Surfing is the most popular wave riding sport on the planet and we have one of the finest surfing beaches in the country right on our doorstep.
Autumn is a great time of year to get into the ocean and learn to surf; forget about the cold, the sea is actually pretty warm throughout the autumn months as it has been warming up all through the summer, but we can provide full winter kit just in case.
Conditions are perfect for surfing at this time of year. Easterly winds are blowing in making the surf clean, consistent and easier to ride. In autumn the beaches, and therefore, sea is also quieter giving you the space to learn in your own time and without the fear of dropping in on an unsuspecting swimmer.
Watergate Bay is a great place to learn to surf. Our two mile stretch of sandy beach hosts Extreme Academy, one of Britain’s leading venues for beach sports and events. Extreme Academy is a specialist school for surfing, kitesurfing, waveski, hand planing and stand-up paddlesurf. Whether you are experienced or a complete beginner they are sure to have a lesson to suit you.
Extreme Academy’s main priority, besides getting you riding the waves like a pro, is to make sure you have fun and enjoy your surfing experience and we can guarantee that you will!
If you are a beginner surfer check out our top ten surfing tips.
Calypso soft drinks have created a great surfing infographic, so whilst you are waiting for the day of your surf lesson to roll round you can learn some gnarly surfing facts.