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Welcome to Freewave Surf Academy

Our surf school is located at the famous surfing beach of Widemouth Bay in Bude, Cornwall. Freewave Surf Academy provides fantastically fun surfing lessons and holidays to small groups, families and individuals.

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We guarantee to get you riding waves in your first session!

Somebody very old and wise once said:

“There’s no greater feeling than surfing and that feeling of being part of the ocean. Catching and riding a wave is truly amazing. Surfing is freedom, adventure and creativity all rolled into one.” 

Anyone who has been bitten by the surfing bug will understand the thrill of learning to surf, none more so than Freewave’s owner and Chief Instructor, Robin!

Robin has spent many years surf coaching and lifeguarding on Bude’s beaches, as well as surf travelling much of the world. His love of surfing and his training and experience in lifeguard safety is at the heart of Freewave Surf. Robin loves to meet people and is passionate about helping you to surf in safety and with confidence.

Give it a try – we guarantee to get you riding those waves!

Surf Lessons Widemouth Bay


Get a taste for surfing in Widemouth, Bude! We guarantee to get you riding waves in your first session!

Stand Up Paddleboarding Bude Cornwall


Enjoy a Stand Up Paddleboarding experience with all of your family and friends.

Coasteering Bude Cornwall


Swim, climb and leap with us into the world of Coasteering. An exciting experience for the adventurer in you! 

Vouchers Available!

Pre-book a Surf, SUP or Surfing Session with a voucher that can be redeemed within 12 months at Freewave Surf. These are a perfect present for a loved one.
Vouchers available in £35, £65 and £90 values.

Surfing Lesson
Surfing Lesson Natalie G, Cambridgeshire UK - June 2016

We booked a surfing lesson for a group of us, including adults and children aged from 8 to 11 years. The lesson was fantastic. Robin the instructor was great with the kids and they were up on their boards in no time. He was also great with the adults despite us being hopeless! We spent over 2 hours in the sea and the kids came out saying it was the best lesson they have had. We went late afternoon and we more or less had the beach to ourselves. Would definitely recommend the surf school and Robin for being so kind and patient. Thanks :-).

Fantastic Time
Fantastic Time Victoria M, Weymouth UK - March 2016

Both Robin and Stell were fab instructors. I felt safe at all times whilst still able to have a laugh. My friend and I were both new to surfing and thoroughly enjoyed our 2 half day lessons. Despite being March the good equipment provided meant we were not cold at all! Thoroughly recommend it!

2 Family sessions of learning to surf - mixed ages
2 Family sessions of learning to surf - mixed ages Sarah N, Malvern, UK - August 2015

Robin was a fantastic instructor. We were a party of very mixed ages and abilities, (a granpops, a mum, 2 teenage boys and a 10 year old girl). This didn’t phase Robin at all. His instructions were very clear and easy to follow, but more than that was his easy going relaxed manner, which made him great company and the whole experience great fun. Children were all standing on the surf board not long into the first lesson and very adept and adding more skills after the second one. Many thanks.

First Surf Lesson - done
First Surf Lesson - done Redbug1963, North Yorkshire UK - July 2015

Our teenage son and his friend wanted to have a surf lesson, so after reading the reviews I booked a session for them with Robin. They really enjoyed it and said that Robin was great and his instructions easy to understand. They learnt a lot and were standing up in no time at all. Very little time spent on the beach so over 2 hours spent in the water. Felt confident leaving them in Robin’s hands and would thoroughly recommend to others. Thanks Robin.

A great experience - highly recommend
A great experience - highly recommend rupkezellrub, Sittingbourne, United Kingdom – August 2015

My daughters and I went for two surf lessons, the instructors were fantastic – paying attention to everyone, whilst helping my youngest learn to surf. I loved it and it has led me to do more surfing, thanks to Robin and the guys for a great life changing experience!

WARM WET WONDERFUL 7DTommyBB, Devon, United Kingdom – July 2015

Amazing safe beach for everyone to enjoy even if they don’t surf, expert tuition from world travelled surf guides along with up to date equipment boards and wetsuits , a brilliant pasty for lunch.

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Freewave Surf Academy is a surf school/surfing training centre providing a range of surfing lessons as well as intensive training for beach lifeguards and budding surfing instructors…