Learn to Surf at Putsborough, North Devon!

Barefoot Surf School is a family run centre based in beautiful North Devon (near the classic surf beaches of Croyde, Woolacombe, Saunton and Putsborough). All lessons are held at Putsborough Sands, the safest and best learner beach in North Devon. Quieter and more spacious than the busy beaches of Croyde and Woolacombe, yet just a mile or two away.

COVID-19 Response

Our commitment has always been to the health and safety of our clients and our instructors. For this reason, due to COVID-19, we will not be offering group sessions for the 2020 Summer season. However, we are pleased to offer both family sessions and private one-to-one and two-to-one lessons.

We will be following all guidance available to us and will be implementing a number of new measures to ensure as reduced a risk as possible. These will include;

We will be carefully monitoring the situation and Government guidance and adapting our measures as and when necessary.

About Us

All lessons are held at Putsborough Sands, where our reputation for patience and professionalism has been supported by online satisfaction surveys that have given us 5 star ratings for many years.

All our instructors carry Surf Life Saving Association surfing coach and/or Beach Lifeguard awards and are full members of Sports Coach UK, the national federation of sports coaches.

Specialising in beginners, Barefoot put enormous emphasis on every learner having a great experience picking up the techniques of this exhilarating sport. Under the leadership of owner and head coach Nigel Brown, every session is tailored to individual needs.

Our approach enables even those with low confidence the environment to reach their potential. Suitable for all ages from 8 to 80, our commitment to the highest levels of safety has been held up as an example of good practice in the industry.