A Unique Experience

Bude, Cornwall

About Us

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
GENERAL MANAGER
Rob

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
INSTRUCTOR
Tia

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.

oa surf club team member freddie holding surf board at beach
INSTRUCTOR
Freddie

Freddie has been coaching surfing for 5 years, and moved from Newquay to Bude.  Converted by the types of waves that we have around Widemouth Bay, he’s not moving on! The keenest surfer ever, he likes to explore all the different waves that we have here in the South West and has also surfed in New Zealand and Fuerteventura.

jess oa surf club
INSTRUCTOR
Jess

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
INSTRUCTOR
Ollie

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.

“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

“First time surfers, but we loved every second! Even managed to stand pretty quick. Wish we had time for a few more lessons but definitely a new passion. Thank you!!!!”

Jace Evans

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

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
Surfing

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
Coasteering

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