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How to describe it? I’m not sure, and even if I could, I wouldn’t do it justice. When you stand up on your first wave it is the uncontrollable, throw your hands in the air and scream feeling, if only for a few seconds!! Once you can ride a wave, it...more
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Undercliff Drive | Toft Steps, Boscombe Beach,, Bournemouth BH5 1BN, England
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Reviewed 29 August 2018

Went with a group of friends and loved it! It was all of our first time surfing and the instructors managed to get all of us catching waves within minutes of getting into the water. The staff were friendly, helpful and knew exactly how to...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Darren W
Nat C, Front Office Manager at Surf Steps, responded to this reviewResponded 14 September 2018

Hi Darren! It's so great that you all enjoyed your lesson, thank you for letting us know. We really pride ourselves in passing on our enthusiasm in the sport as well as giving the right guidance and support for each person. Hopefully we will see...More

Reviewed 27 August 2018

Arrived at Boscombe on a slightly wet and windy afternoon. Instructor was fantastic, put us all at ease, was encouraging and after a 2 hour session, we'd all stood on the board and caught a wave or two.More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Richard T
Nat C, Front Office Manager at Surf Steps, responded to this reviewResponded 14 September 2018

Hi Richard, Thank you for taking the time give us a great review. Our instructors love to hear such good feedback and so do we! Don't forget you can always come back and hire now that you've had a lesson and winter brings waves!! Much...More

Reviewed 23 August 2018

I had my first surfing lesson this week at the age of 48 with my 10 year old son. We had a great time, the instructor was amazing and although the water was a bit rough for paddle boarding and not good enough for surfing...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Joanne C
Nat C, Ninja at Surf Steps, responded to this reviewResponded 10 September 2018

Hey Joanne Thanks for leaving such a positive a review, we're glad you and Thomas had such a great time! Hopefully see you guys again soon on the sunny south coast Much love, Surf Steps team

Reviewed 19 August 2018 via mobile

I booked a surf lesson for my husband whilst visiting Bournemouth - unfortunately the weather on the day meant no waves and lots of wind! So no surf lesson, but a paddle boarding lesson instead which was clearly explained on the booking email and not...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Nat C, Front Office Manager at Surf Steps, responded to this reviewResponded 21 August 2018

Hey Caz, Sorry we couldn't give your husband waves but we are so pleased he had a good time paddle boarding with us and that you guys enjoyed watching him struggle! Winter brings waves so be great to see you guys down here again soon!...More

Reviewed 15 August 2018 via mobile

Today my 8 year old son had his first surfing lessons. To say it was a success would be an understatement! The staff are a true credit to the business. The welcome we reviewed immediately put my shy son at ease and he was given...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Gcbail
Nat C, Front Office Manager at Surf Steps, responded to this reviewResponded 21 August 2018

Thank you!! What a glowing review. We are so pleased your son had an awesome time with us and has caught the surf bug! Hopefully we will see you again in the near future. Much Love - The Surf Steps Team

Reviewed 8 August 2018

surf no good but great 5 days of paddle boarding for my 2 sons - they loved it and would highly recommend it. We will go again.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank philreeves2018
Nat C, Front Office Manager at Surf Steps, responded to this reviewResponded 21 August 2018

Hi Phil! Stoked your boys enjoyed paddle boarding with us! Winter brings waves so hopefully we will see you guys again soon! The Surf Steps Team

Reviewed 20 June 2018

Me and my brother-in-law booked two lessons with Surf Steps. On the first day I had a 121 coaching session with Andy. Andy understood very well what my aim was. The weather was perfect to learn how to paddle out to the green water, sit...More

Date of experience: June 2018
2  Thank Judit E
Nat C, Front Office Manager at Surf Steps, responded to this reviewResponded 21 August 2018

Hi Judit, We are so pleased you guys had an awesome time both with Andy and with Adam. Thank you for the great review. Hopefully see you guys down here again soon! Much Love - The Surf Steps Team

Reviewed 27 May 2018 via mobile

My friend and I had a beginners stand up paddle board lesson today. From the moment we turned up everyone was friendly and made getting ready straightforward. The changing facilities were clean and the wetsuits were too. Our instructor, Emma, was fantastic and gave us...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Hanban17
SurfSteps, Front Office Manager at Surf Steps, responded to this reviewResponded 28 May 2018

Hey Hannah! We loved having you both with us yesterday, thank you so much for the great review. Emma is chuffed that you enjoyed the lesson and how quickly you both picked it up. Come back soon! Nat

Reviewed 24 April 2018 via mobile

Wow! What an awesome (in its truest sense) experience. There were 3 of us in my booking: myself (58), my wife (40 ish), and my nephew (22). None of us had ever surfed or SUP'd before. We had hoped to surf, but when we arrived...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Ian D
Jack S, Surf Instructor at Surf Steps, responded to this reviewResponded 26 April 2018

Thanks for the kind words Ian, i'm stoked you all had such a great day Hopefully next time around we'll get you out in some Surf, I'm sure we'd have a blast! Take it easy mate, best of luck with your travels Jack

Reviewed 5 October 2017 via mobile

So as a treat from my partner, she organised a surf lesson for the pair of us, something I've wanted to do for about 20 years!! It wasn't the greatest weather and the waves weren't very big. Alex (decent bloke) our instructor, who has a...More

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank SteveyA
Surf S, Front Office Manager at Surf Steps, responded to this reviewResponded 7 October 2017

Hi Stevey!! We are stoked you had such an awesome day with us and managed to stand up on your first lesson. Get back in the water as soon as you can and keep practicing those pop ups! See you in the water soon! Nat...More

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Karen H
12 August 2018|
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Response from Nat C | Property representative |
Hi Karen, As far as I am aware you are not allowed dogs on the beach here during summer season - they are allowed on leads on the prom and we welcome dogs in the school itself!