Safety Standards at Our Widemouth Bay Surf School

Fully Accredited Surf School

Since 1981 The Outdoor Adventure Surf School has been recognised as one of the premier surf schools in the UK. We have an outstanding, proven track record in the highest standards of health and safety.

We are approved by Surfing England which is the National governing body for surfing in this country and are annualy inspected.  Our surf school also holds the The Waterbased Activities licence with the Cornwall County Council which is required to operate legally on the beaches in Cornwall.

All of our coaches are fully qualified and highly experienced as well as being beach lifeguards. They are fully vetted, DBS checked and trained in all aspects of safeguarding.

Risk Assessments and Insurance

We review our risk assessments every year with our surf coaches at the beginning of each season. This is to ensure we freshly examine our risk management in everything we do, and it is only by doing this that we can be confident any risks present are being controlled as effectively as possible. These risk assessments can be sent to you quickly on request.

Our coaches also are keen to help educate people in risk management in the ocean to get them to think about how they can start managing their own risks and take personal responsibility for themselves while surfing.

Outdoor Adventure are fully insured up to 10 million which is the highest amount expected at surf schools in the UK.

Quality Assurance For Surfing Lessons

Since we started our surf school back in 1981, we have always remained totally customer focused and this has been the reason for our success. We operate a quality assurance system that works and don’t just rely on feedback forms.

Our coaches are always asking you how things are going, and we make sure we push you for your open and honest feedback at the end of your lesson. It’s only by this commitment that we can keep improving year on year and stay fresh – all driven by your ideas and suggestions which prove invaluable!

Our Environmental Commitment

We are genuinely environmentally aware and pro-active in everything we do. The responsible way in which we run our surf school and coasteerting has been praised by our local community and also recognised by National organisations. A clear example is that Outdoor Adventure has been awarded ‘The Coasteering Ambassador’ for the National Trust.

We are a provider of the John Muir Environmental Award and work closely with English Nature, The Heritage Coast, The Forestry Commission and The Marine Conservation Society.

Our team pass on our passion for the environment to our customers along with The John Muir philosophy for wild places: “Discover Explore, Conserve and Share.” This approach allows us to enjoy these amazing places with our guests without spoiling them for others.