MLH SURF SCHOOL LOCATION
We are located down at Crooklets Beach, Bude, EX23 8NE. Beach side of Rosies Kitchen Cafe you will find a blue cabin and trailer with MLH Surf School on. Pop in and say hello.
IS THERE PARKING CLOSE TO THE BEACH?
There are two carparks at Crooklets beach. A large Cornwall Council Pay and Display and a Smaller Pay and Display behind Rosies Kitchen Cafe (much cheeper)
DO I NEED TO HAVE TRIED SURFING BEFORE?
Not at all! As long as you can swim 50 Meters we will make sure you have a safe and amazing experience learning to surf with us.
WHICH BEACHES ARE DOG FRIENDLY?
Summerleaze Beach is dog friendly (dogs on leads between 10am and 6pm from 21st May to 30th September)
Crooklets Beach, dogs are banned from 15th May to 30th September between 10am and 6pm.
WHAT IS YOUR MINIMUM OR MAXIMUM AGE FOR SURFING?
This is discussed on the individual basis due to water confidence and lesson size and supervision. You are required to be able to swim 50 meters.
WHAT DO I NEED TO BRING TO MY SURF LESSON?
Please bring some swimwear to get changed into and a towel. Wetsuits are included for the lesson or feel free to bring your own. We recommend wearing long leg wetsuits to protect your knees. We advise wearing some sunscreen as well.
HOW MANY LESSONS SHOULD I BOOK?
We’re almost certain we’ll get you standing during your first lesson, so see how you get on? We recommend 3-5 lessons before you go out and hire your own equipment. That way you’ll be safe in knowing where to surf. We are sure you’ll have so much fun you’ll want to join us again.
I’VE GOT AN INHALER / INSULIN / MEDICATION: CAN I BRING IT WITH ME ON THE LESSON?
Please make us aware of this when you sign into your lesson. Your surf instructor will take a waterproof backpack to the shore, so we can take anything you need with us.
CAN I USE MY OWN EQUIPMENT FOR THE LESSON?
Everything is included in the lesson but if you’ve invested in your own kit, you’re welcome to bring it along. If you’re got a new surfboard, the instructors will be more than happy to help you get to grips with it.
WILL I BE SAFE DURING MY LESSON?
Our instructors are all accredited beach lifeguards and high level surfers with years of experience at the local beaches. You don’t need to worry you’re in the safest hands possible. Both Crooklets and Summerleaze beaches are patrolled by RNLI lifeguards during the day in the summer season from 10-6. Our instructors are always checking the conditions, and will only allow a lesson to take place if they deem the conditions completely safe.
HOW COLD IS THE SEA IN NORTH CORNWALL?
We wear summer wetsuits during May to October (usually 3mm thick) and then winter wetsuits the rest of the time (5mm thick), and have no problem with the cold. The sea is often warmer than the air with temperatures getting up to 18 degrees C in the summer months. We have both Summer and winter wetsuits for you to use depending on the conditions and the time of year to make sure you will be confutable and warm.
DO YOU HIRE OUT SURF BOARDS AND WETSUITS?
We hire out all surf equipment and wetsuits at our Crooklets Beach location. Pop on down and we’ll get you kitted out.
DO I NEED SWIMMING GOGGLES?
We’ve never encouraged people to wear goggles for their lesson, and have many regular surfers who go in with contact lenses and have no problems. It’s your call, but we say you don’t particularly need them.
I HAVE A PHYSICAL IMPAIRMENT / LEARNING DIFFICULTY / AM DEAF / PARTIALLY SIGHTED OR OTHER ISSUE: CAN I COME SURFING WITH YOU?
We’d love to take you surfing! The minimum requirement for surfing with us is that you can swim 50 metres: if you can do this, we can help with the rest. We’ve had fantastic deaf, limbless, and autistic surfers before just give Miles a call to discuss how we can help you have the best experience.