First Wave sessions are designed to get you off the beach, in the water, and having fun as quickly as possible. We meet up, get to know each other and jump into our “guaranteed to keep you warm” winter wetsuits. It’s only 100m to the beach (although if the tide’s out it can be a bit further to the sea) where we’ll go through the safety drill and give you a chance to practice before we get wet. Then it’s off to the sea to get some real experience with the help of Sarah’s expert on-the-water coaching techniques.
This year, we’ll be fully launching our packages that include glamping and surf coaching for the whole family. After a successful trial last summer, watch this space for more information, or better still – sign up to be notified when we publish our summer 2016 dates.
Tired of carting your board up and down the M5? We’ll store your surfboards and deliver them to Saunton beach, or our shop in Croyde for you to take charge of for the duration of your stay. When you leave, drop the surfboards at Saunton or Croyde and we’ll take them back to storage. Find out more
Be coached, not watched
Sarah Whiteley grew up looking over Saunton Sands, right between Croyde and Braunton. After years at the top of the competitive surfing game (British and European Champion) she decided to return to her roots and give something back to the sport. Chances are you could get lessons from one of Britain’s most successful female surfers.
I believe in, and take pride in, working with surfers at all levels – from first attempt to competition coaching. There’s a joy that comes from seeing someone stand up for the first time that invigorates me every time. Equally, there’s a sense of fulfilment at helping someone nail a manoeuvre that they’ve been working on for 3 months.Sarah Whiteley