The Extreme Academy is pleased to announce the arrival of the ‘Torpedo’, a surf board looking craft standing at 55 inches tall (4.5ft). Designed to encourage children to stand up, they are light, easy to carry and great fun in the water. Perfect for your budding surfers!
The idea is that youngsters can use the Torpedo to play in the surf and feel all the excitement of the waves without lugging around a full sized board.
Torpedos are a perfect transition board between body boarding and surfing as you can attempt the stages of stand-up surfing whilst remaining in the safe areas of the red and yellow flagged zone on the beach.
The Torpedos are available to hire from The Extreme Academy at £6.00 for two hours. Qualified surf instructors will also be running lessons with the Torpedos for those aged 8 years and over. These lessons will be £15.00 and last 1hr 30 mins.
The Extreme Academy provides a range of water and beach sports lessons throughout the year. Take your pick from surfing, waveski, kitesurf, kite buggy, land board or traction kite lessons – or try them all with an awesome ‘Extreme Day’.Whatever your level of experience, from novice to expert, the lessons are tailored to ensure that you learn at a pace that suits you. With small groups and cutting-edge equipment, you’ll find your skills developing fast. Our sports school provides hot showers, changing facilities and secure lockers for everyone taking part in our lessons and we also have hire facilities available. Open seven days a week: 9am – 5pm.
Call 01637 860840 to book your lesson.
Please note that the Torpedo’s are not inclusive with the free surf lessons that the hotel provides as part of the stay package.
Photography by Josh Coombes.