4 June 2019

Dear Simon,

We wanted to write and say a very big thank you for an amazing birthday experience you provided for our son. Jake was especially brilliant but everyone was really kind, helpful and professional. What a great team you have.
He had his 12th birthday party with 7 friends on the water on Saturday, we hired canoes and SUPs. The boys had a blast. You’re employees gave them a ball to play with which they loved. They also took Dan and a friend on the boat, he said it was totally awesome. The experience was everything Dan wanted for his birthday.
Everyone had a blast, even the lad who’d never canoed in his life. I hope that this helps to drum up lots more business for you.
Many Thanks to you all
Chris, Jo, Ben and especially the birthday boy, Daniel


5 June 2018

Another fantastic evening for our guides. Thankyou to you and your team! See you next year.

Best wishes

Anne Barnett (Bovey Guides)

14 August 2018

The Stand up Paddlboarding session we had with you yesterday was excellent. Adam was great with me and my wife. We were both aprehensive about having a go as we are a little on the “heavy side”. I am so glad Simon advised us and convinced us to have a go, as we both thoroughly enjoyed it. By the end of the two hours we were set loose on our own and were paddling around the lake like a couple of pros. We fell in quite a lot at the start of the lesson but with Adams patience and our perseverance we got there. Today we are both aching in places we didnt know could ache but in a good way. We have been looking for a fun way to exercise and think this could be the sport for us. we will be back to hire boards next weekend and are already researching and want to buy our own boards.

Your Centre and set up there is first class and well worth the trip down for us.

John and Louise Hunt



5 August 2018

Myself, my husband and our daughters were recommended to you by a friend. What a fun day we had. After our padlleboard lesson in the morning (what a laugh that was) we stopped for lunch. Then back out on the lake in the afternoon messing about on the canoes. By the time we got home we were all tired out but such a fun day.  Simon,  Adam and Amber certainly know their stuff and as well as coming across as very professional were also so freindly and great with the girls. We will certainly be back soon and will recommend your centre to our friends.

Thanks guys it was great meeting you all.

Sara Briers




1 August 2018

Travelled down from Bristol with my 10 year old to have a go at Stand up Paddlboarding. The set up, the equipment, the freindly professional staff were all A1. I fell in a lot more than my son but was assured by our instructor Amber that that was due to my being heavier than him. But that was all part of it and great fun. Thanks guys. We will be back.

Geoff Reynolds



10 June 2018

Another successful party at the weekend. Toby and his friends havent stopped talking about it yet. This is the third time we have had a party here and as always it was excellent. Especially good this year as my husband was able to take Tobys little 5 year old brother out in a double canoe to join in the fun. Safe, professional and above all great fun. Dont like to say it Simon but at £7.50 per head it really is excellent value.

Thanks so much for another brilliant party.

Jenny Mountjoy




28 May 2017

Had my daughters birthday party here again today, absolutely fantastic! Four years in a row now and every year her and her freinds absolutely love it.
All 12 girls had a fantastic time on the water and at the BBQ afterwards. Excellent staff and equipment and safe at all times. Simon and his team certainly know their stuff. Couldn’t be better.

Ellie Hampton


Devon Windsurfing & Canoe Centre is a generous sponsor of Chernobyl Children’s Lifeline. Each summer the visiting children from Belarus are made very welcome and enjoy a great time on the water. For most of them it is the first time in a canoe and it is lovely to see their confidence grow as they settle into the technique of canoeing in a safe well managed environment. From an event organisers point of view, the professionalism and simplicity of instruction, supply of safety clothing and equipment makes it an enjoyable stress free day for which we are always grateful.

David Upton

27 April 2017


2 June 2017
Hi Simon
Just a quick note to say thankyou for the excellent time my children had standup paddleboarding with you. They thought it was one of the best things they have ever done and loved every minute of the two hour lesson with Adam who made it such fun and was an excellent teacher.

Kind regards Maggie Cade (magscade@yahoo.co.uk)


31 May 2016

Dear Simon Adam and Rob

Thankyou very much for your support in making our Olympics Activity Week a fantastic success. All 195 children and 20 plus grown-ups have had a wonderful experience and enormous fun this week. Much of this was down to your unflappable organisation and enthusiasm (and of course the brilliant weather). Many many thanks for making my job so easy.

