With the Atlantic facing north coast of Cornwall rating so highly for great waves and epic scenery, the Bude area and its wild surf beaches are a brilliant destination for surfing in Cornwall. Many European Champion surfers were born and raised in the waves of Bude.

More experienced surfers will love exploring the stunning wild coastline nearby, while newcomers are well catered for with excellent surfing tuition and safe, accessible beaches close at hand. Our Bude beaches section gives you the lowdown on the best of them, along with the ideal tides to catch the best of the action. There are also some endless local and tidal nuances to discover and some amazing secret reef and point breaks. Half the fun of surfing in Bude and the surrounding area is in finding out all the local nuances and hot spots for yourself, but all we will say is seek and you shall discover!

Several Surf schools exist for all ages and abilities. They offer a brilliant head start and are listed in these pages too. With friendly, qualified tutors and all the surfing gear you need available for hire, you couldn’t wish for a finer place to learn to surf or improve existing skills. Other alternatives such as body boarding are also popular and easily arranged, while the resort also has some excellent surf shops.

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