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Baker Academy - CLOSED

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Great experience but terrible communication prior to activity

I bought a Groupon paddle boarding lesson as a present for my husband. Once purchased, I received... read more

Reviewed 15 June 2016
Snapper_7
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Berkshire
via mobile
Fantastic!

My son had an inset day and had wanted to go along here for a SUP session for a while. Although... read more

Reviewed 6 June 2016
Belinda S
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West Sussex, United Kingdom
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  • Excellent72%
  • Very good3%
  • Average3%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible22%
19 Oct 2016
“Do not pay this company any money”
1 Jul 2016
“Ruined my birthday, appalling service”
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Baker Academy provides Windsurf, Kitesurf, Paddleboard and fitness coaching and rentals throughout the year. Baker Academy is the way to enjoy the freedom and spirit of the ocean. With our beachside facility at Worthing offering the wonder and...more
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East Kiosk | Beach Parade, Worthing, England
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+44 7595 835978
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Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

My son gave Ant Baker £2000 for lessons and access to the facilities for a whole year. He had no more than four or five kite surfing lessons, learnt very little and now has been promised his money back yet been fed a host of...More

Date of experience: October 2016
13  Thank CazCraigie
Reviewed 2 July 2016

I booked a paddle boarding lesson for me and my husband on my birthday. We both booked the morning off work and arranged childcare, dropping the kids off at 8 to be at the academy for 8.30. No-one turned up and Mr Baker would only...More

Date of experience: June 2016
8  Thank sarahloucatling
Reviewed 15 June 2016 via mobile

I bought a Groupon paddle boarding lesson as a present for my husband. Once purchased, I received Groupon voucher, there were some inaccuracies. So I emailed Baker Academy twice but no one ever replied, still to this day (I double checked the email address was...More

Date of experience: June 2016
2  Thank Snapper_7
Reviewed 6 June 2016

My son had an inset day and had wanted to go along here for a SUP session for a while. Although they were closed when we went along I left a message on the answer machine and they called back and arranged for us to...More

Date of experience: June 2016
Thank Belinda S
Reviewed 23 May 2016

Visited Baker Academy in Worthing yesterday. Tried our hand at paddleboarding not knowing what to expect. What a laugh. The staff were excellent. Lauren and Ant made us feel welcome immediately before we got onto the water. Once kitted up it was into the beautiful...More

Date of experience: May 2016
1  Thank Bayliss13
Reviewed 23 April 2016

My brother and I had our first paddle boarding lesson at Baker Academy and couldn't have enjoyed it more! The weather was gorgeous, the water was fresh and the staff at Baker Academy were some of the most welcoming and friendly people we've met. Our...More

Date of experience: April 2016
Thank jennawilson1994
Ant B, Owner at Baker Academy, responded to this reviewResponded 25 April 2016

Thank you! The weather is improving and we hope to see you guys more in the summer, thank you very much for coming to see us!

Reviewed 18 April 2016

Letter delivered to Baker Academy urgently needing a response, chasing up a refund that had been verbally agreed by Ant Baker and several weeks later still no response has been given.(SAE was provided). Daughter prepaid kitesurfing lessons which never happened and many months later is...More

Date of experience: March 2016
10  Thank Connie D
Reviewed 4 April 2016 via mobile

Yesterday I had my first paddle boarding session with Baker Academy and I can honestly say it was brilliant. The staff there is like a tight family who make sure you get the best experience. They had a range of equipment to suit all and...More

Date of experience: April 2016
3  Thank Ollie H
Reviewed 4 January 2016

Excellent service and staff who attend to your requirements. There are numerous boards and wetsuits to meet your needs along with a really congenial atmosphere. Fully recommended

Date of experience: January 2016
1  Thank Garethh74
Reviewed 18 November 2015

I bought my husband a Kite Surfing Introductory Course on Groupon as a Father’s Day present last year (2014). It was originally booked on 28 June, which was cancelled by Baker Academy and rebooked for 19 July, which was cancelled and rebooked for 16 August,...More

Date of experience: June 2015
13  Thank Lou1seM
Ant B, Owner at Baker Academy, responded to this reviewResponded 7 December 2015

Thank you for your page review. Unfortunately which we have told you several times we are not Groupon. If you have an issue with Groupon who you bought your item from them maybe you should go on their TripAdvisor page and give them a bad...More

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