Want to improve your current surf skills, learn to surf from scratch and develop your English language?

The unique Kingsley Summer Surf ‘n English course, combines ‘on beach’ and ‘o beach’ elements focussing on surfing and developing your communication and English language skills through a unique, surf-themed syllabus.

Surfers will enjoy a blend of both practical surf and engaging English sessions during the 12 night course, based at the magnificent Kingsley School – moments from the beach and the stunning North Devon coastline.

Who is this course suitable for:

International students who wish to have a taste of life in a British boarding school, and who have an interest in surfing and the sea.

The course offers a mix of surf instruction, enrichment, social opportunities combined with a unique English language learning syllabus focussing on surf-inspired learning topics that include:

  • The benefit of surfing
  • Surf fitness and nutrition
  • Surf theory: wave types and reading the conditions
  • The ocean’s future is our future – inspiring a love of the sea and protecting it together
  • Sustainable sea products
  • Finisterre – a sustainable surf Brand
  • Surf slang


At a glance:


  • KINGSLEY SCHOOL ( 3h drive from Heathrow airport;  2h from Bristol airport )
  • Age range: 12 – 17 años #  A1-C1;   Elementary – Advanced level of English
  • Summer session: Monday 10 July – Saturday 22 July, 2023
  • 12 nights of full board residential accommodation at the school’s own on-campus boarding accommodation
  • Twin, triple and larger rooms with shared bathroom
  • Free Wi-Fi on campus
  • Extensive sports activities ( athletics pitch, tennis courts, indoor sports facilities )


  • 40 hours of on-beach / surf experience
  • 30 hours of off-beach surf-inspired English language learning
  • Maximum class size: 15 in English classes · 8 in practical surf instruction
  • An exclusive and unique “on-beach” and “off-beach” surf instruction and English language learning sessions
  • Evening activity programme
  • One Full day trip to Bristol; local walks to the beach and into Bideford-the local town
  • Evaluation report & Certificate
  • Sustainable surf kit


Situated in the UNESCO biosphere, North Devon has been designated as WORLD SURFING RESERVE ( WSR ) being recognised as having outstanding waves, surf zones and surrounding environments.

The school location is ideal for both interested and keen surfers alike who want to learn more about surfing and improve their surfing skills.

Located on the edge of the National Parks of Exmoor and Dartmouth and just moments from stunning beaches, Kingsley is the perfect location for this residential summer surf course.

KINGSLEY SCHOOL is located in Bideford on the banks of the River Torridge in North Devon, just a 15 minute walk to Bideford town and the seafront. The school is set in 25 acres of playfields and Woodland, surrounded by stunning countryside, and just five minutes from popular surfing beaches in the school buses.



Accommodation on-site is among 3 boarding houses: Belvoir, Longfield and Carisbrooke, all of them well equipped with communal áreas, games room, café and kitchen.

Bedrooms are a combination of twins, triples and larger rooms and all bathrooms are shared between 4-6 students.

Separate male and female accommodation.

LAUNDRY is available on-site. Bed linen is provided and changed weekly ( towels are not provided ).

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