Why use us?

We are a small boutique school delivering great coaching in a fun and engaging way to small groups. You will receive a highly personal service at competitive pricing and here are a few other things that set us apart from the rest…


  • Always small group sizes (maximum of 8 participants)
  • Highly qualified, motivated & experienced coaches with worldwide experience that actually surf themselves
  • Surfboard concierge – we carry the equipment to the sand so you don’t have to
  • Great location – access to the beach via short, flat stroll down to the slipway
  • Clear path to progression following the Surfing England surfer scheme
  • All of our coaches have the full SLSGB Beach Lifeguard qualification
  • Brand new equipment each season with a full range of boards for all levels
  • Range of amenities near the school including cafes, shops, amusements, Go-Karts, adventure golf, fish & chips, and of course – ice cream!


  • Learn to swim from a competitive swimmer on the international circuit
  • Improve your swimming with a Coach that holds internationally accredited qualifications
  • Specialist Masters, club swimmers and beginner sessions available each week
  • It’s all about you! Our coaches tailor each session to help you achieve your goals
  • Low ratio of swimmers per lane
  • We can teach you in the sea pool at Westward Ho for a different experience or in Barnstaple or Northam 25m pools
  • Group lessons, one2one coaching and lesson packages available
  • Affiliated with Swim England so you can achieveΒ Swim England awards

Open Water swimming:

  • Open water specialist qualified coach
  • Patient and friendly staff to help you overcome any fears of the sea
  • All open water sessions run with full SLSGB qualified safety cover & RNLI back-up
  • Options to train technique in traditional pool or the local sea pool during the summer
  • Fully qualified Beach Lifeguard accompanies every sea swim & sea pool session
  • Various swim options along the beach or around the coast depending on the distance you are training for
  • Always small groups
  • Training tailored to your goals

We are an accredited training centre for Surf Life Saving GB and a registered beach operator with Torridge Council

Call us on 01237 720130 or email info@surfandswimschool.com to book your sessions

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