A Unique Experience

Bude, Cornwall

Over Three Decades of Expertise

OA Surf Club is a surfing and coasteering school offering accommodation for surfers and non surfers at Atlantic Court, building on the great reputation of Outdoor Adventure, we aim to do things slightly differently.

Our team of coaches are watermen through and through, they love living in Cornwall, and are all keen surfers and coasteerers who are fully trained instructors and beach lifeguards. This means that you can relax and enjoy being in the ocean as you know you are in safe hands.

the OA team
surfing england logo for accredited surf schools

Surfing England is the recognised National Governing Body for the sport of surfing in England and OA Surf Club is proud to be accredited by them to run surf lessons. All of our instructors are qualified surf coaches and are beach lifeguards.

Meet The Team

oa surf club team member rob holding surf board at beach

Rob has grown up with saltwater in his veins, he has been involved in the watersports industry from an early age and has been coaching Surfing, Windsurfing, Coasteering and other activities for the past 25 years. He has managed a local surf school for the past 20 years and brings a wealth of operational and safety knowledge to the OA Surf Club.

oa surf club team member tia holding surf board at beach

Tia has always participated in multiple sports growing up; however, it wasn’t until she caught her first wave that she truly became hooked on surfing and spends as much time in the sea pushing herself as well as coaching others. Tia’s been coaching for almost 3 years now, and is highly motivated about encouraging more women to learn to surf, and create a highly popular, and friendly female band of surfers.

jess oa surf club

Jess is a real water baby and will take every opportunity to get out onto the water, whether that’s on a surfboard, windsurf or snorkelling around our amazing beaches. She has lived around the world and had the opportunity to surf in different parts of Europe including Lanzarote. Jess is a full-time university student but has chosen to spend her summer down in Cornwall, instructing with OA surf club.

ollie oa surf club

Ollie is a Bude local and has been surfing around Cornwall and North Devon for over 15 years. Ollie is always keen to get out onto the water and has been doing so since he was 5! His surfing experience and extensive knowledge of our local beaches makes him a talented instructor for OA, and he is great at motivating people to get into and improve their surfing.


I have always been a water baby. Ever since I was young I just wanted to either be in a pool or the sea every day. I moved to Caribbean when I was 14 and that’s where I learned to surf. I am so grateful that I had that opportunity otherwise I don’t think I would have found my love for surfing.

“Excellent surf lesson for both kids and adults! We just finished a lesson and thoroughly enjoyed the afternoon. As a group of 4 – Mum, Dad and 2 boys aged 8 & 10, we were a bit worried about it suiting all of us but there was no need – The instructor was great and made sure everyone was getting the most out of the lesson, even us oldies. The equipment and organisation were really good and we would highly recommend it to anyone wanting to give surfing a try.”

Nicola Churcher

“We had a great time exploring the tide line jumping off cliffs and clambering over the rocks. The leaders were really good exuding confidence and good humour.”

Paul Newcombe

OA Stay accommodation viewed from the beach, the building is on a cliff top

Perfect for friends and families wanting to enjoy a break away to enjoy time together. Celebrate, catch up and have fun.
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view from above of someone learning to surf with the instructor assisting

If you are looking to surf for the first time or even to improve your technique then the OA Surf Club is the perfect place to learn.
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group of people jumping off rocks while coasteering wearing wetsuits, buoyancy jackets and helmets

Swimming, scrambling and jumping off rocks into the sea. Explore and see the coastline from a different perspective.
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