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 10m 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.
WOWcams Family Surf Camp is closer to the beach than any other site in Croyde – and six hours of surf tuition is thrown into the price of your bell tent pitch.
Boarding in the bell tents here will have surfers a pebble throw from Croyde Beach, less than five minutes’ walk from Croyde village, and a 25-minute stroll to more breaking waves at Saunton Sands.
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
WOWcams surf shop is now open all year round for surf lessons, hires and sales with free parking and easy access to the beach for those of you hiring or taking lessons. Call Jack or Mike on 07772 240894 or visit UNISON Croyde Bay Holiday Resort.
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.