Surfing Lessons at Widemouth Bay in Bude

Whether you are looking to take your first surfing lessons or you have had a few surf lessons before. A surfing experience with us at Widemouth Bay in Bude, Cornwall is a great way to give you the surfing skills, knowledge and confidence that you could be looking for.

By far the best way to start your ‘learn to surf’ journey or to improve your ability is to get surfing lessons from skilled and experienced coaches. It’s amazing how simple it is to get riding the waves when provided with the appropriate surf instruction and on the right surfing equipment. When you’re up on riding that surfboard on your very first surfing lesson, it will be one of the most exhilarating experiences you’ll ever have!

Our surfing lessons are held at our surf school which is located at the beautiful surfing beach of Widemouth Bay in Bude, Cornwall. We operate small group surf lessons which allow for more personal attention. All equipment is included and all surfing lessons are between 2 – 2.5 hours in length.

We also offer Private Surfing Lessons and can accommodate large group surf bookings. Please contact us for more information on these.

If your looking to find out some more information about the best time to learn to surf at Widemouth Bay in Bude, then why not take a look at our Beginners Guide to Surfing Widemouth Bay

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Taster Surfing Lesson – 1 Surfing Lesson

The Taster Surfing Lesson is exactly what it says on the tin. If you are looking to have a little taste of learning to surf or looking to refresh your memory of the basics, then our Taster Surf Lessons are the perfect place to start!

You will start your surf lesson by meeting your instructor at Widemouth Bay Beach Carpark. We will fix you up with a suitably sized warm wetsuit and surfboard. Then it’s time to stroll down the beach to the water’s edge and go through some safety and surfing instruction. Once you are ready and warmed up it’s time to hit the waves and see what surfing is all about. By the end of the first surfing lesson we aim to have everybody up on their feet and shredding!

£45 per person. All equipment is included as part of your surf lesson

Book Your Taster Surfing Lesson

The Surfing Experience (Recommended) – 2 Surfing Lessons over two days

The Surfing Experience is our recommended surfing lesson package for those looking to give learning to surf a really good go.

The Surfing Experience package is made up of 2 surfing lessons. The first lesson covers all of the basics included in the Taster Surfing Lesson. During the second lesson is where you will find your surfing feet and we start to work on turning, trimming and other surfing manoeuvres!

£85 per person. All equipment is included as part of your surf lessons

Book Your 2 x Surfing Lessons
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The Surf Plus Course – 3 Surfing Lessons over three days

The Surf Plus Course is our surfing lesson package designed for those that want to really immerse themselves into learning to surf. The package is made up of 3 surfing lessons which include the Taster Surfing Lesson, the Surfing Experience and then followed by a third surf lesson. This package allows you the greatest opportunity to learn skills, improve knowledge and gain confidence in the breaking waves. If the conditions allow, then this package is the one for learning how to paddle out through waves as well as learning to catch and ride green waves.

£125 per person. All surf equipment is included in as part of your surf lessons

Book Your 3 x Surfing Lessons


Bodyboarding is a fun activity that everyone can take part in. It’s great for the little ones, those that don’t feel as confident in the waves and anyone that does not fancy standing on a surfboard.

We work on how to read the waves, enter the water safely, catch waves and manouver the board with style. It really is the activity for everyone.

£40 per person – Sessions are 2 hours and all equipment is included

Contact us to enquire and book

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Surfing Lesson Reviews

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

Great Holiday Activity in the Water
We used Freewave for a set of activities over our summer holiday – surfing lessons, paddleboarding, coasteering. They were excellent each time – friendly and helpful, and pitched at just the right level. Thoroughly recommended.
Mark A, Tripadviosr
Great Surfing Lesson
Brilliant surfing lesson with James. Felt very safe in the water and he encouraged all the members of our group.
X8598TVjamesm, Tripadviosr
Absolutely Fantastic Experience
If you want surfing lessons in Bude – this is the place to go! My wife and I had two lessons with Glynn while staying in the area and had an absolutely brilliant time on both. Glynn was a great instructor and by the end of the second lesson, both of us (neither of whom had ever been on a surfboard before) were standing up and surfing confidently. We both felt totally safe while in the water and Glynn was never far away to give us pointers and help us improve. Wetsuit and surfboard hire was provided and you could leave your stuff in their locked trailer. 10/10 would recommend.
Kormak A, Tripadviosr

Excellent Surfing Lessons

Fantastic surfing lesson provided by Marco from Freewave surf academy. He was very friendly and knowledgable and explained all the basics of surfing to us. We all had a lot of fun and would highly recommend both Marco and the company

Bertie Marks, Tripadviosr
Best Surfing Lesson!
Had the best time with Marco. Lesson was so much fun and the whole group had improved massively by the end. All the equipment provided was excellent.
Luke H, Tripadviosr
Top Beach Activity
Finished my first surf lesson today at Widemouth Bay with Marco as our surfing instructor. What an amazing experience! Tutoring was clear and helpful, loaned wetsuit fitted great and the foam boards made catching waves easier. Thank you, I will be booking another lesson again.
Meeks, Tripadviosr
Excellent; wouldn’t hesitate to book again, thank you Marco and Joe. Surfing & coasteering rock!! Both my boys were booked for surf lessons on two consecutive days in August having used Freeware last summer. The first day surfing with Marco was brilliant and the boys really enjoyed it. The following day the waves were too small so we were offered coasteering instead which was amazing. Marco and Joe we’re excellent with the boys who loved every minute of it (boys aged 11 and 14). Thank you very much, we will be back again next year!
Jonathan B, Tripadviosr
Quality Lesson and Instruction
Booked a lesson for 6:30am in the morning at Widemouth bay and was greeted my Marco, who told me I was the only person booked on. He was brilliant and helped me quickly get to grips with surfing again. I surfed when I was younger and he helped me recap and get standing quickly. He was really supportive and made me feel really comfortable in amongst the waves. Would recommend to anyone wanting to try surfing, instructor had good communication and patience as well as being really helpful in the surf to pick the right wave and give you a little push on your way.
Luke_Crossland, Tripadviosr
Amazing Experience
Our 13 & 15 year olds first surfing lesson with Emily. They had an absolutely amazing time. Great for their confidence and both of them were standing up and surfing. Many wipe outs and lots of fun was had. Both are hooked and can‘t wait to be out on boards again soon. Thank you so much.
Lonewolf690, Tripadviosr
Third Year Visiting Freewave. Great Experience. Still Top Marks From Us.

Two teenagers and Dad surfing lessons at Widemouth; our third year surfing here with Freewave. Great lessons and all round experience with instructors Joe then Emily.

Joe was great and Emily equally fantastic at inspiring us to keep looking up and catch those waves – especially appreciated at an early morning session.

We love surfing with freewave and always come away tired but smiling. Highly recommended.

John R, Tripadviosr

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

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