Devon is a world-class surfing destination for everyone from beginner to the gnarled veteran. There are huge barrels and fun-sized swells, hollow tubes and regular sets which pound the sand in perfect rhythm.
Bantham is probably the best beach in South Devon and has a swell range of 2-12 feet. As such, it attracts a wide range of levels and abilities, with families flocking here during the summer holidays. There can be a strong rip due to the River Avon, but the swell is good here on all tides. Bantham is a great place to sit and while away the day too, with stunning views of the coast and Burgh Island, which you can walk to when the tide is out.
Discovery Surf School has been running for 11 years and their coaching is internationally renowned at it's locations at Bigbury-on-Sea and Challaborough, giveing access to multiple surf breaks ensuring there is always a great wave to surf, and lessons cater for all ages and experience. There are discounts available for courses, families and groups; and groups are kept small with an excellent pupil to coach ratio. The friendly, professional instructors at one of the UK’s premier surf schools will get you up and riding in your first lesson.
Discovery was the first surf school in the UK to provide Stand Up Paddle (SUP) lessons. At the Bigbury shop SUP equipment, kayaks, wetsuits, surfboards and bodyboards can be hired. Discovery Surf School run a weekly Surf Club, throughout the year on Saturday mornings and on Sundays too during the main season.
Why not try Discovery Surf Camp as well; which is based at the Challaborough Bay Surf Shack? The day Surf Camp (9:30-3:30) is action packed, full of surfing, water activities and some dry work to help improve surfing knowledge.
All equipment is included in the cost of lessons. Contact Martin or Annika Connolly on: 07813 639 622/01548 810535 or online at www.discoverysurf.com or pop into our shops.