Surfing with Shoreline Extreme Sports
Surfing is the sport that Bude is famous for. With miles of beaches in either direction Bude is North Cornwall’s surfing paradise. We’ve surf spots for all abilities with safe sandy beaches for complete beginners right through to rocky headlands and points for the surfing experts. And its not just about the shape of our coast that makes North Cornwall so special its also about the ocean we’re next to. Because of its size and the storms that roll across it the Atlantic produces great long distant swell that finishes up producing the wonderful waves that break on our shoreline.
Within Bude itself we boast three very different beaches with Crooklets being the most well known as our classic ‘surfing’ beach. Crooklets is home to the towns Surf Life Saving Club the very club that provides the training and Life Guard qualifications essential to our team of coaches. The Surf at the west facing Crooklets beach breaks along a long sandy shallow sloping beach creating endless peeling and broken waves perfect for learning and practising your surfing techniques.
At Shoreline we use a number of soft shelled surf boards designed to help you get started and develop a robust technique. Not only are these boards extremely safe but they are also light and easy to carry to and from the shore. Being very buoyant these boards catch the waves easily making sure that you will have plenty of rides on which to get to your feet and polish up your surfing style!
We generally run half day sessions throughout the year providing Instructors, Boards, Wetsuits with Hats and Gloves in the colder months. This is a great individual sport and group activity where you can never predict who will come out as the session’s star, its physical but very rewarding.