours in length (inc kitting up). All surfing lesson equipment is included in the price with an additional 30 minutes ‘Free Surf’ following your lesson. The minimum age for private group surfing lessons is 5 years old.

Private Surfing Lesson Reviews

Don’t just take our word for it… See what others say about their private surf lesson experience with us!

Save a lot of time
Had two private lessons, and I can honestly say have saved me years of mucking about trying to learn off YouTube was doing loads wrong. If you want to progress, do it with freewave.
Lee V, Tripadviosr
Excellent good fun
Excellent beginners surfing school lesson with Glyn. We booked kind of off season so ended up having a private 2.5hr session with just me and my partner James. Lots of fun, waves in widemouth were perfect for us learners and we both managed to get standing. Very well deserved beer after the session!! Thanks Glyn
Helena B, Tripadviosr
AWESOME, BEST PART OF THE HOLIDAY – JUST DO IT!!! We booked two sessions for the family (kids are 7 & 9) and none of us had ever surfed before, firstly the sessions were all in small groups so we each got loads of time with the instructor Glyn for a private lesson. Glyn was amazing in teaching the kids the safety items and kept them engaged throughout.
We had such a good time and Glyn got us all standing up and even got a few turns in. Our youngest was pretty nervous as he got properly wiped out in the surf the day before… but Glyn got his confidence up in no time and due to the small group size was able to give that extra bit of tuition … now we cant keep him out the water.
Booking with Freewave and the surfing has been the highlight of a great holiday and we will definitely be back surfing asap …. absolutely loved it …. thank you Freewave & Glyn!!
Gav, Nicola, Dylan & Finley
Gav S, Tripadviosr
Take advantage of this 5 star recommend Surf Academy. Set in an ideal location.
Thank you for a great morning. My children had great time with instructor Bear, rarely they are so pleased with an experience. It was quite a week with scorching temps and cancelled lessons as the sea was so calm. However, Robin managed to offer an early morning session on our last day. It was certainly worth rising early – my children (13 and 11) enjoying a private lesson, so a maximum time was spent in the sea.

A recommended well organised Surf school, in a good location with parking (not sure re peak time) a cafe on site for parents and worn out kids.

Well done Freewave in such busy times in Cornwall

Geoff, Tripadviosr
Brilliant Surfing Lesson
My boyfriend and I had a private surfing lesson on Wednesday and had a brilliant time. Highly recommend for beginner surfers. Ellie was a fabulous instructor and took the time to show us all the techniques. She had me standing in no time. Great value for money and great afternoon out. Thank you Freewave and Ellie.
Shreya P, Tripadviosr
Private Surf Lesson
Had a great private surf lesson with Ellie. I’d had a quite a few lessons previously but with quite a few lessons between them so had forgotten everything. Ellie managed to take us through all the basics quickly so I could get in the water ASAP! I felt so confident after my lesson with Ellie that I was inspired to hire a board on my own the next day which I’ve never done. I really feel I improved a lot and can’t wait to come back and do it again. Thanks Ellie!
Caroline S, Tripadviosr
Private Lesson For Two
Great instructing and coaching. A really engaged instructor (Charlie) who helped us develop our skills and take away lots of top tips and learning points.
CJP, Tripadviosr
Great Lesson
Had a great private lesson with Charlie. Equipment was good and felt like I learned a lot. Good knowledge of the conditions on the beach. Would definitely recommend these guys for a lesson. Cheers guys 👍
Simon G, Tripadviosr
Private Surfing Lessons
Booked 2 private lessons through Robin for me and my dad to begin our surfing journey. Both of our sessions were taken by Puffs who was an awesome teacher. She was patient, helpful and made the everything a lot more chill. Next time I’ll remember to bring a waterproof speaker out to play FISHER. Thanks again Freewave, all the best for the rest of the season. Hopefully bump into you all again soon. Peace!
Tom Fisher, Tripadviosr

For more private activity options please check out our Private Coasteering Experiences, or Private Stand Up Paddle Boarding Lessons.

If you would like some info about choosing a safe surfing lesson provider. Please check out the information available on the Academy of Surfing Instructors website.