North Devon Surf Scene
The North Devon coastline is not only famous for spectacular scenery and views. Many of our visitors come to experience the wonderful surfing and body boarding conditions here in North Devon. The surfing locally is excellent – especially at Woolacombe, Saunton and Croyde Bay. Whether you are a novice or an experienced surfer there are plenty of waves to chase for all abilities.
Never tried surfing before? Don’t worry, there are plenty of helpful people out there to get you started! It’s easy to hire good quality equipment in Woolacombe or Croyde. The staff at our local surf hire companies are highly experienced, well informed and really friendly. It’s best to begin by having some lessons. Nick Thorn offers one- to-one tuition and is a wonderful teacher – visit Nick Thorn Surf School for information and a professional service. See our Tourist Information Section for various others who offer fun group sessions. You could also try your hand at Stand Up Paddle Boarding, Coasteering or Sea Kayaking which are very popular in our area and an excellent way of exploring the coast from the water. See H2Outdoor, Coastal Adventures and Active Escape, all reputable local companies offering a wide range of exciting activities to make your holiday more memorable.