Glide Surf is Norfolk's premier Surf and SUP School, Hire and Shop. proudly serving our community since 2007.



Located right next to the iconic pier on the East promenade in the quaint Victorian seaside town of Cromer. We provide daily Surf & SUP (stand Up Paddle-board) lessons as well as an extensive range of equipment to hire, whilst stocking all your surfing, SUP and water essentials in our shop.


Our 2021 Lesson Calendar is now Live so you can book online!
Open Group, Kids Open Group & Private Lessons available.


Perfect gifts for birthdays, Christmas presents or any special occasion. Purchase and redeem your voucher online.


Surfing SUP Gift Vouchers

Booking online with Glide is quick, simple and secure our site uses industry best practices and the latest e-commerce standards, so when you book online with us you can book with confidence.

Glide Surf is committed to our local community and the wider surf community as a a whole, we are involved in numerous projects that we would love you to get involved in.

WE ARE proud to be celebrating 14 years of the Glide surf School & Bringing surfing to Cromer


"Glide Team"


"The best afternoon in the sea ive ever had" - Olly from Norwich

Matt - 14 August 2019

"Fantastic surfing lesson with the kids, really friendly staff and the equipment is all well looked after and cared for. Will return for more! 😁"

Lilly S, August 2020

"Amazing!!!!! Thank you so very much Glide Surf School 🏄‍♂️😍 the most fabulous experience for my sons 8th birthday. You certainly made his day. Duncan was truly amazing with the boys. Such great fun. Can not recommend you highly enough. See you again soon, we will definitely be back.. "

Vanessa Whyt, November 4th 2020

"Had a really fun group lesson about a month ago. Teachers were really friendly and the setup is welcoming to solo women who want to take part (very important!). Would recommend a lesson as soon as Glide Surf are able to continue operating again, and wish the team all good things for the next month. See you on the other side. ."

Tony - 7 August 2019

"What a great morning! I have never tried paddle boarding before but had a great time today. Everything you need is provided and the instructors are really helpful. A great way to pass a few hours and I know that I would love to get the chance to visit again. Make sure you check it out if you are nearby. If you have any questions, the staff are more than happy to help assist."

Cromer - Surfing - 2020

Sandy Paul, October 2020

We definitely can recommend Glide Surf School! Our daughter had a Fun, hardworking, 2 hour lesson that was a great first time experience. We unfortunately had to cancel the second lesson which they were very gracious about. They are a good team, very friendly, extremely efficient and quick to communicate. We hope to be back!

Lizzie - 13 August 2019

"had my first ever surf lesson (I'm over 40!) and Ben was brilliant sorting thec1 to 1 lesson at short notice today, and Duncan couldn't have been any better. put me at ease, helped me and got me up on my feet several times. haven't laughed and smiled so much in ages. thank you so much. I will be back!"

Jake Whitbread, September 2020

"I’ve never surfed before today. I had my first session this morning and it was the most incredible experience I’ve had in a long long time. Everyone at Glide were friendly, and extremely knowledgeable but most of all happy in what they were doing!!! This experience will stay with me... I can’t recommend Glide surf enough. If you live close to this establishment come and try it out, if you don’t live close travel the distance to visit it!!!! I’ll be back very soon, can’t quite believe I caught my first wave at 45 years old.. I think I’ve got the bug... Thank you Glide so so much."

Connie Rogers September 2020

FAB! 100% recommend glide surf school! Ben went out of his way to organise for us (three 22yo) to have a surf lesson for when the conditions would be best. Thank you to Duncan for rising early to give us a lesson before we left Norfolk and getting all of us newbies standing on our boards by the end of the lesson. We had the best time - thank you Glide Surf School! Cannot wait to return!


A perfect way for your children to emerge happy, strong and even more resiliant out of the Covid19 lockdown. Why not register your child today for one of our discounted ‘2021 GLIDE SURF CAMPS’

get more info……..

Think of UK surfing hotspots and Cornwall will most probably spring to mind.

But, as Emma Lee discovers ahead of International Surfing Day on Sunday, Norfolk has a growing surf culture of its own. 

Click here to read more……..

This section is updated 3 days in advance so you can see, depending on conditions, what type of lesson (SURF or Stand Up Paddle Board) is scheduled to take place at our main location in Cromer. Click here to see what is scheduled……..

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Brands We Stock


Also with our decades of experience we believe we can offer 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, T’s and caps as well as lots of individual accessories to complement your surf lifestyle from the warm summer months into the depths of the cold winter

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NR27 9HE
United Kingdom



The Ship Inn Car Park, 21 Beach Road,


NR11 8BQ

Contact Us
(Available – July/Aug)
Our Hours

(April- October)

Monday – Saturday: 09:30 – 17:00
Sunday: 09:30 – 16:00

(November – March)
Monday – Friday: Closed
Saturday & Sunday: 10:00 – 16:00

(please contact us for winter closure dates in January, February and early March)


MUNDESLEY – 17th July – 3rd Sept
Monday – Friday: 0930 -1730
Sunday: 10:00 – 16:00