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O'Neill Surf Academy Surfing Lessons & Courses Watergate Bay

Our safe and professional learning environment ensures you'll receive the best coaching from the industries leading professionals to the very same standards you'd expect to find when participating in any other major sport. Each course is tailored to every individual individual, whatever your ability! With many of our students being coached at intermediate and high levels we're pleased to be taking a huge step forward in our sport by offering a level coaching which sets us apart from many surf schools.

All surfers will reap the rewards of professional coaching - helping you to succeed and improve quickly and safely. 

Our popular Surf ‘N' Stay packages which include accommodation are also available- turn your surf trip into a true surfing adventure holiday!


With a variety of the UK's best surf spots right here on our doorstep, and a long surfing history dating back to the 1930's it's no wonder so many people choose Watergate Bay as their favourite surf destination. With long sandy beaches, warm water and world class waves there's no better place to learn to surf in Europe.

HALF & FULL DAY GROUP SURFING LESSONS: Comprehensive day/s of surf coaching, these lessons run from 09.30 - 16.30. The day is broken down into 2 sessions with a short break for lunch. It's a great way to fine tune your skills under the guidance of our instructors, giving you plenty to take away and practice! A crash course that will get you up to speed. Always available for all abilities from beginner to advanced surfer. Find out more....  

PRIVATE SURFING LESSONS: A personalised surfing experience with just you and your coach. Perfect for those with a limited time and those who don't want to be part of a larger group lesson. The ideal lesson for more advanced surfers needing some intensive and progressive coaching! Our Private Small Group surf lessons are also fantastic for families and groups of friends looking for that personalised experience with their own coach  Find out more....  

KIDS ONLY SURFING LESSONS:  Specially designed 1.5hr lessons for children aged 6 - 12 years of age. Available during the main summer holiday period, and during selected school holidays throughout the year. Find out more....