Glide Surf: School - Hire - Shop

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www.glidesurfschool.co.uk East Promenade
United Kingdom
NR27 9HE
01263 805005 benjaminkewell@glidesurfschool.co.uk

Our Story Glide Surf School - Hire - Shop

The Glide Surf School, hire and shop was established in 2007 and has been the lead in pioneering the unique surf scene here in the quaint seaside town of Cromer in Norfolk. We are situated on the East Promenade to the right hand side of the pier, with lessons and hire taking place directly in front of our Surf School.Hire.Shop.

We are a family owned and run business with a passion to share our enthusiasm for the sea and the activities we offer in a safe, fun and friendly environment for all ages and abilities. With decades of surf experience we pride ourselves in offering outstanding customer service, expert instruction and specialist advice. We offer a range of lessons to suit your needs delivered from fully certified instructors, providing high quality equipment for lessons and hire as well as core branded shop sales for the complete beginner to the most advanced surfer.

Whether you are standing up on a board for the first time or travel surfing the world’s best waves we guarantee to have something for you. Our assurance is that you will be learning, progressing, and enlivened about the future of your surfing.

Our Lessons

Here at the Glide Surf School we offer a variety of high quality group and private Surf and Stand up paddle board lessons as well as surf lifesaving skills, beach and water activities.

We take delight in providing lessons of the highest standard to suit a vast range of customers ensuring you will be learning, improving and excited about surfing whatever your level.

Safety is of top priority so all of our instructors hold a level 1 SURF / SUP coaching award and a Surf lifesaving GB beach lifeguard award as well as being experienced and passionate surfers and watermen.

Due to the weather being unpredictable we can never guarantee the conditions. So accordingly if there are waves we run SURF lessons and if it’s flat we run SUP (Stand Up Paddle Board) lessons. That way we can always provide a water based experience.

To view the types of lessons available, visit our bookings to see more details:

NOTE: There is no maximum age when taking a lesson. However our minimum age is 8yrs for surfing and 12yrs for SUP. There is flexibility with minimum ages when taking a private lesson. Please contact us for more details.



We also offer a variety of specialist lessons in the fastest growing water sport in the world- stand up paddle boarding (SUP). Originating in Polynesia, it involves standing on a super wide and super long board and propelling yourself through the water using a long one bladed paddle.

SUP lessons take place as an alternative to SURF lessons when the conditions are flat. We also run pre-booked flat-water lessons on the Norfolk broads. This is a perfect alternative increasing your core strength and balance stability essential for surfing. It is also a really fun, team building activity for larger groups like stag, hen, birthday, corporate parties, schools, community groups and alike.

Private 1:1 lessons
can also be arranged in small waves for those who want to learn how to ride an SUP in the surf.

NOTE: Our minimum age for SUP lessons is 12 years old. There is flexibility on this for private lessons. Please contact us for details.



All our Surf and SUP lessons include the use of all equipment. However if you’ve had a few lessons and want to practice the basics in your own time, consider yourself an intermediate surfer but don’t yet own any equipment or you are an experienced surfer yet don’t have your gear to hand, then hiring is a perfect option.

We have a quiver of 60+ hard, soft and inflatable SURF and SUP boards, covering a full range of lengths to cater for any level and size. Our range of 80+ wetsuits allows small children as young as 5 through to an XXXL adult to be able to take to the water.

Hire is on 2 hour or full day rate during our opening hours. Longer periods for more than 2 consecutive days are also available at discounted rates. If you require equipment hire outside of our opening times during the summer or winter season then we will be happy to do our best to accommodate you.

We believe in providing the best equipment for durability, performance and value for money so all of what you hire or the equivalent is available in our shop, enabling you to try before you buy.

We also hire classic English deckchairs making your time on the beach most comfortable.

A form of ID is required for deposit. Drivers license, passport, banks card, student ID are all accepted.

When hiring any equipment without a lesson you will need to sign our hire waiver form. If you are under 16 years old a parent/guardian will need to do this for you. Download this form below, read through it and bring it with you ready to hire.

East Runton
Our East Runton location is situated on the cliff top overlooking the classic surf spot where surfing first started here in Norfolk during the 1970’s.

During our peak summer opening hours we provide a full range of equipment to hire. Wetsuits, soft and hard surfboards, SUP’s, bodyboards and deckchairs are all available.

A Key holding service is also provided so you can enjoy your water time worry free.

Pay and display parking as well as public toilets are available just opposite.

When hiring any equipment without a lesson you will need to sign our hire waiver form. If you are under 16 years old a parent/guardian will need to do this for you. Download this form below, read through it and bring it with you ready to hire.


Here at the Glide Surf Shop we offer the highest quality equipment and hardware for complete beginners through to the most advance surfer. Before we decide to retail any wetsuits and surfboards they are tested by our team whilst free surfing, put through its paces in the surf school as well as used by the top local surfers.

Along with our decades of surf experience we believe we can then offer you the best specialist advice you need providing you with the perfect product. We also stock a range of core branded clothes, our own branded hoodies and T’s, as well as lots of individual accessories to complement your surf lifestyle from the warm summer months into the depths of winter.

East Runton
During our peak summer opening hours at our East Runton location we sell a range of our core items as sold in our main Cromer shop.

​We also sell your classic beach essentials for a family fun day at the coast.’


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