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Surf Weekend in North Devon
11th - 13th October 2019

Join us for some group fun in the warm waves of North Devon this October, staying in some luxurious surf lodges just a stone’s throw from the beach. Beginner-friendly.



Autumn is the best time for surfing in England. The water is at its warmest after the summer sun, the waves are picking up, and the crowds have mostly departed.

This October we’ll be heading to Croyde, which the Stormrider guide describes as ‘probably the best beach break in the UK’. Not only does it have a fantastic surf beach, it is also full of quaint cottages, traditional English pubs, and charming cafes.

We will be staying in our own surf lodges on the beach, a short walk across the dunes to the waves and a stone’s throw from the centre of the village.


  • Day 1 (Friday): Your Explorers Connect host will welcome you at the surf lodges from 6pm.

  • Day 2 (Saturday): After breakfast we’ll pick up surf boards and wetsuits from the on-site surf shop, before heading to the beach. After lunch, you can decide whether to go surfing again, go hiking along the coast path, or head to one of the cosy pubs. We will reconvene back at the lodges for a hearty home-cooked dinner, before we head out for some drinks to celebrate our surfing successes.

  • Day 3 (Sunday): We will head down to the beach for another glorious morning of surfing before a pub lunch.


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Our accommodation for this trip are two brand new, four bedroom surf lodges, with large decking areas, a few minutes walk from the waves . Bedding and towels are provided.

  • Breakfasts: Breakfast hampers will be provided in your self-catering surf lodges.

  • Lunches: We will provide ingredients to make sandwiches for Saturday’s lunch. Sunday lunch is not included.

  • Dinners: On Friday, people tend to arrive at different times, so grab dinner on the way down, or make the most of the local pubs and self-catering facilities on arrival. On Saturday, your Explorers Connect host will cook you a hearty meal to warm your cockles after a day in the waves.


We welcome all levels of surfer, from complete beginner to pro and there is an option to book without surfboard and wetsuit hire, if you already have your own equipment. If you’d like to take a lesson, we can also help you to arrange that as part of your adventure.


No specialist kit is needed all you'll need is some comfy warm clothes, a large beach towel (or Robie) to get changed under, and surf equipment if you have it (e.g. board, wetsuit, surf boots). If you don’t have your own surf kit, simply select the ‘Surf Hire’ optional extra, and we will reserve what you need on your behalf.


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  • Friendly Explorers Connect Host!

  • 2x nights shared accommodation in a surf lodge a stone’s throw from the beach

  • 2x Breakfast

  • 1x Lunch

  • 1x Dinner

  • Camaraderie of a friendly group, who will share your surfing triumphs with you, and help you laugh off the wipeouts

  • OPTIONAL EXTRA: Surfboard and wetsuit hire (one day)


  • Dates: This adventure runs from 6pm Friday 11th October to approx 3pm on Sunday 13th October

  • Price: £175 (member price: £160) + £15 optional surfboard and wetsuit hire

  • Earlybird: Book before 12th July 2019 and get £15 off

  • Deposit: £75 with balance due 8 weeks before the trip

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If you'd like to know more about this weekend or have a particular question about this or any of our adventures, please email enquiries@explorersconnect.com or call the office on 0117 405 7497 during normal office hours and we'll do our best to help you.