Lisa Johnson
Sherwell Valley Primary School


Came here from London for RYA Start Windsurfing course. It is a perfect place for beginners, beautiful location, very professional and friendly staff. Thank you Simon, Adam and ‘talking wind’ for your warm welcome and patience! We will be back in future. Just got our first kit. See you soon.

Agniesszka Stankiewicz


Sarah Hendy – Horder  12 June 2016

Thank you for making my sons birthday a fantastic one. It rained, rained and more rain but they had a fantastic time on the water. Your advice that it would not matter to them if it rained was right. Fantastic time had by all!


28 May 2016

Had my son’s 12th birthday party here today, absolutely fantastic!
All 9 boys had a great time on the water and at the BBQ afterwards. Excellent staff, quality equipment and safe at all times.

I couldn’t be happier.

Steven Evans


97 Ashcombe Road

Dorking, Surrey, RH4 1LW

1 May 2015

Dear Simon

Just a quick note to thank you for the windsurfing lessons for me and my family last year. I had previously had lessons near me here in Surrey which were no where nearly as effective as the ones we had with you (they were also considerably more expensive but please dont take that as a mandate to increase your very reasonable prices). I did not believe for a minute that you could really get us to windsurf in an afternoon…… you managed with all five of us so hats off to you. We very much enjoyed the follow up lessons too – being able to steer to where you want to go as well as stand up is pretty important I guess.

The setting of the lake is very pleasant, ideal for learners and we all felt very safe. Also particularly appreciated the break and the cups of tea half way through!  I have recommended your school to several other families and I am happy to speak to any of your potential customers if they would like to make contact (07752 344823). Please put this letter on your website. Finally, thanks for your time and patience helping me sort out my boards a couple of weeks ago.

See you again next week.


Bill Mansfield


South Devon Support Services, Bridge House, Collett Way, Newton Abbot, TQ12 4PH

Mobile: 07765 522198

Email: laura.underhill@nhs.net


Dear Simon

Thank-you for all of your help on our recent STARS outing, a thoroughly good day was had by all!

Our choice of trip is child led and this was the first time we had run a watersports themed trip. We were pleasantly surprised at your group rate concessions, meaning we could spend the whole day at the lake.

Some of the children were a little apprehensive at first, but the relaxed atmosphere and patience of your kind staff meant that everyone gave it a go!

Our staff were impressed by your professionalism and the safety of your activities, meaning that they could sit back and enjoy the day with the children without needing to worry about anything, everything was taken care of by your team and excellent facilities.

We hope to enjoy another trip again soon.

Many thanks

Laura Underhill

Inclusion Services Stars Team Leader, Teignbridge, South Hams and West Devon, Devon PCT – Teignbridge Office.


Dear Devon Windsurf and Canoe Centre,

When my daughter was invited to one of your birthday parties I was apprehensive as she was never comfortable around water.  I was therefore delighted when your friendly helpful staff reassured her and managed to get her to try being out on the water.  The attention to safety was clear and gave us both confidence, and that day my nervous girl was the last one to make her way ashore for the rest of the party.  She absolutely enjoyed herself and I was amazed that she became a junior club member and quite at home out on the lake!  We’ve made a lot of happy memories and I just wanted to say thank you for the tremendous quality experience you provide.  I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend to anyone the services you offer.  (And the coffee’s not half bad too!)

Katherine Daniels        (07910 280023)



The Devon Windsurf & Canoe Centre is everything that teaching watersports should be – professional, fun, but at all times safe and flexible which is so important when working with schools. Having used them for 14 years I haven’t had a negative experience in all that time. DWCC is adventure activities teaching at its best!

Brendon Prince, Head of OED, Torquay Boys Grammar School



I cannot sing their praises highly enough. I’ve been taking school children to the centre over the past ten years and it is a real ‘one-off’ experience for them. The staff are friendly and fun whilst at the same time maintaining strict safety standards. Children have immense fun out on the lake which is situated within Decoy woods – a lovely ‘wild’ environment. Pupils who attended the ‘Fun Junior Watersports’ after-school club last year have nearly all signed up immediately again for this year! A fabulous centre – right in the heart of Newton Abbot.

Liz Parker – Trinity School


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