Surfing Lessons in Bude (Summerleaze Beach)

Welcome to Freewave Surf Academy, the premier destination for surfing lessons at Summerleaze Beach in Bude, Cornwall!

If you’re looking to learn to surf and want to experience the thrill of catching and riding waves then you’ve come to the right place. We run small group surfing lessons on the beautiful Summerleaze Beach in Bude, Cornwall where you will find some of the best surf in the UK. 

Surfing lessons at Summerleaze Beach in Bude are held in small groups (max 4) so that you and your surfing gets the attention it needs. During your surfing lesson, you’ll learn everything from paddling techniques, board positioning, catching waves and riding them to shore. Our surfing instructors will provide you with all the surfing equipment you need including surfboard, wetsuit, safety gear and they will be with you every step of the way to ensure you have a fun and safe experience.

Our experienced surfing lesson instructors are passionate about surfing and love sharing their knowledge and expertise with students of many ages and abilities. Whether you’re a complete beginner or an intermediate level surfer looking to improve your surfing skills, we offer a range of surfing lesson packages to suit your needs. 

At Freewave Surf Academy, we’re committed to providing the highest quality surfing lessons in Cornwall. We believe that everyone should have the opportunity to experience the thrill of surfing and we’re dedicated to helping our students achieve their goals and reach their full potential. So if you’re ready to learn to surf on the beautiful waves of Summerleaze beach in Bude then contact us today to book your surfing lesson!

For more information about surfing at Summerleaze Beach, why not take a look at our Beginners Surfing Guide to help improve your local surfing knowledge!

All surf equipment is included and the sessions are between 2 – 2.5 hours in length. Lessons are based at the best and safest stage of the tide of Summerleaze Beach. The minimum age for surfing lessons at Summerleaze is 8 years old.

Surfing Lessons Bude

Small Group Surfing Lessons in Bude (Summerleaze Beach)

The Small Group Surfing Lessons at Summerleaze Beach in Bude is exactly that! With a maximum surfing lesson group size of 4 you will receive tailored surfing tuition with the benefits of learning in a small group setting.

First, you will meet your surf instructor at our surf school trailer in Summerleaze Beach Carpark. We will fix you up with a suitably sized wetsuit and surfboard before strolling down the sand to go through the surfing lesson safety and instruction. Once warmed up it’s time to hit the surf! If you want to bring your own surfing equipment then this is fine. The instructor will check this over at the start of the session to see if it’s suitable to use.

£95 for 1 per person + £45pp there after (max 4). All surfing lesson equipment is included in the price.

It’s up to you, but we recommend booking 2 surfing lessons. This gives you a good foundation of the surfing basics and should fill you with the necessary skills, knowledge and confidence in the water. Just book the first session then ‘add to your booking’ to add subsequent sessions.

Surfing Lessons in Bude (Summerleaze) Reviews

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

Bude Surfing Lesson – Awesome!
My brother and I had a great time with Robin on Saturday morning. He was really professional, patient and helped me to get stood up on the board on “green waves” within an hour. All the equipment was provided and in great condition. I would 100% recommend him and the Freewave Surf Academy if you looking for a surf lesson in the Bude area.
Daniel Green, Tripadvisor
Two friends and I had an excellent beginner surfing lesson at Widemouth Bay with Reuben (and 2 other beginners). It was really fun and by the end we all managed to stand up! We enjoyed it so much we borrowed a surfboard again the next day. Would thoroughly recommend to anyone visiting Bude.
Hansc3101, Tripadvisor
50th Birthday Lesson With Friends
I booked a lesson for part of my husband’s 50th Birthday weekend in Bude. We were a mixed group, some with surfing experience, some who were novices. Glynn and Reuben were excellent coaches, giving the right balance of instruction, fun and confidence to get us all enjoying the waves! Robin’s surf school is a really fantastic experience, with care and attention from the moment you book through to being able to choose photos from the lesson!
Highly recommend if you want to try out a true authentic Cornish surf experience!
Awhite182018, Tripadvisor
Great Instructors, Great Fun
My Kids (11 and 13) had their first experience of surfing with Freewave and loved every minute. Even a cold, windy day didn’t stop them and by the end of the session both were getting to their feet. The instructors were super friendly, gave clear instructions and kept it fun which really helped the skills sink in and gave us all confidence. I also joined the lesson which was actually a great refresher as i hadn’t surfed for a while. Widemouth was also a great location, its less crowded than beaches such as Bude so we felt more relaxed, safe and had a more personal experience with the sea. we will be visiting again.
Daniel B, Tripadvisor
Great Fun For Whole Family
I was planning to book SUP and surfing lessons for the rest of the family while I found somewhere sunny with a book – when I called to book Robin encouraged me to join in too. Despite my lack of balance, I’m so glad I did!

The SUP lesson on the Bude canal with John was really fun, in a beautiful, peaceful spot away from the crowds. We all gained in confidence from different starting points, had lots of laughs together. The kids especially loved it when I fell in!

The surfing lesson was great too. It was well organised and the children quickly managed to stand on their boards with tips from James. It really doesn’t matter whether you are a natural or this is totally out of your comfort zone (as it was for me), the team are so welcoming.

The info given in advance for parking etc was also really helpful. Definitely recommend!

Lorna, Tripadvisor
Absolutely Loved It
Had the best time with Freewave, can’t recommend it enough. Our instructor Charlie was so good and got the whole group standing up by the end of the lesson. All the equipment is great and the location couldn’t be better – if you’re surfing in Bude you have to choose Freewave!
Tom F, Tripadvisor
Bude Beginner Surfing Lesson With Freewave
Young enthusiastic female instructor really encouraged my 13 year old daughter to surf, looked after her well, gave her confidence and helped her ride the big waves
Ben T, Tripadvisor

Looking for something a bit more mellow? Try Stand Up Paddle Boarding or for the adrenaline junkie in you, try Coasteering!