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Paddle Board Fun

If you ever wanted to learn to surf or paddle board, then pop in and book lessons with Ben at the... read more

Reviewed 9 April 2018
William S
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Oxford, United Kingdom
A Great Introduction To Surfing

Ben was a lovely instructor helping our large group of mainly teenagers have their first taste of... read more

Reviewed 2 September 2017
Andrew W
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The Glide Surf School, hire and shop was established in 2007 and has been the lead in pioneering the unique surf scene here in the quaint seaside town of Cromer in Norfolk. We are situated on the East Promenade to the right hand side of the pier, with lessons and hire taking place directly in front of our school, surf hire, changing rooms and shop. We are a family owned and run business with a passion to share our enthusiasm for the sea and the activities we offer in a safe, fun and friendly environment for all ages and abilities. With decades of surf experience we pride ourselves in offering outstanding customer service, expert instruction and specialist advice. We offer a range of lessons to suit your needs delivered from fully certified instructors, providing high quality equipment for lessons and hire as well as core branded shop sales for the complete beginner to the most advanced surfer. Whether you are standing up on a board for the first time or travelling surfing the world’s best waves we guarantee to have something for you. Our assurance is that you will be learning, progressing, and enlivened about the future of your surfing. NOTE: We DO NOT offer WINDSURFING or KITESURFING. Unfortunately when selecting 'SURFING' the only option Trip Advisor offer is with these two other options added as well.
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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Esplanade | Cromer Promenade, Cromer NR27 9HE, England
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Reviewed 9 April 2018

If you ever wanted to learn to surf or paddle board, then pop in and book lessons with Ben at the Glide Surf School. I had a great experience learning to paddle board with Ben and this has probably started a new hobby for myself....More

Thank William S
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Ben K, Owner at Glide Surf School, responded to this reviewResponded 11 April 2018

Thanks so much for the great review and glad you had a great time with us! Kind regards, Ben

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Reviewed 2 September 2017

Ben was a lovely instructor helping our large group of mainly teenagers have their first taste of surfing. Definitely would recommend it, at the end of 2 hours they were beginning to get the hang of it!

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Reviewed 31 August 2017 via mobile

Three of us visited Glide on our holiday to Cromer. We all had a great time and I can't wait to do it again. Our instructor was great and we spent most of our time in the sea putting the theory into practice! Great value...More

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Reviewed 17 August 2017 via mobile

Friendly, approachable and very patient! As a family with four teenage girls we had never surfed before, so with some trepidation and little expectation we booked a lesson and headed down to meet the instructor. We were kitted out in wet suits and t shirts...More

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Reviewed 9 August 2017

I am definitely in the more "mature" age bracket for a first time surfer, but I have always wanted to give it a try. The staff couldn't have been more supportive and encouraging, and although I didn't quite make it onto my feet on the...More

1  Thank LS1964
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Management response:Responded 15 August 2017

Thank you for the 5* review. Hope to see you again in the future. Kind regards, Ben

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Reviewed 2 August 2017

Myself and a friend decided to book a SUP lesson as we have never done so before. I genuinely haven't a bad word to say, the staff are great, personable and experienced. The lesson was informative, safe and exceptionally fun. If we are ever in...More

Thank Kerri L
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Management response:Responded 3 August 2017

Thanks guys for the 5* review and glad you had a great time. Hope to see you again in the future.

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Reviewed 19 April 2017

We've hired equipment from Glide surf school a few times before and they've always been really helpful and chilled out. We most recently booked a SUP group lesson. One of our number didn't make it, and we turned up a bit late due to traffic,...More

Thank Jonathan B
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Reviewed 27 August 2016

My grandson who is eight enjoyed his first lesson so much I booked him in for another at the end of our weeks holiday. The staff help get the class kitted out with wetsuits, boots , vests and after a safety talk they are in...More

1  Thank Tracey B
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Reviewed 24 August 2016

Glide Surf School is easily found just past the life boat museum in Cromer. We had booked a surf lesson for a group of friends and work colleagues, but the weather was glorious and the sea was calm, so we were offered a lesson in...More

1  Thank Helen B
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Reviewed 8 August 2016 via mobile

Great experience - pleasant staff, good location, easy to find, pretty good instructor (although maybe the teaching part of the lesson was a bit short and quick compared to another previous surfing lesson I've taken in the past). I paid £28 and everything needed was...More

1  Thank Nat D
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