Frequently Asked Questions
What do I need to bring for Coasteering?
We supply wetsuits, helmets and buoyancy aids. All you need to bring is a towel, some shorts to go over the top of the wetsuit to protect it and a drink. We do advise that, due to the English weather being quite unpredictable at times, it is a good idea to bring some warm clothes to get changed into afterwards. Also, it is useful to bring some change as we meet in the National Trust carpark which costs between £5-£6, depending on the time of year.
What do I need to bring for Surfing or Paddle Boarding?
We supply wetsuits (wetsuit, boots, hood and gloves) and surfboards/Stand Up Paddle boards. All you need to bring is a towel and a drink. As with Coasteering we do advise that it is a good idea to bring some warm clothes to get changed into afterwards.
Where do I need to meet for Surfing lessons?
We run our surf lessons from Kitemare’s shop which is located in the centre of Westward Ho! (EX39 1GW) Alternatively, depending on the tide and conditions, we may ask you to meet us in the Northam Burrows car park, next to the Life Guard tower. (Look out for the two Surf SUP Academy vans, flag and marquee).
Where do I need to meet for Paddle Boarding lessons?
Meeting points will depend on the tides and conditions. You will receive details when you book your lesson, and we will keep in touch with you.
Do I need to be able to swim to go surfing?
No. We cater for all swimming abilities and can use shallow sections of the beach to teach so that students are always able to stand up in waist deep water.
How old do I have to be to take part?
The minimum age for our surfing lessons is 8yrs. To take part in one of our paddle boarding lessons lessons the minimum age is 11yrs. To take part in a Coasteering session you must be 8yrs or above, but please note that under 18s must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.
What happens if the weather is bad?
We will keep our eye on the weather/wave forecast and contact you 24 hrs before your session if there is a possibility of a cancellation. We will make every effort to re-schedule your session but if this is not possible you will be offered a refund.