Surfing at Croyde Bay

Catch the waves at Ruda

Ruda Holiday Park sits just moments away from the stunning Croyde Bay beach, meaning that during your stay at Ruda you’ll have one of Britain’s finest surfing beaches practically on your doorstep. Take advantage by hitting those waves, taking a surfing lesson, or coming along for one of the world famous events.

Three-Sixty magazine's Bodyboard Manual says:

"Croyde works on all tides but is best at low tide when it gets hollow. High tide produces a long, peeling wave. Works on winds from SE-NE and a southerly swell.
The reef at Croyde works on a biggish swell and the bowl section is pretty intense. Beginners should avoid surfing or bodyboarding at low tide as rip currents can occur."


Croyde Bay body boards
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Off Shore Surf Shop

The OFF SHORE is Croyde's favourite surf shop located on the beach at Ruda Holiday Park. You’ll want to browse our great selection of top surfing branded gear – for hire or for sale. A visit to OFF SHORE means that all you need to do is turn up and jump right in to the world class surf!
  • Wetsuits
  • Surf Boards
  • Gloves & boots
  • Body Boards
  • Skim Boards
  • Fins & hoods

All items are subject to a £50 deposit. If you have any questions just email us.


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Croyde Bay is renowned as one of the best surfing beaches in the UK and next to the beach is one of the UK's premier surf schools.

Surf South West have been teaching here for 16 years and have gained a number of awards including being the first surf school to be named a 'Centre of Excellence' by the British Surfing Association.

Their qualified instructors will have you riding the waves in no time and ensure learning to surf is a thrilling and safe experience. Families are welcome and surfing is open to all ages. Intermediate and more advanced coaching is also available.

Visit Surf South West and share their passion for surfing!